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  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. Mvector


    "less than half of Israelis support a strike on Iran"

    - but 100% of the ET AIPAC love children support a "blood lust" war with iran to help their criminal central banker masters get on with the final US economic devastation!
  3. No matter how you slice it, the massive percentage of Americans do not want to engage Iran in war. Hell, we spent 10 years with Iraq, who had nothing, military wise, like Iran does. Stupid to push it. If it happens, God Bless the kids who are forced to go, but let's try to keep away from it.