Re: Political leaders lacking sense, Letters to the editor, The Record, March 9.
Usually when I read letters from Tony Eberts, of which there is a seemingly endless supply, I either shrug, roll my eyes, or laugh at the audacity and pompousness of the man.
His latest rant regarding the "preposterous scenario" of Iran's nuclear power program, and how Netanyahu and Obama are dealing with it, is Mr. Eberts at his condescending best.
My IQ may not exceed my belt size, but I would like to add my two cents' worth.
There is real evidence of a nuclear weapons program in Iran.
The UN, which is hardly an Israel-friendly organization, has often been turned down by the Iranian authorities when it asked to inspect some facility.
Recently the UN International Atomic Energy Agency said that the evidence was that the facility that they wanted to inspect, and couldn't, has no use except for military research.
The Iranians could stop the paranoia about their intentions immediately by allowing full UN inspection, but they have not done so. Why is that?
Israel has a bit more to go on than the rumour that a neighbour is making a knife!
The Iranian president denies the Holocaust and has said Israel should be wiped off the map.
As a non-Jew, I can never really feel the emotions that Jewish people feel when it comes to a threat of annihilation.
They know that someone in recent history tried to kill them all.
I agree that the Iranians would be crazy to ever use an atomic weapon.
This is also true of North Korea, but that country is an acknowledged nuclear power.
I think there is a reasonable fear that Pakistani nukes could end up in terrorist hands, and such a fear is also a reasonable reaction to possible Iranian nukes.
Chances are slim that there will be an Israeli preemptive strike on Iran because it has a low chance of success.
Bombing Iran would require a largescale attack since there are six nuclear facilities in that country.
The "brain-diseased" political leaders, e.g. President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and most Israelis, including former head of the Mossad, Meir Dagan, all agree that now is not the time to attack Iran's nuclear program.
There are a lot of things going on here about which we civilians are largely in the dark.
Covert operations by the Israelis and the West may be inflicting real sabotage on the Iranian program in ways that we may never know about.
Netanyahu's posturing may just be to deflect attention from what is really going on to prevent a successful Iranian nuclear weapons program.
Pam Cusick, New Westminster