“IT’S 1938,” said former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “and Iran is Germany, racing to arm itself with atomic bombs.”
The Iranian Bomb has become for Israel an issue of urgency as the international community appears to back away from confrontation with Tehran.
In his address, Mr Netanyahu referred to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s repeated calls for wiping Israel off the map.
“Believe him and stop him,” he said. “This is what we must do. Everything pales before it.”
The memory of the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were murdered by the Germans, is a central element in Israel’s collective consciousness, a memory made more acute by Mr Ahmadinejad’s denial that the Holocaust ever happened.
Well, I for one believe Ahmadinejad. And while I agree that something has to be done, I just have to ask the question – Why doesn’t Israel pre-emptively attack Iran?
Let’s face it, the problem with waiting for the US, Russia or China to act is that none of those countries have been directly threatened with nuclear homicide. In fact, as far as everyone else is concerned the problem seems mainly to be Israels.
But just think about this… if Ahmadinejad had openly stood on the same platform and stated that he was going to complete his A-bomb so that he could drop it on Washington, how long do you think it would have taken for us to wipe out Iran?
So, the moral of the story is that no one is going to blame Israel for taking the fight to Iran when they are threatened with nuclear extinction, so what are they waiting for?