There are three things that are certain in this world:
Iran's finest, Ahmadinejad (Ah'm Mad), is one of those nuts. Why bother with this seemingly inconsequential pipsqueak?
Because history tells us we have to.
I hear the History Channel was canceled…too many repeats
Hitler wrote Mein Kampf, volume one and two, back in 1925 and 1926. The ink was barely dry on the Versailles treaty that ended WW1 on June 29th, 1919. For those from Branson Adolf's first tome appeared fresh from his jail cell a mere six years after the end of hostilities.
In it was his muddled version of Aryan racial superiority, newfound Jewish hatred, and German "lebensraum ", (living space). Even Mussolini hated the book.
The volumes were omens of things to come.
Who believed Adolf was a serious threat before he invaded Poland on September 1st, 1939?
Obviously, not enough took this particular maniac and his words to heart.
Hitler managed to drag his recently unarmed, broken country into easily conquering a sleeping Europe. The eventual cost of the war was 65 million dead from around the world, including the intentional and systematic murder of six million Jews. You might say he was a high achieving low tech murderer. Adolf didn't have a nuke
Now put Ah'm Mad's yearn to wipe Israel off the map, and his proclamation to go after "Big Satan" USA next in perspective. Chief UN nuke expert, ElBaradei declares that within six months of inspectors leaving Iran, Ah'm Mad would have operational nuclear bombs at his disposal. I think one would have to be a complete bobble head for Obama to believe Ah'm Mad isn't serious.
I don't know why Arab/Muslims continue to threaten Jews in general and Israel in particular,
but they do.
Seven Arab states told Arabs within the confines of new country Israel to leave their homes and businesses until they wiped the Jews out in 1948. Then they invaded within hours of the establishment of Israel. Those Arab countries didn't have a nuke.
In 1967 Egypt's Nasser pledged to drive the Jews of Israel into the Mediterranean, starting the process with the blockade of the Gulf of Aqaba. He didn't have a nuke.
Hezbollah, with a legacy of murdering 241 US Marines in one day in 1983, started a war by kidnapping IDF soldiers in Israeli territory after threatening to kill every Jew in Israel. Thousands of missiles were fired to fulfill their dream of killing all Jewish men, women, and children, while the terrorists hid amongst civilian populations. They didn't have a nuke.
Israel marched out of Gaza as a unilateral gesture of peace to Palestinians, dismantling Jewish settlements as they left. What was and is Hamas's response? Profess victory and launch more missiles from closer positions to kill, you guessed it, more Jews. They didn't have a nuke.
You can't ignore evil into submission
It's not like there's no precedent for knocking out nukes that the UN has designated as dangerous countries to have them.
Last September Israel took out Syria's newly decorated Korean atom bomb factory. One hardly heard a peep. Secretly, the neighboring Arab countries were relieved. Now Syria won't have a nuke.
The last example is Saddam's burgeoning nuclear bomb plant called Osirak. Way back in 1981, Israel destroyed the Osirak factory.
But the real precedent was set by a Muslim country that made a preemptive strike to save itself.
You guessed it.
Iran bombed and severely damaged Saddam's "peaceful" nuclear reactor in 1980.
Et tu, Ah'm Mad?