Dec 10 2005

Iranian President A Mad Hatter

Published by at 10:40 am under All General Discussions,Iran

What else can you say about someone who says things like this:

Keep it up, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Speak with your heart about Israel. Say what you feel and repeat it as often as you like.
In the last few days, the president of Iran has expressed doubt about the Holocaust and said Israel should be moved to Europe. Two months ago he described Israel as a “disgraceful blot” that must be “wiped off the map.” He’s interspersed these menacing outbursts with warnings that fellow Muslims who recognize Israel “will burn in the fire” of the Islamic umma, meaning the religious community or nation.

While his country heads to a nuclear showdown with the West.

And the man who has been the supreme leader of Iran since Khomeini’s death, Ayatollah Khamenei, has similarly pledged to root out the “cancerous growth” of Israel.

The difference is that Ahmadinejad issues his pronouncements with such raw gusto that he seizes the world’s attention. Countries as diverse as Germany, China, Turkey, Britain, Canada and of course the United States have condemned Ahmadinejad’s statements, as have the U.N. Security Council and European Union. Suddenly it is no longer acceptable to ignore the festering danger lurking in Tehran. The only question is whether the world will do more than protest.

Well, Iran is not going to be deterred by words from the UN or US. They have made that perfectly clear over and over again.

Iran’s top nuclear official said Saturday that his country will enrich uranium and produce nuclear fuel despite the U.S.-led international campaign to persuade it to abandon such ambitions.

Gholamreza Aghazadeh, head of the Atomic Organization of Iran, gave no date for when the processes would start but stressed they would do so at some stage.

“For me, there is no doubt that the process of producing nuclear fuel in Iran will be accomplished,” Aghazadeh told a news conference. “There is no doubt that we have to carry out uranium enrichment.”

Sorry, but the only question is how much political heat will we take whne we destroy the nuclear facilities. My guess is very little. The Muslim/Arabs are not keen on Iran getting the bomb. Iranians are Persian, not Arabs. An Iranian nuclear bomb would leave the Arab’s at the mercy of two non-Arab nuclear powers (Pakistand and Iran). I get the impression the Arab world would voice little outrage.

What we cannot allow is for Iran to provide suicide bombers in Iraq nuclear devices to strap on.

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2 Responses to “Iranian President A Mad Hatter”

  1. Perhaps you should email that last sentence to el Baradei, who accepted his Nobel Peace Prize today for doing such a good job of keeping nukes out of the hands of terrorists.

  2. Snapple says:

    Here is an article that says the Israelis are getting ready to bomb these uranium enrichment facilities. They also located some enrichment site that el Baradei missed.,,2089-1920074,00.html

    “ISRAEL’S armed forces have been ordered by Ariel Sharon, the prime minister, to be ready by the end of March for possible strikes on secret uranium enrichment sites in Iran, military sources have revealed.

    The order came after Israeli intelligence warned the government that Iran was operating enrichment facilities, believed to be small and concealed in civilian locations……

    A “massive” Israeli intelligence operation has been underway since Iran was designated the “top priority for 2005”, according to security sources.

    Cross-border operations and signal intelligence from a base established by the Israelis in northern Iraq are said to have identified a number of Iranian uranium enrichment sites unknown to the the IAEA.

    Since Israel destroyed the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq in 1981, “it has been understood that the lesson is, don’t have one site, have 50 sites”, a White House source said. “