Thinking about Israel’s starting a war with Iran kept me up for an hour stewing about the stupidity of our pit bull in the Middle East.
Israel, “tiny and defenseless” stole the technology to build thermo-nuclear bombs from us decades ago and have been the only Middle Eastern nation with them ever since. We looked the other way as we still do when they “borrow” our military technology. I think its foolish or even suicidal to look at tiny, land hungry Israel as a victim of its geography.
Today Republican neocons are salivating at the Israeli threats to bomb Iranian nuclear sites that might allow Iran to join the growing nuclear bomb club. I’m with Ron Paul on this. Iran’s having the bomb is not terribly worrisome. Its far less troubling than the spread of nuclear materials with the fall of the Soviet Union. I think Iran has every right as a sovereign nation to build a bomb although I’m with NATO and President Obama on putting an economic tourniquet on Iran should it proceed with such development.
Israel’s threats to Iran are really a threat to drag America into a war they want to start. The Israeli political party Likud is like our Republican Party squared when it comes to deranged international politics. Israeli neocons are terrified of the democracy movements spreading across the Middle East. They loved the autocratic and dictatorial world that used to surround them. They know that bombing Iran will unite the democracy movements of the Arab world with Iran and they would be happy as clams to suck the US into an international nightmare that makes Iraq and Afghanistan look like a picnic.
Why would they do it? To make sure President Obama is not reelected. At least that’s my guess although it is surely more complicated than that. Dr. Strangelove must have been cloned recently to advise them.
From the movie’s dialogue:
Well, boys, I reckon this is it – nuclear combat toe to toe with the Roosskies. Now look, boys, I ain’t much of a hand at makin’ speeches, but I got a pretty fair idea that something doggone important is goin’ on back there. And I got a fair idea the kinda personal emotions that some of you fellas may be thinkin’. Heck, I reckon you wouldn’t even be human bein’s if you didn’t have some pretty strong personal feelin’s about nuclear combat. I want you to remember one thing, the folks back home is a-countin’ on you and by golly, we ain’t about to let ’em down. I tell you something else, if this thing turns out to be half as important as I figure it just might be, I’d say that you’re all in line for some important promotions and personal citations when this thing’s over with. That goes for ever’ last one of you regardless of your race, color or your creed. Now let’s get this thing on the hump – we got some flyin’ to do.
I’d like one of the namby-pambies who are challenging Cravaack to comment on foreign policy before Major Kong rides his mount out of the bomb bay door.