O Irã e as ações preventivas

Esta foi publicada pelo meu amigo Marcus Reis (por sinal, recomendo efusivamente seu site – http://www.marcusreis.com).

Agora, quem ameaça “agir preventivamente” (seguindo a mais tradicional escola bushiana – nada contra a escola bushiana) é o regime de Teerã. Os iranianos realmente conseguem surpreender… Isso preocupa.

Sinceramente, às vezes acho que o maior aliado do Irã nos últimos anos foi George W. Bush e sua Política Externa. Afinal, ele conseguiu acabar com o maior adversário do regime dos aiatolás na região (Saddam Hussein), fez os preços do petróleo subirem, e permitiu que os xiitas chegassem ao poder no Iraque. Quer prova maior de amizade? E, agora, é o idealizador da doutrina que inspira Armandinho e sua trupe…

Iran threatens preemptive action

CNN.com – By the CNN Wire Staff – 2012-02-21T13:26:46Z

 (CNN) –Iranwarned Tuesday it would strike against an “enemy” threatening it if needed to protect its national interests — even if the enemy didn’t attack first.

Gen. Mohammad Hejazi, a deputy head ofIran’s armed forces, said his country “will no more wait to see enemy action against us,” according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.

“Given this strategy, we will make use of all our means to protect our national interests and hit a retaliatory blow at them whenever we feel that enemies want to endanger our national interests,” Hejazi said.

Fars added that in November, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had “warned enemies aboutIran’s tough response to any aggression or even threat.”

“Iranis not a nation to sit still and just observe threats from fragile materialist powers which are being eaten by worms from inside,” Khamenei told students at a military college inTehran, according toFars.

“Anyone who harbors any thought of invading the Islamic Republic of Iran — or even if the thought crosses their mind — should be prepared to receive strong blows and the steel fists of the military, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and the Basij (volunteer) force, backed by the entire Iranian nation,” Khamenei said, according to the report.

Hejazi’s remarks come amid high tensions betweenIranand much of the world. TheUnited States, European powers, andIsraelhave helped lead efforts to pressureIraninto taking part in serious negotiations over its nuclear program.Iraninsists its program is for civilian purposes, but numerous countries are concernedTehranis working to build a nuclear weapons arsenal.

Israelhas made clear it is considering an attack onIran’s nuclear program. Both countries often openly antagonize each other.

On Sunday,Tehrancut off crude exports to British and French companies in retaliation for a new round of sanctions imposed on the regime.

Officials with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, began a second round of talks Monday with Iranian officials. The IAEA said the talks were an opportunity to get more clarity about the “possible military dimensions toIran’s nuclear program.”