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Iran Sanctions. Too Little, Too Late.

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As usual it ended up taking too long and it was watered down so far as to be ineffective.  UN Imposes Sanctions On Iran

Any reasonable person, be they Iranian, Israeli, European, American, any member of the human race with any sort of rational approach to the world knows that it’s not a good idea for Iran to have nuclear weapons.

I see no justification for Israel’s conduct in Gaza but if lunatic Islamists like Ahmadinejad go nuclear, Israel would have no option but to launch a pre-emptive strike.  Israel would have every justification in responding with extreme force to a threat that it will be “wiped off the face of the earth”.  The whole world would have to stand behind Israel.

If that pre-emptive strike has to come then it must come sooner rather than later so that it can be non-nuclear.  Iran must be stopped before it has a nuclear capability.

In the interests of peace a joint NATO/Israel strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities must be considered.  I expect that plans already exist.  Let us pray that Iran steps back.

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  1. Hi Peter,

    I’m no fan of religious nutcases of any type, but it must be pointed out that Iran has the right to enrich uranium for power generation; it has subjected its refining facilities to IAEA inspection, and has actually signed up for MORE stringent oversight than is required. It is also a signatory to the NNPT.

    On the ‘religious nutcase’ side of the ledger, the wielders of actual political power in Iran (the ayatollahs – Ahmedinejad has almost no actual power) have issued a fatwah condemning atomic weapons and declaring that Iran may not develop same and remain compliant with Islamic doctrine.

    Let’s say that Iran – despite its protestations – IS actually seeking to develop a nuclear weapon (presumably having failed to simply buy one from the French or the Israelis like everyone else does). It strikes me as a perfectly sensible thing to do – the US has shown in its divergent behviour vis a vis North Korea and Iraq that it is willing to attack the defencelesss, but is uncomfortable trying to eat a porcupine.

    Your post also assumes that Persian religious nutters are somehow more prone to lunacy than their Khazar/AshkeNazi counterparts (i.e., that Iranians with a bomb will blow stuff up, but Zionists with a bomb will… what, exactly?). I suggest you involve yourself in a conversation with a Lubavitcher to get a handle on how wild-eyed batshit insane the average Hebrew zealot is: bin Laden was a model of diplomacy by comparison.

    And it goes without saying that the only state to ever deploy a nuclear weapon against ANYBODY was the ‘Light on the HIll”… so y’know, talk of OTHER countries’ craziness rings hollow.

    Sanctions hurt the bottom of a coutnry disproportionately (as does area bombing – anopther favourite staple of the US’s death machine); and as with area bombing, sanctions do NOT weaken the resolve of a population – if anything they cause a natural nationalistic response, and give the government an external obect on which to pin any failures of service delivery.

    Sanctions killed half a million Iraqi children – that is a lot of negative karma. Sanctions are also an act of war – are you prepared to give Iran the right to retaliate by whatever means it thinks will achieve ITS aims (e.g., attacks on US domestic infrastructure such as power plants, electrical grids and communications hubs)?




    June 10, 2010 at 12:23 am

    • I agree with you entirely that the Zionist nutters and the Islamist nutters are both as dangerous as each other. To state the obvious, it is a difficult issue. Sanctions are an attempt to force someone’s hand without actually launching air strikes. I’m sure you are right that there are wiser and cleverer strategies we could adopt. For sure, we should be telling the Israelis that if they back off Palestine, Gaza , etc, then we’ll guarantee their security vis a vis Iran, Syria etc. Getting real progress on Palestine would calm the whole region down. I think Israel is actually the biggest trouble maker at present but we can’t allow Iran to get nuclear weapons,.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Peter Reynolds

      June 10, 2010 at 11:26 am

  2. Re GT’s comments: “Hear, hear” (applause).

    PS. After Iran, the American political machine will most likely turn its attention to Syria and Jordan.

    For anyone who is interested, I suggest you dig out a film called ‘Three Days of the Condor’. This film may be 30 years old but it more relevant today than when it was originally released. Watch the last 10 minutes and there, in glorious technicolor, is the American plan for the Middle East and it is happening NOW!


    June 10, 2010 at 9:47 am

    • Well I only just realised that was you, tearing round the corner there on two wheels in your all white outfit. “Three Days Of The Condor”? Isn’t that that movie you stole off the in’erne’ using BitTorrent then lent it to all your friends? You old scumbag thief you. Robert Redford and his mates are coming to get you (and PayPal are listening in so shhhhhhhhhhhhh….)

      Peter Reynolds

      June 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm

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