Saturday, September 29, 2012

William J Broad Winner of Media Moron Award

The New York Times ran a story written by Broad in which he quotes luminaries who opine the lunatics in Iran who say they're going to wipe Israel off the map, and are currently collecting the weapons to do so, are not a threat to nuclear warfare.

He was able to find wizards who claim the attempts to stop the nuclear attack will drive them to do what we are trying to prevent.

Have you ever heard anything stupider?

Oh wait. Yes, Yes we have.  Blaming and arresting Americans whilst apologizing to the Taliban as they sodomize and kill people in our embassies, saying the future does not belong to those who criticize the murder and mayhem in the kookrhan  - the Americans who applaud it. But I digress.

When the terrorists say it's a matter of time before they ethnic cleanse the country with a bomb and then they collect the uranium to do it, you've crossed the Rubicon from diplomacy and prudence.

It's a bit like saying those who criticized Hitler and intervened in the death camps may cause more of them to crop up.  


This reminds me of a tee shirt I saw yesterday of a woman practicing at the shooting range.  

"A woman lying in a gutter, raped and strangled with her own pantyhose is not morally superior to a woman who pulls out a gun and leaves HIM in the gutter lying in a pool of his own blood."


Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Carol, too many people views this conflict solely involving Israel, Iran and the United States. They're wrong. Suppose Iran gets the ability to create nuclear weapons. Those weapons not only would be a threat to Israel but also to Europe -- and, especially, to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, which have received Iran's wrath not only for working with the West but also for being Sunni.

Moreover, Iran is a willing client (Hezbollah) that can receive nuclear material for "dirty bombs" that can be detonated anywhere.

Finally, Iran is trying to establish a missle base in Venezuela (run by the anti-American Hugo Chavez) -- likely as a counterbalance to U.S. threats to Iran.

We're living in the late 1930s, when people like Chamberlain, Lindbergh and Fr. Coughlin were praised, and people like Churchill were ignored and mocked.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

BTW, Mark Shea is part of the head-in-the-sand crowd.