Once Israel had a nuclear deterrent to conventional attack. Now however consider the words to be found in footnote 55 to the indictment of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for inciting to genocide. Footnote 55 to the indictment, the “Referral” to the International Court of Justice under the Genocide Convention described in the previous post, is the heart of the matter, the heart of darknesss.
These words, this genocidal sentiment, which I have been citing since 2002 in writing about the situation, in postulating the prospect of a second Holocuast, were uttered by the leader of what the Western press has lately taken to calling the “pragmatic conservatives” in Iran, Ayatollah Hashemi Rasfanjani:
“If one day the world of Islam comes to possess the weapons currently in Israel’s possession [meaning nuclear weapons]—on that day this method of global arrogance would come to a dead end. This…is because the use of a nuclear bomb in Israel will leave nothing on the ground, whereas it will only damage the world of Islam.”
“Nothing on the ground” versus mere “damage”. In other words, as one rather dramatic version has it, Israel is “a one bomb state”. A state you can wipe off the map, along with its people, with a single nuclear device.
And, for those who may have forgotten or never known, Iranian clerics have already issued a fatwa approving the use of nuclear weapons against the enemies of Islam. One can reasonably assume that they are getting their religious ducks in a row to use nuclear weapons which they already possess or soon will. Either interpretation goes along with the arrogant, smirking demeanor accompanying the calculated baiting of the West that Psychopath-in-chief Ahmadinejad has been doing in the last weeks, as his holocaust denial conference sets the secular stage for removing Israel and the Jews.
Is there anyone naive enough to think that these homicidal fanatics would hesitate for one second to use a nuclear weapon against Israel--even if it meant millions Iranians would be also destroyed in a counterattack? From their warped perspective, the involuntary martyrdom of a few million muslims in Iran is a small price to pay to "wipe Israel off the map" and finish the job that Hitler started.
What a grand gesture for the muslims of the world to witness and emulate! Iran strapping on the suicide bomb around its entire population to gloriously rid Islam of the Jewish menace.
It is important to notice that the rhetoric and the defiance; the threats and the danger have only escalated , as the clueless leaders in the West repeatedly bend over backwards to appease and mollify the sociopathic bullies of Islam.
From a psychological perspective, the increasingly amused and smug Iranian response to efforts of appeasement and negotiation has always been completely predictable. Bullies will always push the envelope of bad behavior when they think they can get away with it; and if they think that you are weak.
And they are getting away with it, aren't they?
Why shouldn't Iran's mullahs and their puppet Ahmadinejad think that, when we have supposedly senior statesmen like Baker and Carter, as well as the current crop of idiots in Congress behaving like a bunch of scared schoolchildren who are perfectly willing to give up their lunch money and abandon the entire school playground rather than stand up agains the scary bully?
With every grandiose statement issuing forth from every nickle-and-dime political hack; with every self-serving moronic proclamation by some Hollywood star who thinks he is a foreign policy wonk, I can imagine Ahmadinejad rubbing his hands together like Mr. Burns in The Simpsons, cackling, "Exxxxcellent!" as he watches the West implode from its unresolved intellectual and moral contradictions.
It is easy to understand Ahmadinejad's increasingly arrogant attitude; as well as his supreme confidence in Islamic superiority. He is convinced that he is the instrument of Allah's will, and this is only reinforced when he witnesses the pathetic appeasement and fear emanating from the infidels he means to destroy.
It's no use saying that such behavior on his part doesn't make sense and is irrational and suicidal. Just think of Ahmadinejad as the ultimate, high-tech suicide bomber who has wrapped that nuclear bomb belt securely around his entire country.
Rosenbaum bleakly concludes that: There is no deterrent to suicidal martyrdom, involuntary mass martrydom. No deterrent that depends on belief in the value of life by genocidal murderers on a “martyrdom mission”. Then asks, Is there a solution to this problem aside from pre-emptive strikes which will likely be catastrophic for both sides and probably only postpone a second Holocaust? Are there any deterrrents that will stop Ahmadinejad and his ilk from carrying out their genocidal designs?
I have a modest suggestion. The only way to deal with bullies is by overwhelming force and unyielding moral will--directed specifically at the bully himself. It is not necessary to wipe all of Iran--or Syria, or Lebanon for that matter-- off the map. Narrowly targeting the bully and his immediate gang for complete destruction would be a good first step. Then, repeat as often as necessary for the next group of bullies who take their place; until you finally get someone in control who is capable of reason, and who values his own life and the lives of others sufficiently to be able to work with toward peace.
In each area of conflict--Iraq, Afghanistan/Pakistan), Syria, Iran, Lebanon, and Gaza--there are key individuals (Sadr, Bin Laden & Zawahiri, Assad, the mullahs & Ahmadinejad, Nasrallah; and all the lesser potentates) who need to be "deterred" with extreme prejudice and sent to their promised reward with Allah. It is either target them as individuals; or, as Rosenbaum concludes, we must be prepared for the catastrophic deaths they will inflict both on us and their own people.
We are talking of preventing the death of millions of innocent lives that would be forfeit if these fanatical madmen are allowed to continue leading their followers on holy genocidal missions. Chances are that the egotistical maniacs of Islam have not truly considered their own mortality, or that they, themselves might die--as they regularly importune their mindless minions out to do that dirty jihadi work on their--and Allah's-- behalf.
What narcissist (particularly the malignant variety) truly believes in his own mortality? They see themselves as gods; special and protected. That they are mortal does not occur very often to them.
Let us remind them.
Let their targeted deaths; their glorious martyrdom, be an artistic memento mori that reminds all those who preach and practice religious genocide and believe only in death, that we in the West sympathize with their desire for martydom and will gladly assist them in reuniting with the god they profess to serve.
What could be more compassionate and understanding than that?