ATLF> the Arab "street" actually favours Iran acquiring nuclear weapons (I believe 80% in Egypt on the eve of the Arab Spring).
ROTFL. The "eve of the Arab Spring" - a decade ago?
The usual reversal of the scientific method. Rather than first seek the best data available and formulate a model based on it, the pitiful moron cherry picks 1 dated data point that conforms to his preconceived, biased and false notions.Discussing Recent Poll Results from the Middle Easthttp://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/discussing-recent-poll-results-from-the-middle-east
15 Jan 2016
|| The overall negative Arab popular attitudes toward Iran are indeed very striking now. I interpret this as reflecting a combination of geopolitical but also sectarian and ethnic rivalry -- in Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, and in the region as a whole. Moreover, as you say, the prevailing expectations are that these relations will not improve in the foreseeable future. The practical implication is that most Arab governments can feel comfortable resisting Iranian pressure or promises, and working to reinforce their military and internal security defenses against Iranian aggression or subversion.LOOKING AT IRANhttp://www.zogbyresearchservices.com/looking-at-iran
|| There is near consensus that the region should be a “nuclear free zone” and deep concern with Iran’s nuclear program. There is strong support in most countries for internationally imposed sanctions to deter Iran’s program. While majorities everywhere but Turkey oppose any military strikes against Iran should they continue to develop a nuclear capacity, the percentage of those who would support military strikes has increased since 2006, with a deep division among Sunni and Shia communities on this question. A majority of Sunnis in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Azerbaijan would support the military option.