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Yes and no to that
I HAVE to agree with Roger Westmoreland (Letters, August 30).
The blatant support by our elected representatives for any US-backed effort to destabilise other counties is almost beyond belief. It does make me wonder what kind of hold, or threat, the US administration has over our country. By the time the royal wedding and Olympic flag waving is over, UK news will have avoided reporting in any depth on the US/Israeli led march towards Iran and beyond, or on the worldwide financial crisis. I wonder what trivialities the media will focus on next to keep the masses amused while our leaders continue their games.
Our foreign policy in action is unpleasant to observe, and is much worse for those unfortunate enough to be the pawns of the game.
I suspect that ordinary citizens of all countries would prefer to live in peace and harmony, yet their will is ignored by their so called ‘representatives’ flexing their war machines in their insatiable greed for power and wealth.
PL Hart, Springwood, Haxby , York.
• READERS have been subjected to two rants from Roger Westmore-land in five days August (30 and September 3). This may come as a surprise to him, but he really does not have a clue about where the Iran/Israel nuclear argument is going. What is even more worrying is neither do any of us.
Even more worrying than that is the fact that the real policy-makers in Israel and Iran appear to be trapped on a collision course neither side really wants as no one is able to predict what the political fall-out (not to mention nuclear fall-out) would be if there was an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities.
The Iranian leaders are trapped by their anti-Israel rhetoric and may feel obliged to prove something to the Arab world; the Israeli leaders are trapped by the history of the Jewish people and are not prepared to allow a second Holocaust.
This is an extremely dangerous combination for Israel, Iran and the rest of the world. Cool heads and wise words are needed and one can only pray someone with a clearer idea of what is going on than Mr Westmoreland will come up with a solution before it’s too late.
David Lyon, Kingfisher Close, Huntington , York.