A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
According to The Israeli National News: "Former Military Intelligence head, Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, said Tuesday that "Iran has already crossed Israel's new 'red line'" regarding nuclear weapons development.
Yadlin, who is the Head of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), said that in the summer, Iran will reach a distance of one or two months between a decision and a bomb." That is, it will be able to build a nuclear bomb within a month or two of deciding to do so.
"This is a breakthrough range that will make it very difficult to stop Iran, when it decides to have a bomb." SOURCE: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/167408#.UXaFQErJIWE
In the same article Yadlin is quoted as saying: "Negotiations can succeed, he added, if the U.S. creates a credible military option. This will be achieved if the U.S. prepares for a surgical strike for stopping the nuclear program and makes clear that it will be able to deal with the escalation that will follow such a strike." SOURCE: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/167408#.UXaFQErJIWE
The long and the short of it is -- Israel -- AND-- the US are screwed!
This, dear reader, is what you get when the free world is led by a lamentably naive golden-throated narcissistic Marxist who never misses a chance to demonstrate his unaffected simplicity and lack of guile and worldly experience when it comes to world politics and global leadership.
Allow me to spell it out plainly: Unless Israel takes the reins in its teeth and launches an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, Iran WILL build a nuclear bomb -- and all the world will be held hostage to their fanatical Islamic despotism.
If Israel will not, or cannot, mount a successful attack, and Iran acquires the bomb, the fault will lie squarely at the feet of President Obama -- and nowhere else.
President Obama is perhaps the least prepared and least qualified person to ever hold the office of President of the United States -- and it shows. Oh, HOW it shows.
By his refusal of global leadership the world is in chaos. Heck, the US is in near chaos. And it is not going to get better until the US and the world get the kind of leadership necessary to screw the lid down on trouble making rogue nations like Iran and North Korea and read the riot act to aggressive nations seeking hegemony in their regions of the globe. That is not going to happen as long as Obama occupies the Oval Office.
Can anyone define Obama's foreign policy? Is there one? His diplomatic stumbles around the globe give the impression any foreign policy of his administration is made up on the fly with very little real thought.
Today, we stand on the cusp of nuclear war. Think that is too strong? Want to take the chance that North Korea has not managed to develop a small nuclear warhead they can mount on the tip of their long range missile? Want to take that chance? Because that is exactly what Obama is doing. And it is YOUR life at risk, and the lives of your loved ones.
We KNOW the DPRK has nuclear weapons. We KNOW Iran is rapidly approaching the final development of a nuclear bomb. We KNOW that Iran and North Korea are working in tandem and have been for years. Are you willing to take the chance that IF North Korea has a nuclear warhead for a missile they won't provide one to Iran? Iran's problem with developing a nuclear missile to strike Israel would be solved overnight.
The Obama administration exudes weakness and draws enemies attracted by that weakness like flies to a dung heap.
Just in the past few days we have had one terrorist attack on a major US city and a would-be attack on a major transportation rail line between Canada and the US was foiled by Canadian authorities with the assistance of US authorities.
Just as sharks can smell blood in the water for miles and miles, America's enemies can detect the "odor" of weakness half a globe away. Now, as we have seen, they can and will act on that perceived weakness on our own soil, either by terrorist attacks or by lobbing a nuclear missile across the Pacific Ocean to take out Honolulu, Los Angles, Seattle, Portland, or Anchorage, Alaska.
On top of all his other mistakes, Obama has committed the US military to Africa. No pun intended, but Africa is a black hole just like those in space. It will suck anything and everything that gets near it into its darkness -- and leach it dry.
There is a reason the European colonial powers gave up and left Africa a long time ago. Their colonies were slowly bankrupting them! There is no wining in Africa because there is nothing there TO win. Only Africa can save Africa. And they are not ready to join the modern world this century. Maybe in another hundred years, or so.
So, it provides no comfort knowing that Iran is closing on its desire to have its very own nuclear bomb, which it intends to drop on Israel and the United States at the earliest opportunity.
It should come as no surprise when the Obama administration rolls out their plans for "containment of a nuclear Iran." Many have felt for some time that was Obama's ultimate goal all the while.
Understand: The Arab nations are scared witless of the Persian nation. If Iran is allowed to possess a nuclear bomb, expect all the Arab nations in the region to go nuclear almost overnight -- in self defense. They won't waste time with developing their own nuclear programs, they will simply purchase nuclear bombs and missiles and be done with it.
Now -- allow me to ask you -- how much safer will YOU feel if and when the entire Middle East is armed to the teeth with nuclear bombs and missiles?
This is what we get with the Three Stooges of American foreign policy, Obama, Hagel, and Kerry in charge. Neville Chamberlain would, indeed, be, oh, so proud!
© J. D. Longstreet