Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Edwards Blog: Don't Attack Iran

We Should Not Attack Iran

The rationale? It would be too hard:

Iran has spent more than a decade upgrading its military defensive capability by purchasing sophisticated weapons from Russia, China, North Korea, and others and it has developed an advanced indigenous manufacturing capability that can keep them supplied with arms and armament for a long time. Don't be fooled into believing that this is farm implement based technology and that it is no match for our high tech systems. Technology such as a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system that was sold by the Loral Corporation to the Peoples Republic of China and approved for export under the Clinton administration greatly enhances existing missile targeting and acquisition systems that may someday be used against our military. The gap in technology has not necessarily narrowed but the inevitable proliferation of older technology has made a difference for precision weapons and command and control systems.

And about those nuclear ambitions?
A separate large infrastructure would be required to produce even small amounts of special nuclear materials clandestinely because material balance sheets must be meticulously maintained for Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty compliance making it virtually impossible to divert high enrichment materials from the end of the cascade process. Special nuclear materials are highly enriched amounts of fissionable materials like uranium in this case and plutonium that are used in weapons. Even at ninety nine percent enrichment, one percent contains radioisotope contaminants with detectable concentrations that can be calculated and referenced to material balance sheets giving the material a distinctive signature.

Besides, it would only be a "dirty weapon" they could make:
Anything the Iranians could possibly put together in the next ten years would be lower enrichment and would be considered a dirty weapon.

The writer is undoubtedly an admirer of the Father of the Iranian Revolution.
The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the ayatollah Khomeini.

Not to mention that Iran is presently fomenting a Palestinian Rift, in which Carter also defends Hamas' actions.

In the case of this Edwards blog... the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

1 comment:

Ismael said...

Hi, I am the writer of the we should not attack Iran analysis. If you are interested I would be happy to debate you on this issue.
Just say the word.
As a matter of fact I voted for Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter. It was my first presidential election.
my email address is;
Drop me a line if you are interested.