Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Stephen Harper and the Red Line
When it finally hit me why Stephen Harper suddenly cut ties with Iran, I felt slightly dizzy.
So great was my horror.
For it seems obvious to me that it had little or nothing to do with security, and everything to do with an orchestrated campaign by Benjamin Netanyahu to try to blackmail Obama when he is most vulnerable.
And force him to set a so-called "red line" for joining the Israelis in an attack on Iran.
"The world tells Israel: Wait. There's still time. And I say: Wait for what? Wait until when?" said the Israeli prime minister. "Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before Israel."
Even if that means intervening outrageously in the U.S. election, and giving Mitt Romney's Republicans ammunition to attack Obama, at such a critical stage in the campaign.
Even if it means getting his pathetic lackey Stephen Harper to join this deadly charade.
For consider the evidence. First Netanyahu engineered a confrontation between him and the U.S. ambassador to Israel, in the presence of the chairman of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, Mike Rogers.
A former senior Israeli foreign ministry official and diplomat who served in the US, Alon Liel, said Netanyahu engineered the confrontation in front of Rogers. "It appears to be an attempt to help the Republicans in the upcoming election."
"The entire show, under the patronage of Rogers, is meant to prove to the American public, and in particular to the Jewish community, that the rift between Israel and the United States is more significant and deeper than we thought."
Then three days later, out of the blue, the Con Regime cut ties with Iran. To ratchet up tensions, prepare the ground for war, and allow Mitt Romney to claim that Canada was tougher on the Mullah Regime than Obama.
For let's face it eh?
This is the red line Netanyahu and Harper are really worried about...
The red line of their man Mitt sinking like a stone. For both of them know that if Obama is re-elected it's game over. Netanyahu won't get his war. And Harper won't get his pipeline.
But in the meantime we could be just weeks, days, or minutes away from a disastrous attack, that could set the world on fire, ruin the global economy, and lead to a possible superpower confrontation.
Even though some of the most venerated military and intelligence analysts in Israel believe it would be an act of folly. Even though it would only delay the Iranian nuclear program. And even if Iran did get the bomb, it could be contained by the threat of Mutual Assured Destruction.
If the U.S. arsenal deterred the Soviet Union for decades of cold war and now keeps North Korea’s nukes in their silos, if India and Pakistan have kept each other in a nuclear stalemate, why would Iran not be similarly deterred by the certainty that using nuclear weapons would bring a hellish reprisal?
The regime in Iran is brutal, mendacious and meddlesome, and given to spraying gobbets of Hitleresque bile at the Jewish state. But Israel is a nuclear power, backed by a bigger nuclear power. Before an Iranian mushroom cloud had bloomed to its full height over Tel Aviv, a flock of reciprocal nukes would be on the way to incinerate Iran. Iran may encourage fanatic chumps to carry out suicide missions, but there is not the slightest reason to believe the mullahs themselves are suicidal.
So what is Stephen Harper doing? Using his influence to try to restrain the Israeli hawks? Trying to find a way to avoid a war, that after what he has said and done, will almost certainly lead to attacks against Canadians?
No. He's cheer leading for Armageddon, licking the boots of the brutish Bibi and his racist settler regime, campaigning for Mitt Romney, snubbing the United Nations. And being honoured as the Statesman of the Year.
Can you believe that eh? Could there be anything crazier or more OBSCENE?
Oh boy. Pray for sanity. Pray for peace. And for the sake of everything good and decent.
Defeat this monstrous leader.
Before he destroys us ALL...
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