10/30/2005

Iran - Action Not Words

It's not enough that Iran has said that Israel needs to be wiped from the face of the earth. Now they have promised an award of $10,000 to the terrorist group Islamic Jihad to aim rockets at the city of Tel Aviv. Patrick has another post about the "peaceful intents" of Iran in his post, Death Row, What a Mullah Know.

Israeli intelligence officials said that Iran was threatening the country on three fronts: through long-range missiles based in Lebanon; through terrorist networks around the world; and through the new arsenals of the West Bank.

Islamic Jihad is the only Palestinian group that calls for the destruction of the state of Israel. Based in Damascus, it has an annual budget of several million dollars provided by Iran. Ramadan Shalah, its leader, has a PhD in economics from Durham University. The organisation's military arm is the Al-Quds Brigades. TimesOnLine

They forget to mention the potential threat of nuclear weapons. And Islamic Jihad is not the only terrorist group seeking the destruction of Israel. There is Hamas, Fatah, and the Al-Aksa Martyr's Brigade.

But Iran is currently the one paying rewards to terrorists. That used to be Saddam's bag, when he would pay $25,000 to the families of homicide bombers who murdered innocent Israelis. Iran is a clear threat, not only to Israel but to other Arab countries, Europe and to the peace of the world. We have a chance to stop to this madness from going any further. The question is, does any country have the guts to take care of it? Going through UN channels is not the answer, diplomacy is not the answer. Direct action is needed.

7 Comments:

Blogger Esther said...

We're stretched a bit thin so not sure we would do it. We might have to simply hope that Israel steps up, as they usually do. People will condemn them in public and privately be grateful.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Felis said...

I agree that action is needed.
Can you imagine the screams if the current US administration started another intervention?

Much more pressure and more agressive alliance building against Iran is necessary ASAP.
Definitely giving more open support to Israel against Palestinians would give some food for thought to the Iranian rulling mullahs as well.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

I agree.

felis,

israel definitely needs more open support!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous jack said...

The UN is cranking up the heat on Syria now. It won't be long Iran will be standing all alone. They may talk another toon then.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

jack,

The UN has been ineffective with a lot of issues. They are bearing down on Syria and that may isolate Iran. But I don't see the UN making any real difference.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Bozwell said...

Seawitch,

"Going through UN channels is not the answer, diplomacy is not the answer. Direct action is needed."

I cannot add anything more meaningful to this debate than that.

11:54 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

boz,

The Un tends to sweep too many things under the carpet, such as the genocide in Darfur, the rapes commited by UN forces, and last but not least the Oil for Food scandals.

4:17 AM  

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