aug 29 2007

September 2, 2007 § Leave a comment

Iran sept 2, #2

I am starting with a series of articles from Asian Times, which I think sets the stage for good analysis. It needs to checked with other sources, established and emerging But To me the absence of serious analysis from say the NYT is a problem to be understood, and the Iraq parallel is disturbing.

Asia Times Online :: Asian news hub providing the latest news and analysis from Asia
A small break for Iran
The latest International Atomic Energy Agency report on Tehran’s nuclear program dampens the momentum for another round of United Nations sanctions. This may well be unwelcome news to the hawks in Washington, but it does go some way to breaking down the “wall of mistrust” between the US and Iran. – Kaveh L Afrasiabi

Asia Times Online :: Asian news hub providing the latest news and analysis from Asia
A hidden menace in Bush’s words on Iran
President George W Bush this week raised the temperature further with Iran by declaring his intent to “confront Tehran’s murderous activities” in Iraq. But what on the surface may appear as business as usual in the war of words between Tehran and Washington may in reality repeat an earlier pattern widely suspected to have been aimed at provoking war with Iran. – Trita Parsi

Asia Times Online :: Asian news hub providing the latest news and analysis from Asia
Armed and ready for Iran
The US$20 billion in military aid the United States is giving to Sunni Arab states indicates a regional strategy that looks beyond the fighting in Iraq to consider the entire region as an interlinked theater of war. And the “enemy” is clearly Iran. – William Hawkins (Aug 30, ’07)

Asia Times Online :: Asian news hub providing the latest news and analysis from Asia
Israel urged US to attack Iran – not Iraq
Once US intentions to invade Iraq became clear, alarmed Israeli officials made it abundantly clear to the Bush administration that Iraq was not the enemy – Iran was. The neo-conservatives would not hear of it, despite also being warned of severe destabilization of the region should Iraq be attacked. – Gareth Porter (Aug 29, ’07)

Asia Times Online :: Asian news hub providing the latest news and analysis from Asia
THE ROVING EYE
Bush’s brand-new poodle
With former British prime minister Tony Blair put out to new pastures, US President George W Bush has a newer, leaner, meaner, adrenaline-packed “Made in France” version of his favorite ally in all things “war on terror”. President Nicolas Sarkozy has wasted no time in joining the demonize-Iran campaign, and is taking trans-Atlantic entente to new levels. – Pepe Escobar

When the London Time starts saying that an attack on Iran is the horror of an Iraq deja vu is too horrendous to not require some mobilzed protest.

Pentagon ‘three-day blitz’ plan for Iran – Times Online

From The Sunday Times
September 2, 2007
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