In my last entry, katerh99 posted a comment asking for my solution to the Iranian nuclear threat. Here's is katerh99's comment:
"And your solution is??? I'd really be interested in knowing. Eveeryone seems to skirt the answer.
Bluntly put, are you suggesting we bomb the hell out of Iran before they do the USA?"
I thought that I had expressed the solution to the Iran problem rather clearly in my last paragraph:
" . . . the only thing terrorists understand is force which is a military response. And if Iran has not gotten the idea by now that we mean business, then we should go ahead and take care of business before Iran develops nuclear weapons."
To put it more bluntly and clearly, we need to go ahead and attack Iran before we have to fight them in a nuclear war. The Ahmadinejad regime needs to be overthrown. Ahmadinejad said again this week how he plans to destroy Israel. If we wait, Iran will continue to develop nuclear weapons. In an interview on CNN, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed out that Iran has so much oil that they don't need it all, so there is no need for nuclear power plants as Iran claims is the purpose their uranium enrichment program.
Need more? An article on the FOX NEWS website entitled "Tehran's Nuclear Defiance Hand-in-Hand with Attacks in Iraq" by Alireza Jafarzadeh on May 28, 2008 indicated a few more details of the International Atomic Energy Agency referenced in my previous post. The report also stated that Iran was building more advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment. We don't need to go into the details of the use of centrifuges here. Just know they're used in the process, and more advanced centrifuges produce a higher yield in a shorter time.
"The latest International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report corroborated bombshell revelations by Mohammad Mohaddessin of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), that, the Iranian regime's nuclear project had entered a new phase in April 2007. The Chairman of the NCRI's Foreign Affairs Committee told a press conference in Brussels in February that a command and control center, known as Mojdeh site, had been established to head up the drive to complete a nuclear bomb. Many of the activities at the site are disguised as part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps'(IRGC) Malek Ashtar University.
"Plenty of other information indicates that ayatollahs' regime has in fact expedited its nuclear weapons activities, and that the IRGC has assumed command of a much larger segment of the nuclear drive. As the NCRI revealed, the Mojdeh site in Tehran houses a vast research and development facility where scientists are experimenting with neutron initiators and triggers for an atomic bomb; casting and machining of uranium metals; and researching fissile material needed for the production of a bomb, among other activities. At Khojir, a Defense Ministry site 72 miles southeast of Tehran, researchers are working on building a nuclear warhead. None of these activities is necessary for nuclear power generation."
Mr. Jafarzadeh adds, "If they are not stopped, we are looking at a nuclear-armed state-sponsor of terrorism with an aggressive agenda that extends beyond neighboring Iraq."
Below is a video of an interview with Mohammad Ghannadi Maragheh who is the Research and Energy Director of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization that was aired on Iranian television on April 8, 2008.
Maragheh talks about the more advanced centrifuges mentioned in the IAEA report. He also mentions that despite sanctions against Iran, Iran is SEVENTH PLACE in UF6 production according to the IAEA, World Nuclear Association, and other international organizations. (UF6 is the chemical form of uranium that is used during the uranium enrichment process). That's SEVENTH PLACE folks.
This is a repeat of history. Iran is a parallel 1938 Germany right down to Iran's desire to destroy Israel. Iran better be stopped now while the situation can be dealt with by conventional warfare.
Here is the interview I mentioned above with Benjamin Netanyahu.