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Canadian PM Harper more concerned with Iran

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

https://i1.wp.com/l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/WsXeSBJWl0oX1jr7C0hcBQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD00MjY7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_ca/News/Capress/SKP11696389_high.jpgA few days ago I cited CBC article quoting Canadian PM Harper as saying that “Iran is a very serious threat to international peace and security. ”  More recently he made stronger comments that he has no doubt that Iran is both lying about its nuclear ambitions and that it is seeking to develop nuclear weapons.

If only Obama would express similar sentiments instead of bowing to the Islamist regime of Iran (the way he bowed to the Saudi King, and not to the Queen) — the regime that snubbed and patronized him even when he told them that he would extend a “hand of friendship” if Iran “unclenched its fist”.  The feeble Obama still has, after 3 years in office, an Iran with an even tighter fist and more intransigent in it’s nuclear efforts (as reflected by the recent IAEA report). Has Obama learned the lesson that being nice to these Islamists does not really work? Has he learned that it was wrong of him to clench his fist against our longtime trusted friend Israel? That’s most shameful and un-American, for even Democrat Presidents Carter and Clinton (both of whom made steps to make peace between Israel and Arabs) have not treated their friend in that manner.

But Canadian PM Harper knows and keeps his friends and stands by them. Thank you, Mr Harper.

Categories: Canada, Iran, Israel, News, Politics

Which candidate is better for the US economy?

January 15, 2012 1 comment

A recent CNN/ORC poll says that 53% of Americans think Mitt Romney would do a better job for the American economy, while 40% say Obama would do better.  Interestingly, this follows closely the polling trend from back in October 2011, which had 49% for Romney and 39% for Obama.

Categories: News, Politics, United States

Iran’s crimes

January 12, 2012 Leave a comment

A list of crimes committed by the terrorist regime of Iran:
– Iran’s terrorist attacks on the Jewish Community Center in Argentina.
– Iran’s assassinations of Arab leaders (and attempt in US soil).
– Iran’s crime of supporting Assad in his massacring of Syrians.
– Iran’s Shia crime in assassinating Labanese PM Hariri via Hizbullah.
– Iran’s crimes of discrimination against Jews and Christians in Iran – and certainly Bahais.
– Iran’s genocidal crime for declaring annihilation of another UN member state.
– Iran’s crime of violating IAEA on nuclear enrichment – for several years now.

Iran’s time will come to pay for all these and many other atrocities against the international community.

Harper says Iran greatest threat to world peace

January 6, 2012 1 comment

PM Stephen Harper

I was very pleased to hear Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper come out with this clear statement:

Iran is a very serious threat to international peace and security. In my judgment, it is the world’s most serious threat to international peace and security, … This is a regime that wants to acquire nuclear weapons … and has indicated some desire to actually use nuclear weapons.

This man has been quite high in my book since he became PM. Canada is lucky to have him.

Categories: Israel, News, Politics

Which way for Egypt?

January 1, 2012 Leave a comment

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR1bPbmvO0rxe5b5FDwX51pmZjcutQQYIdi7EacnFkkUpM4EKyFAs has been suspected, the deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt said that his party will not recognize Israel nor the Peace Treaty. (Reported by Jerusalem Post.)

This was expected earlier on even when the Brotherhood had toned down it’s policy on Israel publicly before the elections in Egypt.  But now after their election victory (they and the Salafists have won nearly 65% of the seats in Parliament) they’re emboldened to behave with greater ferocity and overconfidence.

Having said this, the one wildcard here is the Egyptian military, SCAF.  It could use this and similar policy statements by the Muslim Brotherhood as the reason for preventing them from taking power, and it would be perfectly understandable to the world stage: “we cannot let the Islamists destroy our nation, so we must take action.”  That would be the smartest strategy for the military. (Is it any wonder why there was a Mubarak and military rule in Egypt — as well as autocratic regimes in Arab states?  The reason for their existence is the much more dangerous alternatives like these bellicose Islamist regimes.)

The alternative, if the Egyptian military lets the Islamists to have their way, is that Egypt will descend further into savagery, and Israel will have the right — if the Peace Treaty is abrogated — to retake the Sinai Peninsula, being as it is strategically essential to its security, to cordon off Hamas in Gaza, and show Egyptians what a dumb mistake they made choosing such a belligerent entity to rule over their nation — an entity that seeks not to rebuild their nation but cause it to descend into war.  In fact, Israel could rightly proceed to do this preemptively without waiting until the matter gets worse. Such a threat by Israel could push SCAF to do the right thing. But the question is what is SCAF going to do? What, if anything, will or can the US do about it? We’ll see what path nature takes.

The problem is further exacerbated by the threat that Iran poses to Israel. The boundary of danger is growing for Israel: Iran, Hamas, Lebanon, and now Egypt. These must prompt some decision making and a strategy for action — perhaps even a preemptive one if necessary.