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Friday, March 10, 2006

Iran: Waiting For the Thud of the Hammer


If you cannot see the handwriting on the wall now, you may be blind. The Iranian nuclear facilities are going to be taken out. In the last few days the White House has been grooming the American public for just that probability.

This from Yahoo News:

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday that Iran will not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon and warned "the United States is keeping all options on the table in addressing the irresponsible conduct of the regime."

This from News VOA:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Iran may be the number one challenge facing America. She says based on its current behavior, Tehran is giving the world plenty of reason for concern. She cites Iran's support for terrorism, and the belligerent statements of its leaders.
"If you can take that and multiply it by several hundred you can imagine Iran with a nuclear weapon and the threat they would then pose to that region," said Ms. Rice.

And, we have been seeing a slow build up in the rhetoric that perhaps is in the grooming stage of preparing the American public for what is to come.

According to a Zogby poll on February 1st:

"The comprehensive new Zogby poll shows that 64% of respondents favor joint U.S.-European military intervention to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, and 63% favor joint military action with the United Nation to stop Iran’s nuclear program. Another 47% would support unilateral military action by the U.S. against Iran."

With George Bush's own poll numbers falling, and a perceived weakness over the Dubai port deal, action on the Iran situation seems to be not far down the line.

Action on Bush's part will certainly boost his strength at home. And more importantly, Iran should not be allowed to have the bomb.

In a sense, Iran is already at war with us. They are furnishing weapons to kill our troops in Iraq. The government of Iran has made threats against both us an Israeli. And, they continue to provide support for terrorist groups around the world.

As early as December 12 of last year, I reported on how plans were forming to stop Iran's nuclear aspirations with force. Then, estimates were that March appeared as the earliest military action would be used. March is here, and with the expected failure of diplomatic efforts, it is becoming increasing clear an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities is not far off.

1 Comments:

At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The American public never ceases to amaze me in their stupidity. You'd think after the fiasco of Iraq and the deliberate misrepresentations of the threat posed by Iraq, that the public would have at least some misgivings about what they are being "groomed" to believe.

My theory: Iran WANTS us to do a limited air strike against them. That's why they have been making so many provocative statements...they're practically begging for it. They no that for good reason, we would never invade the country (it would be Iraq x 100). An air strike against them would be realistically of limited consequences and would unit the Arab world against us, and serve as a further recruiting tool for terrorist organizations.

The long and short of it is we continue to do Israel's dirty work for them for reasons that are beyond my comprehension. Iraq was no direct threat to us, as even the biggest fan of Bush now has to admit. Now, we are acquiescing to Israel's demands yet again. And the American public is still blind and stupid.

 

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