"Quiet the war drums...Blustery talk of attacking Iran has only strengthened the regime" by driving up oil prices

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This editorial appeared in the Baltimore Sun. It makes a good case for giving sanctions against Iran more time, and that all this war talk just puts more money in Irans pocket (which leaves less in ours).


Jul. 7, 2011 12:13 pm


Some questions have occurred to me. How would people with interests in Jerusalem feel about an atomic bomb dropped on Israel? Further - there is no inhabited region on earth that experiences a convergence of opposing weather systems like Israel. This phenomenon is called a "saddle" in scientific terms. As a result there is no consistent direction for what could be called the prevailing wind. It could be north, south, east or west at any given time. How would the peoples of Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt feel about the potential of the resulting fallout from an atomic bomb dropped on Israel? Why hasn’t any one brought up these issues in discussions of Iran’s potential use of an atomic bomb against Israel?

Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

Why doesn't Israel join the disarmament lobby instead of having a hell of a lot of these satanic weapons of hell? Why has Israel vetoed the peace initiatives that had Iran ready to give up support for Hezbollah and Syria as well as open its nuclear program to limited medical use? Obama's attempts have run into zionist roadblocks, and he still has to make public reassurance to quiet the warmongers.

If the "promised land" was such a piece of real estate crap, why all the religious fervor to be its dominant owner? Cons always talk down the 'victim status' claims of others, why are they so in love with these victims card sharks?

We should drop the sanctions and try to see if we can get negotiations going with Iran to get back to where we could have resolved all Israel's problems. But then they would no longer have a victim card to play and would actually have to deal with their neighbors and the occupied people of Palestine.

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Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

The US should just stop backing Israel, and leave them to the wolves, at this point. And, I'm not talking about a quiet, smooth break. I'm talking about a large, public severing of support. If the Israeli government chooses war, we shouldn't follow, no matter what.

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Feb. 17, 2012 5:20 pm

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