And you know that if this actually happens, no one in the “world community” will raise even a whisper of protest. “Ahmadinejad vows ‘decisive response’ to Israeli attack,” from the Jerusalem Post, August 14 (thanks to David):
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad acknowledged the possibility of an Israeli or US strike on his country as real in an interview with Russia Today on Sunday, but said that the Islamic Republic would offer “a decisive response” to such an attack.
“They wish to do it, they want to do it, but they know about our power. They know that we are going to give them a decisive response,” he said. “We have a saying in our language: “˜If someone throws a smaller stone, you should respond with a bigger stone.” We will defend ourselves within our capabilities.”
Ahmadinejad said that despite recently stepping up construction work on centrifuges which can more effectively enrich uranium, Iran’s objective is to develop peaceful nuclear energy.
“We do not want nuclear weapons for a few reasons… This weapon is inhumane. Because of our faith, we are against it. Our religion says it is prohibited, and we are religious people,” he said.
“Nuclear weapons have no capabilities today. If any country tries to build a nuclear bomb, in fact, they waste their money on resources and, secondly, they create a big danger to themselves.”
He added: “The Americans have nuclear bombs and nuclear weapons. Could they win in Iraq or in Afghanistan? Could nuclear weapons help the Zionist regime win in Lebanon and Gaza? Could nuclear weapons help the former Soviet Union avoid collapse? “Nuclear weapons are the means of the previous century. This century is the century of knowledge and thinking. It is the century of human beings. It is the century of culture and knowledge.”…
I think it much more likely that, because of people like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, this century will be remembered as one of unparalleled savagery.