June 02, 2009

An Ideologue's World

The flash was blinding and disorienting, and Hassan dropped to his knees as a roar like the end of the world shook the ground under him. The sky over Jericho dimmed and he turned west to see a mushroom cloud rising above Tel Aviv... or where Tel Aviv once was.

A song began to rise in his heart at the death of the Jews, but it hung as he saw the contrails of high-flying Israeli jets streaking overhead toward Damascus and Tehran.

"The Shia have killed us all," he whispered, and he sat down to die.

For now, this vision of the end of the Cradle of Civilization— the realization of the so-called Samson option by a dying Israel in response to an Iranian nuclear strike —is fiction.

Our President, however, seems unwilling to take repeated Iranian threats to destroy Israel at face value, just as he ignores that nation's continued development of long-range missiles and nuclear warheads.

He pretends to believe that Iran has a need or desire for peaceful nuclear energy instead of the beginning of Armageddon. His is a childish belief of a man who has never been a leader but has always been an ideologue in a political movement cowed by an irrational and suicidal belief of moral equivalence between good and evil when it admits that they even exist at all. He says we cannot impose our values—life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—on nations with murderous histories and hate-consumed cultures.

Better to let them live out their fantasies of genocide, no matter how many millions die, than be a man who has to make difficult decisions.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 2, 2009 02:57 PM

Makes me wonder, yet again, just what his motives are.

Posted by: George Bruce at June 2, 2009 03:37 PM

Remember when Bush stopped N. Korea and Iran's nuclear programs? Me neither, and he had 8 years to try rather than 4 months.

If anyone knows how to stop Iran from building a bomb short of all out war please speak up. Failing that perhaps you could point to another 200-300,000 troops we could use for an invasion.

Once you show the world the US is a rouge state committed to "preventative war" - but only against non-nuclear armed nations - you all but insure everyone who can build a nuke will build a nuke. File this under sowing and reaping, and send the bill to Bush/Cheney.

Posted by: Jim at June 2, 2009 04:02 PM

Ah, Jim's back with a kneejerk "Blame Bush!" response. How usual.

The Nork's proliferation can be blamed on Clinton before Bush, and Bush was, in regards to Iran, trying to take all peaceable steps possible to keep from having to launch an offensive against the Iranians weapons program.

Obama, an appeaser to the core, not only has failed to support our ally, but now has given legitimacy to an enemy that has clearly stated it's desire for the genocide of Israel multiple times. He's effectively given the go-ahead for an Arab race for the bomb.

And Jim has the gall to defend this modern day Chamberlain for making the world a far more dangerous place.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at June 2, 2009 04:20 PM

Yet another decision that's above his pay grade.

As for Jim: "the US is a rouge state..." Well that explains a lot. Clearly we should be a mascara and blusher state, rather than rouge. At least we're not a pancake make-up state.

Posted by: Stoutcat at June 2, 2009 04:28 PM

Good one CY, call me out for my "knee jerk reaction" when I blame Bush, not Obama, for things that happened in the past 8 years, then blame Clinton for N. Korea in the next breath. Classic.

Huffing and puffing does not equal "all possible peaceful steps", nor did it work. The question remains, what should Obama do short of war with Iran, and how could we pull that off when we're still in the middle of the Bush adventure in Iraq.

But why bother yourself with solutions, just keep calling our President names.

Posted by: Jim at June 2, 2009 04:33 PM

We don't need to launch a war--a simple bombing of their nuke facilities (something the Israelis will do at some point in the interests of survival) would solve the problem.

Unfortunately, thanks to Jim's ilk, we can't even take that low-key option because they've created a litmus test for pre-emptive action that requires tens of thousands of dead Americans in order for them to feel morally justified in eliminating the threat.

Posted by: ECM at June 2, 2009 04:41 PM

remember how noone stopped hitler from rebuolding his military capabilities. all the libs of that time said hitler would be satisfied getting part of czeckoslovackia. not confronting a clear and prsent danger at that time only resulted in the deaths of 30 million or so. not confronting the clear and pre4sent danger of stalin and mao both leftists like todays democrats only resulted in the deaths of upwards of 80 million people. when we dont confront evil leaders early always ends up having huge costs in terms of life and property. better to take the morally bankrupt pc position of todays left and let the millions more be sacraficed.

Posted by: jerry at June 2, 2009 05:06 PM

Many of you would desire to bomb Iran. Great solution except for one thing and that is that Russia does not seem to desire such a thing in their backyard. Maybe if we removed the missile shield from East Europe, Russia would be willing to bi--h slap them.

Posted by: david at June 2, 2009 05:11 PM

Why would I want Russia to bitch slap East Europe? Haven't they suffered enough since their betrayal by FDR?

Posted by: Adriane at June 2, 2009 08:07 PM

People like Jim are an interesting study. Like most of the Left, they exist as mere reflections of that which they oppose. They lack a developed self identity, instead defining themselves as being not what another is.

It's a prescription for life-long mental difficulties. One cannot indefinitely define themselves as the opposite of another. While it has a comforting simplicity by its removal of responsibility, it leads to antagonism, radicalism, hatred and eventual unpleasant ends. As things never improve for those who apply the belief system, they increasingly attribute fault to their opposite to which they're linked. It's for this very reason that so many on the left now are not only not overjoyed at Obama's ascent, but are even more angry. They had expected that the demise of their opposite would naturally cause a rise of their own, but it doesn't work that way.

Jim's unfortunately destined to live a miserable life. He has given up on the capacity to contribute anything meaningful to this life. Say a prayer for him as you ignore him. The meaning of his life story is but to serve as a warning to the rest of us: use this life well. It may be all you have.

Posted by: HatlessHessian at June 3, 2009 12:22 AM

Jim, oh Jim.

CY is referring to Clinton providing huge amounts of grain, fuel oil and nuclear reactors to North Korea in the mid 90s. North Korea promised not to make nukes in exchange. They lied.

Everyone knew they were lying too. It seemed at the time that Clinton's purpose was to actively start their nuke program.

CY's not blaming Clinton for what you call the "last 8 years". The mid 90's were more than 8 years ago.

I'll give you a chance to come clean though.

I don't know how to break it down any more without making it sound like I'm talking to a small child, but I'll risk that so you can't squirm out of your claim.

Clinton was President in 1994. Not George Bush. You are dead wrong. 1994 was 15 years ago. Not 0-8 years ago.

The ball's in your court. Start begging for redemption, if you want it.

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