Iran Nuclear Threat Overblown?

Posted: June 5, 2011 in Songs of Space and Nuclear War
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Is it possible that the administration has overblown the threat of a nuclear Iran?

The short answer is yes.  After all, many things are possible.  However, the slightly longer answer is the Iranian nuclear threat is real and growing.

As Iran is a closed society, it’s difficult to get a definitive grip on what is really going on there.  And if there are those who have a good grip on ground truth in Iran, they ain’t sayin’.  Sources and methods and all that.  And those National Intelligence Estimates?  Let’s just gently say they’ve been less than completely useful.

But to the public, consider Iran and the evidence, which preponderantly suggests Iran is indeed trying to go nuclear:

They won’t let IAEA where they’re supposed to go.

They have secret facilities which are dribbled out one at a time.

They are pursuing nuclear technologies.

They are given top cover by Russia and China.

They are developing corresponding technologies to deliver nuclear weapons.

A nuclear Iran would enhance their regional security aspirations.

The law of succinctness points to an Iran with nuclear weapons aspirations.  Is this a certainty?  No.  Is it a likelihood?  Yes.

So tell me again how’s that global zero thing workin’ out?




  1. ferr says:

    There has to be responsibility of everyone in the preservation of peace. And in this issue deal with the Iranian nuclear program, not with threats, bluster instigation, and with lies, much less that will address the issue. For some fools who want to ignite the conflict issue, to establish reasons for claiming fictitious apparent reason, and disguise the real reason to take advantage of the situation – and it’s not – the thing must be done in a balanced way to reach a common consensus and always use common sense, not with brute force as some crazy arsonist thinking to solve everything at the base of the armed struggle.
    It would be very irresponsible dare frenzied attack of some kind against Iran, which could cause an international catastrophe of unforeseeable consequences.
    And unfounded accusations and without consistency against Iran is not the way to peace and, likewise, will not succeed for the cessation of hostilities. The IAEA is a United Nations bodies, should also have their share of responsibility, and should always be at the service of preserving peace in the world.
    However, when it comes to Israel who seems unwilling to engage in peace, and has no morals, because Israel has nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and, moreover, this state does not meet even the resolutions of the United Nations, much less consider the International Community and the free world. And when it comes to Israel are not made sanctions or restrictive measures; settlements that Israel is illegal and provocative measures in Palestinian territory, contrary to the International Community.

    • Space Farmer says:

      Iran’s leaders are on the Crazy Train and don’t want to get off. You can argue everyone has the responsibility to keep their own peace, but history shows the best way to do that is to be prepared for war. In the case of their nuclear weapons program and the associated ballistic missile program, it seems Iran is preparing for the capacity to wage nuclear war. When did Israel ever attack Iran (let alone with nuclear weapons, which they’ve shown themselves to be responsible and prudent stewards), except in fighting Iranian proxies? Words mean little to nothing (depending on the parties involved) and Iran is showing the international community evidence that their intentions are oriented towards enhancing their own power and not peace even as they’ve been unchallenged by any nation since the Iraq-Iran wars. Oursourcing much of the Iranian terror program to Hamas and Syria are also examples. This isn’t about Israel; it’s about Iran.

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