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Bloviating Zeppelin: A Nuclear-Equipped Iran: At The Tipping Point

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

A Nuclear-Equipped Iran: At The Tipping Point


The swords have been shaken, on both sides.

It is becoming evident that Iran is on the cusp of becoming an actual nuclear power. There are currently eight nuclear-armed nations, to include the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, China, India, Pakistan and, of course, Israel. North Korea conducted a nuclear test in 2006 (though it was a small yield) but is working to further its program.

Words and statements issued previously may be coming home to roost.

And it is a political axiom that: "You answer words with words, and actions with actions."

Iran has stepped beyond words and has taken action. It may, in fact, not be far from potentially taking the largest action imaginable.

Anyone with a molecule of common sense knows that Iran's leaders -- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in particular (the 6th and current president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, since his election in 2005) -- range from the hardest of lines to bordering on psychotic.

From The Times of India:

Ahmadinejad, in an interview with Egypt's state-owned Al-Akhbar newspaper, lashed out at Israel after its president, Shimon Peres, warned at the weekend that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely.

Israel, Iran's arch-enemy, was "bound to collapse," Ahmadinejad said.

"Iran's capabilities are increasing and it is progressing, and for that reason it has been able to compete in the world. Now Israel and the West, particularly America, fear Iran's capabilities and role," he said.

"Therefore they are trying to gather inte3Cp>Ayatollah Mahmoud Alavi, a senior Iranian cleric, Sunday dismissed talk of a military strike by Israel as empty propaganda, taunting the Jewish state for screaming "like a cornered cat" rather than roaring like a lion.

Alavi, a member of the Assembly of Experts, a body that appoints and supervises Iran's supreme leader, said Israel would not dare attack Iran. "If they make such a mistake they will receive a crushing response from the Islamic Republic," he told the official IRNA news agency.

Israel bombed an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981 and launched a similar strike against Syria in 2007 -- precedents lending weight to its veiled threats to take similar action against Iran if foreign pressure fails to curb its atomic activities.

But many independent analysts see any such mission as too much for Israel to take on alone. Israel lacks long-range bombers that could inflict lasting damage on Iran's widely dispersed and fortified facilities.

One point is clear: "sanctions" against Iran haven't worked and won't work.

Israel has made it plain that it can't tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran. Possible targets inside Iran are between 930 to 1,400 miles from Israel proper. It is, for example, 1,240 miles from Los Angeles to Dallas.


The sides have lined up.

Will Israel unleash an attack at Iran's nuclear power sites?

And what will be the response from Russia, and the rest of the Islamic world?

BZ

4 Comments:

Blogger TexasFred said...

If Israel doesn't do it, it's not going to happen under the Obama watch...

Russia IS the wild card, and I am convinced that we stand on the edge of a cliff called WWIII and it's not going to be pretty...

The only possible way that Russia won't get involved is if they are so over-run by the Islamic masses, as they were this week in Moscow when the Muslims held their street prayer that tied up traffic and disrupted Moscow, and if Russia sees themselves threatened by Islam...

We can only hope, desperation makes strange bedfellows...

Tue Nov 08, 01:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Whatever transpires, I doubt any of the parties will concern themselves with our appeaser in chief.

Tue Nov 08, 01:45:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF, and Israel doesn't want to go there AFTER the US clears out of the region. Logistically, that's unsound.

Russia: Israeli threat of strikes on Iran ‘a mistake’

BBC
November 7, 2011

Military action against Iran would be a “very serious mistake fraught with unpredictable consequences”, Russia’s foreign minister has warned.

Sergei Lavrov said diplomacy, not missile strikes, was the only way to solve the Iranian nuclear problem.

His comments come after Israeli President Shimon Peres said an attack on Iran was becoming more likely.

The UN’s atomic watchdog is expected to say this week that Iran is secretly developing a nuclear arms capability.

WSF: Israel may not have a choice. But, again, the Big Question: what will Obama's decision be? He's playing in the Big Leagues now, for all the marbles.

BZ

Tue Nov 08, 02:30:00 PM PST  
Blogger mrchuck said...

Israel better do it now while Iran does not have a nuclear response.
Wait any longer and there will be mutual destruction of both countries.

Who will defend Iran with their smouldering ruins?

Any takers out there that would like another Israeli nuclear device exploded upon their country?

Come on now you Arabs, who else wants a "dose" of atomic mouthwash now?

Didn't think so.
Ahmadinejad has poked the Jewish beehive one too many times.

Tue Nov 08, 06:35:00 PM PST  

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