The world’s problem with a nuclear Iran isn’t exactly new. We became aware we had the same problem with Nazi Germany in 1939, a year after German experimental physicists proved that nuclear fission of heavy elements, previously only a theory, was a real phenomenon in nuclear physics.
On October 11, 1939 a letter written by Leó Szilárd and signed by Albert Einstein was delivered to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The letter warned, in part, that:
In the course of the last four months it has been made probable — through the work of Joliot in France as well as Fermi and Szilárd in America — that it may become possible to set up a nuclear chain reaction in a large mass of uranium, by which vast amounts of power and large quantities of new radium-like elements would be generated. Now it appears almost certain that this could be achieved in the immediate future.
This new phenomenon would also lead to the construction of bombs, and it is conceivable — though much less certain — that extremely powerful bombs of a new type may thus be constructed. A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory.
What’s different between then and now is what happened after discovery of the problem. Fortunately for us, back then we had real leaders like Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt, who with the destruction of Germany’s Telemark heavy water plant, including all of its heavy water output, decisively put an end to Hitler’s nuclear aspirations.
Not so fortunately, we are now stuck with Barack (What, me worry?) Obama. God help us, who knows how things will turn out this time, but it looks very much like there is a mushroom cloud in someone’s future.
Despite all of Obama’s disgusting groveling to the Saudis, it’s thanks but no thanks to the Muslim Candidate. Arab leaders concerned with Iran’s nuclear-weapons-path to Middle East hegemony are far too smart to align themselves with an inept “weak sister” appeaser like Obama.
Obama Can’t Get Arab Countries to Show Up to Arab Summit in Support of Iran Deal There’s a little problem with Obama’s summit to create Arab support for his deal to let Iran go nuclear. The Arabs aren’t on board.
via Obama Can’t Get Arab Countries to Show Up to Arab Summit in Support of Iran Deal.
Saudi Arabia to Washington: A royal snub
King Salman’s decision not to come to Washington this week for the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) summit is a very deliberate signal of his lack of confidence in American policy in the Middle East. The Saudis are unhappy with U.S. policy toward Iran, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. They don’t want a public argument with the Obama administration (unlike Israel) but they want a very public display of their dissatisfaction.
via Saudi Arabia to Washington: A royal snub | Brookings Institution.
One Pinocchio, two Pinocchios, three Pinocchios, four, ….
Islam is the religion of peace
if you refuse to believe that
we will kill you.
I like James Blunt’s music a lot. The other day I was listening to one of his songs on Spotify titled Face the Sun, and was particularly taken with the following lyrics:
Yes, this love’s not good enough,
It’s time to let it go,
Our weary hearts just fall apart,
I feel it in my bones.
And God knows,
That it’s hard to find the one,
But in time,
All the flowers turn to face the sun.
While this song is probably about finding ‘true love,’ these lines are especially meaningful to those of us whose life journey is much nearer the end than the beginning.
As my days all run together into a state of perpetual ‘now’, I find myself turning more and more to God for those things the world can no longer provide. And my anticipation and longing grows daily for the mysterious journey that lies ahead.