20 October 2006

Well, that's certainly clear enough

Say what you will about Iranian President Madman Ahmadinejad, you sure can't accuse him of beatin' around the bush.

If we don't stop playin' footsie with the "Joos"... he's a comin' fer us.
"You (the Western powers) should know that any government that stands by the Zionist regime from now on will not see any result but the hatred of the people," he added. "The wrath of the region's people is boiling."

Mr Ahmadinejad, who has previously called for Israel to be "wiped from the map and described the Holocaust as a "myth," said his warning was an "ultimatum".

"You should not complain that we did not give a warning. We are saying this explicitly now."
Now, there's nothing new about this type of dyspeptic diatribe coming from the Muslim Middle East. The difference here is... this guy's hellbent on uncorking the nuclear genie.

What the Madman doesn't seem to realise is that he's amping up the only other faction in the neighbourhood that actually has the bomb AND the political will to use it.

For anybody who has been in a coma for a decade... that'd be Israel.


UPDATE: Can you say "Osirak"?

People are gonna argue that Iran has distributed its nuclear facilities to prevent this sort of attack from disabling its nuclear program. There is a more optimistic than reality-based theory... that this strategy would render the Israelis powerless.

That, of course, is a fallacy. Israel will not stand by while Iran goes nuclear. It just isn't in the cards. If it means the whole region goes up in flames, they are ready and willing to fight.

To the death, if necessary... to another Masada.

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