Vice Premier Shimon Peres said Monday in an interview to Reuters that "the president of Iran should remember that Iran can also be wiped off the map," Army Radio reported.Great. Now we have two two-bit countries threatening each other with nuclear destruction. One has a lot of money -- which our government likes -- the other has a lot of oil, which the rest of America likes. Both have nukes, which both deny.
Normally, I wouldn't give a damn who is rattling their sabers, but we -- and the Chinese, the Russians, the North Koreans, just about everybody -- have signed treaties with one or the other of these two pugnacious troublemakers to provide support in case of attack, in such things called "mutual defense treaties" and the like.
The American federal government has bound America -- by treaty -- to defend Israel, even if the Jews drop Israeli WMD's on Iran in a "pre-emptive" attack, doesn't matter who starts the fight. Isn't that just marvelous? Likewise the Russians and the Chinese with Iran. Isn't that even greater?
There is no dispute that the Jews attacked and occupied Arab territory in the late forties, with the UN's blessings, using their particular version of religion as justification. The Arabs have continued to resist this Jewish invasion and occupation since then, using their previous ownership of the area for thousands of years as justification.
The rest of the world has been swept into this insanity, and the price we are going to pay is catastrophic.