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John Bolton writes in The York Times, "Bomb Iran."

Bombing Iran is the only effective way to stop its nuclear threat in its tracks and prevent a regional nuclear arms race, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations wrote n The New York Times Thursday.

Bolton previously has called on Israel to bomb Iran. With the United States and the other P5+1 powers on the verge of signing a deal with Iran, Bolton wrote that neither sanctions nor a “bad deal” will prevent what he called a “bad situation” from becoming  the “brink of catastrophe”

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Bolton wrote:

The arms race has begun….No way would the Sunni Saudis allow the Shiite Persians to outpace them in the quest for dominance within Islam and Middle Eastern geopolitical hegemony….

Ironically perhaps, Israel’s nuclear weapons have not triggered an arms race. Other states in the region understood — even if they couldn’t admit it publicly — that Israel’s nukes were intended as a deterrent, not as an offensive measure.

Iran is a different story. Extensive progress in uranium enrichment and plutonium reprocessing reveal its ambitions. Saudi, Egyptian and Turkish interests are complex and conflicting, but faced with Iran’s threat, all have concluded that nuclear weapons are essential.

He pointed out that “Saudi Arabia has signed nuclear cooperation agreements with South Korea, China, France and Argentina, aiming to build a total of 16 reactors by 2030..” Pakistan, whose leaders recently met with Saudi officials, could supply Egypt and Turkey with nuclear technology, and there always is North Korea ready to make a buck by helping to arm the world with nukes.

“Iran will not negotiate away its nuclear program,” Bolton wrote. “Nor will sanctions block its building a broad and deep weapons infrastructure. The inconvenient truth is that only military action like Israel’s 1981 attack on Saddam Hussein’s Osirak reactor in Iraq or its 2007 destruction of a Syrian reactor, designed and built by North Korea, can accomplish what is required.

“Time is terribly short, but a strike can still succeed.”

One of the formidable obstacles to an attack on Iran is the difficulty of reaching its underground nuclear sites, but Bolton argued Thursday that there is no need to destroy Tehran’s entire nuclear infrastructure.

It is enough to set back Iran’s nuclear program by three to five years, he said.

He concluded that if President Barack Obama does not stop Iran’s nuclear development program, his “biggest legacy could be a thoroughly nuclear-weaponized Middle East.”

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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

45 COMMENTS

  1. If history tells us something now its that this country is not Americas friend .
    They have bombed American soldiers in Lebanon 1982 killing 242 .
    They were involed in killing of American soldiers in Iraq and Afganistan .
    The problem is Iran and the bigger problem is having a guttless president !!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Headline…..As result of Bibi’s election win, Obama grants Israel the right to claim both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as Israeli Boarder Buffers…the President was quoted as saying, ‘I guess if they really believe it, it’s true by ‘all truth’, even if its geographically incorrect………because….bombing is always a good option when you have such large border buffers such as the two largest oceans on earth….and Bolton here continues his long history of leadership and wisdom…..(hack)…… and this is what loving Israel is to the U$SA right wing money lobby lobby lobby$-buffoonery-$…..

  3. …..but there are some ‘strange bedfellows’ allied to Israel, the said USA allies that will always always be at war with Israel, or really anything ya got-..(‘I love my $$$soldier of fortune profile and my vanity and my property$…per say….) ….they are called “Bohners American (only) allies”….. The Israeli version of ‘Bohners allies’ would be, the folks that think any criticism of the Israeli right wing is ‘anti-semiotic’…..

  4. they already have the means to a bomb and the delivery. what they want and what they have received is the support of this dumb pathological Jew hater in the WH. that’s why iran and hezbullah came off the terrorist list. that’s why the pressure on Israel and the demented demands of Israel and withdrawing support at the UN sewer. that’s why we’re “partnering” with this terrorist nation of iran invading iraq. that’s why Yemen fell. this treacherous pathological grifter obama has promised them hegemony over the middle east. he is completely insane. he is crazier than they are. but a lot stupider. and, yes of course we should bomb iran.

  5. From John Bagnel Bury’s lectures on the Ostrogoths- ‘We have to distinguish between laws which have a territorial, and laws which have a personal application.’ To Territorial Laws belong laws pertains to criminal matters and to the general intercourse of life (my note: and ceremonial, see Jews). Territorial laws were applicable to all foreigners who happen to be sojourning in Roman Territory. The personal laws concerned only Roman Citizens and were mainly those pertaining to marriage and inheritance.’………civis paene vester: “Almost a Roman Citizen”.
    From John Bagnel Burys lectures on area migrations from 140CE to 180CE, eastern Germanic, introduction chapter: ‘It is highly important to realize this absolute nature of the theoretical principle of the ancient German states–namely, the ‘sovranty of the folk’, a vital principle which has undergone many modifications, passed through transient eclipses, but has never been distinguished in Europe.’-civitas– pactum vicissitidinis reddendae (They were bound to render mutual aid)-

  6. AMERICA HAS A TRAITOR IN THE WHITE HOUSE. OBAMA HAS DISCLOSED TOP SECRETS OF ISRAEL AND HE ALSO TOLD US WHAT HE’D DO — Obama Told Us All in His Own Words:

    “I Will Stand with the Muslims Should the Political Winds Shift in an Ugly Direction.”
    Barack Hussein Obama from His Book, Audacity of Hope, Page 261!
    Obama while growing up in Indonesia Was a Shiite Muslim & Obama’s Relatives Are Shiite — Now You Know Why Obama Supports Iran! Now You Know Why He Secretly Supports Nukes for Shiite Muslim Iran!

  7. Lol ‘a peace maker’ she says after yet another war started (SaudiYemen) due to another Obama foreign policy failure.

    It is the left that love war as they seem to be the cause of so many. Yet blame ‘right wingers’ for war when right wingers try and clean up after the liberal idiots have implemented their policies and disaster strikes.

  8. Some deteriorated sarin artillery shells?

    Some of the important targets are deep underground, and probably immune from 2000-pound class GBU-32 JDAMs, or PAVEWAY, guided bombs. A 5000-pound bomb of the GBU-28 class may be necessary (or too weak), but Israel only has 25 F-15E aircraft that can lift such a bomb.

    My concern is that Israel alone may be able to threaten some deep targets only with nuclear warheads on Jericho missiles.

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