Rush Limbaugh said it all:
Do We Have the Will to Bomb Iran?
December 18, 2009
So if we don’t pound Iran into submission at some point they are going to get the bomb, they’re bragging about it, they’ve told us, they’ve shunned the inspectors, and they laugh about it all. If Israel doesn’t attack ’em the world will be forever a hostage to an Islamic regime that could fire midrange and eventually long-range nuclear missiles when it chooses.
The fate of the world rests on Israel while the president of the United States plays basketball and goes golfing.
The Iranian nuclear possibility is the elephant in the room that nobody wants to deal with.
We’ve had SEVEN YEARS of talk.
RUSH: Jumping back here to Iran and its apparently inevitable nuclear program, do you remember when nuclear war, nuclear proliferation was by far the most important, most frightening problem facing our world? Do you remember back in the late eighties, early nineties, Phil Donahue still had a show and I remember Laura Dern, the Hollywood actress, broke down in tears on the Donahue show when she was 18. (imitating Dern) “Do you know what it’s like, Phil, to get up every day and worry that somebody’s going to launch a nuclear bomb, do you know?” Do you remember that? All the hysteria, the global peace marches for nuclear disarmament, all of that stuff. According to the media and the rest of the left, that was by far the most important, most frightening problem facing the world. And now, when we are finally facing a real threat from real lunatics, it’s being completely ignored! And instead, the new bugaboo is global warming, even though the worst thing that can be said about that is the world might go up a degree or two in a century or so. Global warming is the big panic! It used to be nuclear war, nuclear proliferation. Now nobody cares.
Here’s a president who goes before the United Nations in September with his dream of a nuclear-free world. And now, when a genocidal regime is on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons, he’s too busy to care.
It’s all Israel’s fault. It’s the settlements. If Jews didn’t try to build homes for their children, this never would have happened. Let’s get tough on those settlements!
Here’s the U.S. policy–the same thing we’ve been doing for seven long years:
The U.S. has set a New Year’s Eve deadline for Iran to comply with agreements to ship its weapons-grade uranium out of the country. “I don’t think the ball’s going to land in Times Square and there’s going to be a dramatic declaration,” Gibbs dryly noted.
The next step will be for the U.S. to ask the United Nations Security Council for tougher sanctions that could survive a possible veto from China and Russia.
Obama’s Iran Policy Falls Short
Gordon G. Chang, 12.18.09, 12:01 AM EST
Diplomats say the darnedest things. Take our secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. This week, she blurted out the following about America’s Iran policy: “I don’t think anyone can doubt that our outreach has produced very little in terms of any kind of a positive response from the Iranians.”
And Iran is getting close to making a bomb. This week, the chief of Israeli intelligence, whose group has consistently produced the best assessments of Iran’s weapons program, disclosed that the regime is close to a “technological breakthrough.” The clerics, should they decide to go for broke, are only nine months from possessing the ultimate weapon in history. Maybe they do already, especially if they have bought fissile material on the nuclear black market as persistent rumors indicate.
B+? Nobel Peace Prize?
Here’s a statement from author Jerome Corsi:
Why I don’t advocate war between Israel and Iran
Posted: December 16, 2009
My point in “Why Israel Can’t Wait” is to report that Israel has already decided to launch a pre-emptive military attack on Iran, with or without the permission of the Obama administration, once Israeli intelligence tells the Israeli government that Iran has the capability of delivering a nuclear weapon on Tel Aviv.
Again, there is an important distinction between reporting and advocating.
If Israel does attack Iran, it will be because President Obama’s policies have failed, not because I have encouraged Israel to attack anyone.
John Bolton’s comments last night aren’t on the internet yet, but here’s what he said on Greta’s show a few days ago:
Bolton: Thinking We Can Contain an Iran with Nuclear Weapons Is a Mistake
Thursday, December 17, 2009
BOLTON: Well, I think they want dominance in the region. They want dominance inside Islam. And they want to be a global player. And I don’t think an Iran with nuclear weapons is anything we want with any of those capabilities.
I think the question of an Israeli use of force is now the only thing that stands between Iran and nuclear weapons, and I think we’re going to know the answer to whether Israel’s going to use force within a fairly short period of time because if they don’t act soon, and the Russians deliver these sophisticated air defenses that Iran has already bought and paid for, then the possibility, even the possibility of an Israeli attack is gone.
For an example of how the West negotiates in the Middle East, let’s look at the Wikipedia page of Gilad Shalit:
Gilad Shalit, born 28 August 1986) is an Israeli soldier who was captured on 25 June 2006 by Palestinian militants in a cross-border raid. He was abducted through the Kerem Shalom crossing (in Israel), and has been held as a prisoner in the Gaza Strip by Hamas since.
On 30 September 2009, Israel announced that it would release 20 female Palestinian detainees and prisoners in exchange for a video proving Shalit was still alive.
Twenty prisoners for a two-year-old video! You’d think the U.S. could have gotten this soldier released before we handed Hamas $900 million.
Here’s the state of the 1,000 prisoners for 1 Israeli soldier deal:
Netanyahu Reluctant to Sign Shalit Deal
December 18, 2009 – 9:35 AM | by: Reena Ninan
Fox News has learned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been reluctant to sign-off on an agreement presented three weeks ago, to secure the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Netanyahu’s seven senior cabinet members are divided over the proposed deal.
Among the reservations that were raised: What would an agreement like this mean for Israel, a country constantly in a state war? By releasing a thousand prisoners for one soldier, it’s uncertain what the future consequences might be if Israel finds itself in a similar situation.
An Israeli source familiar with the negotiations also suggests,
“Israel is being played by the German mediator,” the source said. “And he (German mediator) seems to be more favorable to Hamas possibly because of the German government’s economic ties with Iran, known to be Hamas’s financial and ideological backer.”
I know all of you are concentrating on Obamacare right now. What’s gone on in the Senate is a travesty. They might pass a bill that no one has read (certainly no Republicans) to take over 1/6th of the U.S. economy.
But even if the worst happens this week with healthcare, there is still the 2010 elections. When people start paying taxes for four years with no benefits whatsoever, the Democrats will be sorry they ever wished for such an unpopular program. Obamacare, bad as it is, can be undone in 2010.
If Iran gets nuclear weapons, it’s all over.
Gold has been declining. Buy it. Oil has been declining. Buy it.
President Obama must show force in the Middle East right now.
Here’s an article worth re-reading:
Updated July 05, 2009
Biden: U.S. Won’t Stand in Way of Israel on Iran Nukes
Biden was asked in the interview that if the Israelis decide they need to try to take out Iran’s nuclear program, would the U.S. stand in the way militarily?
“We cannot dictate to another sovereign nation what they can and cannot do,” the vice president replied. “Israel has a right to determine what’s in its interests, and we have a right and we will determine what’s in our interests.”
Israel’s interests and America’s interests are the same, Joe.
It would be nice, while the senators are all in town, if someone gave a passing thought on the Senate floor to stopping Iran’s nuclear program within the next 30-60 days–which could be all we’ve got.
Is anyone listening to Rush and me?
WAKE UP, MR. PRESIDENT!