Iran heads closer to war, terror

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As we bicker over domestic issues like contraceptives, marriage equality and taxing the wealthy, America faces a real foreign threat. Furthermore, it is being ignored by the Obama regime and the mainstream media.

Iran is on the verge of obtaining nuclear weapons. What this means is that we could be heading for another world war on a scale never before seen. We have heard over and over again from radical Islamic extremists who control Iran and their followers, that the West and Israel must be destroyed.

As recently as Jan. 13, an Associated Press article reported that Iranians were demonstrating in the streets over the assassination of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan. During his funeral, Iranians chanted “Death to Israel” and “Death to America.” So is it any wonder that nuclear weapons in the hands of Iran could possibly hold a threat to Israel or the US?

Iran loaded its first domestically-made fuel rod into a nuclear reactor. This was accomplished despite the sanctions placed on them by the West designed to prevent nuclear proliferation. Ahmadinejad in a live television broadcast announced, “The era of bullying nations has passed. The arrogant powers cannot monopolize nuclear technology. They tried to prevent us by issuing sanctions and resolutions, but failed. Our nuclear path will continue.”

Despite the intelligence reports, the Obama administration is downplaying the threat from Iran. A State Department spokeswoman stated, “We frankly don’t see a lot new here. This is not big news. In fact it seems to have been hyped.”

Israel doesn’t view the situation quite as the Obama regime. “We’re at the very last moment. This is going to be the first time in history that a maniacal, radical Islamic regime will acquire a nuclear weapon,” said Naftali Bennett, a former chief of staff to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “The day after they have a bomb will be a different day for the entire world,” he added.

“Iran does have missiles capable of hitting U.S. facilities in the Persian Gulf, and notably, in Afghanistan, and it is known to be in development of long-range missiles that could reach Eastern Europe. It has a pretty robust missile program,” Alireza Nader, an analyst at the RAND Corporation said.

Israel warned that an Israeli strike on Iran is imminent. The White House, however, is putting pressure on Netanyahu to quiet his cabinet about a possible attack on Iran. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was sent to Israel to solidify the effects of sanctions and to obtain a commitment that Israel would not launch a unilateral attack against Iran. It didn’t happen.

This administration, including Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Security of State Hillary Clinton, has publicly condemned Israel for wanting to defend itself. This sends the message that Israel can no longer depend on America to support them in their right to survival.

Sanctions will not work against the radical Islamic extremists such as Iran, who have been calling for the annihilation of Israel, the US and the Western way of life. Iran has deployed warships in the Mediterranean to show its strength. It has also been engaging in “war gaming” maneuvers. Reuters recently reported that Iran has stopped selling crude oil to British and French companies in retaliation for the sanctions placed on them by the European Union. Is it any wonder that gas is at its all time high for this time of year, not to mention that it is estimated to rise?

The Obama administration is now in the process of reducing our nuclear arsenal by 80 percent. That would deplete our nuclear weapons to less than held by China. The left is trying to convince us that it would show the world that we are willing to be a peaceful force, that if we put down our weapons they will put down theirs. They couldn’t be more wrong.

Those of you who were propagandized into believing you can fight the enemy with diplomacy are sadly mistaken. History tells us differently. When the fascist nation of Cuba in 1964 demanded that nuclear missiles be placed in Cuba (just a hundred miles from Florida) President Kennedy ordered a buildup of our military as well as our weapons arsenal. During the 1980s it was President Reagan who brought down the Berlin Wall and ended the Cold War by building up our nuclear weapon arsenal, making the U.S. the strongest military as well as making America the only “superpower.”

Perhaps you don’t realize that all it would take is one nuclear weapon to detonate close enough to emit the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) which would literally send our nation back to the dark ages. Iran has the capacity for such an attack not to mention their allies such as China and Russia. The danger is real and we can no longer ignore the threats and allow this government to continue to put our nation and our people in harm’s way.

2 thoughts on “Iran heads closer to war, terror

  1. Iran faces a delicate issue. On the one hand it wants to show the world all it’s got and put it at ease, while on the other hand it fears that such show ‘n tell will give its enemies a roadmap to bomb it.
    Saddam Hussein faced a similar dilemma ten years ago. Though he wanted the world to know he had nothing to hide, he also wanted to bluff his archenemy Iran into believing Iraq still had WMD.
    Bluffing did not go well for Saddam, and it might not go well for Ahmadinejad.
    But since the price tag for ridding Saddam proved high, maybe we ought to reflect what we are asking of Iran now. On the eve of a threatened attack, we are asking it to take us to the depths of its arsenal and show us all it’s got.
    Such great expectations are a sign we have been talking to our friends too long and are in need of a broader perspective. Exactly when was the last time we asked Pakistan, India, China or Russia to show us their arsenal?
    “But those countries are not advocating the destruction of Israel.”
    True, but Israel is not a thorn on their side either.
    Surely, however, we can see beyond the hyperboles and figure out their underlying purpose. Or have we forgotten that not all Iranians are thrilled with Ahmadinejad?
    He sure hasn’t forgotten.
    Nor has he forgotten that that his countrymen hate Israel even more. So he tells them that Israel will be wiped from the face of the earth. Expectantly, this nonsense unites them against a common enemy. It is even a diversion from the misery and isolation brought on by his theocratic regime.
    Quite clever work by Ahmadinejad — and not a rial spent or a bullet fired.
    So why are we letting the crazy talk about destroying Israel get us all worked-up — to the point of turning the world topsy-turvy again.
    Can we not see the desperate attempts of an unpopular regime simply trying to hold on?

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