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War against Iran, Iraq AND Syria?

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The pretext was the bombing of a bus carrying Israelis in Bulgaria in 2012. Hezbollah said it had nothing to do with it. Bulgarian investigators said positively yes; then maybe; and now they admit even circumstantial evidence is shaky. 

So the pretext is bogus. This is the EU -- after the despicable denying of overflying rights to the Bolivian presidential plane -- once again meekly playing poodle, with the Brits and the Dutch trying to weaken Hezbollah just as it has staked its ground in the Syrian/Lebanese border and has actually fought those jihadis of the Jabhat al-Nusra and AQI kind. 

As a graphic illustration of utter EU cluelessness -- some might say stupidity -- Britain, the Netherlands and France, especially, followed by the others, have just branded the organization that is fighting jihadis on the ground in Syria/Lebanon "terrorists," while the jihadis themselves get away with it. So much for European ignorance/arrogance. 

So what's next? It's not far-fetched to imagine the EU totally forgetting about a pipeline that will ultimately benefit its citizens and issuing -- under US pressure -- a directive branding Iran-Iraq-Syria as a terrorist axis; lobbying for a no-fly zone applying to all; and recruiting jihadis all over for a Holy War against the axis, supported by a fatwa issued by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi. But first they would need Washington's approval. As a matter of fact, they might even get it. 

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Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times. His regular column, "The Roving Eye," is widely read. He is an analyst for the online news channel Real News, the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and (more...)
 

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Pepe is so intuitive and perceptive.The core of th... by yunus Luebben on Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 11:21:38 AM
or their attitude is simply 'Après mois le délug... by mhenriday on Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 11:34:59 AM