Sunday, June 8, 2008

Israel to attack Iran???

I'm sure you guys have all read about the "rumor" that George W. Bush doesn't want to leave the threat of Iran hanging over his legacy, and thus he is planning an attack on it before the end of his term.

However, as might be expected, the Bush Administration flat out denied the rumors, claiming, according to, that "the administration preferred to resolve concerns about Iran's push for a nuclear weapon 'through peaceful diplomatic means.'"

And I think the Bush administration is sincere when it claims to resolve this situation diplomatically, as nobody "wants" to go to war. If there is any way possible Iran can be kept in check diplomatically, that is the way it should be. However, as Bush responsibly stated, "All options should remain on the table."

Besides, after four disastrous years in Iraq where everything kept going wrong and it seemed the Bush administration failed to admit mistakes and seemed to refuse to want to change course, despite the fact others (including McCain) encouraged change, the American people might not be behind another war right now.

Not that that would matter. If Bush believed the U.S. and the world would benefit from a war with Iraq, it is in his Constitutional power and duty to do so. However, at the present time it would be unwise. And he knows this.

However, Israel still has that option on the table. With Mahmoud Ahmadinejad constantly ranting that Israel has no right to exist and should be erased from the map, Israel has no choice but to take him seriously. And, if Iran does manage to get its hands on nukes, the leaders of Israel know Israel would be target #1.

Thus, according to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s deputies , Israel is considering bombing Iran's nuclear facilities before the end of the Bush term, if it seems U.N. efforts to stop Iran's efforts to obtain nuclear weapons continue to fail. With Bush being the first pro-Israeli President, and no guarantee that either McCain or Obama would be the same, the window is open right now for Israel to attack Iran.

Thus, according to Reuters, "(Transport Minister Shaul) Mofaz also said in the interview that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has called for Israel to be wiped off the map, 'would disappear before Israel does.'

George Bush has already said that if Israel deemed it necessary to attack Iran, the U.S. would not hesitate to back Israel. I'm not saying Bush would have U.S. troops involved in this war, but he wouldn't do anything to stop Israel. Why would he? The U.S. and the rest of the world would be much safer if Iran took a major blow to its nuclear capabilities, or the possibility thereof. And how great would it be if this could be accomplished without any effort on the part of the U.S.

Now, we all know that Amadinijad might just be bluffing just as Saddam was bluffing, but even the IAEA in a recent report acknowledged that Amadinijad had the capabilities of building nukes and still fear he is attempting to make them.

Will he? Well, can we take that risk? Can he be trusted? Can Israel take that risk? Is Israel just bluffing?

I'm no good at predicting the future anymore than anyone is, but I certainly think the world would be a lot safer minus Amadinejad, or at least minus an Amadinijad with nuclear potential and the threat that poses, because we certainly know he would use those weapons, or filter them to terrorist organizations who would.

Israel destroyed Iraq's nuclear facilities in 1981. However, experts claim there are more risks for Israel going into Iran, especially since nobody really knows where the nuclear reactors are nor how many there are, and nobody really knows how formidable the Iranian army is, nor how likely they would be to live up to their threats of retaliation.

On the other hand, other experts claim that Israel's recent attack on a Syrian nuclear facility might have been a test run for it's future attack on Iran.

Either way, I think Israel can handle Iran by itself , just like they single handily defeated all the Muslim nations that have proclaimed war against Israel since its inception, and have kept them at bay ever since.

Besides, when you are a nation fighting for your God given freedoms as is Israel, you are far more likely to win a war against a nation fighting for more life under a totalitarian thug dictator.

And that, my friends, is the thought of the day.

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