March 7, 2012

Vive La Surrender Monkeys

"It's our responsibility to bring to Israel's attention the unforeseeable consequences [a military strike on Iran] would have," said French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe on Wednesday.

Well, BRAVO, to Mr. Juppe...for stating the obvious.

And lest anyone think this wise Frenchman is buying into Iran's cat & mouse game of Let's-Negotiate/Let's-Not, Mr. Juppe also said: '"I am a little skeptical [about the new round of talks scheduled between Iran and the P5 +1, i.e., the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany] ...I think Iran continues to be two-faced."

Got that? The "unforeseeable consequences" of a military strike against a two-faced Iran without a nuclear bomb, are far more dangerous than the unforeseeable consequences of two-faced Mullahs +1 (i.e., plus, messianic loon President Ahmadinejad) with a nuclear bomb.

Makes sense, non?

In any case, leave it to the French to counsel preemptive surrender.... oh, and Vive La Surrender Monkeys! 

The Jerusalem Post  |  March 7, 2012

'Israel Must Be Aware Of Danger Behind Iran Strike'
Juppe: It's our responsibility to bring to Israel's attention the unforeseeable consequences it [strike] would have.

By Reuters

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French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe  Photo by Reuters

PARIS - French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Wednesday that it was important to ensure that Israel is fully aware of the potential consequences of a military strike on Iran.

"There is still a debate in Israel (about a military strike) and it's our responsibility to bring to Israel's attention the unforeseeable consequences it would have," he said, signaling that France was wary of resorting to a military strike.

Juppe also said, however, that he was skeptical renewed talks between six world powers and Iran would succeed as Tehran was still not sincere in its willingness to negotiate over the future of its nuclear program.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who represents the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany in dealings with Iran, said on Tuesday the six powers had accepted an Iranian offer for talks on its disputed nuclear program.

"I am a little skeptical ... I think Iran continues to be two-faced," Juppe told France's i-Tele television.

"That's why I think we have to continue to be extremely firm on sanctions, which in my view are the best way to prevent a military option that would have unforeseeable consequences," he added.

The Islamic Republic's approach to the six powers, in a letter dated February 14, comes as it suffers unprecedented economic pain from expanding sanctions against its oil and financial sectors.

Western states are likely to tread cautiously in talks, mindful of past accusations that Iran's willingness to negotiate has been a stalling tactic to blunt pressure rather than a genuine effort to reach agreement.

With Israel speaking increasingly loudly of resorting to military action, the talks could provide some respite in a crisis that has driven up oil prices and threatened to suck the United States into its third major war in a decade.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy was the first among leaders of the six powers to push for tighter sanctions on Iranian oil and finance, however Juppe on Wednesday signaled that France was wary of resorting to a military strike against Iran.

Sarkozy said in January that time was running out for efforts to avoid military intervention in Iran.

Original article here.


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