Friday, February 24, 2012

Facing Iran

Dry Bones cartoon: Iran, Europe, Appeasement, WMD, Nukes, boycott, ban, the West, Israel,
"World Leaders?:
Fears grow of Israeli attack on Iran
JERUSALEM - "For the first time in nearly two decades of escalating tensions over Iran's nuclear programme, world leaders are genuinely concerned that an Israeli military attack on the Islamic Republic could be imminent - an action many fear might trigger a wider war, terrorism and global economic havoc.

"High-level foreign dignitaries, including the United Nations chief and the head of the American military, have visited Israel in recent weeks to urge its leaders to give the diplomatic process more time to work. Israel seems unmoved, and United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has reportedly concluded that an Israeli attack on Iran is likely in the coming months." -more

Just in from Reuters:

Russia: Israeli attack on Iran would be catastrophe
After UN nuclear watchdog declares collapse in talks with Tehran, Russian FM says military action would have dangerous consequences; Khamenei: "Pressures, sanctions and assassinations will bear no fruit.

"Russia warned Israel not to attack Iran over its nuclear program, saying on Wednesday that military action would have catastrophic consequences." -more

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