ATOMIC IRAN: THE OPEN SECRET
By Alan Caruba
Timmerman’s book cites each exact day that the ayatollahs got together to plot their Islamic conquest of the world, moving their plans one step down the road. Berman’s book is a more general analysis, but equally specific when it needs to be, and Weldon’s book warns that these murderous, power-crazed men who take their orders from Allah are deadly serious, repeatedly saying they hate both Israel and the United States of America, and apparently having few reservations about trying to destroy either or both of us.
According to these books, ever since the overthrow of the Shah in 1979 and despite the 1980’s war with Iraq, the handful of ayatollahs who run Iran have lived for no other reasons than (1) to spread the domination of Islam throughout the entire world, (2) to fund and control a network of terrorist organizations to do their dirty work, and (3) to acquire nuclear weapons. These guys may be certifiable nuts, but they have achieved objectives numbers one and two and are making significant progress toward achievement of objective number one.
What I can’t understand is how the billions we spend to have the CIA and other U.S. intelligence and national security agencies collect all that great intelligence data about what the ayatollahs, al-Qa'ida, and other nasty people are planning apparently either failed to connect the dots or were ignored when they did!
In 1998, the CIA was surprised to discover that both India and Pakistan had acquired “nukes” as well. Earlier, the 1994 Clinton administration’s “Agreed Framework” with North Korea, based on the belief that you could actually do a deal with pathological lying Communist gangsters, also resulted in their predictable capability to not only make nukes, but to deliver them via longrange ballistic missiles.
Successive U.S. administrations have known that Iran has been behind the many attacks on U.S. Embassies and Armed Forces, from Lebanon to Beirut to Baghdad, yet have said little or nothing until President George W. Bush named Iran as one of the three “axis of evil” nations.
At a recent gathering of heads of state at the United Nations, we got the measure of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who denied that Iran has long been engaged in the manufacture of nuclear weapons, saying:
This is a boldfaced lie and one of the best reasons ever offered for a preemptive strike against known Iranian nuclear and missile facilities.
For twenty years, Iran has lied, cheated, and done everything else to achieve the ability to make nuclear warheads and the missiles to transmit them, and the best the U.S. government could do was complain to the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency, which was enabling Iran every step of the way. In this effort, France, Germany, Russia, China, Pakistan, and North Korea were among the many nations that could not wait to provide blueprints and the machinery to produce a nuclear Apocalypse. It was an open secret.
Prior to World War II, there was a spate of books by journalists based in Germany and Europe who essentially said Hitler is a very bad person and Germany is getting ready to start another war. They were right. At the time, however, Americans most definitely did not want to participate in a second war in Europe. It required all the guile that Franklin D. Roosevelt possessed to provide help to the British after they were attacked, and he had to wait until Pearl Harbor before Americans decided that enough was enough.
One would think that September 11, 2001, was enough. The memory of 9-11, however, has faded so swiftly that a lot of Americans are mad at President Bush for putting our troops in harm’s way in places most could not find on the map. These places are nasty, messy little countries filled with people who dislike each other intensely.
The White House, members of Congress, the CIA, et cetera, all know that the real problem is Iran, and always has been. Saddam Hussein provided the reason for the U.S. invasion, the strategic purpose of which was to create a base for our troops to use, if and when we had to either support a popular uprising in Iran or disable -- via another preemptive war -- as much of Iran's nuclear and other WMD capacity as possible.
Indeed, what the fall of Saddam Hussein taught everyone in the Islamic Middle Eastern region was, you don’t go up against the United States of America, unless you have nuclear weapons and a ballistic missile delivery system.
The ayatollahs -- insanely determined to destroy Israel -- have sought to achieve “parity” with Israel’s nuclear capabilities. They continue to arm Syria and, in Lebanon and Gaza, its proxies, Hezbollah and Hamas. Iran is forever shipping shiploads of arms to the Palestinians.
The ayatollahs also know that launching a nuclear missile from a ship off the coast of the U.S.A. has already been “gamed” in the Pentagon. And the result was that virtually nothing could be done to prevent it.
You too can read these books and learn every ghastly thing that the White House, State Department, Department of Defense, and the entire US intelligence community knows.
Ironically, the greatest asset the United States has going for it consists of the Iranians who oppose the Islamist regime of the ayatollahs, that portion of the Iranian people who, time and again, have gone into the streets to protest the tyranny of the ayatollahs. These Iranians are literally pro-American! We have to ramp up our efforts to reach out to them.
If you thought that Iraq needed a regime change, such change in an Iran with nuclear weapons capability should move to the top of the list of immediate foreign policy priorities.
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Alan Caruba is a veteran business and science writer, a Public Relations Counselor, and Founder of the National Anxiety Center, a clearinghouse for information about media-driven scare campaigns. Caruba writes a weekly commentary, "Warning Signs," posted on the Internet website of the National Anxiety Center, which is located at www.anxietycenter.com.
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