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Iran has entered the handful of countries that have nuclear capability according to its glorious leader. While this announcement is sure to piss off the the glorious leader in North Korea, who should start shouting anyday that he has bigger and better nukes, the west has acted with a certain ambivalence. Maybe you do but we doubt it. You're such a backwater that we figure its going to be five maybe ten years before your really come up with that sort of technology. Damn camel herders.
The Soviets had nukes. Those in charge of the nukes had no real interest in the afterlife. They were interested in living large on the people's dime. There is/was no god. This is pretty important stuff when you think of blasting off a nuke at a country that has the ability to wipe you and yours off the face of the earth. Iran is, how would you say it, slightly different. Those in charge believe in the afterlife, or at least some of them do, or at lest some of their followers who are going to have access to "the button" do. What happens if you are wiped off the face of the earth? You get to go to a better place and shag young girls. Why not opt for the mutually assured destruction. The Jews will all go to hell and you will be hanging with Allah, Mohammed and the girls. (it is unclear the reward for the Muslim women, but it is probably better than what the Jews are going to get). France and Russia are lined up to sell the technology to the Iranians and to get some nifty oil contracts. I note that Chirac is now trying to remove the Iranian nuke issue from the Security Council. After the international force commitments from France with respect to Lebanon we know who not to trust. But with the potential contracts for Security Council members, there is no sense turning to the UN. But there is also no sense in waiting around for the bomb to drop.
The approach advocated by Europe and the New York press Corp is to negotiate. The Iranians really only want more security. France is saying negotiate with no preconditions. The question is why? Unlike our North Korean clowns, Iran has the cash and geography to make it a legitimate threat. They also are governed by a twisted ideology that is a great deal more unstable than the communist ideology that killed so many.