Monday, December 19, 2005

Iran Throws its Weight Around

In the American Future:

Not satisfied with antagonizing the West, the Iranian government is now publicly denouncing its Arab neighbors. The occasion for Tehran’s latest outburst is an on-going meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a group that includes representatives from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.

Reuters reports that GCC Secretary-General Abdul Rahman al-Attiya said the representatives were very worried about Iran’s nuclear ambitions and one of the proposals on the agenda was for a deal to be brokered between Iran and neighboring GCC states to make the region nuclear-free

They really cannot resist throwing their weight around ahead of time. ..note that Iran is seeking an "instant" nuclear capability - they are developing the delivery systems first, so when they have The Bomb they feel it will be too late for anyone to stop them.

That should be a concern not just for Iranians, but for any country who tolerates Iran-funded armed forces. What will the world do if the Iranians tip Hezbollah's missiles with nukes? Ah-hah, they will think their own country can't be attacked, but only the poor Lebanese will be victims again. Then, after the Israelis strike the Lebanese, Iran can destroy Israel while maintaining the most pious of intentions under international law. And anyone who complains, well, there will always be Zionists and Jews hiding in the woodwork somewhere who can be blamed, isn't that so?

Update, 12/20: Relevant comments at Dr. Sanity

Update, 12/21: Moving Fast
Syria has signed a pledge to store Iranian nuclear weapons and missiles. [Hat tip: Regime Change Iran]

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