Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gulf Allies Expressed ‘Great Reservation And Caution’ About Attacking Iran

"Returning from a congressional trip to France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates, Deputy House Whip Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) is bringing back two clear messages from the U.S.’s Gulf allies. In an interview with the Bennington Banner, Welch emphasized that they support strong sanctions “to try and change Iranian behavior” and there is “broad apprehension in those countries about military action” and serious questions about whether a military strike could stop Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program.

Appearing on Fox News this afternoon, Welch pushed back against hawkish calls for military action against Iran:"

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  1. How long before we read that Rep. Welch is an anti-Semite?

  2. Here is what really happened =>
    Juan Cole hit the nail on the head:
    Obama needs a calmer atmosphere on Iran if he is to be reelected. Whether he has has abruptly gotten the Israeli government to go along with him on this issue by using a carrot or by resorting to a stick, we cannot know at present. But he likely either threatened the Likud or promised them something they want.

    ...And Roubini & Co. drove the nail through the wood:
    "The economics are driving the geopolitics and that’s after decades when security issues drove the geopolitics, the U.S. talking about geopolitics. U.S. talking about economic statecraft right now about,..."

  3. I can't even come close to imagining what would have happened if this man was an Arab/Muslim!