We are at a unbelievably critical moment in history.
North Korea and Iran have nuclear weapons capability and are threatening and maniacal enough to use them.
Negotiations, incentives, and phony deals have led to nothing but advancing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction with our enemies and their continued vows to kill us.
As Iran vows to annihilate Israel and chants:
North Korea vows a nuclear attack saying Washington will be:
The Talmud (Sanhedrin 72a) teaches the principle of self-defense:
Preemption is justifiable if the threat is real and imminent.
North Korea and Iranian threats are very real and getting ever more imminent as their capabilities increase--and if anything, they have been underestimated and underreported.
They have continued to build and test nukes and the missiles to deliver them to the U.S. and our allies, despite pleas as well as carrots and sticks to cease their menacing actions.
The prior administration's position of "strategic patience" has meant nothing but indecision and a do nothing approach as things get worse and not better.
Now, we have the opportunity to destroy the deadly nuke sites before these despotic regimes hit us and our population of nearly 320 million people with a nuke first strategy!
We are a peaceful nation that believes deeply in freedom and human rights, but we cannot live under constant threat of nuclear attack on our cities and allies.
A preemptive strike is a very, very serious decision, but we cannot wait indefinitely and let ourselves become victims of the most horrific weapons and their destructive capabilities and aftermath.
What do we do if North Korea and Iran refuse their endless pursuit weapons of mass destruction and their threats to use them on us?
Perhaps, this is soon to be a rhetorical question if not the most dire of all decisions to make and the time to make them.
May G-d have mercy on us--if ever their was a time, now is the time to pray and mean it. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)