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I suggest John Kerry and the whole Middle East section of the State Department take the Kerry quiz: A mini 5 + 1 question quiz for Secretary Kerry
Congress should impeach Obama on Iran or be complicit in facilitating the next Holocaust
Even Alan Dershowitz woke up! Dershowitz: Iran Deal 'Cataclysmic Error of Gigantic Proportions while the Brits have forgotten their own history: Chamberlain to reporter: It is up to the Czechs now. Hague to Israel: Don't undermine Iran nuclear deal
I am often asked why stupidity and not design? Because how else can one explain the Obama administration rushing into a deal with Iran, the outcome of which would be a nuclear war? There is no other explanation but stupidity. Ignorance falls in this category too because only the stupid would fail to educate themselves on the motives that drive their enemies. Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.”
And here is how we know that Netanyahu has followed Bernard Lewis's advice The crucial piece of the puzzle A few years ago Netanyahu held an in-depth discussion with Middle East expert Bernard Lewis. At the end of the talk he was convinced that if the ayatollahs obtained nuclear weapons, they would use them. Since that day, Netanyahu seems convinced that we are living out a rerun of the 1930s. At the UN General Assembly Netanyahu quotes Bernard Lewis on MAD There’s a great scholar of the Middle East, Prof. Bernard Lewis, who put it best.He said that for the Ayatollahs of Iran, mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent, it’s an inducement. Iran’s apocalyptic leaders believe that a medieval holy man will reappear in the wake of a devastating Holy War, thereby ensuring that their brand of radical Islam will rule the earth.
reference, text and video In this context, the deterrent that worked so well during the Cold War, namely M.A.D. (Mutual Assured Destruction) , would have no meaning. At the End of Time, there will be general destruction anyway. What will matter is the final destination of the dead-- hell for the infidels, and the delights of heaven for the believers. For people with this mindset, M.A.D. is not a constraint; it is an inducement... Why are Bernard Lewis's views on MAD ignored? Bernard Lewis and Norman Podhoretz on Iran and MAD
The quintessence of the US-Israel split on Iran - The difference on Iran between Israel and the US is fundamental. Netanyahu understands that the Mutually Assured Destruction MAD doctrine is inapplicable to Iran and therefore the threat from Iran is global and orders of magnitude more severe than if this were not the case. The US apparently believes Bernard Lewis is some looney professor who has no idea what he is talking about.
How will Israel survive Obama?
This was written three weeks ago but is still valid As we wait for Israel to strike the Iranian nuclear sites…
Unfortunatlely, Debka is not the most reliable source. But in any case Americans should know what would happen if Iran does get the bomb: Bernard Lewis and Norman Podhoretz on Iran and MAD
It is encouraging to see that the truth about the ineffectiveness of the mutually assured destruction doctrine with regard to Iran is finally coming out. How many people in the West are aware that Bernard Lewis a leading western scholar of Islam, said the following about the Iranian regime, not just Ahmadinejad: “What makes this particularly alarming is the whole question of nuclear weapons. During the Cold War both the United States and the Soviet Union had nuclear weapons. That they did not use them, and they knew they we not going to use them, because of what we used to call at that time MAD – Mutual Assured Destruction. Each side knew that if they used nuclear weapons the others would respond in kind and this would obliterate everybody. With these people, with their apocalyptic mindset, mutual assured destruction is not a deterrent, it is an inducement “. In other words , MAD is Dead.
It is horrifying that the lives of millions depend on leaders like Obama or possibly Ron Paul who know next to nothing about Iran. Those who know the most about Iran like Reza Kahlili who was a CIA spy and worked under cover for the Revolutionary Guards for ten years, and Islam scholars like Bernard Lewis and Raphael Israeli are the ones most concerned about Iranian mullahs being irrational. In contrast, those who know nothing about Iran are the most optimistic. Google "MAD is Dead" Here is what Reza Kahlili said at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy : "Once they get the nuclear bomb, and they have the nuclear capability, and anybody can determine this because they are running multiple convert operations, parallel projects of nuclear bomb and missile delivery systems. It is a parallel project for one purpose, and I can argue both sides of the coin, but my belief is that .this is a messianic regime, there should be no doubts, they will commit the most horrendous suicide bombing in human history. They will attack Israel, European capitals and Persian Gulf region at the same time, then they will hide in a bunker waiting for Mahdi to get out of that well, ride the white horse, draw that sword and kill the rest of the nonbelievers."
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2011 on A fearful symmetry at Mail Online - Melanie Phillips