Monday, May 16, 2005

Between A Rock And A Really Hard Place

As the very worrisome potential for North Korea to soon test an atomic device and Iran's interest in such weapons increase by the day, the U.S. finds itself in a very difficult spot. U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has now warned the U.S. that the U.N. Security Council may deadlock if the U.S. seeks any action or sanctions against Iran. China and Russia are both inportant client states to Iran, and either or both may veto any resolution dealing with any punititive sanctions against Iran if they continue to pursue a nuclear policy not acceptable to the U.S. And six nation talks to control the dangers of the North Korean nuclear situation are stalled currently.

This leaves the U.S. in a very difficult position. For the national interest of American security, and the security of allies and world stability, the U.S. has a vested interest in preventing both nations from nuclear arms acquiring. But without U.N. support, can America ethicly act outside of the law and take some action on their own without serious damage to the U.N as a organization to force nations to behave honorably and lawfully. Today the U.S. warned North Korea of some unspecificied response if their nuclear projects continue. But does this mean independent U.S. action, outside of the U.N., or is it a toothless statement. And with Iran, former UNSCOM arms inspector, Scott Ritter claims that President Bush has already signed off on a military intelligence plan to militarily attack Iran set for June. This is far from the economic sanctions that Kofi Annan warned the U.S. that will almost definately not be approved by the U.N. Security Council. If the U.N. is so divided against any action against Iran , than the prospect of any sudden military action against Iran could have a disasterous impact on what's left of American prestige around the world. Not only has Mr. Bush been a disaster for the far better image of America under President Clinton, who today is still a very popular figure in most world nations. And instead of seeking a healing force for the U.N., Bush had nominated the very arrogant and confrontational figure, John Bolton. With this loss of world respect, the U.S. is between a rock and a very hard spot in preventing North Korea or Iran from continuing down the nuclear weapons trail.

If America decides to act against Iran, Iran's massive 3,000,000 man army could invade Iraq and attack our smaller 147,000 man American forces there, and tear through Jordan on to counterattack Israel. And Russia and China,with close ties and interests in Iran, including financial income from a Russian built reactor, could be greatly angered and create war between the U.S. and Russia. And with a formidable nuclear force, the dangers for a significant loss of life are enormous.

In fact the Bible in Zechariah 14:12, describes exactly the effects of a nuclear blast on a human: " Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongues shall consume away in their mouths". Unfortunately this very graphic account describes exactly the effect of a 100,000 degree nuclear blast on a human. While the body is standing all flesh would be burnt off the skelton and the skelton itself burned to ash, and then the blast from the bomb would blow the ashes into nothingness.

The U.S. has some real concerns in not allowing North Korea or Iran to continue down the nuclear path. But U.S. military action independent of U.N. approval could promote World WarIII and make the startling prophecy of Zechariah and Ezekiel warning of such a war and the real consequences of such a terrible war a reality. In the next few days, the world could be facing some of the most grave and difficult of times. It is the responsibility for all parties to act with caution and realize the grave dangers of war. North Korea and Iran can be resolved peacefully if all parties realize that the war solution, and all it's terrible consequences is absolutely no solution at all.


At 1:38 PM, Blogger Chuck said...

This unstable world situation, being shook by the bush (MIS)administration, is definitely scary. It's the bush arrogance that has turned most of the world against us. I'm afraid it's going to "bite us in the ass" big time.

And now we've got Condi blaming the deaths of innocent Iraqis on Syria and that Iraq caused us to wage war on them. How embarrassing.


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