December 22, 2011

Evolving Options

Iran has been a burr under America's saddle since 1979. Through their support and instigation of Islamic jihad they are responsible for the deaths of thousands and thousands of people including many Americans. In Lebanon, Kenya and Tanzania their support was behind the bombings of our embassies. In Iraq and Afghanistan the Irani governemnt has supplied IED's and other weapons used against American soldiers. Iran is also a major supporter of Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations.

Iran has been active in this cowardly "slaughter by proxy" for over thirty years and, if various sources can be believed, they are close to developing nuclear weapons. I say it's long overdue that we put an end to this bullshit. Apparently the Pentagon agrees.

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, said that the US military had reached a point where they were ready to execute force against Iran if necessary.

In an interview with US media in Afghanistan he said: "We are examining a range of options. I'm satisfied that the options that we are developing are evolving to a point that they would be executable if necessary."

[...]Leon Panetta, the secretary of defence, said this week that the US was prepared to step in to prevent Tehran realising its nuclear ambitions. He estimated that the country was only a year away from reaching its goal.

"The United States does not want Iran to develop a nuclear weapon," he said. "That is a red line for us and that is a red line for the Israelis. If we have to do it we will do it. If they proceed and we get intelligence that they are proceeding in developing a nuclear weapon then we will take whatever steps necessary to stop them. There are no options that are off the table."
It's about time.

One thing does bother me and it bothers me a lot. The *spit* President *spit* has allowed the JCS Chairman to say this while in full campaign mode and his popularity in in the crapper. Wag the dog time? Is this just another misdirection play while he trashes America once again?


Doom said...

Ah, but there is irony here. Jimmy Carter, the only president that can rival Zero in incompetence and un-Americanism, was the one who created this problem by abandoning a worthy ally, the Shah of Iran. While the Shah was no George Washington, at least he was no Chavez or Castro, or worse, and he kept his alliances true. Carter allowed these radicals to take power. Now his only peer in incompetency and anti-Americanism is being forced to clean up the mess. No matter the reason, that is some funny right there. Just trust me though, if Zero's hands do this thing, it is not by his will. He is being forced to do so. Further, conservatives won't take a hit for this necessary action, should it happen.

It is a gift, I think. And, unlike you, I don't think this will help Zero. For every one or two moderates who climb on board, one or two liberals will simply quit. It is merely a desperate measure, or something he is not even allowed to choose because of the threat. I sort of think many choices are above his pay grade. Believe it or else.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Turn it into glass!

el chupacabra said...

Lulz- turn the rocks into pebbles- the pebbles into sand...

and maybe the sand into glass?

sig94 said...

Doom - yes this scenario is very rich in irony. However the libs are already abandoning Obugger and he must capture the middle in order to win another term.

If a third party candidate arises like Ross Perot in 1996, I believe Obugger can win in 2012. And that's probably the end of America.

sig94 said...

Odie - we should at least remove their ability to interfere in the affairs of other nations. Destroy their arms making capabilities. And their army, navy and air force as well. Make their mischief-making abilities the same as a pack of drunken Boy Scouts.

sig94 said...

el chupa - sand is more annoying. It gets up into the crack of your ass and into your sandwiches.