January 23, 2006
I wish I knew what to do about Iran, which will soon be armed with nuclear weapons and is already armed with a fanatical ideology and religiosity that takes an apocalyptic view of the world.
Iran’s leader has spoken recently of an Islamic messiah who will arrive out of the ashes of a world war. This is frightening stuff.
The Europeans can only make diplomatic noises. They have no spine. They’re not about to boycott Iranian oil, because that would nearly double gas prices and no politician wants that. These fanatics are beyond the reach of any plausible diplomatic strategy. Iran seems intent on forcing the united states, or Israel, to attack them, but the weapons are buried in hardened bunkers and dispersed, according to intelligence reports. It is doubtful we could get them all.
I am regularly inundated with hate mail from professed Muslims every time I issue a warning in print or on radio about the danger confronting us, but I have no intention of stopping because the threat is real, not only in Iran, but around the world and in America.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.