Can We Stop Iran from Going Nuclear?

ghThe Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) has just launched a major internet Ad campaign, in order to refocus world attention on the threat posed by a nuclear Iran. Ever since the Iran Nuclear Interim Deal was announced in November of 2013, EMET has strongly opposed it. The deal gives Iran relief from crippling economic sanctions in return for almost nothing of any real significance, leaving Iran’s nuclear infrastructure almost totally intact. Iran keeps every one of its 19,000 centrifuges spinning and is able to continue to construct more. While caps will be placed on Iran’s ability to enrich, the deal will do nothing to prevent it from expanding its stockpile of uranium, which means that Iran will emerge from the Iran Nuclear Interim Deal closer to its goal of a nuclear weapon.

In return, the U.S. and its allies give the Iranian terror supporting regime immediate economic relief from the economic sanctions that have left it so weakened as to be close to collapse.  The treaty widens permissible trade in oil, gold and auto parts, giving the Iranian regime an economic windfall of over $20 billion.  It also releases frozen Iranian assets to the tune of about $8 billion. Worst of all, while any Iranian concessions are easily reversible, Western concessions are likely irreversible, meaning the existing sanctions regime will have been gutted with no realistic prospect of restoring those sanctions to previous levels.

Until now, the American media has largely focused on how the Iran Nuclear Interim Deal will impact Israel.  However, by framing the conversation on Israel, which the Iranian regime regards as only “the Minor Satan,” the U.S. media has largely avoided discussing the very real threat that Iran still poses to the United States, which they have long referred to as the “the Great Satan.”

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  • Mladen_Andrijasevic

    Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen should ask themselves – what do we know about Shi’a eschatology, the Mahdi and the Twelvers? Nothing. Did we hold congressional hearings on Iranian motives? No. Have leading western scholars of Islam been consulted? Did we hear their views? No.

    Unless the US Congress resolves to find out the truth for itself, it will, to quote Churchill, have committed an act of abdication of duty without parallel. Ignorance is not an excuse.

    Bernard Lewis:

    There is one other point, which I think I will mention if you would allow me, and that is what I would call the apocalyptic aspect. In Islam, as in Judaism , as in Christianity, there is a scenario for the End of Time. When the final battle takes place between the forces of good and the forces of evil, of which for Christians, Jews and Muslims alike means between us and them, the us being differently defined and them being more or less the same. In the Muslim view, no, let me correct that, in the view of a certain section within the Iranian leadership, it is not by any means unanimous, that time is NOW. For a group called the Hujtieh whose main leader is Ahmadinejad, the apocalyptic time has come. The Mahdi, the Muslim Messiah is already here. The final battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil has already begun.

    That is extremely important for another, not immediately related reason. That is the question of Iran’s nuclear weapon. The Soviet Union had nuclear weapons right through the Cold War, but neither side used them because both sides were aware that if either one did the other would do the same and this would lead to mutual destruction – MAD as it was known at the time. Mutual assured destruction was the main deterrent preventing the use of nuclear weapons by the Soviets For most of the Iranian leadership MAD would work as a deterrent, but for Ahmadinejad and his group with their apocalyptic mindset mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent, it’s an inducement and they believe that the End of Time has come, the final battles are already beginning and the sooner the better, so that the good can go and enjoy the delights of paradise and the divine brothel in the sky and the wicked, that means all of us here, will go to eternal damnation.

    Why are Bernard Lewis’s views on MAD ignored?

    • BagLady

      There is only one country that has resorted to nuclear destruction, and it did so with absolutely no provocation. Very worrying to see a President ‘wiping his hands clean’ as though millions of innocent lives had no importance in the big picture.

      It is important to remember that there is a Fatwah in Iran against the production of nuclear weapons and they are also in the forefront of those calling for nuclear disarmament.

      • Mladen_Andrijasevic

        You mean the Nonexistent Anti-Nuclear Weapons Fatwa?

        Renewed Iran-West Nuclear Talks – Part II: Tehran Attempts to Deceive U.S. President Obama, Sec’y of State Clinton With Nonexistent Anti-Nuclear Weapons Fatwa By Supreme Leader Khamenei

      • David

        What country resorted to nuclear destruction, and did so with absolutely no provocation?

        • CaoMoo

          Pearl Harbor wasn’t provocation?

          • BagLady

            There was a peace deal on the table.

          • Notalibfool

            Oh sure, in the land of unicorns and rainbows peace was the only real solution until those evil Americans ruined everything.

            Why is it that whenever there is a dispute between the US and another country you leftists ALWAYS blame it on the US?

          • BagLady

            Oh come on. Japan was finished. It was all over. Those bombs were not for Japan’s benefit. They were warnings to others.

          • Notalibfool

            Nice how you wait almost two days to respond to my post. Did you hope that I wouldn’t see your response, therefore making it look like you got in the last word?

            Have fun oppressing the locals in that third world country you now call home, OnePercenterLady.

        • BagLady

          Hiroshima, Nagasaki

          • Notalibfool

            More innocent civilians were killed in China, Korea, and The Philippines than were killed by the US in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Strange you don’t have a problem with that.

          • BagLady

            We were talking about nuclear weapons, were we not?

          • Notalibfool

            The only reason you are upset is because it was the US that used nuclear weapons. Had the Axis powers developed and used them first you would be ok with that.

