Buying time for Iran, Israel, and Obama
What the world needs now is peace, not war
Given the character of the Iranian government, it is unacceptable to permit them to have nuclear weapons. In effect, with sanctions against them, Iran is already at war with the U.S. and allies. It is a cold one at the moment with the edges getting hot.
Hot comes from Iran’s projecting their weapons and ammunition to Lebanon and Syria where they have their own allies. Hot comes from attacks by rebels in Gaza against U.S. ally, Israel. It is all intertwined.
The President and the USA needs time to tend to 1) the American Political System, 2) economic business, 3) military draw down and recalibration.
As important, the U.S. State Department needs to work closely with European allies to sustain sanctions. Even more important, the U.S. State Department needs to communicate closely with Russia and China on matters affecting the Middle East and oil supplies.
The latter, oil, will likely garner more attention from Russia and China than any other issue.
“Israel to delay strike on Iran until after US elections?
03.11.12, 12:38 / Israel News
Israel will only strike Iranian nuclear facilities in September or after the United States presidential elections in November, a White House official told the British Sunday Times newspaper after a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama last week.
According to the report, Obama has taken Israel's warnings about a possible strike in Iran very seriously. The Washington source added that the president “might visit in the summer to reassure the Israelis that the US commitment to defend Israel is unshakable and thus thwart a possible autumn attack.”
Obama insisted that any attack on Iran should be postponed until after the US presidential elections in November, possibly even until next spring. The source revealed that Netanyahu consented to delaying a strike, but wished to know until when. “The question is how much time,” he reportedly said.”
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