Thursday, April 01, 2010

Palin: Nuclear Iran Would Trigger 'Second Holocaust'.

Bible Spice has lent us her extraordinary foreign policy expertise once again to slam Obama's Middle-East policy via her Facebook page. She's warning of Israel's "second Holocaust" should Obama fail to confront Iran.

"Many, many Americans and our allies know that if Iran acquires nuclear weapons, the consequences will be catastrophic for our interests in the Middle East, and we want our government to do everything in its power to prevent Iran from acquiring nukes," she writes.

"Israel would face the gravest threat since its creation. Iran’s leaders have repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel and with nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, the mullahs would be in a position to launch a Second Holocaust."
I thought the reason right wingers supported nuclear weapons was the notion of Mutually Assured Destruction which, during the eighties, was the mantra for why we had to have these weapons. The reasoning then was that we had to have them to ensure that they could never be used by anyone else, as we also had the power to destroy them.

Now, it goes without saying that we would all like a world in which Iran did not possess nuclear weapons, and no-one has yet shown that they actually want nuclear weapons, but why has the logic of MAD suddenly been turned on it's head in this instance?

Does Bible Spice really think that the Iranians are unaware of Israel's own nuclear programme? Or does she imagine that this is an entire nation of suicide bombers just itching for their own nuclear devastation?
Palin also argues that the Obama administration's actions have failed to rein in Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and that more than one year into Obama's presidency, his administration has made "no progress" on sanctions.

"The Obama administration has their priorities exactly backwards; we should be working with our friend and democratic ally to stop Iran's nuclear program, not throwing in the towel on sanctions while treating Israel like an enemy.
And she comes out with this tripe a day after Beijing agreed to begin drafting a UN resolution imposing sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear programme.
Bill Burton, a White House spokesman, yesterday said there was a sense of urgency about applying pressure to Iran.

"There are some very intense conversations happening at the United Nations right now that we're able to make some real progress on," he said.

Mark Toner, a US state department spokesman, confirmed that the telephone conference had taken place and said the US had been represented by the number three at the state department, William Burns.

The agreement came after a similar conference call a week ago, in which China participated after weeks of stalling.

Burton said the White House was confident it would be able to work with China to apply "meaningful" pressure.
With China's recent change of heart, meaningful sanctions have become possible for the first time in months, and this is the very moment Palin chooses to speak out.

Nor should we forget why Palin is so concerned for Israel's welfare:
Palin's flamboyant display of her so-called love for Israel -- she previously boasted that the Israeli flag was the "only" one she kept in her Gubernatorial office -- is almost certainly grounded in her creepy desire to mold America's foreign policy to fit her evangelical belief that God demands that "Israeli land" be unified under Israeli control in order for Jesus to return and sweep all the good Christians up to heaven in Rapture (while banishing everyone else -- including the Jews she loves so much -- straight to hell forever).
Bible Spice thinks Israel should be unified because that's when the Rapture will take place.

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