The Fallout Over A Nuclear Iran
You know, many people are overlooking what other repercussions may result of a nuclear-armed Iran. It’s not just that these fanatics would have a nuke, and more than likely would use it against Israel, but you have to consider the arms race it would unleash in the region.
As we learn today, that nuclear arms race may just have begun:
THE SPECTRE of a nuclear race in the Middle East was raised yesterday when six Arab states announced that they were embarking on programmes to master atomic technology.
The move, which follows the failure by the West to curb Iran’s controversial nuclear programme, could see a rapid spread of nuclear reactors in one of the world’s most unstable regions, stretching from the Gulf to the Levant and into North Africa.
The countries involved were named by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. Tunisia and the UAE have also shown interest.
All want to build civilian nuclear energy programmes, as they are permitted to under international law. But the sudden rush to nuclear power has raised suspicions that the real intention is to acquire nuclear technology which could be used for the first Arab atomic bomb.
This isn’t a laughing matter, and it certainly isn’t a Chicken Little case, either. This is a serious matter, and if we allow Iran to proceed, we could see the entire region go nuclear just for the deterrent.
But as we’ve seen in the past, these people aren’t very reasonable, and they certainly don’t fear death and destruction. They very well might welcome a nuclear holocaust.
The anti-war crowd may be against any action, but it’s rapidly approaching the point where we may have no choice but to take military action here. Now, I’m not a war hawk or anything of the kind (I lost a cousin in Iraq, so I know full well the cost of war), but I’m certainly pro-national security/defense. If protecting this country means going to war, then so be it.
I’d very much like to see the United Nations get serious about this, and I’d also like to see China and Russia see it for the threat it is, rather than thinking about their checkbooks. But if that doesn’t happen, the United States may have to do this virtually alone…again.
If Iran won’t shut down their nuclear program, this thing could get out of control, rather quickly. And God help us all.
Brian runs the website Iowa Voice, and is filling in for ST for a few days.