Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Why bombing Iran won't work

And some things that just might ...
clipped from www.niacouncil.org
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"You can't bomb knowledge," said Robert Litwak, Director of the Division of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars [...]
[B]ombing ... Iran's nuclear sites will not deter future technological developments [...]
US military action ... would only trigger major responses worldwide, ... a worsening of the fragile state of Iraq and "a rally around the flag effect in Iran."

Washington will need to recognize that "what is politically serious in Washington is politically insignificant in Tehran." What the US has previously viewed as a big step toward normalization, such as allowing the importation of pistachios and carpets, has little weight in Iran [...]
Pres. Obama and other political figures have not recognized the need to use sensitive language when dealing with Iran.
Iran has expressed its disdain for phrases such as "carrots and sticks," that the US has repeatedly used [...]
[T]his mistranslates to say that the US plans to deal with Iran as a donkey, either reward it with carrots or
beat it into submission. "This will backfire on us," ... stated Robin Wright, journalist, author and public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
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2 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

Do you believe in miracles?

Naj said...

No one is going to bomb Iran. Israel knows it, Iran knows it! Israel's just trying to stir $#it because "it" is nervous about Iran-America reconciliation!

To state Iran is "no threat" will put a dent in their arms-dealing profits, not to mention in military aids the extract from American tax-payers :)

The joke is on Americans, really!

In Iran we have a saying:"We're not a willow that trembles of these winds [hot airs!!]"