Thursday, September 27, 2012

Netanyahu - "We will never be uprooted again."

After failing in repeated attempts to get the Obama administration to draw a line in the sand on Iran's program to develop nuclear weapons, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken his argument to the United Nations.

Of particular note was the following quote made by the Prime Minister:

"Throughout our history the Jewish people have overcome all the tyrants who sought our destruction," he said. "The Jewish people have come home. We will never be uprooted again."

I noted in a previous post that I truly believe that we are experiencing a greater threat of a world war, one that may well involve the use of nuclear weapons, than we did during the Cold War.

I understand that tensions ran high during periods such as the Cuban Missile crisis, but at no point were any of the nuclear powers headed by an individual that has repeatedly called for the destruction of an opposing nation. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a Twelver Shiite who believes that, to hasten the arrival of the Hidden Imam and thus usher in  the final stages of worldwide Islamic rule, big things have to happen.

The Iranian President appears to have every intention of being the guy who gets the ball rolling.

The last thing that I want is an invasion of yet another Islamic nation unless the goal is to disarm these nations completely. A military strike on their nuclear facilities would be the best option, but it would behoove the US and any other concerned nation to obtain some degree of consent from Russia. Russia has previously made it clear that an attack of Iran will not be tolerated. I hope that the US has been in communication with Putin on this issue. I also hope that Putin realizes the fact that the world cannot have an Iran that has the ability to destroy Israel. Such a move, a crime enough in itself, could easily be another assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. We all know how that turned out.

One thing that we do know is that the Israeli leadership will not shrink from decisively, brutally and remorselessly taking action by themsleves if the world community does not step up.

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