3/14/2006

A Rant

I haven't posted a good rant in awhile. This one has been building up since Sunday. I watched the movie The Day After. It was made in 1983 and it's about the aftermath of a nuclear war with Russia. I'm just curious why it aired at this time and who it is aimed at. With the looming threat of nutjobs in Iran close to developing nuclear weapons and their ability to use long range missiles, why this movie now? Is it aimed at us in the US or at those in Iran?

The one reason that the US and the USSR avoided a nuclear exchange is because each side valued life and their children's future. I do not see this as the case in Iran. I am reasonably sure that the majority of Iranians loves their children and want to insure a good future for them. President Ahmadinejad is a different story and is filled with visions of glory and hatred. He has made the threat to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.

If he had the capability to do it now, I am sure he would not hesitate. To me, this is one of the most pressing threats to world peace. Iran must not be allowed to continue to develop its nuclear program. It must be stopped and very soon.

Time is running out and Iran is playing its games with the ineffectual EU and the UN. A while back, I posted where the US was planning on an operation sometime this month to take out Iran's nuclear program. I hope those reports are true and that action is forthcoming.

Another movie comes to mind Dr. Strangelove, the American General Jack Ripper who gleefully and willfully sets off the US's nuclear defense against the USSR is akin to Iran President Ahmadinejad.

Time is running out. Something should have been done long ago. But the movie The Day After is a good reminder of what is in store for the world if Iran is allowed to develop nuclear weapons. Islamic extremists are delusional and only see visions of a glory to come. Ahmadinejad is very delusional and his vision of nuclear weapons must not be allowed to continue. I do not want to see our world reduced to the Stone Age and that is what will happen if Iran is allowed to continue on it's course. I do not want relatives in Israel reduced to ash. Too many have already been lost to the Shoah. But it's not only Israel that is at risk; those missiles can reach also reach Europe. The whole world is at risk.

4 Comments:

Blogger MissingLink said...

I think it is just a matter of time.
It's hard to tell but the best strategy would be to hit the targets and take oover the oil rich area (just across the border with Iraq).
There wouldn't be any need to occupy the whole country.

9:05 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

I believe just taking out the essential targets would be enough. I believe the Iranian people, especially the woman are ready for a regime change of their on doing.

Ever the optimist!

9:08 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I'm with Felis. If we can occupy a small section of Cuba for almost fifty years, we can occupy a small section of Iran. Build a fence and let the rest of the country go to hell in a handcart.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

Hmm. That's a consideration and let's not forget we've been at the DMZ for over 50 years.

1:53 PM  

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