Israel and the United States have been saying for years that “all options are on the table” when it comes to the Iranian nuclear program. Lately the UK has been singing from the same hymnbook and the French have also been heard humming a few bars.But Germany is another story. Germany refused to support the intervention in Libya and ever since 1945 the Germans have preferred caution and peace to hot rhetoric and bombs.All the more surprising, then was the answer of CDU/CSU parliamentary spokesman on foreign policy, Phillip Missfelder, when asked about military options against Iran. “But I say very clearly that even those who want to put the focus on diplomatic efforts cannot entirely rule out a military option,” Missfelder told the German newspaper Die Welt. Nothing is off the table.Those are some of the strongest words about military action uttered by a ranking politician in Germany since the arrest of Admiral Dönitz liquidated the last remnant of the Third Reich.It has not been a good week for the mullahs.
Germany: War With Iran Can't Be Ruled Out