Now the dreaded “smoking gun” is out–the IAEA report proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that it’s possible that Iran is pursuing various research initiatives which a country on the road to a nuclear device might undertake (gotcha Ayatollah!). It’s clear and beyond a shadow of a doubt that Iran plans to incinerate the entire universe and that it must be stopped at all costs. I’d suggest a world alliance of all like-minded, sensible, decent and Christian nations (we’ll let Israel in because it hates Muslims as much as we do) to wage war to the death with the heathen fiends.
This must be a no holds barred affair, a struggle to the death between good and evil. We must win whatever it takes. The stakes are high. For if they win the world as we know it ceases to exist. We’ll all be forced to convert to Islam and marry four wives (at least). And we’ll be speaking that horrid gibberish they speak over there.
Those Israelis know a thing or two about Holocausts and there’s no question in any red blooded white man’s mind that those mullahs are just itchin’ to follow in Adolf’s footsteps. So saddle up those F-16s, we’re goin’ to war baby. Just like Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove. Our cause is just. Their’s is barbarism.
This is typical of the Nancy-boy stuff going around the internet from those peacenik types who would sap our precious bodily fluids and prevent us from doing what must be done about Iran. Imagine she even has the chutzpah to say:
…The report…does not contain a “smoking gun.”
Let’s not forget also that impeccable journalism offered by Yossi Melman in Haaretz breathlessly and preposterously claiming:
Iran has miniaturized a nuclear warhead on a Shihab missile and tested it.
NOTE: After I read this passage and quoted it here, Haaretz edited this sentence and added the phrase “experimented with.”
Unspecified “western sources” told him Iran is “months away” from assembling its first nuclear weapon. Muhammad Sahimi tells me that they’ve been making that claim for years.
Melman provides useful background that underscores the slanted nature of the report. He notes that Israeli intelligence agencies figured heavily (though he doesn’t use that term) in the evidence used to produce the report:
One can assume, and read into foreign reports that the Israeli intelligence agencies – the Mossad and the IDF’s Aman (military intelligence) – also contributed their share of the evidence.
Melman also confirms that the IAEA chief, Yukio Amano is a creature of the U.S. and Israel:
Iran is right about one thing: Amano is backed by the West and especially the U.S.
And here, in all seriousness, is Melman’s justification if Israel does decide to go to war:
The fact that up until now Iran has acted rationally doesn’t mean that it won’t change course and press the button for apocalyptic, messianic reasons.
Why, yes actually because Iran has acted rationally (even Melman concedes this because he does possess an element of rationality and pragmatisms as opposed to some of his Israeli intelligence sources) does mean they are likely to act rationally going forward as well. In fact, even Iranians who detest the regime and would celebrate its demise, like Muhammad Sahimi, remind us every chance they get that Iran’s leaders are careful, cautious and pragmatic in weighing their actions. Anyone who paints them as madmen or messianically-inspired is deluding themselves.
In considering Melman’s reporting on this subject, we should remember that he wrote several articles and a glowing profile of his old professor, Raymond Tanter, who now espouses the MEK cause and advocates violent regime change.
What have we learned today from the IAEA? That it appears Iran may be trying to enter that august body of the world’s nuclear powers. A body of which there have been members for the past 65 years. Members who at times seemed on the brink of waging war on each other. Now there are a dozen or so of such members, some of whom are truly nasty specimens. Yet somehow the world hasn’t yet gone up in flames. Somehow we all manage to wake up the next morning and go to work and raise our children. All despite the fact that countries like North Korea and Pakistan possess the wherewithal to blow us to Kingdom Come.
I have news for all of you and horrible news it is. Iran at some point is likely to join the ranks of nuclear nations. And yes, the world will be rendered a slight bit less safe because of this. But will this development add significantly more danger to the world than the accession of Israel, Russia or the U.S. to that club? Not at all.
We don’t have to like Iran’s leaders and many of us don’t. But there are other real reprobates already in this club and we seem to be still muddling along. In short, if the worst happens and Iran goes nuclear, we will survive. This will put a big crimp in Israel’s style, which is why they rail at the prospect. But somehow even they will figure out how to stop worrying and love the bomb. If they don’t go and do something stupid like start WWIII.