Friday, December 16, 2005

The Scotsman - International - Iranian sabre-rattling alarms EU

Exactly what does a country have to do these days to have sanctions executed against it?

Iran has all but spit in the EU's face over its controversial nuclear program. The Islamic Republic's president has repeatedly provoked Israel, including the latest--and ridiculous--mouth-foaming insanity about the non-existance of the Holecaust. Now, Iran's Defense minister all but dares Israel to strike.

The Scotsman has the story here.
IRAN'S defence minister yesterday warned that any Israeli attack against the Islamic republic will provoke a "destructive" response, persisting with tough rhetoric despite a European Union warning of sanctions.

Iran's defences were strong enough to thwart any strike, General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said, and were Israel to try, "the answer of the Iranian armed forces to any attack would be quick, sharp and destructive".

Israeli officials and politicians have openly discussed the possibility of an attack on Iran, either alone or with other countries, aimed at crippling Iran's nuclear development capabilities.

Israel and the United States accuse Iran of working to build an atomic bomb, but Tehran denies having such plans.

Raanan Gissin, a spokesman for Ariel Sharon, Israel's prime minister, tried to temper talk of a pre-emptive strike, saying: "Israel has no intention of attacking Iran, but Israel will know how to defend itself if anyone threatens its existence."

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, has launched a series of verbal attacks against Israel in recent months, calling for the Jewish state to be "wiped off the map" and describing the Holocaust as a "myth".

European leaders warned yesterday that Mr Ahmadinejad's statement on the Holocaust could be grounds for sanctions against Iran. "These comments are wholly unacceptable and have no place in civilised political debate," the statement said.
Failed negotiations, timid threats and no definitive action have simply encouraged the islamofascist mullahs to continue their irresponsible policies. They correctly perceive that the European enslavement to Relativism has made the EU weak. Thus, the Iranian government will continue to posture in the most provocative and outrageous ways it can muster. All while their nuclear program mass-produces of whatever weapons-grade plutonium they can manufacture.

No head of state should deny the occurance of the holecaust and remain unpunished. No nation should develop nuclear weapons and remain unchallenged. Iran has now done both, and the world refuses to say, "No more!" in the only way the Mullahs understand. Will the powers of the West act when Iran ships weapons-grade plutonium to Hezbollah? Or will today's generation of appeasers continue to grovel while expressing their "concern?"