Wed Nov 21st, 2007 at 05:02:32 AM EST
: Germany Inc. in Tehran: Berlin Faces Hurdles in Push to Get Business Out of Iran (November 20, 2007)
In an effort to forestall an American military strike against Iran, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for tougher economic sanctions against the mullah-controlled regime in Tehran. But critics say Merkel's plans are sketchy and difficult to implement, while experts disagree over their effectiveness.
(seen in today's Salon
It would make sense, if, in an effort to forestall alleged illegal actions by Iran, Germany pushed for sanctions on Iran.
It would make sense if, in an effort to forestall illegal (don't hold your breath for UNSC authorisation) military action by the US, Germany put pressure on the US.
But it makes no sense, in fact it is morally repugnant, to forestall assault by pre-emptively bullying the victim.