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The Spot-On Quote Of The Week..

17 September 2012 @ 08:48

…is awarded to, even though it’s only the second day of the week, the Leader Of The Free World, the only Westerner in a position of power who understands how grave the situation is for The West, Benjamin Netanyahu:

I think Iran is very different. They put their zealotry above their survival. They have suicide bombers all over the place– I wouldn’t rely on their rationality. Since the advent of nuclear weapons, you had countries that had access [that] always made a careful calculation of costs and benefits. But Iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism. It’s the same fanaticism that you see swarming your embassies…You want these fanatics to have nuclear weapons? I mean I heard some people suggest, David– I actually read this in the American press– they said, ‘Well, you know, if you take action, that’s a lot worse than having Iran with nuclear weapons.’ Some have even said that Iran with nuclear weapons would stabilize the Middle East…I think the people who say this have set a new standard for human stupidity.

Spot-on and dead solid perfect.

Could This Be One Explanation?

-A big tip of the fedora to Smitty for catching this quote. He has the video here.

-An honorable mention goes to TOM reader and commentator jwallin for this analysis:

Bibi’s hit the nail on the head.

All the pundits on tv laugh at the idea that Iran would USE any nuclear weapons so what’s the problem?

Trouble is they don’t understand (or are too afraid of the reality to admit it to themselves) that when dealing with an Islamic Theocracy, rationality doesn’t really enter into it.

Islamicists have proven time and time again that DEATH HOLDS NO FEAR FOR THEM if they die in the cause of their religion. (it’s why I call it a death cult)

They are fanatics and will go to any lengths, pay any price to create a future where Islam is dominant.

We’ve seen them die in a bomb explosion just on the off chance they might kill some jews. What makes anyone think they would hesitate to do the same with a larger weapon? What reasonable argument can you come up with that would preclude them from taking that step just because the damage would be wider spread?

To them the amount of death and destruction unleashed by a nuclear bomb is a positive selling point to do so.

One bomb and most of the jews of the world are atoms.

What Islamicist wouldn’t beg to be the one to set off that explosion from front row center?


To die while performing an act of Jihad is the highest form of death for a Mohammedin.

Contrast that with the belief of Jews and Christians that to die enveloped by God’s Grace is the highest form of shuffling off this mortal coil.

Islam = Nihilism.

  1. M. Thompson permalink
    17 September 2012 @ 11:46 11:46

    My question with respect to Iran has long been are they a rational (concerned with survival) actor?

    Because they do not seem to be, containment and appeasement are not going to work.

    • thecampofthesaints permalink
      17 September 2012 @ 14:02 14:02

      The only thing such people understand is brutal, unrelenting force.

  2. Adobe_Walls permalink
    17 September 2012 @ 16:53 16:53

    They don’t all have to be crazy. Even if they don’t give away or allow one nuke to escape they will be used to ensure Persian hegemony in the region. Even if the Iranians prove not to be as crazy as they appear whomever has internal control of the nukes will be part of the neverending internal power struggle. Last year or so when it was being reported that Pakistan was moving their nukes around the country for security, I recall reading Wretchard quoting someone who said that we’d know a Pakistani nuke had gone missing when it detonates in Islamabad.

    • 17 September 2012 @ 19:47 19:47

      Right now, though, I’d say, at the very least, the crazies have control of half the government.

      • Adobe_Walls permalink
        18 September 2012 @ 02:24 02:24

        But are they that crazy? Attacking Israel or us whether by nuclear tipped missile or terrorists smuggling will surely trigger a local nuclear holocaust. The Persian impulse to hegemony spans millenia even they know armageddon ends that, granted there is an element that doesn’t care but their purposes would be served just as well detonating a bomb within Iran which they may well do if the leadership refuses to toss one at Israel.

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