How to Help Iran Build a Bomb
By WILLIAM J. BROAD
Published: September 28, 2012
ADVOCATES of airstrikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities have long held that the attacks would delay an atom bomb for years and perhaps even buy Israel enough time to topple the Iranian government. In public statements, the Israeli defense minister, Ehud Barak, has said that an attack would leave Iran’s nuclear program reeling, if not destroyed. The blow, he declared recently, would set back the Iranian effort “for a long time.”
Quite the opposite, say a surprising number of scholars and military and arms-control experts. In reports, talks, articles and interviews, they argue that a strike could actually lead to Iran’s speeding up its efforts, ensuring the realization of a bomb and hastening its arrival.
“An attack would increase the likelihood,” Scott D. Sagan, a political scientist at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, said of an Iranian weapon.
The George W. Bush administration, it turns out, reached an even stronger conclusion in secret and rejected bombing as counterproductive.
…some times they say, you can never misjudge a foe or enemy…!
…other times they say, no foe or enemy is too small to ignore…!
…it never has happened in our time, that the foe or enemy has completely won over the good…!
…and never doubt that to do nothing many times is as bad as doing something…! nor doing something can be worse than doing nothing…!
…generally you doubt in a modern military World, with the way things are in Iraq and Afghanistan, that there is never a complete victory…!
…but believe me, you can do anything to an English peasant, they have not done anything in 2,000 years…! and the negro slaves thought oppressed, at least they had occupation ! now a lot of Negroes are peasants rusting away with nothing much to do, but fill the drugsters and landlords coffers…!
…SO TO BELIEVE THAT IRAN CAN ARISE FROM THE DUST WORSE THAN EVER, IT SURE HAS TAKEN THEM A LONG TIME SINCE THE CRUSADES AND THE ARAB INVASION OF SOME AREAS OF EUROPE…!
…A SMALL ATTACK ON IRAN WOULD SURELY PERMIT THEM TO ARISE FROM THE “DUST”[LOCUSTS], OF THE SANDS OF TIME…!
…an advised attack would let them dig in deeper…!
…a delay to wait and see what they really can do, is not feasible in a nuclear arms treaty treason…!
…WHAT CAN THE WORLD REALLY DO ?
Again I did not know they were becoming such a formidable foe and enemy …! Nobody “feared” to attack Iraq two times, nor Afghanistan, nor Libya…! I wonder what it will take to find out what “punch” do the Iranians have ?