Red Star Tribune on Iran's Nuclear Ambitions, Again
Sometimes it is hard to determine whose side the editors of the Red Star Tribune are on. Ours or our enemies. The latest from them is a piece denouncing the probability that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons and a demand that we (America) sees proof before jumping to conclusions. It also sights the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) as reason to accept Iran's claim of peaceful use of nuclear materials. North Korea was also a signatory of the NPT (withdrew in April 2003), and we all know what's going on over there.
President Iwannajihad of Iran has frequently claimed, just as Kim Jong-il, that all they are doing is working towards the peaceful development of nuclear materials for power generation. President Iwannajihad, and others in Iran, has frequently called for the total destruction of Israel, a goal that can only be achieved through the use of nuclear arms.
The Red Star Tribune editorial has described Iran as an "international troublemaker." This is too weak a word, as Iran, under the control of a Islamic Theocracy, has previously committed an act of war against the United States by invading our Embassy (remember, under international law, embassies are considered sovereign territory for the country whose embassy that is), has repeatedly threatened to cut off oil shipments from the Persian Gulf, and, currently, is supplying arms, munitions, money and personnel to terrorist groups operating in Iraq.
Iran is closing in on being able to provide weapons grade materials to terrorist organizations. Iran does not need to develop a bomb themselves since all they have to do is provide the most important (and hardest to acquire) component, uranium-235 and/or plutonium, to al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and other groups who will happily do the deed themselves. And it doesn't take all that much nuclear material to get a sizeable bang for your buck.