Javier Solana said here: A military strike against Iran for its refusal to halt nuclear research is ruled out.
Remarks like these it show how tuned into the Eurabian psyche of appeasement (or as I like to call it the "cycle of appeasement") those Iranian mullahs are.
Iran calls for atomic talks
Reuters via Yahoo! News
Iran said on Sunday diplomacy was the only way to resolve the impasse over its nuclear program but that it would not reverse its widely criticized decision to resume atomic research after a break of more than two years.
Scandinavian update here. Let's hope Bush doesn't go "state dept." on this and circle jerk until
Ahmadineajad Ahmadjihad accomplishes his not so secret goal of holding the world hostage to his nukes. We have got to put the screws to these guys a/s/a/p, everyday they stall, is a day closer to Nuclear iran. What
TALK OF SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN IS PREMATURE: FRANCE ha! old reliable eh? The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany will hold talks in London on Monday to plan a pivotal meeting on the Iran nuclear crisis.More here
The good news? We do control the airspace over Iraq and while we can't expect Israel to carry the burden of the world on their shoulders (Atlas indeed), the Israelis know they are just as vested in a nuclear free solution as the West is. Israel wants the west to deal more urgently with Iran.
Interesting piece; The Origins of the Great War of 2007 and how it could have been prevented
The devastating nuclear exchange of August 2007 represented not only the failure of diplomacy, it marked the end of the oil age. Some even said it marked the twilight of the West. Certainly, that was one way of interpreting the subsequent spread of the conflict as Iraq's Shi'ite population overran the remaining American bases in their country and the Chinese threatened to intervene on the side of Teheran.
Yet the historian is bound to ask whether or not the true significance of the 2007-2011 war was to vindicate the Bush administration's original principle of pre-emption. For, if that principle had been adhered to in 2006, Iran's nuclear bid might have been thwarted at minimal cost. And the Great Gulf War might never have happened. Hat tip Atlas readers
and while I certainly don't agree with some of Ferguson's tenets, it is a good logical read
In related biz Iran's proxy Syria, the organ grinder's monkey, REGIME CHANGE SYRIA. We gotta support this guy. BIG TIME. Send him $$$$, military support and give that chinless dentist a one way ticket to Hades;
Syria's former VP prepares government in exile:
Syria's former vice president Abdel Halim Khaddam reportedly said he was preparing a government in exile as he is convinced that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be forced to step down this year
Malkin has the roundup here