The absurdity of some – many – in this discussion literally knows no bounds.
Iran is building a nuke. Period.
Ahmadinejad has stated many times, as has Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, their spiritual leader, that Israel must be destroyed. Fact.
Ahmadinejad believes that the coming of the 12th imam will be hastened by chaos.
A nuclear attack on Israel will result in the destruction of Israel and chaos, both STATED goals of the rulers of Iran. Yet the Left insists on projecting Western values and precepts in complete disregard of the multiculturalism they espouse.
Here’s their culture: Kill everyone in disagreement with islam, and enslave and retain the option of killing at-will all women within islam.
This is a different worldview than the Western post-Enlightenment view of human beings.
To project on to islam a post-Enlightenment Western sensibility, to fantasize that they can be encouraged and enticed by modernity and the mores of the classical Western Liberal democracy their nation’s leaders explicitly reject, is just plain stupid and ignorant. They cannot.
In fact, it is intentional ignorance, as all the information is there for everyone with open eyes and an open mind to see and comprehend. This of course excludes the Western Left.
It seems that the Left is completely OK with the destruction of Israel and the global economy – as long as we don’t attack Iran. Somehow they’ll be fine with excuses for mushroom clouds over Jerusalem, but can’t be bothered from stopping it while it can be stopped BEFORE any valuable Western lives are lost.
(No, the lives of those who preach jihad and shariah are NOT “valuable.” They are destroyers of modernity and killers of all in disagreement with their pre-Enlightenment barbarism.)
And talk of troops in Iran is beyond, way beyond, normal Baby Boomer stupid. We have nukes with subsurface burst capability that EASILY can destroy Iran’s nuke program. All the talk about conventional bunker busters (or even crazier – troops on the ground) is just normal vapid Boomer insanity. In war ALL that matters is the size of the bang. How that bang is created is totally irrelevant.
Nuke the Iranian weapons sites – NOW. The failure to do so will cost millions of lives.