I’ve been pondering the path that the world has been taking in terms of Iran and her nuclear program. It should be clear to any observer that the world is doing as little as it can. I’m starting to wonder if it’s worse than that.
I’m starting to wonder if the world knows that if they go slow enough, Israel will take care of the problem for them – knowing that Israel will be hurt in the process. And, any fallout from this attack would be laid at Israel’s door.
I’m starting to wonder if there are some who see this as a way for both Iran AND Israel to be eliminated at the same time.
Could this be a clever, “two birds with one stone” strategy to have Israel take out Iran’s nuclear weapons, which will result in Israel being seriously hurt, weakened or even destroyed?
This certainly sounds like something that the US State Department would come up with.
However, the people-of-uncertain-parentage who run the State Department have forgotten that God is on Israel’s side, and not America’s.
Please pray for Israel.
One of the more important assertions that President Obama made in his speech to AIPAC this week was that preventing Iran from attaining nuclear weapons was a US national security interest; indeed, he clarified that it was the interest of the global community.
This statement, that two or three years ago may have seemed quite obvious, takes on new importance today on the backdrop of the problematic shift in the debate over international efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions and advances. Instead of being discussed in terms of strong international actors confronting Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the dynamic is increasingly being framed as one that pits Israel against Iran. At the forefront of the current debate is one question: Whether Israel will strike Iran’s nuclear facilities, possibly leading to wider hostilities in the Middle East, and dragging the US into a war it doesn’t want.
How did Israel become the major protagonist in this story, after years of consistently lending its support to international diplomatic efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions? On the surface, it looks like it is Israel that has thrust itself to the forefront by making overt threats to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities as a last option before Iran becomes a nuclear weapons state. Pundits explain that Israel feels an existential threat from Iran – which others do not – and is therefore issuing these threats.
But the truly disturbing, and largely unmentioned part of this picture is how the international community implicitly opened the space for Israel to come forward. Its lack of a coordinated approach, and its weak level of determination, in facing Iran is what has enabled Iran over the past decade to slowly but surely advance its nuclear program and establish the basis for a military capability.