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The time has come for the world to make a firm decision in regards to Iran and their nuclear weapons program. The U.N. announced recently that they understated the amount of enriched uranium that Iran has stockpiled by a third. In a report issued in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency said it had discovered an additional 460 pounds of low-enriched uranium which would give Iran more than a ton of yellow cake. According to Nuclear weapon experts, Iran now has sufficient yellowcake, with added purification, to make a nuclear weapon. Iran is not stopping there as they have increased their centrifuge’s capacity from about 5000 in November to 6000 today.
What is troubling is the fact that the world community has done virtually nothing to stop the Iranian nuclear threat. The last U.N. resolution aimed at discouraging the Persians was last spring and now the IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei, has stated that Iran and Syria may be hiding atomic activities. It has been reported today that President Obama offered to scrap our missile defense shield in Europe if the Russians help contain Iran. The Russians are 90% responsible for the nuclear threat emanating from the Gulf. Russia has built and supplied the technology to the Iranians so that one day they could wipe Israel off the map. Russia supplies Iran with weapons to protect their nuclear infrastructure and also provides weapons so that Iran can arm Hamas and Hezbollah.
President Obama campaigned that he would have direct talks with Iran to defuse the situation in the Middle-East. The Obama administration now has concluded that a diplomatic overture to Iran is unlikely to persuade Tehran to give up its nuclear ambitions. That leaves the world three options. Option one. Continue to do nothing and let Iran obtain nuclear capability then hope for the best. Option two. Have a complete naval blockade of Iran, allowing only food stuffs to enter. Option three. Let the Israelis attack Iran and support them vigorously. The Iranians have promised to shut the Strait of Hormuz and strike American military bases in the region if they are attacked. They have also threatened to strike oil fields in Saudi Arabia's Eastern province and other areas in the region.
It is time to give Benjamin Netanyahu the green light to launch a massive aerial assault on Iran’s nuclear complex. The Obama Administration should order three American carrier groups to that region as a precaution to Iranian retaliatory strikes on our allies and to assure the free flow of oil. I realize the dangers to the region and the world with such an operation, but the dangers will be much worse if we allow Iran to continue. Allowing Iran to obtain nuclear weapons would be akin to allowing Hitler to re-take the Sudetenland. It would give them a false sense of power and they will use that power to destroy Israel. The Germans tried to exterminate the Jews due to the weakness of Neville Chamberlain and Europe’s desire for peace. Who will be the Neville Chamberlain of this century and allow millions of Jews to perish once again.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
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