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#1 Perts believe that Itan is planning to expand its NucProg, ostensibly for "Civilian NucEnergy".
Wink-wink in play.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-19 01:26||
#2 Indeed. I wish the Telegraph would be a little more specific about who in the administration is casting such doubts. But it clearly suggests a lack of confidence in the TFI section of the Treasury Department and about the efficacy of sanctions in general.
#3 1. Growing view that strike, by Israel or US, will happen
2. 'Sweet spot' for Israeli action identified as September-October
3. Sanctions designed to delay Israel from making a strike
4. White House remains determined to give sanctions time
The White House remains determined to give sanctions time? The sanctions are designed to delay Israel? Why on earth would the U.S. do that if the window of opportunity is Sept./Oct/?
It sounds like the BO administration is kicking the can down the road until after the elections. They've done the calculus of elections and found they don't want to run the risk of possibly losing votes. Moreover, if Israel strikes Iran, it becomes a distraction from the elections. A strike by Israel tamps down BO having to try to defend an administration with failed policies.
IMO that a strike will occur but by Israel in Sept./Oct. Sanctions are merely window dressing to show that everything has been done prior to war. This creates a kind of legitimacy for a strike by Israel. When it comes to survival, Israel tends to operate outside of U.N. criticism and votes; that is they tend to not seek U.N. resolutions because they would most likely be vetoed by China, Russia, and Muslim countries at the expense of Israel.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-02-19 17:12||
#4 Iran hears this and will continue to try and kill Israeli Diplos and their families in posts on someone else's sovereign ground. I think they'll escalate (both sides) leading up to actual war. Obama will look feckless, because he won't support the icky Juice
Posted by Frank G 2012-02-19 17:29||
#5 Obama doesn't support the Juice and he would lose the election. Rock & hard place.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-02-19 19:11||
#6 "Obama will look feckless"
He already does, Frank.
But only on day that end in "Y."
Posted by Barbara 2012-02-19 20:00||
Posted by Barbara 2012-02-19 20:03||