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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Iranian Nuclear Breakout 2009?

"We will wait patiently, listen to their words carefully, scrutinize their actions under a magnifier and if change happens truly and fundamentally, we will welcome that," Ahmadinejad said, speaking to a crowd of thousands. He added: "The change will be to apologize to the Iranian nation." (ABC News)

The request for change in American foreign policy toward Iran comes on the very day the renown London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) reveals in its press launch for Military Balance 2009 that Iran will "have enough enriched uranium to make a single nuclear weapon later this year."

And will Iran change its policy course or apologize for its terror lust? Doubtful.

The international community faces a determined Iran headed by an even more determined leader to make his mark. Efforts thus far have failed to even curb Tehran's headstrong leap into the nuclear arena.

The Iranian Nuclear Breakout '09 will unlikely be avoided. Diplomacy has failed. While world powers "engaged" Iran, the Persian state sprinted ever closer to the precipice.

The day of reckoning is fast approaching and at this writing it appears Iran won the game of nerves. Short of an Israeli attack (unlikely without US involvement and even less with the new Obama administration), regional neighbors and their allies maybe had better advance the ball forward to discuss life with a nuclear Iran and those ramifications.

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