Wednesday, June 27, 2007

'Very Worried' For Israel

by David Horowitz - June 27th, 2007 - Jerusalem Post

Bolton: I'm 'very worried' for Israel
Sanctions and diplomacy have failed and it may be too late for internal [Iranian] opposition to oust the Islamist regime, leaving only military intervention to stop Iran's drive to nuclear weapons, the US's former ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

Worse still, according to Ambassador Bolton, the Bush administration does not recognize the urgency of the hour and that the options are now limited to only the possibility of regime change from within or a last-resort military intervention, and it is still clinging to the dangerous and misguided belief that sanctions can be effective.

As a consequence, Bolton said he was "very worried" about the well-being of Israel.

Anyone who cares about avoiding the nuclear holocaust that we avoided during World War III, needs to start worrying about the nuclear holocaust that is coming soon in World War IV. It is unlikely that the predictions of disaster that have been emanating from middle east experts since the mid 1990s will go away. It is ironic that the experts who first predicted the coming disaster were Democrats. In the mid 1990s there were few in the Republican Party who were focused on anything but domestic issues.

Domestic issues were the heart and soul of the "contract with America". It was not a document about foreign policy. Though there were a few in the Republican Party who got excited about the stupidity of the Clinton administration dealing with the first World Trade Center bombing as if it was a criminal matter, no serious party leaders were willing to support those democrats who were predicting worse problems if we did not recognize the Islamofascist danger.

The Republican party wing that agreed (with the Scoop Jackson democrats who were raising the alarm) were an emerging group called neo-conservatives. Mostly former democrats, they were not the traditional leaders of the Republican Party, and their power to make the Islamofascist danger a leading issue was quite limited. Recognition of the danger got lost in partisan politics.

After 9/11, there was a period when this partisan politics got set aside. However as it has returned, the interesting thing is that the democrat party has decided do abandon their principaled leadership on the Islamfascist danger, and simply return to their traditional appeasement oriented attacks against the power they see as the real danger, the free enterprise oriented nation of America.

With the democrats in control of both houses of congress totally opposed to the war, any rational attempt to deal with Iran is, I am afraid, doomed to failure. Like John Bolton I believe the earliest use of nuclear weapons will be against Israel. As horrible as that will be, for me, the next use is what appalls me. That will be their use against major cities here in America.

I pray it will not be AFTER those bombs have gone off before America wakes up. When that happens I am concerned that unity will not be the reaction. I worry that payback against the appeasers will be the the problem we will have to deal with. That could tear America apart.


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