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Feb 04

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

… Less than Half of Israelis Want to Attack Iran, and 65% Want the Entire Middle East – Including Israel – to be a Nuclear-Free Zone

by WashingtonsBlog

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.

American and Israeli Hawks Beat 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.

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Bill Bard says:

US not a Democracy then.   The majority don’t have a voice.  So it’s just Smoke and Mirrors.   For fuck sake WAKE UP.

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