By Bradley A. Blakeman
Are you kidding me? President Barack Obama used a press conference to announce that Iran is building a second uranium-enrichment plant? He had a golden opportunity as the chair of the U.N. Security Council to present the case against Iran. This could have been his “moment,” a la Ambassador Adlai Stevenson, to present the irrefutable evidence that Iran, in violation of international law and treaty, has been building a secret uranium-enrichment plant.
Why did the president let slip away the perfect forum to bring the Iranians to task before the World Community? Isn’t that what the Security Council is supposed to be for? Is the case of nuclear proliferation by rogue regimes not important enough? The president most surely knew all the facts. This should have been debated, and Iran should have been called before the Security Council to defend itself.
The president was intentionally derelict or grossly negligent in this missed opportunity. He had the president of Iran in New York. He had most, if not all, of the world leaders who make up the Security Council in New York. All members of the Security Council should have had their feet put to the fire and either condoned this illegal activity or condemned it and sought serious measures to correct it. Sadly, Obama will turn out to be the Neville Chamberlain of our time.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, like Adolf Hitler,, warns the world as to his and his country’s ultimate intentions. Hitler penned “Mein Kampf” in a jail cell. He stated his intentions for the world should he come to power. At the time he wrote “Mein Kampf,” Hitler was a prisoner and did not possess the abilities to make good on his then wishful intent. The world chose to ignore his warnings, let him come to power and then let him implement most of his stated goals. The president of Iran is doing the very same thing.
Ahmadinejad has told the world of his ultimate intentions. He seeks the destruction of Israel and that of the United States. His country is building the instrumentalities by which he could achieve his goals, while the world sits back and watches. Sixty million people perished during World War II, with weapons far more primitive than can be produced today. If lone homicide bombers are willing to sacrifice themselves for religious fanaticism, why then is it beyond the realm of possibility, that a leader is willing to sacrifice millions for the same beliefs? We have seen it before. It has been said that, “If we do not learn from history we are condemned to repeat it”. Truer words were never spoken.
Hitler wrote the following words in “Mein Kampf” that have been parroted almost verbatim today by the president of Iran, “I believe I am acting in accordance with the will of the almighty creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.” How many will needlessly die before we act to stop a repeat of what the world experienced during the time of Hitler?
Iran and North Korea must be stopped, and stopped now. Either other responsible nations will join us or we must do it alone. We have no choice. We must take these rogues by their words and deeds.
Bradley A. Blakeman was the deputy assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001-2004.
North Korea threatened nuclear attack against South Korean and US forces undertaking a military exercise.
Its fury was provoked by an annual series of computer simulated exercises called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, conducted over ten days by the US and South Korea. The North routinely accuses the two allies of using the exercise as a pretext for preparing an invasion.
“Should the US and South Korea commit even the slightest military provocation infringing upon [North Korea’s] sovereignty, it will mount a merciless and prompt annihilating strike at the aggressors with all offensive and defensive means including nuclear deterrent.” the Korean Central News Agency reported.
North Korea‘s defense chief vowed Sunday to deal “unimaginably deadly blows” to the United States and South Korea if they attack the communist nation amid a tense standoff over Pyongyang‘s nuclear ambitions.
Defense Minister Kim Yong Chun issued the warning during a national meeting held on the eve of the anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War, the official Korean Central News Agency said.
“We will mercilessly and resolutely counter the enemy’s sanctions with retaliation, its all-out war with all-out war,” Kim told the meeting. “We will deal unimaginably deadly blows at the U.S. imperialists and the South Korean puppets if they ignite a war, obsessed with a foolish ambition.”
As North Korea threatens a missile launch on Hawaii and Iran continues to develop its own nuclear war capabilities, President Obama has greenlighted a plan to save the federal government from the devastating capabilities of a nuclear electro-magnetic pulse attack on the U.S, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
As WND has reported, a high-altitude nuclear EMP attack potentially could disrupt or damage electronic systems over much of the U.S., William Graham, chairman of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States From Electromagnetic Pulse Attack, told a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee in July 2008.
The commission concluded Iran is not only covertly developing nuclear weapons. Since 2005 Tehran has been testing ballistic missiles designed to destroy America‘s technical infrastructure, effectively neutralizing the world’s lone superpower.
Detonated at a height of 60 to 500 kilometers above the continental U.S., one nuclear warhead could cripple the country – knocking out electrical power and circuit boards and rendering the U.S. domestic impotent.
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A new report raises alarms about existing U.S. export controls over militarily-sensitive high , suggesting they are are insufficient to prevent them from illegal export, , espionage or reverse engineering, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
The result could be a loss of the historic U.S. battlefield superiority because of the billions of dollars the Defense Department spends to produce advanced weapons systems.
These and other conclusions from the U.S. Government Accounting Office, or GAO, come at a time when such technologies increasingly are making their way into the hands of such proliferating countries as Iran, North Korea and Syria, and to such major countries as China, India and Pakistan which act as conduits to these proliferators, some of which are regarded as state sponsors of terrorism.
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Fresh on the heels of his call for a “world without nuclear weapons” in response to North Korea’s failed launch of an ICBM, President Obama has taken swift action against the recent earthquake in the Abruzzo region of Italy. In a speech early this morning, a visibly confident Obama issued a call for a “world without earthquakes,” boldly calling for “the complete eradication of seismic activity by the year 2015.”
“Now that’s the kind of change I’m talking about!” said Dylan Penree, an Obama supporter from Hyde Park. “I can’t wrap my mind around all of this Wall Street financial stuff that’s been going down, but ever since I’ve been getting the Weather Channel in hi-def, I’ve been very anti-natural disaster. That &%# is just whack! I’m glad to see President Obama taking a strong stance on such a controversial topic. I don’t remember any other president having the stones to speak out like this.”
The Obama administration has clearly gotten some much-needed traction in this arena and has no intention of letting up any time soon.
“Our opinion polling demonstrates quite clearly that Americans were very excited to hear President Obama articulate his wish for a world without nuclear weapons,” said one White House insider. “We believe we are on to something here, and the initial feedback we’re getting on the ‘world without earthquakes’ speech from earlier today certainly bears this out.”
Officials noted that Obama plans to quickly broaden the scope of his new “world without” doctrine to include: poverty, country music, opposing viewpoints, feral cats, and scurvy.