Brain Bush’s Blog

Iran: Business As Usual

  • By : Brian Bush
  • November 11, 2011
  • 4:05 pm

Hello Everyone,

Israel has come out and said it: 'the World must stop Ahmadinejad'.

What is implied is clear… 'or we will strike'.

There is concern in England apparently as one of it's daily's is reporting that Israel will carry out an attack upon Iran by Christmas.

Allegedly, the Intelligence sources in Britain are worried that the IAEA report will only cause an Israeli military operation to accelerate against the Iranian nuclear reactor and it's support facilities.

As for Iran, they are threatening an attack upon Israel's nuclear reactor in the south of the country along with saying that the country will be destroyed by the iron fists of Iran. But other than that, it seems to be business as usual in Iran.

It's a bit funny; Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini needs to be concerned over these developments – and remember, he's not exactly best friends with Mr. Ahmadinejad.

If Iran build's the bomb – it will further entice Israel to attack, and the world will really start to react harshly. After those sanctions would take effect within the Iranian society and on the street, millions of Iranians would rise up and force the regime to change putting both men out of a job or even on the run.

Indeed the US is discussing sanctions with the world's powers. However Russia and China appear at this point to be on Iran's side. Both oppose intensifying sanctions despite the unusually severe IAEA report.

It seems like there is some momentum underway to create crippling economic effects. Senior American Administration figures are coming to Israel to discuss the sanctions on Iran, and the British Ambassador to Israel has been quoted as saying that sanctions will intensify.

But contrary to the public and media storm here in Israel over an Iranian nuclear bomb, there largely is a different world reaction despite the fact that Iran's missiles can reach most of Europe's capitals.

This may simply be, that in the world of reporting news, the concern about the 'European spring', as Europe undergoes further leadership changes amidst it's economic problems, takes precedent because it is 'here' and 'now'.

And world economies may well be part of why it's leadership will move to tackle the nuclear issue in Iran. This is because if the Israelis do strike Iran, not only will the regime explode, but so will the money markets world wide, energy prices, and trading – it will effect everyone everywhere eventually.

Least we forget, Iran could retaliate by closing the Strait of Hormuz, the waterway where about 40 percent of all traded oil passes.

Can the world handle more instability?

The world body does know how to react to those it deems dangerous. We have seen this over and over in recent times. But Mr. Ahmadinejad of Iran continues to forge a contrary way forward without too much trouble or concern in Iran. Perhaps this is why it's business as usual in Iran.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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