What Would Mordechai Do?

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Mark Dubowitz
6th March 2012 - Quoted by Gary Rosenblatt, The Jewish Week

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Alfoneh’s co-panelist and senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, agreed, saying that Iranians are “disaffected, disappointed and disgruntled” with the regime, and the U.S. “hasn’t leveraged this at all.”

The message he emphasized was that “Iran fears regime change and military attack, and we should constantly make them fear we’ll do both.” ...

One of three speakers did focus on the issue at a session the next day on “Why Iran Really Wants Nukes.” Both Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said Iran is seeking hegemony in the region, and that a nuclear bomb would give Tehran prestige and power to export its Islamic revolution and provide greater economic clout.

The two panelists called for regime change by supporting the opposition, and stressed the need for deeper economic sanctions that would include Europe cutting off trade with Iran. Sherman noted that an Israeli attack might not only hit nuclear sites but also threaten oil facilities, the lifeblood of Iran.

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iran, israel, nuclear-weapons, sanctions