At least in the EU, we’re only talking about money


Not so in the Middle East:

Britain’s armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action against Iran amid mounting concern about Tehran’s nuclear enrichment programme, the Guardian has learned.

The Ministry of Defence believes the US may decide to fast-forward plans for targeted missile strikes at some key Iranian facilities. British officials say that if Washington presses ahead it will seek, and receive, UK military help for any mission, despite some deep reservations within the coalition government.

And reservations from Obama, too, but for different reasons.

[Whitehall] made clear that Barack Obama, has no wish to embark on a new and provocative military venture before next November’s presidential election.

But they warned the calculations could change because of mounting anxiety over intelligence gathered by western agencies, and the more belligerent posture that Iran appears to have been taking.

Meanwhile, Israeli PM Netanyahu is trying to garner support for a pre-emptive strike, and have been doing some missile test-fires recently.

And not content with the prospect of buying Europe, China is possibly still providing military support to Iran that they shouldn’t be.

Big H/T Matt Drudge

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