Stopping Iran without military strikes?

Bret Stephens suggests a four-part strategy to break Iran’s mullahs without launching a military strike:

  • Take the diplomatic offensive.
  • Target the regime’s financial interests.
  • Support an independent labor movement.
  • Threaten Iran’s gasoline supply.

The details have got me thinking beyond a crushing missile/air strike. Maybe it isn’t 100% unavoidable?
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One comment

  1. Richard Donley

    C’mon, let’s be serious. The ONLY part of Stephens plan that has significant merit is the blockade. That (if it includes destroying Iran’s export pipelines) will work because Iran needs money worse than we need their oil.
    Although a propaganda campaign will be useful, the diplomatic bilge is simply window dressing.