Time Running Out on Iran

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The Iranian response was to mock Obama as a hypocrite.  Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, said, “They [Obama and his administration] say we have stretched a hand towards Iran …If a hand is stretched covered with a velvet glove but it is cast iron inside that makes no sense.” Ayatollah Khamenei furthermore asked Obama, “Have you released Iranian assets? Have you lifted oppressive sanctions? Have you given up mudslinging and making accusations against the great Iranian nation and its officials?

It is becoming apparent that Obama is not inclined to use the military option, unless, in desperation, he does so in order to win the U.S. presidential election. For Israel, however, time is running out for a viable military solution to Iran’s nuclear weapons program.  Israelis must consider several difficult questions.  First and foremost is the question of how the Obama administration will react to an Israeli attack. At best, a successful Israeli attack will delay the production of an Iranian nuclear weapon.  If the U.S. would then tighten sanctions on Iran and mobilize the international community to deny the Iranian regime the materials to rebuild what an Israeli attack destroyed, then it would be worthwhile for Israel to risk the lives of its pilots in order to end the threat to Israel and the Western world from the fanatical theocracy of Iran.

In the absence of a solid U.S. commitment to support Israel in the days after such an attack has taken place, it would be sheer madness for Israel to risk Iranian as well as Hezbollah missile attacks on Tel Aviv.  It is understood that the Iranians would be able to rebuild their nuclear facilities within a year or two, and that an Israeli attack would unite all Iranians behind the regime with a renewed focus on manufacturing a nuclear bomb immediately.  Conversely, strong U.S. backing of Israeli military action, and continued international vigilance that would prevent Iran from obtaining materials for a nuclear bomb, would shake up the regime, strengthen the opposition and empower the Sunni minorities (Kurds, Baluchis, and Ahwazi-Arabs) to increase their military pressure on the Ayatollahs’ regime.

U.S. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman flew to Israel immediately following the conclusion of the Baghdad talks to brief the Israeli leadership on the results. It seems that the pressure put on the Obama administration by the Israeli government to refrain from making any concessions to the Iranians unless they stop their uranium enrichment is being carefully debated in Washington.  Obama does not much care whether the Iranian regime acquires the bomb.  What makes Obama jittery is an Israeli attack that might impact negatively on his reelection campaign.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the international community “would keep tightening tough economic sanctions on Iran.”  He added, “We will continue to pressure Tehran, continue to move forward with sanctions that will be coming online as the year progresses, and we expect those to have the kind of effect on Iran in terms of making it clear to the regime what the price of a continued failure to meet its obligations will mean for the country and for its economy.”

To frustrate Obama even further, and prove Israel’s assertion that Iran is simply seeking to buy time, Iran’s President Ahmadinejad declared on Wednesday May 30, 2012 that he does not expect talks this month in Moscow (June 18-19) on Iran’s nuclear program to yield any breakthroughs.  Reuters reported that Ahmadinejad reiterated “Iran’s legal right to enrich uranium to 20% (level).”

Iran is, of course, lying to the world in the best tradition of taqiyya and kitman, which in the Quran (16:106) notes that under certain circumstances lying is permitted to gain the trust of non-believers in order to defeat them.  The IAEA already established that Iran’s uranium enrichment is at 27%, and that precludes nuclear sites yet unknown to the world.  But for President Obama “talking” with the Iranians is a way of avoiding action.  And if President Jimmy Carter “lost” pro-Western Iran to the staunchly anti-American Ayatollahs, President Obama’s legacy is to be the president who enabled Iran to acquire a nuclear bomb, and thus strengthen the hold of the oppressive Islamic regime over Iran.

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  • No Dhimmi Idiot

    Well, this is depressing. From the title, I thought you were saying the evil Islamic Republic of Iran was toast.

    How refreshing that would be, for the Iranian people and for the whole world.

  • StephenD

    I think that Obama, being the political pragmatist that he is, may actually take action against Iran. Think about it. What would serve him best should he see that he is about to lose it all to Romney? Why, if he could show true leadership and convince the independent voters and the Jewish community to stick with him because he does have a middle road and he does have Israel's back (as much as this goes against his true beliefs), may get him the votes he needs to put him over the top. Frankly, if that's what it takes to prevent Israel from toppling, then so be it. We have much to recover from with the damage he has perpetrated upon us but that can still be overcome. Israel being wiped out cannot be tolerated…by any of us. I say…bombs away!

  • Omar Kahlid

    American's are such stupid cows. If it were not for God's grace towards the founding fathers New York would look like Cairo. We have traded corruption for no criticism. We traded a six pack and flat screen for a soon to come dictator. We traded obedience to God for 24 hour a day porn. Where do we get off telling the Iranians what they can or cannot do. BHO is a muzlim. He acts it, he talks it and he certainly walks it. Iran will get their nukes and we will help them as much as possible by stalling the world from doing anything against Iran.

  • Ronald Johnston

    osama obama should be tried as a spy and lined up against the wall!!!

  • Asher

    We should never have elected Barack Obama…we can change other policies once hes out of office, but once our national security is comprimised it only takes one missile or even several to hit western shores.

  • Ziggy Zoggy

    Obama WANTS Iran to have nukes. This is the tool who bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia, began his term with an apology tour to the islamopithecine world, and sent a fawning open letter to the puppet President Amadjihad rather than offend the mighty mullahs with pretensions of equality. Oh, and he hates Israel.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Obama is leading Iran to continue to view America as the land of loosers that deserve
    to become a foonote in the history of their evil world. It is easy to see Obama as and
    enabler of Iran, hater of Israel and from his Muslim roots a hater of Jews. Clear thinking
    Israelis understand time is about up, I would not be surprised to see Iran parade
    nuclear tiped ICBM's in an Obama appreciation day parade. If you are out of work might
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    and a good investment for hedging your bets…………………………..William

  • Ricky Michael

    Iran will have nukes. I have been saying this ever since he became pres. Nothing that Israel does now would surprise me. What would surprise me? The pres growing a pair and stopping the rising threat.