Diplomacy will not stop Iran from building a bomb.

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The United States has been in talks with Iran for over thirty years. These talks have enabled Iran at every turn to appear to want peace and negotiation, but in the end talking has proven a distraction.

One of the largest strawmen that the Left has constructed is this: The Right does not talk, it only bombs. We must talk, they say, as if we never have. They conveniently forget that the Berlin Wall fell without a shot fired.

This accusation is really a reflexive lashing out, a displayed frustration at the fact that many times, perhaps most times, talking with totalitarian regimes doesn’t produce the results America wants. Is it so profound to think that regimes and leaders who practice genocide, ethnic cleansing, brutal suppression of dissent and hold to near-future visions of Apocalypse may not be so sensitive as to cease these activities merely because they were told to do so?

What exactly is it that those who worship at the alter of diplomacy wish to negotiate with Iran? What can we say that Ahmadinejad hasn’t heard before?

We’ve dithered long enough. The Left will squeal and kick should we take military action. This we know. And we should ignore it. But the fact is, too many words have made us look indecisive and weak; perhaps the hallmark of this administration.  This kind of operation is exactly the kind at which our small, capable military excels: Hit hard and leave.

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10 thoughts on “Diplomacy will not stop Iran from building a bomb.

    Roman said:
    October 4, 2009 at 8:25 am

    If I may say,

    There is too much poverty in North America and Europe, that spending billions of dollars to bring “Freedom” to countries that have their own culture and tradition; seems to me pointless. If they want to be free, they have to earn it by their desire, sacrifice and courage born inside. I was fighting for more than seven years to see Communism on its knees and it was not an easy ride. Maybe, just maybe, it is a good idea to focus on our hungry kids, homeless people; those close to us all.

    Amos Volante said:
    October 4, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Ah, talking with Iran. How many young people remember the F-14s? How many people even know what an F-14 is?

    After much falling with Iran they were able to get us to give them a shipment of F-14s. It proved we were sincerely reaching out, right?

    They immediately gave some to the Russians in exchange for other things. So all those talks were wasted. Just a ruse so Iran could get what it wanted.

    The best and worst things about our country are that we keep booting the old people out of office and elect new.

    And they keep forgetting about Iran’s history.

    magus71 responded:
    October 4, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Roman makes an excellent point.

    Roman said:
    October 4, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Mr. Magus and Mr. Volante, thank you for comments;

    Probably I shall expend on my thoughts, with permission of yours.
    Someone has said that ‘war is the best business in world’.
    It improves economy, expands areas of influence… creates jobs.
    The best example may be the II Word War.
    Politicians and governments are not concerned with welfare of their people.
    Power and greed for money is, as sad as it may sound; the driving force to them.
    From cultural point of view, it became common denominator of our times.
    Values named humanity, empathy or compassion, are vanishing before our eays.
    I do not want to sound like Messiah of a Conspiracy Theory, but liking it or not I live in here.
    I know about many examples of scams for a profit. What remains are ‘casualties of war’.
    In conclusion, we may say that our nice and peaceful lives are just an illusion to be.
    As for me, if millions of people in Iran, Korea, Pakistan or wherever want to kill themselves; let it be.

    Amos Volante said:
    October 5, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for your post, Roman.

    I suppose my point is that conservative administrations have both assumed in the past that Iran consists of a colony of monkey-brained morons who cannot tie their own shoes, would trade Manhattan for a cask of trinkets, and can be mentally manipulated by think tanks full of American academics or CIA officials with Blackberries and foreign relations degrees.

    Really, they are just like you and me: Able to plot and scheme to get what they want.

    As Roman aptly points out; both sides can exploit the legions of ignorant fanatics who would blow themselves up thinking some good might come of it.

    Iran is smart, strong, and well positioned. Talks are a waste. Only the creation of an Iranian economy based on the rest of the world, and their ultimate fear of losing it, will quell their hostility.

    How ya gonna do it during a slumping worldwide economy? Ya can’t!

    So, like Afghanistan, the question is;

    Why bother?

    magus71 responded:
    October 5, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Well, I don’t really believe that war is the best business in the world.

    As I’ve written before, in the post-modern world of the markey-state, war is actually obsolete. In past centuries, nations could make themselves richer by invading other nations and taking stuff. That can’t happen now. The last century was made up of “Wars of Ideology” ie Fascism, Communism etc. This century will be made of wars of Blood and Faith, as Ralph Peters titles his book.

    In any event, the numbers don’t lie. Fewer people die from war now than ever before. And it’s because of America. We’re the school yard monitor in a world filled with jealous buillies and wimpy momma’s boys.

    Roman said:
    October 5, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Thank you Amos and Magus,

    As far as I know, there is no country that can separate itself from outer world.
    Demarcation line between cruel reality of life and noble expectations is becoming misty before my eays.
    Personally having all of my respect for all of the cultures, religions etc. I will say to not interfere with their destiny. It makes more harm than to help. And yes, if I see hunger, lack of water and children with misplaced childhood; to me it is a war to fight. Nationality or private interests are easy to put behind. It is just question of will to become.

    Roman

    Roman said:
    December 10, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Sorry to be out for so long,

    So take it again. Iran is building the Bomb, and I am so frightened as to wet my pants.
    Now they will drop the Bomb on Teheran perhaps from a Big Airplane.
    Therefore, it becomes an international issue now. Hundreds of thousands of Iranians are dead.
    In addition, I am from Canada not to be Muslim and eating pork. Blame it on me.

    Therefore, it comes: if they want to drop the Bomb on Canada, hello from here.
    Nobody cares, and why it is. When you are dropping the Bomb, you have to have a target.
    It has to be bigger than a demented cow lost in the province of Saskatchewan.

    I like nuclear devices because
    I miss Global Warming to come.
    Frozen and blue nose is not a definition of mine

    Roman said:
    December 19, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Comments are loading. Please wait …
    So fix your server maybe

    My e-mail is romanmajcher@shaw.ca

    kernunos said:
    December 20, 2009 at 10:05 am

    “It improves economy, expands areas of influence… creates jobs.
    The best example may be the II Word War.”

    You are correct about WWII but the reason is because of all of the new factories we had for manufacturing. The economic upturn was delayed a bit but was done through all of our new manufacturing and export might. It would soon be commonplace to own a car, have a nice stainless steel toaster and a sweet refrigerator. Resteraunts formed from people going out when soldiers came home. There was much disposable income from soldiers built up pay.

    War itself does not make a better economy. There must be other factors. Unfortunately these modern wars do not help the economy in the same way. We chose not to manufacture and export goods anymore. The greatest thing we export is cash for oil.

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