After the G20 summitt in Pittsburg, PA, world leaders announced that Iran had an undisclosed nuclear enrichment facility being built near Qom, a facility that many believe is designed to make material for nuclear weapons This is starting to sound like a broken record. Does anyone remember the first Iranian disclosure of an ”undisclosed enrichment facility” in Natanza in 2002? That was 7 years ago, I wonder how much “enrichment” they’ve been able to improve upon since 2002.
Unfortunately, Israel’s leaders have consistently said military action is an option in dealing with what they believe is a serious nuclear threat from Iran. Tehran insists its nuclear program is for civilian purposes and denies it’s building nuclear weapons. Even Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has recently denied they are intending to develop nuclear weapons.
Is Iran lying and can sanctions change their nuclear proliferation course? And does Israel have the right to defend itself, even premptively? And what if Iran is really just testing the world to determine whether any one country can manipulate what another country can do?
Ironically, this month marks the 47th anniversary of the Cold War Cuban Missle Crisis. And based on current events, we’ve come a long way… NOT! Fortunately to mark our memorable succes in deterring nuclear proliferation, this month the US, Russia, Great Britian, France, China and Germany are to attend international talks with Iran.
WOW, I’m a little blown away right now.. no pun intended.