Despite these clear pronouncements of the official
, much of the democratic world continues to treat these comments as just
another political exercise, much like an American campaign promise.
A member state of the United Nations has directly threatened two
member states, as well as those who do not share a specific religion.
remains a full member, with all rights and privileges intact.
is continuing its development of nuclear weapons, yet many of the western
governments continue to use offers of aid and trade to get a voluntary
discontinuance of their arms programs.
Does the word appeasement ring any bells?
continues to subsidize any number of murderers and terrorist
organizations, yet most countries continue to maintain diplomatic
relations with this government.
is a major provider of supplies and personnel to the ‘Insurgency’ in
, yet no condemnation of this support has been heard.
has stated its intention to continue the Islamic war against European
civilization, yet the only thing the European capitals seem able to do is
issue statements saying Ahmadinejad’s comments are “unacceptable”.
I think that the
, and the United Nations need to get a healthy dose of reality, and
respond to the Iranian government in terms it will understand.
There may still be time to avoid a military confrontation, but that
time is fast disappearing. The
recall of Iranian diplomats from more than 40 posts so that any moderates
can be purged is but the next step in the implementation of the policies
so clearly enunciated. The
replacement of suspected moderates by hard line Islamists will signal an
escalation of demands and terrorist activities by a government committed
to creating chaos. I would
suggest that the following be implemented without delay.
should be expelled from the United Nations.
They have clearly violated the very basic membership requirements
as listed in the UN charter.
Diplomatic relations with
by all European nations should be terminated.
has already stated that it is at war with
, and has been for centuries.
All economic and trade relations with
must be severed, and a total embargo on all incoming and outgoing goods
should be enforced. No nation should continue ‘business as usual’ with
a country with whom they are at war.
As with any infectious disease, the political
manifesto expounded by
’s leadership must be isolated. While
this will undoubtedly create hardships on the citizenry of
, a quarantine of this regime is necessary to protect the world from an
ideology gone mad. If
effective, these actions may result in the people of
taking back control of their destiny, rather than allowing fanatics to
dictate their future. However,
with the political will of
in doubt, and a mainstream media ruled by political correctness and
blinded by an agenda of ‘understanding and tolerance’, I frankly doubt
that any of these actions will be taken.
It will be up to the mullahs of
, and their presidential front man, to decide the fate of
, with a potential death toll not seen since 1945.
The world did not believe Adolph Hitler when he said
what he would do when he achieved power in
. And the world appears to not
believe Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he states what his intentions are.
Is 2006 going to be our 1939, or have we learned that the arrogance
of power will cause extremists such as Ahmadinejad to tell us in advance
exactly what they have planned? Will
Tom Glennon is a retired Manager with an
international bank. A
native, he retired at the location of his last assignment, in the
He is an award winning speaker for the Volunteer
Oil Industry Communications Effort, an industry advocacy group, and writes
essays and opinion pieces for a variety of on-line and print publications.
Tom has served on his County Republican Committee,
as well as having served as the County Campaign Chair for Senator Charles
Grassley (R-Iowa). His
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