A large number of people seem to believe Iran is not developing nuclear weapons, and that Israel need not do anything about these weapons not being developed.
The absurdity fascinates thinking people.
Of course Iran is developing nukes.
They sit on one of the largest oil fields in the world. If they had an energy problem they’d be spending money building refineries rather than importing gasoline. This isn’t about energy. (Saudi Arabia, also sitting on an ocean of crude, also is pursuing nukes – they don’t need energy alternatives, either.)
Alternative energy? Global warming? OK – how about solar? It isn’t like they lack sunlight there, right? An entire economy could be built, and lots and lots of Arabs and Palestinians could be employed putting up mirrors and all the paraphernalia of solar energy in its current implementations.
Iran’s leader has commented more than often enough on his disdain for Israel’s continued existence. He is taken seriously by thinking people. This, of course, excludes those who believe – against any and all historical experience – that war can be wished away.
Historically these people are called “Useful Idiots.” Currently they call themselvefs “Liberals,” “Progressives,” and “Europeans.”
One would like to think that with the examples of Chamberlain and Carter, we’d be too smart to do it to ourselves again with Obama.
Then one would take a look at unionized teachers and the current American poiltical drive to make a man President who has never held a single job, who has done nothing of note in his entire life and realize, nope – we haven’t learned anything at all….
Living in a world in which small decisions and capabilities, even by “tiny countries,” can have existential consequences, Israel does not listen to the useful idiots of the Left, whether they are in the dying demi-continent of Europe or in the increasingly unserious America.
Is Israel practicing to go after Iran’s nuclear program? Of course they are. They’d be existentially stupid not to – and they aren’t stupid.
Will they attack Iran?
If America is so stupid as to elect Barack Obama as President, the world will understand the total lack of seriousness on America’s part.
And Israel will attack Iran.
They’ll have no choice.
And millions of people will die that, had America been smarter, would not have had to.