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Published:January 4th, 2012 11:54 EST

Let Israel Deal With Iran! Obama Should Let Israel Be Israel!

By Robert Paul Reyes

Sanctions by America and its allies will never intimidate Iran into giving up its nuclear ambitions. Iran is determined to become the preeminent power in the Middle East, and the quickest and surest way to achieve that goal is by going nuclear.


Ayatollah Ali Khamenei knows that America is a behemoth that moves at a snail`s pace, and he realizes that it would take months or years before the United States strikes its nuclear installations.

The Iranian ayatollahs don`t fear a Muslim-pandering commander-in-chief, but they do fear Israel. If the fear of a devastating Israel attack doesn`t stop the Iranian leaders from halting their nuclear program, sanctions certainly won`t do the trick.

However the latest sanctions bill signed by President Obama on December 31, which will make it more difficult and less profitable for Iran to sell oil, has infuriated the mullahs.

Iran has reacted to the crippling sanctions by threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz and warning US aircraft carriers not to return to the Gulf.

Iran doesn`t have the ability or even the desire to close the Strait of Hormuz, closing the vital passage would hurt them economically more than it would hurt us.

Iran is nothing more than an irksome pest to the United States, but the Islamic republic is an existential threat to Israel. We should ignore Iran, and wait for Israel to attack Iran, and hopefully the Jewish nation will use every weapon in its arsenal.

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