Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Trying More Carrots with Iran

By Ivan Eland
December 28, 2010

Although the recently released WikiLeaks secrets document the well-known animosity of Iran’s neighbors to the radical Islamist regime — with their hopes for a U.S. attack on the nation over its nuclear enrichment program — talks to end the Iranian effort will continue.

Read on.


JonnyJames said...

I am afraid that this article is ethnocentric, a bit one-sided and lacks significant context.

The reason that Iran has the regime it does is largely the fault of the US.

If we recall the overthrow of democratically-elected Mossadegh and the installation of the Shah dictatorship we can get an inkling why Iran might not have appreciated the Shah and had a revolution. (Crude Oil reserves? Western Oil Companies?)

As the article briefly alludes, Iran has a legal right to nuclear power under the NPT. The fact that the USA and other western powers helped Israel, India and Pakistan (who refused to sign NPT)develop nuclear weapons is not mentioned. The HYPOCRISY and mockery of international law is not mentioned.

What's more, the US's own NIE does not consider Iran a threat.

I could go on, but this article is just too superficial to warrant posting here on Consortium; it seems the Fluffington Post is more suitable.

I am sorry to be so critical, but I am not a morning person.

rosemerry said...

Iran's "admittedly odious régime" shows a US bias! Reagan, Bush and many others could be described in the same way.
NOBODY likes to be threatened, and glaring unfairness and double standards make it even less likely Iran would accept the treatment. See Lawrence Davidson's post today for examples.