June 14, 2004

Iran sez "We're going nuclear, and you can't do a damn thing 'bout it!"

Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi
Iran has made a bold statement to the western world, insisting that they do plan on developing nuclear weapons in the near future, and the only thing that the West can do is sit back and welcome them to the "nuclear club."
Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi rejected further outside influence on Tehran's nuclear ambitions two days before the International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors meets to discuss Iran's highly controversial program.

"We won't accept any new obligations," Kharrazi said. "Iran has a high technical capability and has to be recognized by the international community as a member of the nuclear club. This is an irreversible path."

Two major questions come to mind. First, are we -- the United States -- going to sit around and allow another member of the 'Axis of Evil' obtain nuclear weapons, or are we going to go in and stop them?

Of course, that is barring a realistic outcome of the second question: Do you really think that Israel will sit still and allow -- yes, allow -- an Arab nation to develop nuclear weapons in their own back yard?

Think about this -- missles fired from Iran today can hit Israel. You know that Israel has to be scared spitless of this possibility.

And we thought India/Pakistan would go up first?

Israel might sit still, at least as long as George Bush is in the White House directing traffic. But let Ketchup Boy win the election. Mark my words, if Kerry wins, the whole damn place is going to go up like a powder keg. Posted by mhking at June 14, 2004 11:26 AM


Solid analysis, Michael. You're the first person to suggest this to me, but it makes very good sense.

Posted by: Pat Curley at June 14, 2004 04:52 PM