Midnight Cowboying – Why I’ve Sided with Iran on the Nukes

There comes a time when you finally got to put on the other shoe and give it a whirl for a mile or two. Abstract reasoning, the crux of international diplomacy, has left the Bush Administration as quickly as a preacher caught in the whorehouse. Some question if it was ever there, with choices like Bolton for the UN or Baker actually defending Saudi Arabia against survivors of 9-11. But as we enter the era of regional power nuclear proliferation, we must stop for a second and be rational for moment. I come here to praise Iran, not to bury them.

Iran, if you will remember, have brought us great advancements in the science of math to astronomy, though they went under the banner of Persia back then. While their flag and traditions have evolved into modernity, they are among the oldest cultures who still have their base memes intact. Remember, it was the Zoroasters that came and told the Jews of ancient Israel that Christ had been born, but of course now they want to send them bombs.

Which brings me to my point, mutual assured annihilation. Though Russia, under the guise of the Soviet Union, and the USA had their nuclear moment as superpowers, the evolution of the atomic age has now passed down to regional powers. Recently, Pakistan and India had their nuclear moment, but they stood down and were later loosely united by the smiting power of an earthquake. Though the Kashmir question has not been fully resolved, recent bus travel across the border tells the tale that atomic power will not be the final judge, jury and executioner.

The torch of Pandora has now been passed to the regional powers in the seas of sand. But currently, the only regional power to have a nuclear arsenal is the Israel. See, the paradigm of mutual assured annihilation only works if both sides are armed with weapons they know they cannot use because it assures their total destruction. Since Israel is the only holder of said weapons, Iran is assured of only their complete annihilation. So of course they reserve the right to acquire nuclear weapons to assure their preservation, or Israel must disarm. Those are the only two real options here.

I find it ironic that we went to Babylon to find out what the rest of the world already knew, that Saddam didn’t have jack. In fact, due to problems in acquiring replaceable parts, the basics of any modern conventional army, he was no more than a paper tiger. Of course, the current administration knew this, because they had the receipts, but they were on a mission to rid the Middle East of nuclear weapons. I have often wondered why we did not stop in Israel, and check on their atomic weapons, which we also have the receipts for.

So my question is, why the double standard? The atomic power paradigm only works if both sides know they cannot use their weapons, which is why they got them in the first place. Why are we against the Iranian right of self preservation? Or why are we not asking Israel to disarm? I prefer the latter for the record, for Jesus would be rather sad if we turned his Holy Land into a parking lot, and I would hate to see that guy cry.


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  1. But just like Chavez and the AK47s, If I was a sovereign nation in Bushworld….I would be arming myself to the fucking teeth too.

    Who knows with these guys!?!?

    If I was frikkin Uruguay I would be trying to Nuke Up

  2. Harumph.  I’m leaving then. 

    No not really.  I was hoping you would show tonight pt. I see your point but I prefer disarmament too. 

    I was listening to NPR tonight about Ahmadinejad’s visit at Columbia.  I thought he was treated pretty rudely, particularly by the University president, Bollinger.

    He said, “Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator,” adding, “You are either brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated.”

    Sheesh – sounds like something I read at PFF. 


  3. I think this is seriously wrong.

    IMHO, you have given into the deeply misguided philosophy of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”.

    The last thing this world needs is more nukes — much less nukes owned by Iran.  I’m old enough to remember a time when liberals thought the doctrine of mutually-assured destruction truly was MAD in every sense of the word. Now you embrace it?? On behalf of Iran no less???

    Pinche, I hope you stop and think seriously about what it would mean for someone who is so delusional that he seriously thinks  “there are no homosexuals in Iran” to have his finger on the button.

    I deeply disagree with the Zionists, and I too regret that Israel has nuclear weapons, but for the love of all that is good:  Two wrongs do not make a right…

  4. On Ahmadinejad:

    Ahmadinejad’s Unreality Show

    “For hundreds of years, we’ve lived in friendship and brotherhood with the people of Iraq,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the National Press Club yesterday.

    That’s true — as long as you don’t count the little unpleasantness of the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, when a million people died, some by poison gas. And you’d also have to overlook 500 years of fighting during the Ottoman Empire.

    “Our people are the freest people in the world,” Iran’s president informed the National Press Club via video link.

    But never mind that: Ahmadinejad was on a roll.

    “Our people are the freest people in the world,” said the man whose government executes dissidents, jails academics and stones people to death.

    “The freest women in the world are women in Iran,” he continued, neglecting to mention that Iranian law treats a woman as half of a man.

    “In our country,” judged the man who shuts down newspapers and imprisons journalists, “freedom is flowing at its highest level.”

    And if you believe that, he has a peaceful civilian nuclear program he wants to sell you.

    The man who recently hosted a convention for Holocaust deniers also treated listeners to his thoughts on the truth. “Lies have nothing to do with the divine spirit of mankind,” he asserted.

    Then the lies began.

    Zremski inquired about the Amnesty International report finding flogging and imprisonment of journalists and at least 11 Iranian newspapers closed. “I think people who prepared the report are unaware of the situation in Iran,” the president answered. “I think the people who give this information should seek what is the truth and, sort of, disseminate what’s correct.”

    Zremski then raised the specific cases of two Kurdish journalists who have been sentenced to death for enmity toward God.

    “This news is fundamentally wrong,” Ahmadinejad replied. “What journalist has been sentenced to death?”

    Zremski supplied the names of Kurdish journalists Adnan Hassanpour and Hiva Boutimar, sentenced July 16. “I don’t know people by that name,” the president retorted. “You have to, sort of, rectify the information channel.”

    A pattern had emerged. Zremski asked about the beating and torture of women’s rights leaders. “Can you again tell me where you get this report from?” Ahmadinejad asked innocently.

  5. a democratically elected leader Mossadegh Mohammad who nationalized their oil. Funny how these villain’s now and then are the ones who nationalize their resources, while major freaken oppresive dictator’s who really are evil but good cappies are called allies.

  6. The torch of Pandora has now been passed to the regional powers in the seas of sand.

    P.S. from personal experience: Mules are mean bastards.

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