In his tone, at least, Mr. Obama is working to reassure Israel. In an interview published on
Friday, Mr. Obama reiterated his pledge to prevent Iran from acaquiring a nuclear weapon —
with force, if necessary — and ruled out a policy of accepting but seeking to contain a
nuclear-armed Iran. The Israeli government, he said, recognizes that “as president of the United States, I don’t bluff.”
The White House’s choice of interviewer — Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for
the magazine The Atlantic — was carefully calculated. Mr. Goldberg is closely read among
Jews in America; in 2010, he wrote an article exploring the situations under which Israel would attack Iran.
American Jews are anything but monolithic. More dovish groups, like J Street, are trying to
make a case against a pre-emptive Israeli strike. But for the next few days, Aipac will set the tone for an intense debate over the Iranian nuclear threat.
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A’jad’s Latin tango
By PETER BROOKES
Last Updated: 12:37 AM, January 10, 2012
Posted: 10:47 PM, January 9, 2012
Even as his government back home was sentencing to death an American citizen it outrageously claims is a spy, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad embarked on a five-day visit to four of Latin America’s most anti-American regimes: Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Cuba.
…stated. “The era of imperialism and global arrogance are exhausted.”
While in Ecuador, Mr. Ahmadinejad received a bear hug from President Rafael Correa. These two have met previously. Mr. Correa visited Tehran, Iran in 2008.
The two dined at the presidential palace and later stepped out to wave to hundreds of Ecuadorians from its balcony,where an Iranian flag was displayed.
- U.S. public enemy numbers one and two cosy up together: Iran’s Ahmadinejad and … – Daily Mail (dailymail.co.uk)
- Iran’s Ahmadinejad, Fidel Castro chat in Cuba – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- Iran’s Ahmadinejad‚ Fidel Castro chat in Cuba (thehimalayantimes.com)
For two hours the leaders discussed world events and declared their two countries to be allies fighting on the same front. These irritants, Fidel Castro and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have been the United States of America’s hemorrhoids.
Castro has continued to write essays on world events and one of his themes has been warning the world of a possible U.S./Israeli vs. Iran which could possibly lead to nuclear Armageddon.
Iran doesn’t share Fidel’s apocalyptic end. They assume the United States of America will never dare attack.
Iran’s assessment of the West is way of the mark. Bear in mind the mysterious sabotage of Iran’s nuclear program and the recent assassination of a procurement officer. Being a Chemical Engineer and working in an Iranian nuclear project is not conducive to a long life.
- Ahmadinejad: Iran And Cuba Fighting On The Same Front (huffingtonpost.com)
- Iran’s Leader Meets Fidel Castro (nycnyc.wordpress.com)
- Iranian Leader Meets Fidel Castro (time.com)
Visiting Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Nicarauga. Is Colombia being isolated by these rendezvous? Will he be welcomed in Cuba by the Castros? I’m still not too sure which way the Americas are leaning?
Visiting Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Nicaragua. Is Colombia being isolated by these rendezvous? Will he be welcomed in Cuba by the Castros? I’m still not too sure which way the Americas are leaning?