by Felix Quigley
9 September, 2009
On the anniversary of 9-11 I chose to refer to a potential far greater tragedy which is contained in Iran building a nuclear bomb to use against millions of Jews, another Holocaust.
This is what this site at the moment is all about.
As trotskyists I feel it is right to focus. This is what leon Trotsky did in the years and months leading up to Hitler taking state power in 1933, Trotsky advocating the use of the Red Army which he had built to attack the German Nazis.
I think this short comment by Robert Spencer is correct:
Iran might step up efforts to develop nukes
Iran works toward a nuke, while in Washington they wring their hands. “U.S. Says Iran Could Expedite Nuclear Bomb,” by David E. Sanger for the New York Times, September 9 (thanks to Dan):
WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have concluded in recent months that Iran has created enough nuclear fuel to make a rapid, if risky, sprint for a nuclear weapon. But new intelligence reports delivered to the White House say that the country has deliberately stopped short of the critical last steps to make a bomb.In the first public acknowledgment of the intelligence findings, the American ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency declared on Wednesday that Iran now had what he called a “possible breakout capacity” if it decided to enrich its stockpile of uranium, converting it to bomb-grade material.
The statement by the ambassador, Glyn Davies, was intended to put pressure on American allies to move toward far more severe sanctions against Iran this month, perhaps including a cutoff of gasoline to the country, if it failed to take up President Obama’s invitation for serious negotiations. But it could also complicate the administration’s efforts to persuade an increasingly impatient Israeli government to give diplomacy more time to work, and hold off from a military strike against Iran’s facilities..
Posted by Robert at September 10, 2009
Allow me to add this comment which appeared below above from Hugh Fitzgerald, whom I also admire
Eight years have passed since the attack that should have set many to school, to learn something about Islam. Distractions, false moves, messianic sentimentalism, ignorance that is so persistent it must often be willful and the result of fear of what might be found out and have to then be dealt with, the pieties of the age about “diversity” and “tolerance” that give rise to a diseased sympathy, procrastination, unwillingness to believe the evidence, fear of action, inertia, inability to admit to policy mistakes, especially if those mistakes have been colossal in their cost (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the entire effort to push Israel back which merely whets, not sates, appetites), and of course, the perennial favorite, whistling in the dark, whereby instead of Halford Mackinder, or John Quincy Adams, we look for inspiration to Elmo Tanner. And the result is, indeed, heartaches.
I remember in the days after 9-11 Adams of Sinn Fein was attacking America. He had to change position rapidly on 9-11 when the New York firemen with those so Irish names had their families becoming very angry with the likes of opportunists like Adams…FQ