Iran is on the verge of becoming a nuclear power, of developing, possessing and using nuclear weapons, and nothing that will happen at the upcoming P5+1 talks in Vienna will prevent her from crossing the line.
The P5+1 is made up of the United States, Russia, China, The United Kingdom, France and Germany.
Except for the U.S. the rest are effectively irrelevant because only the Americans or the Israelis can keep Iran from becoming a nuclear power.
Despite his rhetoric and reassurances President Obama and the Americans have done nothing and will do nothing to keep nuclear weapons out of the Iranian’s hands.
They simply won’t do it.
That leaves it to Israel. If nuclear weapons are to be kept out of the Iranian’s hands the Israelis will have to do it. Unless they do it is a dead certainty that Iran will become a nuclear power.
Why does Israel have to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power?
Because the Iranian’s will use their nuclear weapons against Israel as soon as they possibly can, that’s why.
That’s a dead certainty too.
Why does Israel have to attack and destroy Iran’s nuclear weapons development facilities?
Because the consequences of not doing so would be far worse than the consequences of doing so, that’s why.
Norman Podhoretz summed it up very well in an article published in the Wall Street Journal.
To quote Mr. Podhoretz.
“Given how very unlikely it is that President Obama, despite his all-options-on-the-table protestations to the contrary, would ever take military action, the only hope rests with Israel. If, then, Israel fails to strike now, Iran will get the bomb. And when it does, the Israelis will be forced to decide whether to wait for a nuclear attack and then to retaliate out of the rubble, or to pre-empt with a nuclear strike of their own. But the Iranians will be faced with the same dilemma. Under these unprecedentedly hair-trigger circumstances, it will take no time before one of them tries to beat the other to the punch.”
“And so my counsel to the proponents of the new consensus is to consider the consequences of the unspeakable horrors that would be visited not just on Israel and Iran but on the entire region and beyond. The destruction would be far worse than any imaginable consequences of an Israeli conventional strike today when there is still a chance to put at least a temporary halt, and conceivably even a permanent one, to the relentless Iranian quest for the bomb.”
Go Israel go.
Your national security and national survival depends on it.
The consequences of not going are far worse than the consequences of going…that’s the bottom line.
Oh, and to all my fellow Americans out there…don’t forget to thank Israel when she does act. After all, you’re right up there on the Iranians nuclear weapons hit list as well.