What? Me Worry About Iran?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Iran and it’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  Last October Iran’s President called for Israel to be “wiped off the map.”  In December of 2005 Ahmadinejad further distanced himself from the realm of rational human thought, expressing doubts about the Holocaust and calling it a “myth”.

Far more important than the statements of psycho-President Ahmadinejad is the threat of Iran becoming a nuclear power.  Germany, France, and Britain recently introduced a draft resolution asking the board of the International Atomic Energy Agency to refer Iran to the United Nations Security Council for violating terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  The rational for the draft resolution cites Iran’s “many failures and breaches of its obligations” (under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty) and “the absence of confidence that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively for peaceful purposes resulting from the history of concealment of Iran’s nuclear activities.”

There is little doubt in my mind that if Iran had a nuclear weapon and the ability to deliver it, that bomb would be on it’s way to Tel Aviv as we speak.  The political pundits have been asking what the options are for Iran.  Should we use diplomacy through the UN?  Should the US consider a military option?

Does anybody remember MAD magazine?  The main character shown above, Alfred E. Newman, was known for his famous saying:  “What?  Me Worry?”  Alfred never worried about anything and frankly with respect to Iran and its development of nuclear weapons, I feel just like Alfred.  I’m not worried in the least about Iran developing a nuclear weapon.  I don’t care if the International Atomic Energy Agency refers Iran to the United Nations Security Council or not.  I don’t care if the UN Security Council acts with regard to Iran or not.  I’m not losing any sleep over Iran because a nuclear-armed Iran does not exist, nor will it ever exist.

One word explains why Alfred and I aren’t worried about Iran.  That word is “Israel”.   You can bet your bottom dollar that the Israelis have plenty of informants in Iran.  The Israelis know precisely how far along Iran has progressed toward becoming a nuclear power and before Iran gets that far the Israelis will launch an air strike and destroy Iran’s capability to enter the nuclear club.  Furthermore, the Israelis will launch air strikes as often as they deem necessary.

Israel has been threatened with destruction by many of its backward neighbors since its establishment in 1948.  You can take it to the bank that the Israelis aren’t going to entrust their security to anyone, not the United States and especially not the United Nations.  When the proper time comes the Israelis will take care of business in Iran and they won’t be asking permission from anyone.

In a world full terrorism, tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and global warming, Alfred and I are glad we don’t have to worry about Iran!

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