Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Something Strange

President Bush said recently [around 23Jan'06-ed.]

I'm concerned, when the country of Iran, their president announces his desire to see that Israel gets destroyed. Israel is our ally. We're committed to the safety of Israel, and it's a commitment we will keep.
And now we have a member of the European Parliament saying something similar:
“Anyone who declares war on Israel declares war on the European Union.” Hans-Gert Poettering, German member of the European Parliament and chairman of the Group of the European People’s Party and European Democrats, the largest in the 732-strong EP. Poettering made the opening remarks Tuesday at a workshop on “The role of textbooks in the Middle East conflict” hosted by MEP Jana Hybaskova.
I'd say we are probably rather close to a war with Iran. Some serious sabre rattling going on here.

Update: 22 March '06 - 1924z

A similar Bush speech was given yesterday:
Using the most uncompromising language he has employed to date in dealing with Iran's nuclear threat, Mr Bush said: "I see a threat in Iran. The threat is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel.

"I've made it clear and I'll make it clear again, that we will use military might to protect our ally Israel," Mr Bush said to applause.
Regime Change Iran.

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