Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Unclear Nuclear

I received this answer to an email I sent to Diane Feinstein.

Thank you for writing to express your position regarding the use
of military force against Iran's nuclear sites. I appreciate hearing from
you on this important matter and welcome the opportunity to respond.

I understand your concerns about this issue. I believe that the
United States should resolve its differences with Iran diplomatically,
through direct negotiations and dialogue with Iranian officials. We must
also work closely with our friends and allies in the international
community to pressure Iran to abandon its efforts to attain nuclear
weapons, cease its active support for terrorist groups, and become a
positive force for change in the Middle East.

The United States, together with its European allies, has
presented Iran with a package of incentives to halt its enrichment
program. Unfortunately, Iran did not respond positively to this offer and,
as a result, on December 23, 2006, the UN Security Council imposed
sanctions on the sale and transfer of nuclear-related materials to Iran.
Notwithstanding such measures, diplomatic efforts with Iran ought to
continue. Be assured that I will continue to monitor this situation closely,
bearing your concerns in mind.

Again, thank you for writing. If you have any further questions
or comments, please visit my website at, or
contact my office in Washington, D.C. at (202) 224-3841. Best regards.

Sincerely yours,

Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator

This is a good example of how our leaders just don’t get it seemingly. There is an overall assumption here that Iran is a dire threat to the entire free world what ever that may be, the free world that is. While I am glad that Feinstein believes that jawing is better than shooting I just do not see Iran as a threat nuclear armed or not. Our honorable leaders would like us to believe that Iran is a threat because that would enable them to pursue their bloody designs of empire. Need I say that we let the cat out of the bag a long time ago when we developed the atomic bomb and used it on another country? Or need I point out that so far to date we are the only country ruthless enough to use the bomb? A lot of countries have a nuclear bomb, much more powerful than the atomic bombs we used on Japan. India, Pakistan, France, Israel, Russia, China just for example yet we don’t seem to have a problem with that so why Iran? The news media and our government want us to believe that Iran consists of raving lunatics but are they? Half of America believes in UFOs, creationism and little green fairies but the Iranians are the crazies?

As I have said before you just cannot have an intelligent discussion when said discussion is based on a falsehood yet our government does this day in and day out, year after year, decade after decade, on and on it goes.

Before we get stampeded into further mindless frenzies like so many Chicken Littles I think we should stop and consider if the sky is really falling.