Iran's Nuclear weapons umbrella
Of course Iran is hiding other ( Nuclear ) sites.
The horse has left the barn. We can pretend otherwise and we can pretend we can bomb our way to elimination.
Or we can get real, like I've been arguing in print now for almost five years.
Posted by Thomas P.M. Barnett on November 24, 2009 4:30 AM Permalink
Is he talking about the Iran that :
Iran continues to arm rogue regimes and terrorist groups in blatant violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1747. Such aggressive behavior on the part of Iran in support of terrorist groups and rogue regimes highlights a critical shortcoming of current international sanctions on Iran. In the latest case, last week, the Israeli Navy intercepted the Francop, a vessel carrying five hundred tons of weapons, including thousands of mortar shells and long range rockets believed to be bound for Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israeli officials released photographs of Katyusha rockets seized last week by UNIFIL forces in Lebanon that are the same make as those seized on board the Francop. According to U.S. officials, the arms shipment was "clearly manifested from Iran to Syria" in violation of a March 2007 UN arms embargo and provides "unambiguous evidence of the destabilizing proliferation of arms in the region."
It is high time to back up the tough talk with action. The good news is that there are ways to effectively disrupt Iran's international weapons smuggling. The question is whether the Francop episode will provide the political impetus for the international community to take action. Previous cases of Iranian arms smuggling prompted no such action.
The Iran that is exporting IEDs to Afghan and Pakistan?
The Iran regime that continues in power by fiat, a paper coup, and persecutes its own people.
The Iran that seized an American Embassy and took residents as hostages? That was and is a huge deal.
And Iran does all that and more without a Nuclear weapons umbrella.
And Tom ignores or dismisses the risks posed by 13 Imam paradigm.
There is even some evidence Iran has exported nuclear tech to Syria.
There is no need to "bomb our way to elimination."
Just set their nuke program back 6 mos to a year.
More talking time for the State Dept.and the Green movement.
Currently the Iran bully has no idea of their limits. An attack would give them some parameters to work with.
The intention is not to bomb their N program out of existence,
But draw a real line, set limits, buy time, and give the bully a black eye
and finally add some consequences to their actions.
The Iranian regime have shown no inclination to be anything
but aggressive and exporters of terrorism.
The Iranian paradigm and actions argue to them exporting nukes to Syria, S. America other client states in middle East.
The current regime exhibits extreme risks for the world if they get Nukes.
What will they act like if they get a Nuclear weapons umbrella.
Iran is acting like an 8th Grade bully,if somebody clocks them it will take some of that bully out of them, and reset their limits.
If Iran gets a nuke, its an 8th grade bully, but one with a Glock.
This horse has NOT left the barn, YET.
Some interesting points, some not so good. Worth a quick read.
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