We are all worried about that time in the distant future when some Jihad nut job gets a hold of an A-Bomb and blows it up under a falafel stand on 48th street and sixth avenue. Today that danger is more real than ever. But the blast won’t come from under a falafel stand but from the tip of an Iranian missile.
Launched from an innocent-looking freighter in international waters off the U.S. coast, the modified Shahab-3, even your off-the-shelf SCUD, need not have to hit anything. It would only need to get its warhead high enough over the continental U.S. One such blast would be enough to send America technologically back to the 19th century.
Biden shows the same naivete as Obama. A nuclear Iran IS a threat to Israel, but just as important is the fact that a NUCLEAR IRAN is a threat to the US Joe Biden does have tons of foreign policy experience, the question is what KIND of experience. Last week I reported his threats to cut off aid to Israel. A more recent meeting with the Israeli government had Biden telling Israel that it would have to get used to a Nuclear Iran. A nuclear Iran is something neither Israel nor the United States should get used to:
Sep. 1, 2008
Security officials expressed concern Monday over statements reportedly made by US Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Biden regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Army Radio reported that the Delaware senator was heard saying in closed conversations with Jerusalem officials three years ago that he was firmly opposed to an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reportedly claimed that Israel would likely have to come to terms with a nuclear Iran. He reportedly expressed doubt over the effectiveness of economic sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic and said he was against the opening of an additional military and diplomatic front, saying that the US had more pressing problems, such as North Korea and Iraq. The Jerusalem Post could not confirm the report. Biden has a solid 36-year Senate record of pro-Israel leadership. He has called Israel “the single greatest strength America has in the Middle East” and declared himself a Zionist in an interview with a US Jewish television channel last year, saying that “you don’t have to be a Jew to be a Zionist.” Army Radio said that Jerusalem officials expressed amazement at the comments and were wondering which position to take seriously, that of Biden or Obama, who declared last Monday that the world must press Iran through sanctions and diplomacy to stop its nuclear program, so that Israel does not feel its “back is against the wall” and that it therefore has no choice but to attack. The officials said that they had believed Biden’s nomination would give a feeling of security to the Israeli government, which was concerned that the US would give Israel the cold shoulder regarding the Iranian threat following the end of the Bush Administration’s term. Nevertheless, reports of Biden’s comments have now cast doubt over this sentiment and officials said that “this feeling of security has been undermined.” “The position of the vice presidential candidate puts a huge question mark over the degree of empathy the Obama administration would display concerning one of the greatest threats Israel faces,” they said.