April 1, 2007

EU will not stand by the UK

In a National Review article, Victor Hanson sums up the dynamics of
the hostage standoff. The following is excerpted from the above linked article:

Houses of Straw
March 30, 2007 5:00 AM

The rationalizations are limitless, but essential, since no one in Europe
— again, understandably — wishes a confrontation that might require
a cessation of lucrative trade with Iran, or an embarrassing military engagement without sufficient assets, or any overt allegiance with
the United States. Pundits talk of a military option, but there
really is none, since neither Britain nor Europe at large
possesses a military.

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