ISRAEL’S armed forces have been ordered by Ariel Sharon, the prime minister, to be ready by the end of March for possible strikes on secret uranium enrichment sites in Iran, military sources have revealed.If this happens, it will indeed be a red-letter day for global security. Bombing Saddam's nuclear reactor back in 1981 was the best thing that could have happened with regard to global security, both in the short- and long term. Saddam's Iraq as a nuclear power (which would have inevitably happened had that minor setback not occurred) would indeed have been a lethal force to be reckoned with, not only in the middle east, but worldwide (could you imagine the damage Saddam could have done by passing a few at-the-ready nukes to Al Qaeda?)
The order came after Israeli intelligence warned the government that Iran was operating enrichment facilities, believed to be small and concealed in civilian locations.
It looks like Israel may be the only force in the world with the balls to hit Iran with a similar lethal blow. Thank God. And even if that does not necessarily come to pass, the mere threat of it happening will make the Iranians look twice over their shoulder before attempting to do something stupid.
There's something to be said regarding setting a precedent.
(Filed uner Religion of Peace?, World Affairs)