The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Pro-Israeli hawk urges U.S. to ‘induce some healthy fear’ in Iran

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Having recently urged the Obama Administration to “get tough” with Pakistan, Max Boot sees the supposedly credible “Iranian plot to use Mexican gangsters to kill the Saudi ambassador” as an opportunity to call for a tougher American approach to Iran too:

But the result of our hesitation has been that Iran continues to grow more dangerous. If it acts so recklessly while it is without nuclear weapons, imagine how it will behave if it becomes a nuclear-armed state. It is still not too late to head off such an eventuality, but it will require us to drop all illusions about the possibility of “moderate” mullahs coming to the fore or of a diplomatic breakthrough. The only thing the regime in Tehran understands is superior force, despite Khamenei’s show of bravado on Sunday. Unless we can induce some healthy fear in Tehran, expect more outrages and provocations in the future.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

October 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Let me clarify this for myself. Our leaders tell us that Israeli leaders hate us. Israeli leaders tell Israelis that Iranian leaders hate them even more. The leaders of Iran and Israel hate each other the best, or the worst actually. Iranian people and Israeli people, however, far from hating each other’s guts, love each other so much that they cannot resist exchanging messages conveying this deep and ancient love. To add some explosive fun to this cocktail of extreme hate and love, the leaders of Iran and Israel are expressing an urgent need to bomb the people of Israel and vaporize the people of Iran, reaspectively. Now, I am a very old man who has seen a lot from all corners of the world, but I must admit this is mindboggling situation is beyond my wildest dreams, or nightmares rather.


    May 30, 2012 at 2:01 am

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