Carol Platt Liebau: Iran Wants a Bomb

Friday, September 01, 2006

Iran Wants a Bomb

That's right, Iran wants a bomb and is trying to make one. Is there any sane American who disputes that?

It's blown off the deadline for ceasing uranium enrichment, and IAEA inspectors have found traces of enriched uranium enriched at levels higher than those needed simply for energy.

The US is pursuing sanctions through the UN (cue the laugh track). And once again, it's time to ask all those who have been so critical of our mission in Iraq: How do we proceed if no meaningful sanctions can be imposed on Iran? What, if anything, do you think we should do to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb?

Speak now -- or forever hold your peace.

10 Comments:

Blogger Cavalor Epthith said...

America can survive a nuclear attack, but it cannot survive been starved of oil. If America attacks Iran there will be an embargo by OPEC. America should allow another "agent" to take out the nuclear facilites in Iran. This means hanging Israel out to dry for certainly the Iranians will retaliate with amissile attack on Israel.
This is really a lose lose for all nations involved, but alas, Iran wants to be a susperpower and in this crazy time being in that club means having a nuclear deterrent. For Iran they have two for they have an oil deterrent also.

C.E.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

The Mid East isn't the only source for oil and I'm not sure that it's our main source. But in any case, a clandestine strike on their nuke facilities seems to be a great idea.

11:50 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Clandestine, HELL. (pardon the strong language)

Tell 'em when and where we are going to bomb, then do it. I still remember the signs held up by the Iranian mobs during the hostage crisis. "America you can do nothing" Give them back the same medicine.

The Muslem world only understands strength. We have got to show them not only who is the stronget kid on the block, but who can be the meanest.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

The Flomblog,

I don't disagree exactly, but as we can survive a nuclear attack (what a putz) and perhaps Mid East oil being cut-off, can we survive the fallout from an overt act such as you describe? Personally, for the sake of making an attack on us seem a very bad idea, returning 100-1 the destruction each time we ARE attacked should make clear where we stand on such things. But we do have to live and work with our friends in the world. Do we ignore world opinion as I believe we should, or take into account the probable response to such and action?

3:04 PM  
Blogger Cavalor Epthith said...

Marshall,

So now America worries about what the rest of the world thinks? Nonsense! Iran has a chance at having the two things that makes it a giant killer 1) large oil reserves 2) a nuclear arsenal. That dodgy THAAD thing is a fairy tale for security moms like Carol and a boondoggle for aerospace firms like the Patriot system it will not guarantee a greater than 65% kill rate.

The problem with the neocons is not that their warmongers it is that they are inept and indecisive warmongers. If I were whispering in Nancy Pelosi's ear right now I'd tell her to call for an immediate strike on Natanz on 11 September as soon as she sets foot on the floor of the House next week.

Underestimating the enemy and going in half way is what has you Yanks in a quagmire in Iraq today. Get the -52s to Diego Garcia and get the Turks on board so you can use their facilities in Batman for B-2s and get it over with.

Bush does not have a political career to worry about just an ego. He can make his "legacy" by being the President who saved the world from nuclear Iran.

C.E.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

cav,

You simp, I was posing a question. Nice of your to jump on the slightest thing. Try reading. If I didn't make myself clear, I'll be happy to use smaller words.

So where are YOU from? What are YOUR leaders doing? I don't seem to recall hearing of any other nation stepping up to the plate without first the US doing so. Instead of blowing hard at our efforts, encourage YOUR leaders to be the heroes. Barring that, STFU and let the adults deal with the problems facing the world.

8:42 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

MA, I politely disagree. The Islamofascists have declared total war on us. This declaration is as strong and deadly as was the axis of WWII. In my opinion we are fighting for our lives.

The only way to end a war successfully, as history has told is, is total and complete victory. For once in our national lives we need to act before we have been backed into the corner and forced into it. That will save millions of American lives.

World opinion is as fleeting as yesterdays hollywood gossip. I know that i am not PC, but those are my opinions.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

The Flomblog,

I am in agreement with you. I DON'T care about world opinion, as it is useless in ever having been correct or helpful. I only raised the point because for some it IS an issue and some of those may be part of the administration. I hope not, but pressure can be fierce. Also, if we do what we probably should in order to make the war end quickly and decisively, might the level of negative world opinion rise to the point of actually having an impact? Personally, I side with the notion raised by Kennedy, that we should bear any burden, pay any price. Yet such questions should be asked and considered if only in the spirit of pragmatism.

11:19 AM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

MA

I apoologize for not reading your post more carefully.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Cavalor Epthith said...

Without being rude, I will post my opinion until the host of this site bars me and on that day anyone willing can feel free to post their opinion, freely at my own blog.

That said,

Marshall,

I think you make such an attack based response because like many in the current White House you understand the threat of a nuclear Iran. America is not going to be destroyed by terrorists bombing malls or even killing themselves on trains or airplanes. America can only be killed by having the blood drained out of her and that blood is oil.

It is a devil's dance my friend as of today the price of light sweet crude hovers around USD 69 per barrel. The minute the war of words turns to a shooting war with Iran that price doubles. Therefore even if every Iranian processing facility is destroyed, which I still feel it should be, the fossil fuels that America so desperately needs, will exact a heavy toll on the economy.

The quote from kennedy then rings true and this is the problem that I have, Americans want the oil and gas for their SUVs but they do not want to pay the real price for them. Soon enough the time to sacrifice must come and the price America pays can be economic hardship that could cost three million lives; or a nuclear price that costs thirty million.

Like your Fram oil filter man, pay me now or pay me later but this is a bill that must and WILL be paid.

C.E.

8:26 PM  

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