dino, - you took hold of that small part of my last paragraph, which i only added as an extra benefit a western military action against iran could yield (giving the west leverage vis a vis israel). it wasn't that important & israel has in fact little to do w/this. it's about stopping nuclear proliferation in the ME & at any price, just as proliferation shouldn't be allowed anywhere in the world. that's the only way to stop the arms race madness (jointly w/a gradual reduction of all nuclear arsenals globally). there's no "if only" w/reg. to israel & the settlements as far as i'm concerned. i'm all for the enterprise to stop, a total freeze be imposed as part of real serious final status negotiations headed towards israel leaving most of the WB. i'm not sure the pals are actually ready for full peace either, but the onus is all on israel at this moment. i'm just not expecting it from the current israeli government which is likely to collapse at the 1st attempt to touch the settlers.
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from the article: Obama: We'll mull 'sanctions that bite' if Iran nuclear talks fail