יוֹם כִּפּוּר Yom Kippur Blog Posting
Context and Precedence
Iran is refining uranium to construct nuclear fission bombs to detonate over Israel (and likely other places as well depending on how many bombs that they make). Iran has not been shy about declaring their intent and Israel is unambiguous about how they feel about having a nuclear bomb dropped on them.
The Obama Administration’s foreign policy of appeasement of Jihadist elements within Islamic nations has been ill conceived, and their sanctions against Iran have not stopped the centrifuges from spinning 24/7/365.
What should we do?
Whoever is president next needs to work with our Israeli and Saudi allies to QUARANTINE Iran. That means no oil is pumped and exported. This would likely include bombing roads, railroads, bridges, and similar lines of communication and transportation that are or could be used to transport oil outside of Iran. Any ship violating the quarantine would be disabled (torpedo into the propellors or we could lay mines of our own). The Saudis would have to agree to make up the Iranian oil output from their massive facilities – this until the Iranians submit to on site inspection nationwide to determine that their nuclear program has been completely dismantled. If the Iranians are viewed to be at a point where they are “90%” complete in their refining efforts, we should bomb those locations used to manufacture nuclear material.
Any hostile action taken toward US/Coalition forces should be met with hostile force.
I do not advocate invading Iran. However, we need to have a coherent way to stop them from developing nuclear weapons. I see this as the only rational way to proceed. We can keep up a quarantine and no-fly zone for years. Let’s see how they can make it without oil, imports or exports.
Talking and being nice doesn’t work. Sanctions aren’t tough enough.
Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.
“My position has always been, along with many other people, that any differences be resolved in a nonviolent way.
–President Jimmy Carter