Response to Iranian Protesters Storming British Embassy
Panel weighs in on fallout over demonstrations
- Duration 4:51
- Date Nov 29, 2011
Panel weighs in on fallout over demonstrations
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I strongly -- the running government.
Two holes of the those were responsible.
To task they have a responsibility to protect.
That is a basic international obligation and all countries need to observe.
Rioters essentially real world overrun the embassy and set it on fire.
Is an indication that -- -- government is not taking its international obligations seriously.
Protesters today and Tehran stormed to a British diplomatic compound compounds.
Sparking strong commendation.
Condemnations rather from the UN Security Council and you heard the president there what about this what will it lead to.
And -- how serious is it we're back with the panel jump.
-- that we saw from Obama is a complete farce -- may be necessary farce but it was complete farce.
We says they want the governor Randall hold the rioters accountable.
It's nonsense the rioters were acting on the direct orders of the Iranian government they were being helped by security forces.
There's no such thing as spontaneous.
Non government sanctioned protests in Iran since 2009.
This is -- a -- government.
Trying to sort of it.
Elicit outrage against the west and the rest for political domestic political purposes.
And maybe Obama can't say that openly but it is it is ludicrous to make it sound as if this is out of the blue or spontaneous organic comprise one.
Question is where we go from here.
You know in the and in the in the package that we had on the show.
What you heard was -- by the former senator and who was on the intelligence committee.
Talking about well sanctions are all you can do short of a military strike.
And that's increasingly what people have to could contemplate.
Are we willing to engage in military action some talk about Israel taking the military action and the United States you know.
Winking and nodding in in response bit.
And that could mean that we were are willing to go to war in Iran and I don't think Americans are willing that take that step quite yet.
That is not the issue at stake today.
He usually say today's -- US attack on Iran it is will -- US sanctions Central Bank which would.
Essentially completely undermine Iran an economy and it's not doing that why was the British embassy attacked.
Because the brits have cut off all contact between the British banks and the running banks.
London as a financial center in the ruling this generator run.
-- the US is a larger financial center and it's not willing to pull the trigger on this on sanctioning the bank and that is what's at stake.
The president issues is unbelievably embarrassing statement and the other half of it.
Is that he's now -- you -- government is not taking its international obligations.
Seriously really now.
This is a country that does take -- the State Department has had for a decade.
He's -- number one exporter of terrorism and government and has defied.
-- Security Council resolution and enriching uranium and only suddenly discovers it's not living up to its international obligations.
That statement who's -- bit embarrassing coming out of the president.
The Iranian regime is under a lot of pressure.
The Syrian regime it's think -- equally under pressure.
Had rioters attacked Arab and Turkish embassies.
As a result and this is exactly what Iran is doing it's it's under attack there explosions all over Iran all the time.
The IAEA has taken away all cover for it's -- nuclear program.
It's at a point of maximum.
Weakness and what does America do as a -- in 2009 he shoes meaningless statements instead of taking actions that it can and then it should which.
On yours well I just don't understand where it in the response can be that you go after the Central Bank I think most people my mind too that you can't do that the question is about the world economy and what you do within that it what the consequences would be.
I don't broader scale but the real point here to me is that the United States needs to -- somehow.
Impact Iran and you're talking you're talking about doing steps they're gonna impact everybody else but Iran.
Yes -- they're upset about the banks and would you suggest instead of kind of surgical.
Economic attack on Iran and what would it look like you know what I would -- what I suggest is I hope that this means that the Chinese the Russians and others who have -- their patrons they most certainly you know what they're -- -- -- -- untenable appointment that's dreaming of the real world is the Chinese and Russians are protecting -- that's -- and we have a -- unilateral who have been available and Obama's not doing and this is in the context of the -- -- IAEA report showing progress in the nuclear front.
And also of course the threat.
And the Saudi ambassador.
To assassinate the attempt to assassinate the Saudi ambassador here in the US we will follow the story.
It's developing that's it.