Thursday, September 15, 2005

Iran Increases Defiance

Iran remains obstinate in its drive to enrich uranium, despite continued negotiations with EU leaders. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad upped the ante in comments today, stating that Iran would share nuclear technology with other Muslim nations. (ABC: Iran Set to Give Nuclear Info to Others.)

Proliferation of nuclear technology throughout the Muslim world is precisely the development feared by the West. This open admission by Ahmadinejad is justification enough to prevent Iran's development of nuclear capabilities at all cost. Continued negotiations are fruitless and serve only to provide Iran the time it needs to develop forbidden technology. It is bad enough that Pakistan was allowed to develop this capability without any western intervention. It is essential that we do not make this same mistake with Iran.

It is obvious that a resolution imposing sanctions will not pass the UN Security Council. Russia and China both oppose such a resolution and would likely veto any such measure. In fact, Russia has openly increased its support of Iran's development of nuclear capability. There is no point in wasting any time debating this issue at the UN. The time has come to act, not talk. What must be done is harsh, will anger the Muslim world, and will certainly anger Russia. Nonetheless, the time has come where we must destroy Iran's nuclear research facilities. A unilateral and preemptive strike is both necessary and justified. To wait any longer runs the risk of turning Iran into another Pakistan and North Korea. We cannot afford that and must act now to prevent it.



Alan Fraser said...

I have only one word on nukes: China

The Inquisitor said...

It's about time that the west was faced with a few warheads from the Islamic quarter. It seems that since the west is not open to reason, as indicated by the hundreds of thousands of deaths in the middle east at the hands of the western powers, the only other avenue for 'communication' is via nuclear equillibrium.

The west has shown that much can be achieved via nukes, and thus, Iran responds accordingly through such aspirations. If America did not define and exploit this version of 'strength', the Iranians, like many others, wouldn't have had to suffer 'weakness'. Thus, the desire for nuclear technology is a desire to for equillibrium.