Israel and the US versus Iran: Talk Peace!

February 14, 2012 by

We are witnessing the state system at its worst. The options are tighter sanctions, or war. The far better option of sitting down with mediators, talking and searching for solutions is absent. Polarization and escalation, the material of which wars are made, fill the media. What a shame! There are multiple underlying conflicts. Take the nuclear issue––two nuclear haves against one have-not. The United States lived with Soviet and Chinese nuclear bombs for a long time before they learned to talk. Israel has lived with Pakistan’s nuclear option, described as the “Islamic” bomb. But then, with no proof of an Iranian nuclear arms capability, why Iran?