Preface: Roubini says that attacking Iran would lead to global recession

Discussion in 'Economics' started by Mvector, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Mvector


    Less than One-Fifth of All Americans Favor Military or Covert Action Against Iran

    Zero Hedge
    February 3, 2012

    From Washington’s Blog.

    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.


    The American and Israeli Beat the 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.

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  2. ssrrkk


    news flash: Roubini says xx will cause a global recession, the kind history has never seen ever before. The kind that will lead to full-scale all-out thermonuclear war and complete meltdown of the earth's crust turning the planet into a molten ball of magma.

    another news flash: the more dire his prophecies, the more headlines he grabs, and the more money his company makes.
  3. For past 2 decades the warhawks and big oil have been in control of govt policy. Any action that will benefit higher oil prices and more taxpayer spending in the military industrial complex is to be expected.
  4. Mvector


    Bingo - the ongoing criminal central bankers plans to degrade US into financial oblivion - so far so good. They have the US broke, dumbed down, and ready for full globalist "liquidity" financial enslavement ahead.
  5. Mvector


    The real headline here -

    Less than One-Fifth of All Americans Favor Military or Covert Action Against Iran!