Wednesday, September 30, 2009

High Noon for Israel

Yes it is "High Noon" for Israel. Iran's insane drive to obtain nuclear weapons is about to come to fruition. This article outlines Israel's options: do nothing and hope; limited military attack; and pre-emptive nuclear strike, none of which are good.

Doing nothing is the least likely action, leaving some sort of strike a likely option. If Israel attacks Iran, it can expect reprisal attacks from the list of usual suspects, Hezbollah, Hamas, Fatah, Syria, and of course Iran. Israel will most likely survive the exchanges. But what of the rest of the world? What will happen on the international scene when Israel attacks Iran?

Based on recent history, we can expect an immediate and huge spike in oil prices, with the attendant rise in prices for all consumer items. We can also expect a spike of Islamic terrorist attacks against the West which may well escalate into open warfare in the streets of those countries already infested by enclaves of Muslim immigrants.

In other words, it will be bad, very bad. But at the same time, Iran must be stopped from obtaining nuclear weapons. The long term threat and manipulation of the international community by a nuclear armed Iran is a much worse outcome. Once in possession of nukes and delivery systems, Iran will continue with it's support of global Jihad and will likely inspire the rest of the Muslim world to join them. In other words, a nuclear Iran will bring even more upheaval to the global community than the repercussions of an Israeli attack.

Where will you be when the Jihad hits the street?


High Noon for Israel
by Matt Gurney

Now that Iran has admitted that is has constructed a secret facility for producing enriched uranium – one very hard to destroy in a military strike – Israel must be feeling the sand slip through the hourglass. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad already has made clear that he wishes to see Israel destroyed, and now his regime has been caught building a hardened facility to produce nuclear weapons. What is Israel to do?

The American position is not encouraging. Although professing concern about the threat of an Iranian nuclear program, President Obama seems determined to push off making any decision to confront Iran. Even after the recent revelations, Obama would rather delay a day of reckoning through international diplomacy than challenge Tehran over its illicit nuclear program.

In its aversion take action, the U.S. is not alone. Russia and China don’t consider Iran a threat. On the contrary, both have used their veto power on the UN Security Council to prevent meaningful action from being taken against Iran. Major European powers, meanwhile, aren’t interested in a war. Canada considers Israel an ally, but doesn’t have the military capability to take on Iran.
Left to face confront the Iranian regime on its own, Israel is left with three main options. And none of them look good.