12/16/2005

Does Any One Else See Anything Wrong With This?

I was scanning Yahoo News and came across the following title of a news article:

Iran Could Be Sanctioned for Riling Israel

By CONSTANT BRAND, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago


Iran's president has said Israel should be wiped off the face of the earth, moved to Europe, denies the Holocaust happened and when the EU finally gets around to discussing sanctions, the best title this nitwit could come up with is that Iran could be sanctioned for "riling Israel".

The writer seems to believe that Israel does not have a right to be concerned about Iran's statements, especially coupled with Iran's ongoing nuclear program.

At least the EU leaders and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recognize the danger.

"I haven't seen any evidence that Iran is interested in a deal that is going to be acceptable to an international community that is extremely skeptical of what the Iranians are up to," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told The Associated Press in Washington.

Rice predicted the United States would have enough votes at the
U.N. Security Council to impose international sanctions against Iran but hinted she was waiting for other nations to join such an effort.

"We also recognize that it is important for others to also come to the conclusion that we've exhausted the diplomatic possibilities," she said.

EU leaders warned that the bloc was losing patience in mediating the standoff. "The window of opportunity will not remain open indefinitely."

Someone needs to stop Iran's nuclear program, it's mad president, and it's mad mullahs. The Middle Eastern despots have learned well the ways Saddam Hussein was able to skip around sanctions. The world has a few scant months before Iran's nuclear program will be capable of producing nuclear weapons. There is no time to allow for Iran to toy with sanctions the way Hussein did. The only thing that will work is to take out Iran's nuclear program. If Israel has to do it alone to avoid being "wiped off the face of the Earth", the world needs to be quiet. The Jewish people have already lost 6 million in one Holocaust. No one should condemn them when the tools to accomplish another are taken out of the hands of a madman and mad mullahs. It is still my hope that the US will join in on any missions to take out Iran's so called "peaceful nuclear program".

10 Comments:

Blogger Esther said...

I've been saying this in several places along the blogway where people are hoping Israel solves this international problem. It isn't so simple for Israel to take out these reactors. Comparing it to Iraq in '81, first Iran is much farther so it will be easier to detect any planes. Iraq had one reactor, Iran has many. Iraq's was above ground with no protection. Iran's are deep underground, under huge population centers or buried deep within mountains. If the plan IS to take them out, they've got their work cut out for them. This whole thing is very scary.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

I realize that Iran has numerous locations. I do not believe diplomacy will work. Time is running out. A coalition of the EU, the US, and Israel needs to take out Iran's nuclear program.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

A coalition of the EU, the US, and Israel needs to take out Iran's nuclear program.

You keep saying this, Karen, but it's a false hope. It's never going to happen.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

It may not ever happen but it's what needs to happen.

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Felis said...

I said it in some other places but what the heck:
Only the US at this stage has the capacity to deal with Iran.
Of course we'll help.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

That would be agreat team, the Aussies and the US.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Actually, Karen, I was referring to Felis, and I did not intend my remarks to be argumentative, I just don't share Felis' overly optimistic POV on this.

8:47 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

Gotcha. It wasn't clear in your post.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Felis said...

I don't think it will happen either.
I am far from being optimistic.

I only "indirectly" stated that Israel has no capacity to knock off Iran's arsenal.
The only country capable of doing it is the US.
And of course Oz would give a hand (if needed).

4:29 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

I feel a sense of urgency. Someone, anyone needs to take it out.

8:29 PM  

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