Iran and North Korea
are the two main
enemies of the free world today.
Both threaten democracies (Israel and South Korea) with extinction.
Both are developing nuclear weapons,
which they will proliferate to other tyrannies
It is long past time that America and Israel acted to end
Iran's nuclear weapons program.
"Someone has to destroy the Iranian nuclear plants now."
"There is one thing that can save us. Tel Aviv will be Iran's first target.
The life of every Israeli is on the line. The Israelis understand this fully.
Perhaps Israel will again save us. Perhaps we will again be free-riders
who benefit from Israel's defense of her self.
Or perhaps we will do the proper thing, and destroy the greatest evil in the world ourselves, while we still can.
This would be the thanks that Israel deserves, for saving us the last time."
Axis of Evil, Part Two
by Charles Krauthammer
- The US should do the job itself.
"Iran will go nuclear during the next presidential term.
All that stands between us and that is either revolution or preemptive strike."
"Numerous preemptive counter-proliferation strikes have taken place since 1940.
Allied air forces and special operations forces
destroyed German nuclear facilities and heavy water supplies that were an integral part of the Nazi A-bomb research effort.
U.S. bombers also destroyed the most important Japanese nuclear research laboratory in Tokyo at the end of WWII.
Other raids include: Iran versus Iraq in 1980, Israel versus Iraq in 1981,
Iraq versus Iran with seven raids from 1984 to 1988,
and the U.S.-led coalition versus Iraq in 1991."
"In the spring 2003 war, American and British forces accomplished in about a month
what Iranian forces had failed to do in eight years of war with Iraq between 1980 and 1988.
Tehran cannot fail to appreciate that Iranian conventional forces would have little chance
of resisting a US military assault."
"American military superiority over Iran gives Washington a wide spectrum of military options for coercing Tehran
[short of invasion].
An American air campaign mounted from regional support hubs in the small Gulf Arab states
could make short work of Iran's air force and air defense forces to gain air superiority
for attacks against Iran's nuclear infrastructure."
In a Single Night,
Edward N. Luttwak, The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2006
- Iran's nuclear weapons program could be stopped
in one night.
"it is enough to demolish a few critical installations to delay its program for years"
November 19, 2006
- Bomb Iran now, before it becomes powerful.
"Russia was poor and weak in 1917 when Lenin took power, as was Germany in 1933 when Hitler came in. Neither, in the end, was able to defeat the United States, but each of them unleashed unimaginable suffering before they succumbed.
After the Bolshevik takeover of Russia in 1917,
a single member of Britain's Cabinet, Winston Churchill,
appealed for robust military intervention to crush the new regime.
His colleagues weighed the costs - the loss of soldiers, international derision, revenge by Lenin - and rejected the idea.
The costs were avoided, and instead the world was subjected to the greatest man-made calamities ever. Communism itself was to claim perhaps 100 million lives, and it also gave rise to fascism and Nazism, leading to World War II."
Muravchik argues against invasion,
but rather bombing the nuclear weapons program.
And repeating until they stop.
"In time, if Tehran persisted, we might have to do it again."
If Bush does not do this, history will judge him a failure in this war:
"If Ahmadinejad gets his finger on a nuclear trigger,
everything Bush has done will be rendered hollow. We will be a lot less safe than we were when Bush took office."
The Case for Bombing Iran, Norman Podhoretz, June 2007.
"the plain and brutal truth is that if Iran is to be prevented from developing a nuclear arsenal, there is no alternative to the actual use of military force - any more than there was an alternative to force if Hitler was to be stopped in 1938.
It now remains to be seen whether this President, battered more mercilessly and with less justification than any other in living memory, and weakened politically by the enemies of his policy in the Middle East in general and Iraq in particular, will find it possible to take the only action that can stop Iran from following through on its evil intentions both toward us and toward Israel."
The left and all the appeasers of the jihad
trumpeted this gleefully as proof that Bush and the neo-cons were wrong.
When it came out, I expressed scepticism:
"But is it true?
Would you be willing to bet Israeli security, and the lives of all the Jews of Israel, on it?"
Of course, it turned out that US intelligence (and the left) were wrong.
Iran has not stopped developing nuclear weapons.
Iran 'hoodwinked' CIA over nuclear plans, 12 Dec 2007:
"British spy chiefs have grave doubts that Iran has mothballed its nuclear weapons programme .. and believe the CIA has been hoodwinked by Teheran."
centre of the Holocaust against the innocent Jews of Europe.
For years Iran has been threatening a new Holocaust
against the innocent Jews of Israel.
The Iranian revolution must be ended before it is able to
repeat what happened here.
Image from here.
Demo, Berlin, Jan 2007,
of an atomic holocaust of the Jews.
said in Oct 2005 that Israel must be destroyed:
"Imam [Khomeini] said: 'This regime that is occupying Qods [Jerusalem] must be eliminated from the pages of history.'
This sentence is very wise.
Very soon, this stain of disgrace [Israel] will be purged from the center of the Islamic world - and this is attainable.
The Islamic people cannot allow this historical enemy to exist in the heart of the Islamic world."
New York Times translation:
"Our dear Imam [Khomeini] said that the occupying regime must be wiped off the map and this was a very wise statement.
I have no doubt that the new wave that has started in Palestine, and we witness it in the Islamic world too, will eliminate
this disgraceful stain [Israel] from the Islamic world.
Those who are sitting in closed rooms cannot decide for the Islamic nation and cannot allow this historical enemy to exist in the heart of the Islamic world."
Ahmadinejad, June 2010,
said the Jews of Israel are
"the filthiest, most criminal people, who only appear to be human".
Nov 2012 again
called for a united Islamic effort
"to remove the Zionist entity off the map".
poster in Iran, Mar 2008, repeats Ahmadinejad's call for genocide:
"Israel must be wiped off the map".
Photo credit Agence France Presse
/ Atta Kenare.
From the once-great blog
"Israel must be wiped off the map".
From a (government-approved)
meeting in Tehran, March 9, 2008.
Photo credit Reuters / Morteza Nikoubazl.
"Our demand is freedom of Palestine not part of Palestine.
Any plan that seeks to divide Palestine is totally rejected
[because] that means the existence
of the cancerous tumor [Israel]
and a permanent threat to the Islamic Ummah".
- Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, rejects the existence of Israel,
1 Oct 2011.