Accepting a nuclear Iran

October 1, 2009

Tom Barnett gives a reality check:

There are very few secrets left in this world, but never any shortage of revelations! Major spy services have been interested in the Qom site for years, and as we know, anything the West knows, the East ends up knowing too. So if we knew, they knew, the Israelis knew, and–by extension–the rest of the Big Five knew, for whom was this a revelation? Why, the approving or disapproving public, of course. There is a lot of PR going on with this whole dynamic, and it impresses me as little as the diplomacy. It’s like the entire world needs to wrap its head around the reality that Iran’s getting nukes and there’s next to nothing that can be done about it, except for delaying it–possibly–for a bit with air strikes. So we’re moving through the anger and denial and heading toward the real bargaining and acceptance. Helen Kubler-Ross would be proud.

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The US doesn’t want Iran to have nuclear weapons for 1 simple reason. It has the potential of bringing peace to the Middle East. Once Iran has nuclear weapons, it levels the playing-field with Israel. And so it results in a Middle Eastern Cold War, analogous to the one between the US & USSR. The one difference here is size. Iran is much larger than Israel in size, and that works to its advantage. Iran can then, demand Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territories. Once a Palestinian state is established, peace will be maintained between Iran & Israel through the concept of Mutually Destructive Peace.

Posted by Nima | Report as abusive

Iran, and every other country, has every right to do whatever it wants within its own borders. It’s up to other nations to take a defensive stand only if Iran take the offensive position. We are certainly not the world police force and have no business meddling in other countries’ business. They are no different than North Korea, and we allow then to shoot missiles at will. Pardon the pun, but this is not rocket science folks.

Posted by Frank | Report as abusive

The West will not accept a nuclear Iran. If the UN will refuse to prevent development of nuclear weapons, the Western world will.

The only reason Israel is not subject to attacks like the previous Arab wars, is because of their nuclear weapons.

If Iran gets nuclear weapons, Israel will no longer have the nuclear advantage to prevent war. Meaning Arab nations can now invade without threat. Because both sides have nuclear weapons.

Those who support Arabs know this well. They seek Israel’s destruction, and that is the only peace they seek.

Either by sanctions, or sustained bombing, Iran’s time is numbered. If America bombs it to pieces, there will not even be an invasion. Just starvation.

Posted by Hmmm | Report as abusive

Iran should not arouse concern. Georgia is the most dangerous flashpoint in Russia’s tense relations with the West. The Bible says: “At the appointed time [the king of the north = Russia] will return back [will regain the influence, which it lost after the break-up of the Soviet Union] and come into the south [many indicate that this might be Georgia], but it will not be as the former [1921] or as the latter [2008]. For the dwellers of coastlands of Kittim [the West] will come against him, and he will be humbled, and will return.” (Daniel 11:29,30a) Then Iran will be humbled also. “But ships will come from the direction of Kittim, troubling Asshur [Russia] and troubling Eber [inhabiting on the other side the Euphrates].” (Numbers 24:24a, BBE)

At that time, peace will be taken from the earth and the “great sword” – nuclear sword – will be used. (Revelation 6:4) However, it will be neither the great tribulation nor “the end of the world” (Armageddon). As Jesus foretold, that will be “the beginning of birth pains”. (Mathew 24:7,8)

If the Heavens planned a full return of Russia (and much suggests this) the present economic crisis will deepen. Then also the European Union and NATO will not stands.