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The Case FOR Iranian Nukes

February 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 129

Let's do some hypothetical supposing.

Let's suppose that for very valid reasons you don't like your neighbor and that neighbor has never cared much for you, either. Let's suppose your neighbor has a history of acting aggressively toward people he didn't like. Let's suppose the neighbor is armed to the teeth and most of the neighborhood is perfectly content with that. Let's suppose the neighbor has an extremely powerful friend who is ready, willing, and able to intercede on his behalf in any altercation.

Let's suppose you are Iran and the neighbor is Israel.

Now that the UK's Guardian is reporting that the hapless Obama administration concedes that crippling sanctions it had naively hoped would bring Tehran to its knees will fail, it's time for America to backtrack. Obama has supported sanctions so that he could run for re-election as a peacemonger despite Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, et al. but those measures have only served to enable Iran to stall and lie its way to nuclear power status.

Granted, with the notable exception of North Korea, Iran is easily the most psychotic nation on the planet with a mentally-imbalanced leadership cabal that rivals the insanity of Caligula. Granted, too, Iran is a principal money-man financing terrorism throughout the globe and regards truth with the same disdain it holds for women.

Nevertheless, put yourself in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's and Ayatollah Khameini's sandals: Israel has long been equipped with nuclear weapons and Iran isn't.

Almost worse, the international community has long been aware of the Israeli nuclear capability with which the Jewish state could obliterate at will any designated enemy within range of its missiles and that community hasn't done a bloody thing about the situation but bitches over your ambitions.

It's enough to make a country paranoid-and committed to ensuring national survival by developing nukes.

Few people outside the Islamic Republic of Iran endorse the Iranian efforts to develop a nuclear capability which, in a land overflowing with black gold, they laughably insist is intended solely to provide electrical energy.

Even Islamic Saudi Arabia doubts the sincerity of their fellow Muslims, perhaps because Iranians aren't Arabs, perhaps because they are lunatics who could intimidate the ruling Saud clan into returning to the desert from whence they came.

Regardless of international fears, regardless of Arab fears, regardless of the potential cataclysms of a nuclear Iran, the Iranians should be allowed to go nuclear.

For one thing, it would help restore the Persian sense of self after Cyrus the Great and Darius ended up less than great. It would confer confidence on Islam that it could establish the worldwide caliphate Islamists crave. It would, once again, make Muslims proud to be Muslims.

Most of all, allowing Iran to go nuclear would effectively serve as authorization for Israel-not the United States-to take out Iran's nuclear facilities as it did in Libya.

Assuming the Israeli attacks were effective, succeeded in pre-empting a cataclysm-and didn't precipitate a worse cataclysm-the U.S. should then demand Israelies abandon their own nuclear program in the interests of leveling the Mideast playing field. Let the chips fall as they may but, at the least, that proposal, which has as little chance of adoption as Iranians and Israelis converting to Christianity, would be equitable.

It's all risky business but life is pretty risky nowadays.

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