News Commentary – April 14, 2010
Despite the best efforts of the corporate media to convince us otherwise the world is still a long way from any consensus on sanctions against Iran.
China in particular is far from ready to impose sanctions. Not least because China’s continued emergence as an economic powerhouse is largely dependent on Iranian energy resources.
So the White House is overstating things with its claims that China had agreed to help in drafting sanctions against Iran
. China has only agreed to send negotiators for talks in New York on the issue and their brief may be to simply play a delaying game.
New Dehli is likewise opposed to imposing sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. With Indian Prime Minister Manhoman Singh telling U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday that he opposed sanctions against Iran because such measures often only affect the poor
The fact is that despite U.S. pressure on New Dehli, relations between India and Iran are warming
After meeting with the Indian prime minister on Tuesday, Obama held trilateral talks with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, both of whom are opposed to sanctions against Iran.
According to Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, Obama's meeting with the two focused exclusively on Iran
Meanwhile Russia is also keeping its options open with President Dmitry Medvedev telling President Obama privately last Thursday that there remain limits to his country's support for sanctions on Iran
Despite delays in the delivery of Russia’s potent S-300 air defence system to Iran, relations between the two countries remain generally positive.
The only countries that seem ready to consider punitive measures on Iran over its nuclear program are America, its Western allies and Israel.
So in effect we have a division on the issue developing along global lines. On the one hand we have Israel and its largely Zionist controlled allies, on the other, the rest of the world.
So whatever sanctions package the Western allies agree to impose will likely fail. Reaffirming what we are continually told that: “all options are still open”.
Meaning that no matter how the corporate media portray it the issue may ultimately result in military action. And just as in the run up to the invasion of Iraq, the corporate media is playing games.
Then, it was with endless media speculation and politician’s pronouncements over the need to act on Saddam Weapon’s of Mass Destruction
. Until we were informed belatedly that none had been found.
Now the media appears to be attempting to conceal the true extent of support for Ahmadinejad’s Iran. Meaning that if the issue of Iran’s nuclear program ultimately results in war it maybe far, far bigger than the corporate media is even hinting at. We are not looking at a war on the scale of the Iraq invasion but a world war.
It’s not something most people would happily consider, which maybe why the corporate media is trying to create the illusion of a consensus over Iran.
Last updated 16/04/2010