Updated: (March 15th)
Seems Jack was off: In my eyes that confirms my long standing belief he’s a jack-off.
From my ever loving illicit affair with the UK Telegraph:
After five visits to Teheran as Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw has seen his policy of “constructive engagement” turn to ashes. [...]
Yesterday, Mr Straw spoke to the International Institute for Strategic Studies about the way ahead. The council should proceed one step at a time, he said, and its actions should be reversible, in case Teheran repented.
He laid strong emphasis on maintaining consensus and presumed to speak for the Americans when he said that military action was not on their agenda.
The Foreign Secretary’s cautious approach is familiar from previous confrontations with Iraq before the allied invasion, and with Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe. Yet there must be strong doubts about its effectiveness when dealing with a government that, riding confidently on the high price of oil, is a throwback to the days of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Given Russian and Chinese commercial interests, consensus on economic sanctions against Teheran is unlikely. As for military strikes being ruled out, that is not the impression gained from recent speeches by Dick Cheney, the Vice-President, and John Bolton, the UN Ambassador. [...]
No matter how many whacks to the head his tip toe strategy takes, it seems there’s no impact on the Straw Man?!
Strategy looking good..
He’s not going to be much more credible looking once the bunker busters start blowing the shiite out of Iran’s Nuclear Programs, I’ll tell you that much. But hey.. When you’re the Straw Man it doesn’t really matter much I guess.
I’m starting to employ a new strategy, any time a sentence begins, contains, or ends with this:
constructive multilateral engagement
I’m running for the hills.. It basically means “we’re going to require the use of an aircraft carrier some time soon.”
I think I’m leaning more towards: de-constructive multilateral engagement, best exemplified by Philosopher Bush: ‘We’re going to smoke ‘em outta of their holes’
1 year later nothing accomplished
It’s time for the USA to get back into gear, for a year they let the EU big 3 play multilateral games with Iran. The result is Iran regressing, openly enriching uranium, calling for killing fields, and wiping countries from maps.. The carrots have been eaten, it’s time for the straw men to whip out the sticks.
UPDATE March 15th:
Iran & I agree on something!!
(The Prophet is clearly coming now to redeem the Caliphate)
From Iran Focus:
Iran says Britainâ€™s Jack Straw talking â€œutter nonsenseâ€
Tehran, Iran, Mar. 15 â€“ Iran described on Wednesday recent comments by British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw against its nuclear activities as â€œutter nonsenseâ€, the official state news agency reported. [...]
A bunch of utter nonsense had been prepared and I am sorry that a prominent diplomat mentioned them without first reading themâ€, Asefi said.
â€œApparently, this manâ€™s head has become jammed and he has started to talk gibberish. We should be prepared to hear these kinds of speeches from now onâ€, he added. [...]
Hmm, even the Iranians aren’t impressed, back to the drawing board Jack..
[tags]Jack Straw, Iran[/tags]