These are highly ideologically entrenched individuals, anyone getting to the top of the heap has to committed to the grand achievement, that being, nuclear weapons capability. If not for aiming them at Israel (which that threat is 100% real), then in achieving N.Korea status, where they hold a major carrot in getting the West to dangle and refrain from getting involved in domestic Iranian affairs.
NOTE: If you think that Iran has been treatin its people poorly, just wait until they go full nuke, then the kid gloves come off.
After suffering through nearly a decade of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, with his ill-fitting suits, Holocaust denial and threats to wipe the “Zionist Entity” off the face of the earth, it seems apparent that the world may accept Rouhani’s sweet talk at face value. Unfortunately, not only Israel will suffer if Rouhani is able to get away with another con job like the one he pulled in 2004 when he successfully concealed his nation’s nuclear conversion program. The entire human race will be at risk if Iran is allowed to develop an atomic bomb.
There are no easy solutions to dealing with Iran’s genocidal ambitions, but one thing is obvious; current policies are not working and Iran is moving ever closer to obtaining deliverable nuclear weapons. Only the serious and determined plan of sanctions and controls that Mr. Beck purposes in this article will have any chance of success. As Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said, “Letting Iran have nukes is like giving a gun to a murderer.”
Iran Knows What the West Forgot: Charm is Cheap
By Noah Beck
With starry-eyed optimism, Western leaders and members of the media have recently fawned all over the new Iranian president, Hasan Rouhani, as if he had taken any meaningful steps to reverse Iran’s illicit nuclear program, abysmal human rights abuses, or support for Hezbollah terrorism and Basher Assad’s murderous regime in Syria. Rouhani can thank his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for being so repugnant that virtually anyone succeeding him would be welcomed with relief. But the West’s premature exuberance over Rouhani undermines efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions and dangerously signals to rogue states that a few weeks of charm can quickly compensate for decades of terrorism, genocidal incitement, and human rights abuses.