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Iran's attack on the British embassy
Iran attacked UK diplomatic compounds across Teheran today, including the embassy and the British ambassador's residence, ransacking them, burning flags, stealing papers, etc. Of course, as Iran does, it didn't use its official army, but a supposed group of thugs. This is similar to how Iran operates with its arms of Hamas and Hezbollah. Now, it would seem to me that no one would buy such an obvious trick as this wouldn't have happened without a direct order from the government, and yet, unbelievably, here is the US' official response:
"We urge Iran to fully respect its international obligations, to condemn the incident, to prosecute the offenders, and to ensure that no further such incidents take place either at the British Embassy or any other mission in Iran." (the underline is by me.)

What happened today was clearly a military attack on a British compound and yet there seems to be no response, because it was supposedly thugs. I'm specifically interested in the response here given the very real possibility that soon this will happen with atomic bombs. That Iran will use a supposed militant group for a nuclear attack and whether the world would react against Iran or not.
Of course the world will react, Jon.

Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron will raise their voices to denounce it, foreign diplomats will call for even tougher sanctions, letters will be written to newspapers, postings like yours will be written on blogs and talk forums. To what avail?

War isĀ  an unpleasant business. ( English euphemism ) Our leaders haven't the stomach for it. Our citizens will do anything to avoid it. Most of us have something to lose by it unless we are left with no alternative. Our enemies, however, work to bring it on and very soon, no doubt, they will get what they desire.

Nevertheless, I hope the response will take the Iranian regime by surprise.
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