Thursday, April 17, 2008

Day of Reckoning?

The nuclear facility near Natanz, Iran

U.S. Strike on Iran Nearing


Monday, April 14, 2008
By: Jim Meyers

Contrary to some claims that the Bush administration will allow diplomacy to handle Iran’s nuclear weapons program, a leading member of America’s Jewish community tells Newsmax that a military strike is not only on the table – but likely.
“Israel is preparing for heavy casualties,” the source said, suggesting that although Israel will not take part in the strike, it is expecting to be the target of Iranian retribution.
“Look at Dick Cheney’s recent trip through the Middle East as preparation for the U.S. attack,” the source said.
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Note from Radarsite:
As the knee-jerk pacifist libs are already getting their old "Bush Lied! Thousands died!" placards out of the closet and dusting them off, I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is indeed a reliable "source". If the alternative to a preemptive attack on Iranian nuclear facilities is permitting the crazy mullahs to have a bomb so that they can blackmail the entire ME and have the means to totally annihilate Israel, then I am an unabashed warmonger. I readily accept the premise that preemptive strikes are sometimes legitimate -- and morally-justifiable choices; they can actually save lives. An Allied preemptive attack on Hitler in 1938 would have stopped the advance of Nazism in its tracks and saved millions of lives. But, as we all know too well, the Allies couldn't muster up the will to do it. And by the time events overtook them and they no longer had a choice, the Nazi war machine had become all but invincible.
Tellingly, our present day pacifist/appeaser libs hate WWII analogies; and for damn good reason. The Chamberlainesque parallels hit too close to home. We are faced today with a similar tough decision. But we must clearly understand our options. It is not a question of war or no war; it's a question of war now or war later, war now on our terms, or war later on theirs. Our present enemy will not be dissuaded. And, yes, just as in '38, the war later will be against an even more formidable foe, whose sense of power has only been strengthened by our obvious lack of will.
It is as simple as this: a nuclear armed Iran is unacceptable. Ahmadinejad, like Hitler before him, has made his intentions crystal clear. We must take him at his word. We cannot rely on anyone else to solve this problem for us, certainly not the weak-kneed and conflicted UN. Certainly not the bumbling EU. And not even brave little Israel. If we are to save the ME, we must do it ourselves. We must have the courage of our convictions. We must have the courage to face down the bullying pacifists and the delusional equivocators.
By allowing themselves to be persuaded that the threat wasn't what it most assuredly was, by prevaricating and procrastinating, the Allies -- especially Britain -- were ultimately responsible for the loss of millions of lives.
We cannot allow ourselves to make the same mistakes again. -- rg

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  1. Make no mistake about it, if the US doesn't destroy the Iranian Nuclear Program, Israel will.

    Why is it that only Israel takes the words of Ahmadinejad seriously when he says: "Wipe Israel off the face of the Earth."? Why is it that when you listen to Israeli news or read their newspapers it is known as The Iranian Threat? Go to and you will see it for yourself.

    Why is it that Israel has to have full scale alerts to prepare her people for war as they did last week?

    On June 7, 1981 the IAF destroyed Saddam's nuclear facility. Thus preventing him for acquiring a nuclear weapon. A weapon he told the world that he was developing to use on Israel.

    Soon, Ahmadinejad will find that running off your mouth will result in the same treatment.

  2. Check out the French take on a multi regime take down in a weeek or less

    It's a hair raiser!!

  3. It would be wise of us to let Israel handle this one.. it's in their backyard and it would give them the wonderful opportunity to flex some muscle over there and shut those scumbag radicals up...

    time to smack some faces you might say...

  4. There is a problem with letting Israel handle this alone. The planes won't go that far on their tanks of gas. Now if the US offered to refuel in mid-air the planes, I'm sure some nice IAF pilots would love a chance at hitting Iran's nuclear plants.

    Just love watching those fly boys.

  5. Thanks for the interesting comments everyone.
    To TRM -- Isn't there something a little unseemly about a country of 300+ million people, with the most formidable military in the world asking a country the size of New York City to do its fighting for them? The issues at stake affect us just as assuredly as they affect Israel.
    When people complain about our military being stretched too thin they are overlooking a couple of little items: the most powerful Air Force in the world and the most advanced and deadly Navy -- both of which have been itching to get into this WOT, but have by circumstances been more or less relegated to the sidelines. It is my understanding that in any move against Iran, it would be these two branches of our military which would take the major role.
    It think it's high time that the US flexed some of this all-but-forgotten but absolutely awesome power. It is this writer's view that almost all of the threats we face today -- both external and internal -- are the result of us being perceived by our real or potential enemies as a "weak horse". This is not just my opinion; it is shared by many others -- including Osama bin Laden.

    To GSG -- I'm on my way to check out your article right now. Thanks,

  6. Well said Roger, but Israel is the size of Connecticut not New York City.

    With the bunch of cowards now running Congress you won't see any action on Iran in the near future from the US.

    And if B. Hussein Obama gets elected, you might not see the State of Israel for much longer. How long do you think it will be before he starts bombing Tel Aviv?

  7. Well Findalis -- neither of us got it exactly right. lol But I'm sure we nonetheless agree on the basic premise.

    The population of Israel (latest):7,241,000.

    Population of NYC (2006): 8,250,000

    The population of Conn.(2007):3,502,309.

  8. I stand corrected. But not bad from starting with 500,000 60 years ago.

  9. We both stand corrected Findalis. But I won't tell anyone if you won't.

    And yes, not bad at all!