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Could Iran Redefine Euro-American Relations? PDF Print E-mail
Peace News
Tuesday, 30 October 2007 16:55
Could Iran Redefine Euro-American Relations?

PEJ News - Pablo Ouziel, Justice Editor -
 As European officials express concern about the fact that the Bush administration's designation of Iranian agencies and firms as supporters of terrorism, could block relations with Tehran for years to come, President Vladimir Putin's description of these new U.S. sanctions, as America "running around like a madman with a razor blade in his hand," seems appropriate and worrisome.
The problem is that Europe has been enchanted by America's spread of dollar-democracy and through it has become America's closest 'ally'. Europe's formal political figures no longer represent the voice of the people but the interests of the ruling elites, all of whom are currently courteous to the American Empire. Without being aware, people on the streets in Europe, are not really discussing their role in the international arena, but are merely reacting to America's global expectations.
Meanwhile in America, the US air force has just asked Congress for $88m to equip B2 stealth bombers with racks strong enough to carry Big Blu bombs referred to as 'the Mother of All Bombs', and the US military is building a forward base in Iraq called Combat Outpost Shocker, just five miles from the Iranian border. About this, Robert Byrd, a Democrat member of the Senate armed services committee is saying that action taken by the Bush administration, "raises the spectre of an intensified effort to make the case for an invasion of Iran
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2007 16:55

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