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January 21, 2006

A Date With Destiny…

I have been covering the whole Iran-wanting- a-nuclear-bomb-to -wipe-Israel-off-the-map-and- usher-in-Islam's-version- of-the-Apocalypse quite extensively over at my site. Each time I read or post something about this whole situation, I get further depressed. There have been many great thinkers pontificating on this subject. Their various approaches are:

  1. Heavily bomb Iran now - Even if we do not get all the nuke sites, we will set them back a few years.
  2. Conduct limited strikes - Hit the most important aspects of their nuclear program while stressing to the Iranian people that we do not want to fight them and wish to help them overthrow their tyrannical leader.
  3. Conduct Special Forces Operations - This would be similar to the campaign in Afghanistan. Our Opps would join up with the various opposition groups and provide funding and other resources to help overthrow the government.
  4. Economic sanctions - Cut off oil exports from Iran and hope it will foment revolution.
  5. Really, really, really, REALLY tough negotiations - France will get tough!
  6. Threaten to turn Iran into a sea of glass - My personal favorite as outlined in The WunderKraut Doctrine.

Each of the above options have drawbacks, some potentially disastrous.

So what should the world do to counter this very real threat?

By all appearances their President is beyond reasoning with. A fact that should have been apparent last year.

Victor Davis Hanson, as usual, has some very eye opening things to say:

Mr. Ahmadinejad magically entrances even foreign audiences into stupor. Of his recent United Nations speech, he boasted: "I felt that all of a sudden the atmosphere changed there. And for 27-28 minutes, all the leaders did not blink." ---

He has studied the recent Western postmodern mind, nursed on its holy trinity of multiculturalism, moral equivalence and relativism. As a Third World populist, Mr. Ahmadinejad expects his own fascism will escape scrutiny if he just recites enough the past sins of the West. He also understands victimology. So he also knows that to destroy the Israelis, he -- not they -- must become the victim, and the Europeans the ones who forced his hand
---

Money, oil and threats have brought the Iranian theocrats to the very threshold of a nuclear arsenal. Their uncanny diagnosis of Western malaise has now convinced them that they can carefully fabricate a Holocaust-free reality in which Muslims are the victims and Jews the aggressors deserving of punishment. And thus Mr. Ahmadinejad's righteously aggrieved (and nuclear) Iran can, after "hundreds of years of war," finally set things right in the Middle East.

Ok, am totally depressed now.

So what should we do? What CAN we do?

Discuss.

I need a beer.

Wacky Crazy Looney-Tunes Iranian President Update From Dave At Garfield Ridge: Iranian President Ahmadinejad (rhymes with "Eichmann") says that Europe should welcome the Jews back from Israel.

Hmmm. I wonder, is that before OR after Ahmadinejad nukes as many Jews as he can? I mean, is this like one of those "for your own good" offers?

If so, Israel should extend its own offer to Ahmadinejad, something like "This will hurt me a lot more than it hurts you, except that it won't."


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