The new sanctions against Iran are a complete waste of time because they will do nothing to prevent Iranians from proceeding full steam ahead to develop nuclear weapons. This is the fourth round of sanctions and these will be every bit as unsuccessful as the others. Iranian President Ahmadinejad has already called them “worthless” and said they should go into “the trash bin” and he is right on both counts.
Sanctions won’t work for two patently obvious reasons.
1) Iran is unalterably opposed to Israel’s existence and committed to wiping it off the map. This is a religious imperative and nuclear weapons are necessary to bring it about.
2) Iran wishes to establish a world wide Islamic Caliphate based in Tehran. The first step is to get rid of Israel (the Little Satan), the second is to establish it’s hegemony in the Middle East, the third is to take over Europe and the fourth is to conquer the United States (the Great Satan), after which Western Civilization will be finished and Islam will rule the world. These are religious imperatives as well and nuclear weapons are also required for them.
The U.S. and Israel are the only two countries that can stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power and plunging the world into catastrophic war. America, or at least President Obama and his administration, doesn’t recognize and understand the implications and severity of the problem and doesn’t seem to have the foresight and courage to do anything substantial about it in any case. On the other hand, Israel has no illusions and sooner or later will launch a unilateral preemptive military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities in the name of national survival.
The betting here is that it will be sooner rather than later. Under President Obama’s leadership America’s special relationship with Israel has continually eroded and it’s commitment to protecting Israel is becoming less and less credible every day. Israel will act on it’s own if and when it feels it has no other choice and it will be entirely justified in doing so. Since Obama has done little if anything to hide his animus for the country and since this has led to Iran becoming stronger, more emboldened and on the verge of joining the nuclear club this could happen any time now.