Less than One-Fifth of All Americans Favor Military or Covert Action Against Iran … Less than Half of Israelis Want to Attack Iran, and 65% Want the Entire Middle East – Including Israel – to be a Nuclear-Free Zone

 

Preface: Roubini says that attacking Iran would lead to global recession. The IMF says that Iran cutting off oil supplies could raise crude prices 30%. War with Iran would kill the American economy. And see this and this.

So yes, this is a newsworthy economic and financial story.

 

American and Israeli Hawks Beat War Drums … But the People Want Peace

While the same neoconservatives who pushed the Iraq war are now loudly beating the drums of war against Iran, neither the American or Israeli people want war.

A new United Technologies/National Journal “Congressional Connection Poll,” finds that only 13% Americans think the U.S. should “take covert action against Iran such as sabotage and assassination of scientists working on their nuclear program”.

Only 17% support “tak[ing] military action against Iran, including bombing weapons facilities inside the country.”

And most Israelis are against war with Iran as well.

As University of Maryland professor of government, and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Shibley Telhami and director of the Program on International Policy Attitudes, Steven Kull, note in the New York Times:

Despite all the talk of an “existential threat,” less than half of Israelis support a strike on Iran. According to our November poll (.pdf), carried out in cooperation with the Dahaf Institute in Israel, only 43 percent of Israeli Jews support a military strike on Iran — even though 90 percent of them think that Iran will eventually acquire nuclear weapons.

Most important, when asked whether it would be better for both Israel and Iran to have the bomb, or for neither to have it, 65 percent of Israeli Jews said neither. And a remarkable 64 percent favored the idea of a nuclear-free zone, even when it was explained that this would mean Israel giving up its nuclear weapons.

The Israeli public also seems willing to move away from a secretive nuclear policy toward greater openness about Israel’s nuclear facilities. Sixty percent of respondents favored “a system of full international inspections” of all nuclear facilities, including Israel’s and Iran’s, as a step toward regional disarmament.

Given that the elites who profit from war will do their best to try to pretend we must attack Iran to protect ourselves, we must all be wary of a false flag attack against Iran. Indeed, it almost seems as if some have already hinted in that direction.

Why of course the people don’t want war … But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship … Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.

- Nazi leader Hermann Goering

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  • Denny

    Get ready for a nuclear detonation when Israel and NATO attack Iran. It’s the only scenario that is acceptable to the elites in an election year. The last thing Obama wants is a quagmire war in another nation. The elites will make certain that Iran goes down quickly. Of course, there will have to be western casualties, so what’s a carrier or a frigate worth compared to Iran’s government rolling over and giving in? Not much. Hostilities will begin, the American military will suffer a few thousand casualties and then we will have to drop a smaller, tactical nuke on an Iranian target (Let us hope it’s just a tactical nuke and not one of the larger city obliterators). The Iranians will quickly understand that they are, truly, dealing with homicidal sociopaths whose objective is regime change solely for the purpose of getting and keeping their hands on Iranian oil and gas. Regardless of what any of the maniacs claim, this attack is for resource acquisition and that is all. This is one of those rare instances (although it has certainly happened before – Iraq, for instance) when Israel and the oil cartels are in full agreement and whenever these two’s desires coincide people die, usually large numbers of people. That this situation indicates a rampant and very deadly sociopathy which occupies the plans and course (not to mention their psychology) of the elites almost goes without saying. Sadly, very sadly, these madmen hold the lives of millions in their hands. They’re pretty much done moving their pieces into position and are getting very close to striking and in their world (Not ours, thankfully, as their world is one they’ve created for themselves which doesn’t include the rest of us and exists only for them. The true sign of sociopathy. That most of humanity is horrified at the thought of another war is irrelevant to them) this is an entirely ‘logical’ and ‘appropriate’ response to a situation which they’ve manufactured to unleash their bloodthirsty compulsions. Bring your friends and families closer and get ready for the wildest ride yet created by those living in the black hole of a dismal disneyland.

  • B.O.

    WTF

  • Michel

    Huh?

 

 

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