Monday, October 15, 2012

On the Iran Sanctions Folly

Thinking the Unthinkable

What the Obama administration isn't saying: sanctions and diplomacy without end … a process without red lines … are practically certain to end in a nuclear-armed Iran.

What then?

What is to be done if Iran one day uses "crippling sanctions" as a pretext to declare itself a nuclear power--or detonate a nuclear device?

What is to be done if Iran manages to not only produce enough nuclear weapons, including warheads and bombs, to deter an attack on Iranian territory, but also announces that it has deployed a fleet of nuclear-armed ships--cargo vessels flying flags of convenience--capable of destroying U.S. coastal cities and perhaps even the U.S. itself through an EMP strike?

Not for nothing have Iran and North Korea developed and test-fired containerized ballistic missile launch systems--from freighters.