Brain Bush’s Blog

Iran's Back Against the Wall

  • By : Brian Bush
  • February 17, 2012
  • 5:10 pm

Hi Friends,

Lots of cold wind and rain here but no snow yet!

But the bigger news this week for Israel is Iran's announcement that they succeeded in manufacturing nuclear fuel rods.

Many in Israel see this as Iran 'thumbing its nose' at them and the world.

The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad presented “new achievements in the nuclear field” as things begin to look more and more like Tehran is in the midst of an arms race.

But the other way to look at it is to say that the sanctions placed upon Iran are working.

The Iranian President's public visit to the nuclear reactor, and the string of attacks on Israeli targets in the world present us with a picture that they have 'their backs against the wall'.

Some say that perhaps the regime in Tehran is on the verge of losing power under such heavy international pressure, but I don't think so – the change in Iran has to come from within.

Ultimately this is why a military strike has not yet occurred upon Iran's nuclear facilities – because it would only serve to consolidate the peoples support behind their leadership.

But what is known is Iran, in all likelihood behind the attacks we have seen this week, are seeking retribution for the assassinations of their the nuclear scientists.

There are reports that the bombs in Thailand were similar to those used in India and Georgia.

Security sources are checking the possibility that the bombs (or their materials) came through diplomatic mail to evade security checks.

We'll have a live update (snow permitting) on Tuesday so be sure to tune in to the Harvest Show!

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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