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    • Beauchard
    • 20.12.11 | 12:05 (IST)

    A messianic theocracy? Trying to control the flow of oil to the west? Wants to turn the Gulf States into colonies? Trying to stifle the influence of Sunni Saudi Arabia? In a position to close the Straits of Hormuz tomorrow? No of course not. Because Israel, unlike Iran, is not a clear and present danger to the lifestyle of the secular, pluralist democracies of the western world. Therefore it is in the national interest of the west to prevent Iran acquiring nuclear weapons - even if the fringe looney left fellow-travellers disagree.

    from the article: U.S. Defense Secretary: Iran could get nuclear bomb within a year
    First published 08:29 20.12.11 | Last updated 08:29 20.12.11
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