by Justen Charters
In the realm of the Obama Administration, imposing tougher sanctions on Iran is just code for let’s do nothing. Who genuinely believes that pressuring the Mullahs to stop their uranium enrichment program, is actually going to work? Vice President Joe Biden perhaps? (Insert 2009 Iran is not a threat quote here) For crying out loud they provided haven and sanctuary for Osama’s Bin Laden’s son. We are talking about a nation that is notorious for holding World Without America Conferences, where Israel and the United States are synonymous with Satan. And they would like to perform their exorcism by whatever means necessary.
Don’t believe me?
Well you’ve heard it from the lips of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad himself, “The extermination of six million Jews during World War II is a myth.” “The Zionists are the true manifestation of Satan.” Frankly the guy has enough Anti-Semitic material to give Josef Goebbels a run for his Reich’s marks.
The real question is, how much of a threat is Iran? Skeptics will tell you not much, due to the United States spending twice as much on its defense budget than Iran grosses in its yearly GDP. They will also tell you that even if Iran possessed a nuclear weapon, it does not have the capability to use it. (They’d probably also tell you suicide bombers aren’t dangerous either) All it takes is one right? Furthermore they say that if Iran used such a device, it would be detrimental to their very existence. In the hearts and minds of people who value life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the mere thought that one would consider the consequence after Iran used a nuclear weapon, instead of preventing them from using it at all, is absolutely abhorrent.
Not to mention, Iran has missiles that can travel over 1,250 miles. Tel Aviv Israel is roughly 900 miles from Tehran. Israel is only 263 miles long, meaning they could strike anywhere in the country. Remember Iran provides funds for terror groups like Hamas and Hezbollah to operate as well. So who’s to say they don’t send the nuke from the Gaza Strip? With all the levels of infrastructure terror cells have infiltrated in the United States, who’s to say they can’t put a mushroom cloud over a major US city?
Do you actually feel okay with the intelligence officials that Barack Obama has appointed? Like our Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta who said in regard to Israel attacking Iran, “To go beyond (sanctions and diplomacy) raises our concerns about the unintended consequences that could result…There are going to be economic consequences to that, that could impact not just on our economy but the world economy. To the impact on the economy he may be right. But he doesn’t seem to be considering the catastrophe that would emerge if Iran used a nuke on Israel or the US. To put it plainly around 166,000 casualties can be attributed to the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. Should we be surprised though? After all he is a member of administration that invited the Muslim Brotherhood (A group that supports Jihad, Sharia Law and scrapping the peace treaty with Israel) to the negotiating table. As a result guess who is about to obtain parliamentary majority in the so called free and fair elections? The Muslim Brotherhood. Its no wonder recent Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani said, “Like it or not, Egypt is New Iran.”
As of now Iran has a few thousand centrifuges for enriching uranium and they are aiming for 54,000. That is enough to make a handful of nukes. How can someone believe it’s for peaceful purposes? You have a government that abides by medieval legislation. They chop off your hand if you steal. They stone you if you are found committing adultery. They gun down their own citizens in cold blood, when they call for basic fundamental human rights. They claim that one day they will wipe Israel off the map and that capitalism will end.
So a recent poll was conducted where fifty percent of Americans said they favor military action if sanctions fail. What many don’t understand is implementing sanctions on Iran is about as effective as the pact Neville Chamberlain made with Hitler. (You know the end game) Whatever happened to the good ole standard of not negotiating with terrorists? And for those who are wondering I am in full support of blowing Iran’s nuclear sites to kingdom come, deposing the current regime and making it rain pocket Constitutions from Tehran’s skies.
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