Monday, January 2, 2006

OPEN THREAD POST: WHEN COMES THE STRIKE AGAINST IRAN?

Before I do a wrap-up post on 2005, I think it is important to note what should be the main issue for this year. Here is my post, UNCLE SAM TOUR: IRAN XX/XX/05:

In the news: Bush: Force Could Be an Option Against Iran's Nuclear Aspirations - Voice of America.

Have you voted yet? Scroll down the page and look in the right column for the EGO Poll - "Which Country Should Be Next?" (EGO, 08/13/05.)

141 votes in the poll so far. Iran is picked by 85% of the people. Have you voted yet? Please come with suggestions on how to attack the mullahs in Iran, the best military strategy, type of weapons, etc.

Here is an excerpt from Steve Forbes's column, Mushrooming Crisis. [Via Regime Change Iran.]

The prospect of Iran's having a nuclear capability is especially frightening because its new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is lethally delusional. He is obsessed with the Mahdi (who is to return just before Judgment Day) and believes he must prepare the way for his reappearance. Ahmadinejad has repeatedly declared that the Holocaust never took place and that Europe and the U.S. should provide some of their own land for a Jewish state. Israel itself should be wiped off the map. ...

Alas, the White House has done next to nothing to prepare and persuade the U.S. public of the possible need for stern measures here. Thankfully President Ahmadinejad's consistent public statements on the "myth" of the Holocaust will make clear to not only us but also the European masses and elites that this regime poses an increasingly mortal threat to our safety, that European-style diplomacy (a mechanism for doing nothing) is no longer viable. (Forbes.com, 01/09/06.)


From Iran Press Service in France (Is Washington Planning a Military Strike?):

In a report published on Wednesday, the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel also cited NATO intelligence sources claiming that Washington's western allies had been informed that the United States is currently investigating all possibilities of bringing the mullah-led regime into line, including military options. Of course, Bush has publicly stated for months that he would not take the possibility of a military strike off the table. What's new here, however, is that Washington appears to be dispatching high-level officials to prepare its allies for a possible attack rather than merely implying the possibility as it has repeatedly done during the past year (Iran-Press-Service.com, 12/31/05 / Der Spiegel, 12/30/05.)


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