February 11, 2010
Written by Sue · Filed Under World
4 Responses to “Iran’s President Boasts, Taunts West: Iran Now a ‘Nuclear State’”
[...] It is not without a sense of irony, and very little coincidence, that the US announced new sanctions on Iran just hours before 22 Bahman. Oh, the beauty of political theatre. Predictably, Iran responded, claiming to now be a “nuclear state.” [...]
Having one nuke when nobody else has one (think the USA in 1945) makes you a power to be feared. Having one nuke when there are at least a half-dozen nations with multiple nukes, at least two of whom have the capacity to turn your entire nation into a radioactive glass plain, makes you a very small frog in a very large pond. Making threats on the basis of having that one nuke at some future date is suicidal.
I predict that Israel will launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear enrichment facilities before the end of 2010. The Russians and Chinese will make disapproving noises, but won’t do anything about it. The Arab states will make angry noises but won’t do anything about it, because Iran is as big a threat to their rulers as it is to Israel.
@ Old Man Dotes:
Having one nuke when there are at least a half-dozen nations with multiple nukes, at least two of whom have the capacity to turn your entire nation into a radioactive glass plain, makes you a very small frog in a very large pond.
Though I can see where you are coming from, I could not disagree more with your statement. To the contrary this small frog has become the most dangerous frog IN the pond. They only have one… they only have one shot… they intend to use it and use it to inflict great harm. No matter where it were to go off it would lead to great destruction. Russia, China, the middle east, and the rest of the world would all do nothing… and we all know what the target would be, so they wouldn’t respond either would they.
Many WMD’s = deterrent
One WMD = global threat
That is the reality of the matter.
Additionally, should Israel decide to take unilateral action on Iran, I believe the rest of the world – including the US & UK – will not be jumping on board that carnival ride. Israel would only serve to alienate itself and bring itself greater danger, therefore I do not think any such actions are forthcoming as it would not be in their best interest. It’s all saber rattling from both sides. But what do I know… thanks for you time.
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