Uncreative Numpty: Niall Ferguson
I remember seeing this schmuck on a BBC panel show once, on a matter unrelated to the ME and he struck me as oozing Empire from every pore.
One should hope that his latest brain fart on ‘Israel’s six-day war with Iran’ will be a career stopper but it’s quite unlikely:
The single biggest danger in the Middle East today is not the risk of a six-day Israeli war against Iran. It is the risk that Western wishful nonthinking allows the mullahs of Tehran to get their hands on nuclear weapons. Because I am in no doubt that they would take full advantage of such a lethal lever. We would have acquiesced in the creation of an empire of extortion.
War is an evil. But sometimes a preventive war can be a lesser evil than a policy of appeasement. The people who don’t yet know that are the ones still in denial about what a nuclear-armed Iran would end up costing us all.
It feels like the eve of some creative destruction.
‘They put me away, hey hey, hey hey, hey hey’.
Don’t forget to tighten that straight-jacket now! We’ll have Netanyahu fetch you some grapes…