让伊朗的石油武器失去效用

像北朝鲜一样,伊朗政府不会畏怯于在它的核计划问题进行摊牌。为什么要畏怯呢?核武器正是让美国不敢像对伊拉克那样对付伊朗的终极保证。此外,这场与美国之间的斗争还可以收到他们迫切需要的国内支持。

那么,美国如何才能削弱伊朗的地位呢?作为世界上的第四大石油出口国,伊朗从过去四年来全球翻了三倍的石油价格中获得了巨大的利益。它的经济稳定依赖于石油收入,而这正是伊朗统治者最最脆弱的地方。

美国的外交官从来没有要求联合国安理会对伊朗的能源出口施加制裁。但是布什政府可以寻求办法来遏制全球的能源价格,而这应该首先从拒绝被伊朗总统内贾德引诱进他随心所欲地逐步增强的紧张局势开始。

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