Well, there might be some time left, but not much. And, if we really knew the whole story, we might find that we ran out of time years ago.
What am I talking about?
Diplomacy – that delightful exercise in talking someone to death. (My own definition of diplomacy is… the art of saying ‘nice doggy’, until you find a rock.)
Unfortunately, Iran understands the art of diplomacy far better than almost anyone else in the world. There is just no way that you are going to talk Iran out of their nuclear weapons program. I mean, what is it that you can offer Iran that will encourage them to stop?
Remember that this is the regime that wants to bring the Mahdi – and intends to use its nuclear weapons program (among other things) to make it happen. Do you have a Mahdi lying around somewhere to give them?
If you don’t have a Mahdi to give ’em, you have nothing to offer. Nothing.
Oh, and how do you get a Mahdi, according to the Iranians? Kill at least fifty to a hundred million Americans. Massacre every Jew in the world. Murder another billion or so people – preferably non-muslims. Assassinate the King of Saudi Arabia. Seriously, all of that.
I’m sure that I’ve missed a few items, but that’s generally the idea. Global death and destruction = one Mahdi.
Oh, and they plan to make the Mahdi happen before 2016, and I’ve heard that they have plans for as early as next year.
So, if you’ve got a Mahdi in your closet somewhere, now is the time to cough him up.
There’s no more time for ‘let’s meet again in two or three months,’ he tells The Times of Israel
By David Horovitz, March 25, 2012, The Times of Israel
If upcoming international talks with Iran on thwarting its nuclear program do not quickly produce a breakthrough, there will be “nothing else left” but a resort to force, the former head of the Mossad, Efraim Halevy, told The Times of Israel in an interview on Sunday.
And it’s “tragic,” added Halevy, that “I don’t see any great effort being made” by the P5+1 group — the five UN Security Council permanent members and Germany – to prepare urgently and effectively for those talks.
The lights “should be burning through the night” to get a strategy together, he said. “The number one thing the world should be doing (on Iran) is investing enormous preparation into the P5+1 confrontation, because this is really the ‘Last Train to San Fernando’,” said Halevy, who also served as national security adviser and held senior ambassadorial positions. “I don’t detect any signs of this.”
Iran, he said, would doubtless try to play for time in the talks, for which no date or venue have yet been set but which are likely to convene soon. (The last such talks collapsed in Istanbul in January 2011). The international community, therefore, needed to be ready with its strategy and tactics, and to be represented by “a very high-level, experienced, wise and creative negotiator.”
As things stand, he went on, the Iranians would have a single negotiator, but the international community would likely have “all these diplomats sitting there,” approaching the talks as “a very ceremonious affair.”
For the international community, said Halevy, “there’s no time for, you know, ‘Let’s meet again in two or three months, let’s do our homework, let’s not rush things, let’s look at it, and so forth.’” Rather, he said, “there has to be a breakthrough… If there is no breakthrough, it means to say that the talks have failed.”