"They're broken men, so don't let them take us to a new war"'
So the hawks in the West will begin the slow drumbeat for a first strike. Indeed, it has already started. For some weeks, the Daily Telegraph has been running a series of what, in my opinion, are extremely dubious stories all attributed to mysterious 'European defence officials' and 'senior Western military sources'. A front-page story last week suggested that North Korea has offered to help Iran with a nuclear test within the year. Apart from these shadowy spokesmen, it could offer no evidence, which is why the story was only seriously picked up in Israel.
In Israel, it is believed that the Iranians may be able to launch a nuclear warhead into its territory within three, not five, years. Former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has asked who will defend the Jews from a genocidal government in Iran if they do not themselves.'
(Note: the fact that most nuclear weapons are genocidal in intent is only sayable when the nuclear weapons in question belong to 'them'. Our nuclear weapons only kill bad guys, sparing women and children).
Incidentally here is a amazing quote from that Renaissance man Benny Morris. As well as being a renowned historian Morris has also managed to teach himself the mystical art of precognition. . 'One bright morning in five to 10 years, perhaps a regional crisis, a day or a year or five years after Iran's acquisition of the bomb, the mullahs in Qom will convene in secret session... and give President Ahmadinejad the go-ahead.'
(Note that Morris is also under the impression that Ahmadinejad will still be in power in, and I quote, ten years time. Perhaps George Bush, who will, presumably, also still be in power in 10 years time, will have to take action against him?).