Time is frighteningly short on Iran's impending nuclear weapon program And Russia just ratcheted up the gruesome stakes.
While the IAEU (give Baradei another PEACE PRIZE for this one) and the EU waited on Russia (ha!) to wrangle nukes out of the hands of Iran, Russia signed a $1 billion defense deal with the Iranian madmen. Uh huh.
Russia plans to sell more than $1 billion worth of tactical surface-to-air missiles and other defense hardware to Iran. Regarding International Intelligence; The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, has put off taking Iran to the U.N. Security Council to give time for a new Russian diplomatic initiative to work. What happened to the Russian diplomatic initiative I wrote about back in February?
Moscow is already at odds with the West over its nuclear ties with Tehran but has sought to use its warm relations with Iran to be recognized as a key mediator between the West and the Islamic Republic.
Iran's hardline leaders appear more determined than ever to resist Western pressure over their disputed nuclear drive, raising the question of what any new talks with the European Union could actually achieve.
Britain, France and Germany are still hoping to convince Iran to limit work on the nuclear fuel cycle as an "objective guarantee" the process will not be diverted to make weapons. Yeah and I am waiting on the tooth fairy......their offer of trade and other incentives has already been rejected.
"We have sent a message to the Westerners that we will resist to the end in order to master civil nuclear technology and will not give up our rights," ultra-conservative President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said this week.
A top Iranian cleric praised the country's Basij militia for being instrumental in what he said was a climbdown by the West over Iran's nuclear program.
Headed by commanders of the Revolutionary Guards, the nine million strong Basij acts as the populist guardian of the regime against domestic or foreign "threats" and has bases in all mosques, institutions, ministries, universities and large state-run industries.
The militia was also seen as having played a key role in the shock June presidential election win of hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [photo above], himself a veteran of the Revolutionary Guards and who has been calling for the promotion of a "Basij culture."
"One of the features of the Basij is resisting pressure, and this has made the International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors retreat from re-issuing a harsh resolution against Iran," Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati told worshippers at weekly prayers in Tehran.
Is this what the American left wants? Is tis what the American left means by working with the Internatonal community? Working with the international community" sounds alot like the dishonest "Arbeit Macht Frei" [ translation -"Work will make your free" or "Work is liberty"] that greeted prisoners who entered the Nazi's main administrative camp, "
Of course Israel cannot accept a nuclear Iran, they are first strike country. I find little comfort in the Israeli test that successfully intercepted an Iran-type missile. [Israeli officials said an Arrow-2 missile, fired from an air force base south of Tel Aviv, intercepted a target projectile over the Mediterranean Sea on Friday in the first successful test against an Iran type missile].
The state of Israel is the size of a pin, all that crazy murderer has to do is get one off and Israel is finished. FINISHED. And then what, and then we act? That would be the most cowardly and harmful strategy, even if the State Department would prefer it.
We can not expect Israel to do our dirty work for us. And even if we wished it, there is no way Israel can take out all 350 Iranian nuclear sitess (underground and well hidden) simultaneously.
Analysis on Iran: Little time left for sanctions
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One thing is for certain: Iran will not get nuclear weapons. Any statesman who allows this to happen on his or her watch will be forever discredited. If a theocratic Iran got the bomb, it would only be a matter of time before it sought paradise by trying to end Israel. So no, as I wrote once, there will be no second Holocaust, and the Iranians will not finish what their godhead Hitler started. We are watching the doomsday clock tick: as the Iranians fume and rant, they unknowingly inch closer to a showdown that they will, in fact, lose. Europe has surrendered, viewing Iran as no worse than a nuclear Pakistan. Russia and China derive a certain sick pleasure in seeing us with another nuclear enemy that they believe will never threaten them. The U.N. is, well, the U.N. — as worthless in practice as it is impressive in its rhetoric. The defense of the West as it involves Iran lies in the hands of Israel and the United States alone.
More to thank the Mainstream Media for and lefty Jewish parents..........ugh
Support of Israel Declining Among Young Jewish Americans, Poll
New York Sun
Fewer young Jewish Americans support Israel than older ones, and American Jews in general talk about the Jewish state with Gentiles infrequently, according to a poll the Israel Project released yesterday.
The poll also found that 61% of American Jews say they "personally talk about or defend Israel to non-Jewish people" a few times a year or less, including 43% who say they rarely or never do so. 32% say they do so at least once a month.
Parents were the first or second "most significant source in shaping [their] understanding of and opinions about Israel" for 45% of adult Jews. By contrast, 49% said "the media" was most important in shaping their opinions today.