Thursday, February 16, 2012

Common Sense On Iran

Reason magazine has a nice piece on things we need to be reminded of in regards the saber rattling over Iran. Reason's emphasis is that even a nuclear armed Iran doesn't pose the danger to us that so many are suggesting.

Pat Buchanan takes a slightly different tack, reminding us that there's no hard evidence Iran is trying to build a nuclear weapon in the first place. That is important as most media coverage seems to assume that weaponry has been the intent of their nuclear program all along. I recall reading from the beginning of this that Iran just wants to develop nuclear power for use in their country so they can sell their oil to the rest of the world.

One thing Buchanan was a bit premature on was saying Iran hasn't struck back for the recent assassinations of their nuclear scientists:

"Moreover, Tehran has yet to retaliate for the assassinations of five of its nuclear scientists and four terror attacks by Jundallah in Sistan-Baluchistan and PJAK, a Kurdish terrorist organization operating out of Iraqi Kurdistan."

Recent attacks on Israeli diplomats suggest otherwise, depending on who you believe. Still, you can hardly blame Iran for a little tit- for- tat "diplomacy".


At 8:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous II said...

Sorry, but we're not allowed to speak reasonably about the Iranian "threat" in god ole god bless america.


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