If you're like me, you've probably been following the rescue effort being mounted in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan recently. I encourage you to donate money to the rescue effort. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has established a Japan/Pacific Disaster Relief fund. I encourage you to make a donation immediately.
I pray to Gd in heaven, the Japanese people are not further harmed by the damage done to their nuclear power plants. So far, so good! The containment buildings haven't been breached. Though several Japanese nuclear plant workers have made heroic sacrifices for the public good, the likelihood of a Chernobyl scenario still looks remote in the short term. Cleaning up the mess might take years and cost a lot of money, but so far the public appears safe. While it can't be comfortable living in evacuation, at least those living near the effected reactors enjoy the supreme gift of life and will ultimately recover.
Unfortunately, this is not the purpose of my column. Moreover, I have very mixed feelings about leveraging a current event tragedy like this to make a political statement on an unrelated matter. Japan needs our help, but something else needs to be said.
You see, in the wake of the Japan quake and tsunami, there has been a lot of discussion among all nations about the safety of their civilian nuclear power plants. Some nations that were considering building new plants are thinking twice. Americans are wondering if "it could happen here" and what we're doing to make certain our commercial nuclear power plants can withstand natural disasters. Suddenly, everybody seems concerned about nuclear safety EXCEPT IRAN and that's the point of this post.
For years Iran has given mixed signals about their nuclear "program". Frankly, I think the Iranian nuclear program is a weapons program and they do little to disguise it. Nonetheless, there are many people in denial about this.
Now we have virtually all industrialized nations worried about the safety of their nuclear power plants. For some strange reason, no such public discussion seems to emanate from Iran. If Iran's nuclear research program were really for "peaceful purposes', I would think they'd be talking about increasing safety and foregoing the construction of new plants. Don't hold your breath, folks!
Iran's nuclear program is for making weapons to attack America. If you don't believe me, you'll know soon enough. When all the industrialized nations of the world re-examine their civilian nuclear power production facilities, I fully expect Iran to forge ahead in their nuclear research as if nothing at all has happened in Japan. When that happens, there will be no longer any doubt as to the purpose of Iran's nuclear research program. If my prediction is correct, all question as to the intent of Iran's nuclear research program should be evident for all to see.
So keep those Japan/Pacific donations coming in folks! Just remember! This won't slow down the Iranian nuclear weapons program. For Iran, the nuclear jihad must go on.
There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)
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