Bruce,What Israel has in regard to confronting Iran's nuclear
development goes beyond "every right". Israel has every OBLIGATION to
draw a line. Iran has been the number one sponsor of terrorism in the world for
thirty years. Their goal is total domination of the world and subjugating every
human being to Islam. Their methods are terror and blood. There is no room for
freedom and liberty in their ideology.Those commenters here who put
Iran's ideology on par with Israel's make a terrible error, the full
results of which I hope they never experience.A proper government is
not obligated to fight evil wherever it lurks. But a proper government is
obligated to defend itself with all the might it can muster when it has the
means. Israel has the means.I might add that Iran's terrorist
activities have shed the blood of Americans as often as anyone else... and they
mean to continue. America too is OBLIGATED to eliminate this menace. We too
have the means. Now if we can only muster the moral certainty.
@ Tolstoy Your welcome! BTW let me be the first to complement you
on your pleasantly silly and condescending reference to free speech for all, and
your CLAIMED reverence to the value of lives sacrificed for it. Nicely done!
@hahahahaha thank you for taking the time to give such a thoughtful
response to the comments of others,it is clear you have taken great time to
consider other points of view and to giving reasonable and thoughtful responses.
What a great use of your free speech that so many have given their lives to
Always pathetic to watch the bleeding heart leftists blather on and on with
their admiration for the enemies of Israel. So sad we are stuck with such a lame
president who shares these sentiments. I think that soft spot in their hearts
for terrorist nations just gets bigger and bigger!
Re: "If Israel is allowed to defend itself, the[n] Iran is allowed to defend
itself."Israel is not a threat to the existence of any of its
neighbors -- but each of its actual neighbors [which Iran is not] threatens
Israel's.Defense is the very farthest thing from the mind of
Iran's Twelver mullahs.None of its actual neighbors threatens
Iran. Pakistan has no gripe with it. None of the other "stans" or
Caucasus states is a credible threat. Iraq is ruled by friends of Iran, and is
too weak to be a threat. Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon depend almost entirely on
Iran's beneficence for their existence. Turkey's Islamist government
shares existential imperatives with Iran. Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, and the
Horn of Africa are threatened BY, but are not a serious threat TO Iran.Its deranged leadership is motivated primarily by a desire to create regional,
if not world, holocaust, in order to speed the return of the 12th Imam.So, Iran's threat to us all is clear.
"In negotiations"? I certainly hope so. That's how civilized
nations handle their differences; through diplomacy.
@VSTSo the "saudi regime" represents all middle eastern countries?
I would suggest you study a little more what is really going on in the region.
Not everyone is so comfortable with Israel having nuclear weapons.
Israel has the right to use bugs bunny props to draw a red line on Iran's
nuclear aspirations. Just as long as their bravado is their own, because I think
we have the right not to get sucked into a land war in Iran.
Bruce, do you really feel that Israel has a "right" to attack another
sovereign country based solely on its desire to remain the only nuclear power in
the region? Evidently, the answer is "yes", since it's clear you
feel the US should have done something to keep the other nations mentioned
nuke-free. How many of them should we attack right now before they put us in
When your enemy has a big club, your best defense is to get yourself a big club.
Seems like it worked in the Cold war. If Israel starts a war with
Iran it will probably trigger an atomic war where everybody dies. For the
religious people that will be just fine because they think they are going to
heaven. But for us non-religious guys it will just be a premature end of the
world. Israel is not part of the United States, we should not let
Israel take us into a war.
Hypocrisy is where you allow Israel to draw a "red line" but you refuse
to allow Iran to have a "red line". If Israel is allowed to
defend itself, the Iran is allowed to defend itself. If a nuclear weapon is
what it takes for Iran to protect itself from a nuclear armed Israel, then it is
hypocrisy to allow Israel to have nucs and not its neighbors.Frankly, if I were ANY of Israel's neighbors, I'd be seeking nuclear
arms to defend myself from them.You can't allow only one nation
to defend itself, it's an all or none proposition. Either all nations have
the right to defend themselves or none of us do. Anything less is hypocrisy.
Don't forget to leave China out of comment. I'm sure you can fit it