Iran is getting ready to blow.
For starters, the Clerics in Charge arranged for the Danish embassy to be trashed by thugs brought into Tehran especially for the occasion. They threw petrol bombs while chanting “Death to Denmark.”
Then, according to Iranian Commerce Minister Massoud Mirkazemi, because of those “satirical cartoons” all Danish imports will be turned back at custom, and in addition they have cut diplomatic relations with Denmark — now wasn’t that a handy excuse?
Most importantly, Iran has booted out the IAEA and told them to take their monitoring equipment while they’re at it. They’ve got till mid-February to be out of Dodge.
If this were a movie, there would be lots of fast cuts as equipment was loaded onto trucks and moved across the border. Faces would be grim and half-lit in the grainy black and white moments of expulsion.
Does any of this sound familiar? How about the part where the UN impotently stomps its foot? If ever there were a product made for an organization it’s Viagra for the UN. What a large waste of hands fluttering and spokespersons stuttering over their canned remarks to the press while Iran proceeds apace with its plans.
The Officers Club says this is grave news for Israel, which has to make some plans of their own and firm them up real soon in the face of Iran’s ongoing Manhattan Project:
Even the United States may not be able to muscle the political maneuvering room to launch the kind of attack on Iran that would be necessary to knock out its reactors. This crisis comes down to how long Israel feels it can wait for Iran to acquire its WMD and delivery capability.
This timeline may be running out more quickly than people realize. If state-sponsored uranium enrichment has truly begun in earnest, and delivery capability is being researched, Israel may be forced to act sooner rather than later.
The attack would definitely be a single, massive air strike the likes of which the MidEast has never seen.
The post at O.C. goes into great detail regarding strategy and objectives (aside from the obvious one of shutting down Iran’s Manhattan Project). They have drawn out Israel’s options specifically and they make their case for a strike convincingly.
The only thing no one has addressed, that I know of, is the fallout — the literal fallout, this time — for Palestine and Jordan (just to name two countries with some concerns about becoming radioactive). While the goal of obliterating Israel is a top priority for countries in the Middle East, it doesn’t seem as though they, or anyone else, has been willing to discuss how they are going to handle the thousands and thousands of radioactive and sick Muslims who will be the “collateral damage” of Iran’s Annihilation Project.
Or perhaps they don’t care? Maybe the erasure of Israel is worth the death, illness, and genetic mutation of thousands of Arabs?
Is there something here I’ve overlooked?
Suggestions are welcome.