Thursday, October 11, 2007

US Woos UK to Assist in Attack on Iran

The Pentagon is keen to have the Royal Navy's cooperation in the event of an attack, to prevent Iran from introducing mines to the Persian Gulf to block oil exports in retaliation.

The White House and Downing Street would rationalize such an attack as a protective measure to protect troops in Iraq. But moderates in the US government are concerned that the counterterrorist justification can be used as a cover for military action that could escalate into all out war with Iran.
Brown government seems to be cooperating. The rhetoric on Iran not backed by evidence.

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