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Monday, August 28, 2006

Israeli military creates "Iran front"

According to the latest from the London Telegraph (see fifth item), the Israeli government picked a commander for the "Iran front;" the Communist-backed mullahcracy has until Thursday to end its nuclear weapons program under the United Nations deadline - a deadline Israel may enforce on behalf of a deeply skittish Turtle Bay.

Personally, I would prefer helping the Iranian people take their country back, but that should have begun months - if not years - ago.  One can hardly blame the Israelis for deciding the clock has run out.

I only hope that this is not a repeat of the Israeli attack on Iraq's Osirak nuclear facility; i.e., an attack that keeps the offending regime in place.  None other than the grandson of the late Ayatollah Khomeini himself has asked for the West to liberate his country - by military means if necessary.  If Israel is to take up arms against Iran, I would hope my country (the U.S.) would take the opportunity to remove the mullahs from power.  Otherwise, we will at most push back the mullahs' plans for a decade.

To update a phrase made (in)famous by the National Rifle Association: Nukes don't kill people; terrorists kill people.

Posted by D.J. McGuire on August 28, 2006 in International Affairs | Permalink


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Considering that the rest of the world, including the U.S. prefer talking/negotiating instead of acting, it leaves Israel without other options. Be sure to expect, as always, that no one will come to Israel's aid whatever she does or does not do. If she is successful, they will all benefit and cash in on the success without giving any credit to her. Any doubts? Remember Osirak? In fact one does not have to go further back in time than the recent war with Hizbollah(Iran). Hizbollah's first terrorist attacks were against Americans no less and Hizbollah, as Iran's proxy, is a deadly threat to all the free world - not just Jews. Yet even the delivery of patriot missles to protect Israel's civilians was postponed by the State Department.

Posted by: Alain | 2006-08-28 12:57:51 PM

Why all that? I think Koffi just need to ask Iran nicely. If this does not help he can frown upon. You know his face is very expressive. And then as the last resort he can use his deadliest weapon called "resolution".

Posted by: Sceptical Observer | 2006-08-28 2:57:51 PM

I feel ashamed that Israel will be left to do the work that we should be doing.

At the very least, S. Harper, GWB and Blair et al should begin producing rhetorical cover for them.

Posted by: Gord Tulk | 2006-08-28 6:32:38 PM

Gord Tulk
I think most who do not get involved think that if they do they will get hit next. Look at Spain. They fell right into place once they were hit. So the rest think as long as it only happens over there, we won't rock the boat. Guess what the only reason you are left alone right now is cause they will get to you when they get through with us. They will eventually go everywhere noone is safe.

Posted by: sal | 2006-08-28 6:40:32 PM

I wonder what the reaction to an isreali attack would be in egypt, jordan, Saudi and the other "moderate" ME countries. I can't see them getting to upset as they have more to fear from Iran and their islamo-fascism than we do.

Posted by: Gord Tulk | 2006-08-28 6:48:42 PM

Israel has to be pro-active for the war that's coming its way, it's good to see they're putting things in place.

A lot of countries in the middle east don't want to see a nuclear Iran - they'll hype the rhetoric after Iranian power is destroyed, but they'll be quite happy in reality. Israel knows that, they've probably been told as much.

Posted by: philanthropist | 2006-08-29 8:40:12 PM

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