you have to wonder if he is really an Arab. Maybe survival instincts have come to the fore for the murderous Sunni nations around Israel. However, they want Israel to do all the dirty work for putting Iran out of commission while they are magnanimous in their approval of the military action. Notice, that he does not mention Israel, not once. He wants USA to attack Iran. Man....oh.....man. Unbelievable. The cheek of this UAE ambassador to the USA is in this bold statement:
..."I think it's a cost-benefit analysis," Mr. al-Otaiba said. "I think despite the large amount of trade we do with Iran, which is close to $12 billion … there will be consequences, there will be a backlash and there will be problems with people protesting and rioting and very unhappy that there is an outside force attacking a Muslim country; that is going to happen no matter what."
"If you are asking me, 'Am I willing to live with that versus living with a nuclear Iran?,' my answer is still the same: 'We cannot live with a nuclear Iran.' I am willing to absorb what takes place at the expense of the security of the U.A.E.".....
He knows very well that the backlash will be against Israel as a nation and against Jews worldwide and that not a single finger will be pointed at any of the arab states. However, the way he talks, if we didn't know any better, the consequences of the attack on Iran would be suffered to a large extent by also the sunni nations. Can you beat that !!!
My gran use to say when she dismissed anybody's claims of changing their nasty ways: (rough translation) " if you put a dog's curly tail in a tube for a year to straighten it you will still find it is curly after the tube is removed."