Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Israel Iran Showdown Approaching

Iran Launches Satellite in a Challenge for Obama
New York Times February 3, 2009

Binyamin Netanyahu to be Israel's next Prime Minister
Times OnLine February 20, 2009

Mullen: Iran has fissile materials for bomb
AP March 1, 2009

In a shift from the Bush administration,
President Obama is actively seeking to engage Iran on a series of
issues, from its nuclear program to Afghanistan.

Reuters March 3, 2009

This all seems pretty ominous to me.

The first article means that Iran has missiles capable of hitting western Europe and that it could deploy satellites as weapons.

Binyamin Netanyahu is likely to form a government with a harder line about Iran and nukes.

The third article seems to indicate that Iran can rather quickly have an actual nuclear weapon.

So Iran would have both a weapon and a means of delivery.

The fourth article showing the Obama administration's desire to be more friendly to Iran could make both Iran and Israel wonder about United States support for Israel in any kind of confrontation.

All in all a very dangerous set of developments.


Lori1955 said...

The idea of Iran having a nuclear weapon is terrifying. I don't believe for a minute that they would hesitate to use it. Therefore, I can understand the President wanting diplomatic relations with Iran. The thing is though, we will always be hated in the middle east as long as we continue to support Israel. And the fact is that we MUST support Israel. They are and will always be a friend to the United States.

~Betsy said...

Iran is a dangerous country. The idea of them having nuclear weapons frightens me. I don't think even diplomacy is enough with them. I pray they back down but I doubt they will.

nancy said...

i agree, these are mighty scary times. God bless us all!