Saturday, April 08, 2006

Russia & China Forcing Regime Change In Iran?

It's becoming increasingly clear that both Russia and China have decided not to get tough with Iran due to their own selfish interests. Both are unwilling to suggest serious sanctions of any kind, diplomatic or economic and they even avoid using harsh language to condemn Iran and their clandestine nuclear program.

Ironically, by doing so they may be forcing a regime change in Iran, courtesy of George W. Bush. Let's face it. The United States is not going to tolerate a radical Islamic regime in Iran that has nuclear weapons in its arsenal. It's simply not going to happen.

Thus far the U.S. has been taking the diplomatic route, but this path will be exhausted much sooner than it should be, as there are few options left other than tactical strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities or even regime change. All because of the reluctance of both Russia and China to get serious with Tehran.

If the Russians and Chinese truly want to avoid conflict, the best thing they can do is support the U.S. effort to bring about harsh sanctions on the Iranians if they don't comply and stop enriching uranium. Otherwise the Bush administration's hands will be tied and they will be forced to take a much tougher stance, much sooner than would otherwise be necessary.

Personally, I hope things continue as they are, because I see no point in all this "pussy footing" around with Iran. I prefer a much more direct approach and if Iran doesn't comply soon, the U.S. should do what needs to be done whether anyone else agrees with us or not.

Lastly, this may be the last chance for the United Nations to prove that it can be relevant in crisis situations. If the United Nations can't respond during times like these, then what purpose does it serve?


At 1:39 AM, Blogger Gaheris said...

The thing is that attacking would do nothing but prove to Iran and other nations that they need weapons. To disable their capcity might require tactical nuclear devices and would make the USA the only nation to attack another country who was not a direct threat to them. You may want them to do so but you don't understand the costs involved. Also considering what has happened in the war in Iraq so far I doubt that such an attack would have the desired affect. Instead it will just draft more terrorists from the muslim world and make the even more hated than it is now.

At 4:02 AM, Blogger Premo Mondone, Jr. said...

To gaheris: First of all, thanks for your comments. Secondly, your first point is moot because Iran has already made the determination that they "need" nuclear weapons.
Lastly, I doubt seriously that the radical Islam can hate us anymore than they do now. We are after all "Big Satan". It doesn't get much worse than that.


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