Monday, July 25, 2011

The Greatest Threat to Peace in Our Time

In my humble view (which is shared by a great many people) the most dangerous threat to world peace is Iran’s Nuclear Weapons program. If the Iranian Islamic Theocratic Government is successful in producing nuclear weapons there is not the slightest doubt in my mind that those weapons will be used against Israeli and/or Western targets. Millions will die in the holocaust and chaos which will result.

I know that is an extremely harsh statement which is very hard for some people to swallow. But it is a hard truth which must be faced if there is any chance of avoiding the nightmare of mushroom clouds appearing over Tel Aviv or Washington or Paris or London or somewhere else in the world and the savagery of the revenge taken against Muslims everywhere as a result.

I have not spoken with a single person, including Muslims, who do not admit to the likelihood that nuclear weapons in the hands of the clerics controlling Iran would be used either by Iran or would find their way into the hands of terrorists who would use them. That being the case, I fail to understand why Iran is being allowed to continue it’s attempts to get these weapons. I can not comprehend why the American Government continues to place it’s faith in sanctions which, after decades of use, have failed to stop Iran’s progress. It may be that the subject is simply politically incorrect and therefore taboo to our politicians, especially the liberals in our government. It may be that the consequences are so terrible to contemplate and are therefore easier to ignore in the hope that the whole issue will just go away. It could also be that there are still those who just do not believe that there are people and governments in the world capable of using nuclear weapons against human beings in the name of ideology.

I believe the real reason is that the steps required to stop Iran are severe ones and can easily have severe consequences of their own –and no politician wants to take on that responsibility. But the failure to act, even when you know that the failure will result in massive destruction and countless deaths, will mean that those same politicians will have to share the responsibility for the consequences of that failure.

If you prefer to believe the Iranian line that they are developing nuclear power for peaceful purposes and have no desire to make weapons, you are purposefully fooling yourself and completely ignoring the evidence. In an intelligence assessment shared with The Associated Press from a nation with traditionally reliable intelligence from the region, Iran's President Ahmadinejad wants to shed the nation's secrecy and forge ahead openly with developing nuclear weapons but is opposed by the clerical leadership, which is worried about international reaction to such a move. The plain truth is that, regardless of the “secrecy”, regardless of their admitting it openly or not, Iran is enriching uranium to weapons grade for only one purpose –to build bombs. That truth must be faced and the Iranian program must be stopped. However hard that is to do now is nothing compared to the price the world will pay if they are not stopped.

Live Long and Prosper....

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