Tag Archives: Irão

O Irão e a lição coreana

“North Korea & Iran: Containment vs. Regime Change” de Max Boot (Commentary)

China is North Korea’s major remaining lifeline, but unfortunately it is hard to see how to persuade the Chinese to cut off their client state. They may not like Pyongyang’s powerplays, but they are even less wild about the notion of a unified Korea allied with the United States.

So we are where we have essentially been since the end of the Korean War: practicing containment and hoping for the day when North Korea will finally implode. For those who advocate containment as the solution to the Iranian nuclear threat, it is worth noting how destabilizing a nuclear-armed rogue state can be and how hard it is to contain. Even now, North Korea could be planning to export nuclear know-how or uranium to Iran. If so, what are we going to do about it? My guess: not much. That is an argument for stopping Iran by any means necessary before it crosses the nuclear threshold and becomes as dangerous as North Korea.

Solução final

Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ghadanfar Roken Abadi stated that significant developments are expected in the coming year, both in the region and in the international arena, which will change the balance of power and automatically result in Israel’s demise, without Iran needing to attack it. The ambassador detailed Iran’s plan for bringing calm to the region: returning the Palestinian refugees to their land, holding an election in the Palestinian territories among all their “original residents,” establishing a political regime according to the decision of the majority, and deciding the fate of the “non-original residents.”

E a liberdade de comércio?

Vejam aqui as dificuldades que o bloqueio israelita a Gaza causa às relações comerciais entre o Irão e o Hamas.

O costume

Ainda que eu seja contrário à pena de morte em qualquer situação consigo perceber a diferença entre um sistema judicial independente capaz de garantir um julgamento justo e com multiplas instâncias de recurso e outro com sentenças arbitrárias que não garante as acusados hipótese de uma efectiva defesa. Mas o Luís Rainha demonstra ser incapaz de detectar qualquer diferença entre um estado de direito e um estado teocrático.

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Bernard Henry-Levy entrevista Sajjad, o filho mais velho de Sakineh, para o Huffington Post.