As Syria and Iraq continue to spiral into Hobbesian tribal conflict we can all be grateful that Israel denied these two cruel states nuclear weapons.
Operation Babylon, was a surprise Israeli air strike carried out on June 7, 1981, which destroyed an Iraqi nuclear reactor under construction 10.5 miles southeast of Baghdad. What’s less well known is that the Iranians had tried, unsuccessfully, to put the Iraq nuclear facility out of commission a year earlier. The Iranians caused some minor damage which was quickly repaired by French technicians. Vive la France!
On September 6, 2007, just after midnight, the Israeli air force surprised the Syrians and the world by bombing a nuclear reactor in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria. This was code named Operation Orchard.
I don’t believe any rational person regrets these two Israeli air strikes. With nuclear weapons, a local tyrant becomes world player.
North Korea is in the process of developing a delivery system for their nuclear weapons. They are on track to have a working ICBM which can reach Alaska. North Korea is easily the most evil regime on the face of the earth. Every U.S. President has failed to deter the NORK regime. Every policy has failed. Sanctions will not work because the regime has no problem starving their population and blaming it on the evil Americans.
President Trump will receive no help from China or Russia. China supports North Korea because they want to avert the collapse of the regime which would bring several million unwanted refugees to their borders. Russia wants to stick it to the U.S. in any way possible. The U.S. is left with three choices: live with a nuclear North Korea, bomb their nuclear facilities, or work to effect regime change. Option number one is bad. Option number two is also bad. Option number three is a long shot. I have no doubt that the U.S. will go for regime change—and probably fail. Hence, North Korea becomes a nuclear power.
Which brings us to Iran.
Obama, the Democrats and I might add, AIPAC, all supported Obama’s capitulation to a nuclear Iran. If Iran sticks to the deal they will have nuclear weapons in 10-15 years. If they don’t stick to the deal—much more likely—they will go nuclear much sooner.
Does anybody really think this is a good idea? Iran already controls Lebanon. They are setting up shop in Yemen, Iraq and Syria. They boast of liquidating Israel in the next few years.
If Jewish history teaches anything it is when your enemy threatens to kill you—believe them.
World War II and the millions of casualties that resulted could have been averted if the Allies had stepped in and fought for Czechoslovakia. But the allies convinced themselves that appeasement was worth the price of a tiny insignificant country. Obviously, they were wrong, and cowardly. Just as we are wrong and cowardly to appease the North Koreans and the Iranians.
History teaches but we refuse to learn.
Human nature never changes.