            You are an incredibly ignorant individual. You fail to understand that YOU are a modern day colonist, occupying and oppressing the third world country that you reside in. You have far too much money, too much free time, and absolutely zero sense of reality.

          • BagLady

            BagLady, on the other hand, knows nothing of you personally nor cares less. She tries to keep a sense of decorum and discussions on such subjects as personal finance and sexual orientation break all the rules of etiquette and are undignified.

  • Bamaguje

    “I will stand with Muslims, should the political winds shift in an ugly direction” – Obama in his book ‘Audacity of Hope.’

    So Barrack Hussein Obama who was brought up a Muslim, is living up his pledge. He is standing by Iran because biting sanctions caused the winds to change in ‘an ugly direction’ for the Islamist nation.
    Not surprisingly, Obama also stands with his Jihadist brethren in Palestine. Both Iran and Palestinian are committed to the destruction of Israel. And Obama is standing with them in that goal.

    • BagLady

      Oh blah blah blah. We others have been witnessing Israel wiping Palestine from the map for decades. You and I both know that the world doesn’t give a monkeys about the Arab population and if it wasn’t for the huge Muslim population, the west would give the green light for Israel to drive the Arabs into the sea whilst all the while ranting about how they are the victims.

      Hypocrites, the lot of you. Sometimes I feel physically sick when I read your self-serving propaganda.

      • Mladen_Andrijasevic

        “Israel wiping Palestine from the map for decades” – So much so that the Palestininas from Gaza launched some 60 rockets at Israeli cities yesterday! You must be delusional. Ever been on the receiving end of a rocket barrage? Here is how it feels:

        Be’er Sheva under Grad attack

        • Notalibfool

          You are wasting you time trying to show Bag Lady the truth. She’s not interested.

      • Notalibfool

        Not surprised that hate Israeli’s, Bag Lady.

        Still oppressing the people of that third-world country you live in?

  • Fran

    Can anyone verify or confirm this…I have heard that Iran will NOT attack Israel with nuclear bomb because Iran and Israel share the same air corridors and whatever hangs over Israel will get pushed later over Iran? In fact for all the rhetoric The ARABIAN PENINSULA and Europe have more to fear than Israel co
    Ing from Iran Thanks for an answer.

  • T800

    if Iran was not seeking nuclear weapons,they would not have run computer simulations for increasing the yield of a nuclear bomb,or tested neutron initiators and implosions of dummy pits at Parchin. (all violations of the NPT)
    If Iran only wanted a peaceful nuclear industry,they would not have constructed centrifuges and sites in secret,in violation of the NPT. They would have done it openly,with full knowledge and consent of the IAEA and UN,and avoided sanctions from the beginning.
    If Iran didn’t intend on attacking the US,they would not be building a missile base in Venezuela,or testing SCUD launches from container ships.
    I’d think Iran has better things to do with their money and resources.

  • T800

    Iran’s first use of a nuclear bomb may not be over Israel,but the US,an EMP attack. An EMP attack on the US would set us back to 19th century living conditions we are NOT prepared for,and many millions would die from starvation and disease in the first year. It could mean the end of the US. Iran has been testing SCUD launches from containerships,with HIGH altitude detonations characteristic of an EMP attack,and not usable for attacks with conventional warheads . This type of attack is not needed for Israel,Iran’s IRBMs already can reach Israel. But with the US crippled or destroyed,Iran is free to do as they please,without any other Western nation able or willing to interfere with them.

  • T800

    I’ve noticed a trend in the pro-Iran posters;
    first they assert that Iran is only pursuing “peaceful nuclear power” and is in compliance with the NPT.
    Then they go from that disproven position to claiming the “negotiations” are going to insure that Iran can’t develop nuclear weapons.[lol]
    After that fails,they then claim that Iran has a “right” to enrichment and nuclear weapons,and that Iran only needs them for “self-defense” against the US-Israel.[more lol]
    Then they claim that Iran would never(and has never) attack the US.
    After that fails,they return to claim #1. then repeat the cycle over and over.

    some folks are SO “tired of war”,they’re essentially given up,surrendered,because they’re totally unwilling to do what is necessary,instead denying every bit of evidence,every indication that shows Iran is working on nuclear arms.They just can’t face the reality. So they make every weak excuse in the book.
    They have accepted defeat.

    • BagLady

      some folks are SO “tired of war”,they’re essentially given
      up,surrendered,because they’re totally unwilling to do what is
      necessary,instead denying every bit of evidence,every indication that
      shows Iran is working on nuclear arms…”

      Bring it on. The UN Weapons Inspectors found no damning evidence whatsoever. No dirty bombs, neither chemical nor biological. When Saddam, with Western backing, smothered the Iranians in chemicals, did they retaliate with like? No, they did not.

      Perhaps you know something they don’t.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Can We Stop Iran from Going Nuclear?

    If we don’t, watch how fast the Sunni Islamic world will inevitably become armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons purchased from Pakistan.

  • Change Iran Now

    Stop Contain them….yes. Just my 2 cents.

  • Dave Eboch

    Please the Neocons just want the American kids to fight and die for Israel. That is what all oft this is about. The Neocon Zionist did 911 as the New Pearl Harbor and everyone can see it!

  • Dave Eboch

    The sunnis and shites would not hate Americans if not for Israel!!!!