Iran has shelled two Iraqi villages, and has been caught by India importing nuclear material. Continue reading Iran on Offense
Democrats, apparently, consider this “subtlety.” Republicans call it “incoherence.” Criticized for being willing to meet with President Ahmadinejad of Iran “without preconditions,” Barack Obama responded, as the New York Times reports: For nearly a month, Republicans have stepped up attacks on Mr. Obama’s foreign policy perspective, highlighting a Hamas official’s complimentary comments about him in mid-April, as well as Mr. Obama’s statements that he is … Continue reading Unconditional Conditions
Paul Mirengoff dissects the Democrats’ “politics of fear” charge, showing that it is (a) question-begging and (b) baseless. I find it puzzling that people dismiss talk of terrorism as well as the threat from Iran and its quest for nuclear weapons, its much-expressed hatred of Israel, and its conduct of war by proxy as “the politics of fear.” Fear of these things is entirely rational; … Continue reading The Politics of Fear
Israel bombed the nuclear reactor under construction in Syria to prevent the Syrians and the terrorist groups they sponsor from acquiring nuclear weapons. Will anyone do the same to Iran? Alisdair Palmer argues in favor of such a course: When the governments trying to acquire the technology for making nuclear bombs are known to train and supply Islamist terrorist groups – as Syria and Iran, … Continue reading Syria: Israel = Iran: ??
Wretchard reflects on the significance of the Syrian nuclear reactor destroyed by Israel. The UN seems to have been unaware of it: First the Al Kibar reactor, unlike Iraq’s Osirak, was designed to be covert from first to last. Did the IAEA at any time have any definite knowledge of Al Kibar? If it so, did the IAEA warn the United Nations about Syria’s covert … Continue reading Syria’s Objective
“Death to Ahmadinejad!” shout Iranian protestors, while, in other news, a million Iranians are estimated to have converted to Christianity within the last couple of years. Continue reading Iranian Instability
The European Commission Joint Research Centre has run simulations indicating that Iran may have enough fissile material to construct an atomic bomb by year end. This contrasts sharply with the vaunted National Intelligence Estimate, which concluded that Iran was unlikely to have enough nuclear material until sometime between 2010 and 2015. Continue reading Iranian Bombs
“Iran is testing an advanced centrifuge at its Natanz nuclear complex, diplomats said on Wednesday, a move that could lead to Tehran enriching uranium much faster and gaining the means to build atom bombs.” Continue reading Good Thing They Gave This Up in 2003, Right?
Wretchard at the Belmont Club argues that U.S. success in the War on Terror is necessary to the survival of Islam. He makes three conjectures: Terrorism has lowered the nuclear threshold. Attaining WMDs will destroy Islam. The War on Terror is the ‘Golden Hour’ — the final chance. His idea, in essence, is that radical Islamists with WMD capability present a set of scenarios very … Continue reading Wretchard’s Three Conjectures
Iran is developing close economic ties with Nicaragua as well as Venezuela, Equador, and Bolivia. (HT: Powerline) Nothing good can come from that. Continue reading New Axes of Evil