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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nuclear Threats Bubble Up From Iran While Dabbling with Nuclear Arms Program

Nadene Goldfoot
The biggest threat today for Americans, and especially for Israel is the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.  Iran has constantly threatened Israel's existence as well as all Jews in the past few years.  Persia almost got away with it when Queen Esther lived so long ago by the evil doings of Haman, and now we have Ahmadinejad in just about the same role and mind-set.  The beautiful Jewish Queen Esther didn't sit around pondering what to do:  she came clean and told her husband, King Ahashueros that she was one of the Jews that Hamen wanted to kill, and so Hamen and his sons got it instead when all were hung.  At that time Persia wasn't a Muslim country, either.  Islam came into existence in the 600's CE.

 Persia must have been a nice place to live in in those days.  What has happened to it being "Iran" now is that the Muslim Brotherhood has gained a foothold which promotes the fullfillment of the Nazi regime in killing all Jews, especially those in Israel. After all, they can't abide having a Jewish state amongst all the Muslim ones, can they?

Obama said on November 30th that "we don't compromise when it comes to Israel's security."  He should have told the Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta what he would be saying, because Leon also made a speech to the Brookings Institute where he stated some demands on Israel.

1. Israel is to abstain from attacking Iran and rely on the USA in the following points.
   a.  USA only will negotiate with the Palestinians
   b. USA will reach out to Egypt, Turkey and Jordan
2. Israel is to pursue only the goals shared with the USA

This reads like the Israeli opposition platform, unfortunately.  Panetta gives mixed messages, depending on whom he is addressing.  He told a Washington forum that the biggest threat to security and prosperity of the Middle East is nuclear-armed Iran. He also said that Obama has not ruled out using military force. 

What Panetta is afraid of if Israel goes it alone is that Iran will retaliate against the USA, who is the big Satan in their book while Israel is the little Satan.  Israel was successful back in the 1980's of destroying  Iraq's Osirak Nuclear Research Facility when negotiations didn't work out.  They flew over and bombed it and returned to cheering in Israel but condemnation from the rest of the world.  Later, in the Persian Gulf War, they received praise for having done this after finding out about the stockpile of ammunition that Iraq had squirrelled away. (I wrote about it in the week of June 14, 1981 in my book.  While at my teacher's home, a neighbor came over to tell us about Israel bombing the Iraq atomic plant which was a surprise to us all.  My comment was that France shouldn't have supplied Iraq with such deadly things.  We stayed for dinner and discussed it.)
One bland force that has kept Iran back from its timetable has been the computer virus called "Stuxnet" that keeps plaguing them.  Israel has been blamed for that deed, but there is no proof.  It could easily also have been the USA.  We have great computer experts in both countries who could have come up with it.  It's a great way to slow up their efforts without shedding any blood.  November 14th of this year told of the Duqu supervirus that also hit their program.  I hope it continues to plague them. 

 If the USA tries to blockade Iran's Strait of Hormuz and cause an embargo, Iran will force oil prices to soar to $250 a barrel.  It looks like Iran has the USA and Israel in a vise. 

In the meantime, we have Howard Gutman, our US Ambassador to Belgium, taking the Chutzpa cake.  He had the gall to tell Jews at a meeting that it was their fault that Muslims are anti-semitic and violent towards them.  David Harris, head of AJC wrote him a letter afterwards telling him a thing or two about the relationship between Islam and Jews.  Good grief, where have these people been living?  Better yet, what do they spend their time reading?  Or, just what TV news channels do they watch to get such weird ideas? 

What could be called "famous last words" are Muslim advisors who tell us that Iran would never hit Israel with nuclear arms.  After all, they would also kill Arab Muslims as well.  I don't think that would bother them at all.  Weighing their goal against  lives would be nothing for them.  For us it would be, but they follow a different path of reasoning. 

Did the USA have any idea that Pearl Harbor would be bombed by the Japanese?    Germany in WWII wasn't going to invade Europe, either and many believed that to be true.  It was the Prime Minister of England, Neville Chamberlain who spoke of peace in our time on September 30, 1938 and said it " in his speech concerning the Munich Agreement and the Anglo-German Declaration.  The phrase echoed Benjamin Disraeli, who upon returning from the Congress of Berlin in 1878 stated "I have returned from Germany with peace in our time." It is primarily remembered for its ironic value, as the German occupation of the Sudetenland began on the following day.  So promises really aren't worth their weight if the conditions show differently. 

Resource:  Osirak Nuclear Research Facility video
Israel News Daily

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