Thursday, February 14, 2013

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

This is not about the 1963 film. It is not even about the mutually assured destruction per se. The intended meaning this time is that we are crazy, insane.  


Because 9 days ago Ahmadinejad in Cairo proclaimed that Iran already has nuclear capabilities but is not planning to attack Israel, because Tehran’s capabilities are “defensive-oriented.”

And the world’s reaction?   None!

OK, I can understand that politicians could be reluctant to say a word. Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the US, in his piece in the Wall Street Journal said nothing.  US Secretary of State  John Kerry said US will not accept Iranian delays and the onus was on it to make progress at negotiations, which are set to resume later in the month.  President Obama, in his State of the Union, said:

Likewise, the leaders of Iran must recognize that now is the time for a diplomatic solution, because a coalition stands united in demanding that they meet their obligations. And we will do what is necessary to prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon.

"Progress at negotiations"?, “Prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon”?  But Ahmadinejad already declared he has it!

The politicians can be somewhat excused, since hopefully  they ( i.e. Israel) are doing something behind the scenes,  but where is the media?  The journalists are just not doing their job. I believe that this the most absurd silence in history, and the most dangerous.