In the wake of Jimmy Carter’s Hug A Terrorist tour of the Middle East, the only one talking sense from the perspective of Israel is former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The popular conservative is speaking like Jeremiah in the streets of Jerusalem about the impending dangers of a nuclear Iran. Yet the news media ignores the problem as much as it can, and the US government mostly just stands by and watches Iran’s nuke build-up.
“This is not merely a local problem, this is a global problem. If Iran acquires nuclear weapons everything we have been talking about will pale in comparison,” Netanyahu said on Wednesday in a Newsmax.com story. “Their goals are unlimited. Whatever successes they have had so far, they don’t intend to stop. The militant Shiites in Iran are openly boasting that they are racing to develop nuclear weapons with the explicit announced goal of wiping Israel off the face of the map, and of reestablishing the caliphate, of course under militant Iranian rule.”
Rumors are already swirling that the US is planning a strike on Iran, though that seems a bit unlikely given the election year factor. Sure makes a person wonder what’s more important to worry about, a nuclear Iran or your kid whining about wanting new pool floats. Pretty elementary for most folks, eh?