Monday, February 8, 2010


I'm still wondering what Iran plans on doing on February 11 to "attack the arrogance of the West".
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation will deliver a harsh blow to the "global arrogance" on this year's anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
Perhaps this is a piece of it:

I read an from Yahoo! News, called, "Iran moves closer to nuke warhead capacity"

One sentence in that article says,
"On Sunday, Iranian officials said higher enrichment would start on Tuesday."
Tuesday is February 11.
Being humiliated is the same as attacking arrogance, right?
Tehran's enrichment plans are "additional proof of the fact that Iran is ridiculing the entire world," said Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak. "The right response is to impose decisive and permanent sanctions on Iran." "
Despite its efforts in diplomacy and sanction threats, the Iranians seem to show no intention of backing off. We have little recourse except to push for more sanctions. Israel will at least say so in bold terms. France and the US are more measured in their response.
Morin said France and the U.S. agreed that there was no choice but "to work for new measures within the framework of the Security Council" — a stance echoed by Israel, Iran's most implacable foe.
It seems only a matter of time before Iran has a nuclear weapon.
Although material for the fissile core of a nuclear warhead must be enriched to a level of 90 percent or more, just getting its stockpile to the 20 percent mark would be a major step for Iran's nuclear program. While enriching to 20 percent would take about one year, using up to 2,000 centrifuges at Tehran's underground Natanz facility, any next step — moving from 20 to 90 percent — would take only half a year and between 500-1,000 centrifuges.
Ugh. The world is so messed up. One wonders how it'll settle down. The Tea Party Movement gives me glimmers of hope that America will come around, but the the world is just so dangerous right now with weapons of mass destruction in the hands of so many unstable countries, not to mention other types of means to attain world domination. There are many fires simmering out there, ready to go ablaze. We've already seen some of the damage that can be done by these man made disasters. Unfortunately, they are a puff of smoke compared to the destruction that one can imagine in a pervasively nuclear armed world. Nuclear weapons may not end up being the weapon of choice in ultimately executing an attack (cyber attacks and financial woes could do the job just as well), but its threat in the hands of leaders who are crazy enough to use it would tie the hands of the civilized world.

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