Should Iran Be Bombed?

Here’s what UAE ambassador to the U.S., Yousef al-Otaiba, said when asked if the United States should use military force to stop the Iranian bomb:

“Absolutely, absolutely. I think we are at risk of an Iranian nuclear program far more than you are at risk. At 7,000 miles away, and with two oceans bordering you, an Iranian nuclear threat does not threaten the continental United States. It may threaten your assets in the region, it will threaten the peace process, it will threaten balance of power, it will threaten everything else, but it will not threaten you.

I am suggesting that I think out of every country in the region, the U.A.E. is most vulnerable to Iran. Our military, who has existed for the past 40 years, wake up, dream, breathe, eat, sleep the Iranian threat. It’s the only conventional military threat our military plans for, trains for, equips for, that’s it, there’s no other threat, there’s no country in the region that is a threat to the U.A.E., it’s only Iran. So yes, it’s very much in our interest that Iran does not gain nuclear technology.”

‘UAE’s Ambassador Endorses an American Strike on Iran (Cont’d) – International – The Atlantic’
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/07/uaes-ambassador-endorses-an-american-strike-on-iran-contd/59257/

Even Saudi Arabia is ready to allow Israel to bomb Iran’s new nuclear facilities:

“To ensure the Israeli bombers pass unmolested, Riyadh has carried out tests to make certain its own jets are not scrambled and missile defence systems not activated. Once the Israelis are through, the kingdom’s air defences will return to full alert.

“The Saudis have given their permission for the Israelis to pass over and they will look the other way,” said a US defence source in the area. “They have already done tests to make sure their own jets aren’t scrambled and no one gets shot down. This has all been done with the agreement of the [US] State Department.” ”

‘Saudi Arabia gives Israel clear skies to attack Iranian nuclear sites’
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article7148555.ece

‘Iran cleric wants ‘special weapons’ to deter enemy’
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100614/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_nuclear

‘Iran has enough uranium for two weapons, says CIA chief’
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/iran-has-enough-uranium-for-two-weapons-says-cia-chief/story-e6frfku0-1225884975662

‘Iran ‘could launch hundreds of missiles’ against Europe’
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/iran-could-launch-hundreds-of-missiles-against-europe-gates/story-e6frg6so-1225881248627

10 July, 2010

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One Response to Should Iran Be Bombed?

  1. Pingback: A Nuclear Iran Cannot Be Contained « simonjmeath

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