April 11, 2007
As Iran's Nuke Program AdvancesTopics: Iran
Tony Blankley's must read piece at RCC for those who argue that diplomacy is the path to safety in stopping the Iranian bomb:
[...] On Monday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cheerfully announced in a televised speech that Iran has now joined the club of countries with "industrial-level" nuclear enrichment -- confirming that Iran has begun enriching uranium with 3,000 centrifuges.Blankley's warning comes as Iran now says it will not accept any suspension of its uranium-enrichment activities and urges world powers to accept the "new reality" of the Islamic republic's nuclear program. The West had better soon realize that the "new reality" Iran speaks of includes atomic weapons. Given that Iran has no intentions whatsoever of abiding by the NPT, the time is rapidly coming, and I do mean rapidly, that the West must decide to either fish or cut bait. Iran will use al-taqiyya until pigs fly, and lead the West down the rosy false path of diplomacy that is doomed to failure, all the while readying itself to hand out nuclear weapons to terrorists for use on Western targets.
Exactly a year ago, Monday, Iran revealed they had 164 centrifuges. Until Monday they were believed to have increased that number only to 328. Experts explain that when the number of operational centrifuges reaches about 50,000, they can build nuclear weapons. Ahmadinejad went on to brag that world powers cannot stop Iran's nuclear drive, and that his country's atomic program is on its way "to the summit" -- where, presumably, one would find something more than a peaceful nuclear electricity plant.
I might add, when, a year ago, I and others expressed alarm at the 164 centrifuges Iran had then developed, I was told by a number of experts that due to the remarkably complex and sensitive nature of the technology of integrating centrifuges, it was much harder, technically, to move from a couple hundred to several thousand. Apparently, now a year later, that formidable technical challenge has been surmounted.
... while Western media reports of our diplomatic meanderings encourage liberal Westerners to believe we are being oh so civilized, prudent and un-cowboy-like as we gently and diplomatically nudge Iranian intentions away from their lust for nuclear weapons - large segments of the Muslim world are cheering on every radical Muslim triumph over a "decadent" Christian West that is proving itself ripe for the pickings, and for historic civilizational revenge.
In a previous post titled "Peaceful Iran? Clips From Iranian TV Tell A Story Of Intended War On America And The West," we showed a video of a short compilation of clips on the Iranian Nuclear program, Iranian Military program, Ahmadinejad, and Ayatollahs. As we said then, if it doesn't convince you that Iran intends nothing less than the attainment of nuclear weapons and the destruction of America, then you deserve your fate should we fail to stop them - now. (Watch and listen carefully, and try to pick up on a couple of the very telling Freudian slips)
In the video we learn how Iran uses "talk and negotiation" and the diplomatic process to buy time to develop their weapons. The game of diplomacy is being lost by the West and won by the Iranians, as they offer hope then do a turnaround.Negotiate with Iran? Use diplomacy with a radical outlaw regime that has no intentions of abiding by international law and whose chief strategy in dealing with the West diplomatically is to lie, cheat, and deceive while it prepares itself to attempt to convert the world to Islam or destroy it?
Iran's Islamic regime is indeed expert at al-taqiyya, and the Europeans and some Americans are so gullible as to fall for it over and over and over again.
While no reasonable human being ops for war, in the case of radical Islamist regimes like Iran, the West delays engaging Iran militarily only at its peril.
Posted by Richard at April 11, 2007 8:11 AM
Iran is spoiling for a fight with the west!!! Why are they so determined to receive the wrath that the United States and its partners are capable of providing, unless they truly believe that we are not capable of or willing to preemptively attack them? Why does the western world continue to play games with a government that has proven through word and deed that it is in fact willing to aggressively pursue its own destruction? Worst of all is the fact that Israel has a responsibility to its citizens that cannot allow for a nuclear armed Iran and furthermore Israel is armed with nuclear weapons and has little if any assurances that a conventional strike will create the damage necessary to successfully halt Iran's nuclear infrastructure or deter the Iranian government from pursuing nuclear armaments in the future and ultimately the destruction of Israel.
Why do we in the west refuse to take terrorists and the countries that support them at their word? If you are in close proximity to a person who has murdered before, and that person says that they are going to beat you to death, and you can see the person making a bat with which they could carry out their threats, do you wait for them to finish the bat, or do you preemptively attack and destroy your enemy based on the evidence at hand?
Here are the facts that confront the world at large.
* Iran is and has for some time been not only a sponsor of terrorism but an active terrorist entity.
* Iran is putting every national resource into its nuclear weapons program.
* Iran has stated very clearly what it intends to do with its nuclear capabilities once they have achieved a working weapon.
* Iran has shown through the force of action that it holds the entire world in contempt and that it feels that it can act with impunity even where their actions are clearly illegal and infringe on the rights of western citizens and the governments that are supposed to be protecting them!
* Iran is going to have enough fissile material to build its first nuclear weapon within 12 to 15 months (possibly sooner).
It is only through preemptive action that the rest of the world can be assured of any degree of security for our future, and indeed the future of the entire human race. Are we going to take the high road to Armageddon? Are we going to run back to the United Nations to our peril and the peril of every human being? Or are we going to let the suicidal tendencies of one government that is acting not only against the desires and best intentions of the global community but the citizens is says it represents lead us all to destruction?
It is my contention that Iran's representatives are speaking from the heart when they say they intend to destroy Israel. It is my sincere belief that Iran, Syria and Venezuela are united and working actively together to bring about Armageddon! It is clear to me that they believe they can get away with the creation of a nuclear weapon, the blatant and intentional destruction of Israel, and the annexation of Iraq, all while the rest of the world watches in horror and does nothing to prevent it!
Posted by: Martin Sims at April 11, 2007 4:09 PM
Came accross this news saying:
Indications US Will Launch Attack on Iran in April
Posted by: David at April 11, 2007 6:58 PM
I only wish the April thing was true. While I don't favor war over diplomacy, there can be no diplomacy with irrational regimes and unreasonable people. Iran is both. Ahmadinejad needs to reap what he has sowed.
Posted by: Richard at April 11, 2007 11:25 PM
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