Oman’s leader, Sultan Qaboos (as in caboose) is assuring the US that Iran’s nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes, at the same time that Iran is now requesting new talks with the United States out of one side of it’s mouth while threatening the US with terrorist attacks and war out of the other.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, America’s top intelligence official, told Congress Tuesday that an emboldened Iran is “now more willing” to launch an attack inside the United States.
While Leon Panetta, our whiskey-soaked Leftard Defense Secretary, says it would probably take Iran “about a year to be able to produce a bomb and then possibly another one to two years in order to put it on a deliverable vehicle of some sort in order to deliver that weapon,”
top aides to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insist the timeline is a lot shorter, and suggested in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine they may launch a unilateral strike against Tehran.
Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon told the magazine it’s only a “matter of months” before Iran has nuclear capability. Defense Minister Ehud Barak declared in the same article that if action is not taken soon “it will not be possible” to stop Tehran from gaining — and potentially using — nuclear weapons.
In response, General Masoud Jazayeri of Iran’s Joint Armed Forces Staff said, “We will rigorously confront any threat or hostile behavior, and our response will be definitely regretful and destructive,” adding: “History will remember whether the Americans or Iranians were bluffing.”
The Israelis have the worlds best intel, and they’ve proven this many, many times over. If they say within a couple months, I believe them and not that sack of flab Panetta.
Obama’s policy is apparently to keep deferring the date when Iran will have nukes until they actually have them, when it will be too late to do anything about it, and to keep pressuring the Israelis to do nothing as well. The Islamic agenda is to eradicate Israel, and while the various factions of Muslim Arabs are always looking for ways to destroy each other, they are unanimous when it comes to getting rid of the Jews. To this end they will lie and pretend and placate, just as Sultan Caboose is doing now, because while most of them don’t want Iran to have nukes either, their desire to kill Jews is stronger.
It’s almost laughable. It’s 2012 now and the Mayan prediction of doom will be increasingly on people’s minds, but a global disaster coming to us from space somehow is the least likely event we face. We’ve been capable of destroying civilization and wrecking the planet for at least 50 years and we just keep on getting better at it.
Any thinking person can see how an attack on Iran by Israel could escalate into global war, considering the volatile nature of Arabs and all that oil they sit on. The same is true of an attack on Israel by Iran. All that diplomacy and threat-counter threat stuff only works for so long before the fireworks begin.
I sure hope I can get moved back to California before July.