Learning To Live With A Nuclear Iran
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
If that turns out to be the case, then isn't it time Israel drags it's
nuclear arsenal, out into to full view of the Iranians and the remainder
of the "terror community?"
One of the fundamentals of a nuclear armed military is the ability to
survive a first strike by your enemy and offer, in reprisal, a second
strike -- from your own arsenal -- that will deal a killing blow to your
attacker. Israel has such a capability. Maybe it is time to show it.
Not much is said about Israel's seaborne nuclear arsenal. But it is
there ... cruising out there above and/or below the surface of the
Before the US dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan there was a
discussion amongst US leaders and a suggestion that maybe we ought to
demonstrate the power of the bomb to the Japanese BEFORE we dropped it
The thought was that the fear generated by such an awesome spectacle
would cause Japan to rush to the surrender table -- and actually
dropping the bomb on them would be unnecessary. It was eventually
decided that nothing short of atomic destruction would cause Japan to
sue for peace. Even then it took TWO atomic bombs, dropped just days
apart, to get a surrender from Japan.
I mention this because there is some suggestion that Israel should
demonstrate to Iran that it has the capability of nuking them, even now,
and also has a second strike capability that would instantly set
Iranian society back to the stone age in a flash (no pun intended.)
All this is predicated upon the possibility that Israel might be dealing
with sane people within the Iranian government. After all, this is a
government where sanity always seems to be in scant measure.
Now -- all this talk about an Israeli second strike capability is
worrisome because it bespeaks what I fear is reality. A preemptive
strike is no longer possible and the world is going to have a terrorist
nation armed to the teeth with nukes.
Frankly, Israel should have stuck Iran YEARS ago. Nothing less than an
early preemptive strike would have deterred Iran. No amount of
diplomatic entreaties, discussions, UN inspections, pleading, begging --
NOTHING was going to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb.
Sometimes you simply have to kill your enemy, in great numbers, to get
his attention. Been there-done that. ( Nuclear bombing of Japan by the
US in WWII)
Maybe an effective demonstration of Israel's nuclear arsenal would include the nuking of the
facilities in Iran where the so-called "Islam Bomb" is being made. For
darn sure, Iran would be denied the use of whatever was left of those
labs for centuries into the future. And it might serve to introduce the
Iranian government and their proxy terrorist gangs exactly what "nuking"
The other troublesome aspect of a nuclear Iran is the certainty of their
passing along nuclear capability to their terrorist proxies.
Let me be clear here: All the nations of the world cowering in the
shadows -- frightened of a nuclear Iran -- NOW you REALLY have something
to worry about. Even though you might be geographically outside the
nuclear missile range of Iranian ballistic missiles, you are well within
range of Iran's terrorists who will not think twice about setting off
nuclear devices in your cities. You, too, had the opportunity to stop
Iran and you chose to stand back and HOPE the US and Israel would do
your job for you. You have no one to blame but yourselves when the
inevitable happens and you have thousands, or even hundreds of
thousands, of your countrymen dead or dying from a terrorist nuclear
attack on your territory.
Of COURSE, the same applies to America. WE COULD HAVE STOPPED IRAN!
Look. America makes mistakes. We are not infallible. And yes, we made
a humongous mistake in electing as President a man who many American
suspect is a closet Muslim, himself. He bears a Muslim name. His
father was Muslim and he was partly reared in a Muslim country and
educated in Muslim schools. There has been ample evidence during his
nearly four years as our President that Obama has chosen the Muslim
nations of the Middle East over America's only friend in that region --
Americans, myself included, feel that Obama's goal from the early days
of his presidency was to run interference for Iran until Iran could
successfully build a nuclear bomb. All one has to do is look
objectively at Obama's policies -- as per Iran and Israel -- and the
pattern becomes crystal clear.
To the question: "Are you better off today than you were four years
ago," the Republican Party ought to add: "Are you safer today than you
were four years ago?"
As soon as Iran has an operable bomb, they're certainly going to
"demonstrate" it to the world. They have told us they have two prime
targets: Israel and America. When the Islam Bomb explodes in America
-- remember which administration is responsible for bringing it to the
shores of America. Not that there is anything we can do about it. Not
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