Tuesday, November 30, 2004


The Feasible Iranian Option

Iran is now on the verge of nuclear weapons. Taking them out militarily is a difficult option, to say the least: Debka estmates 350 targets, most of them buried and/or otherwise hardened, and deliberately placed near human shields such as schools, hospitals and the like. And these are just the ones we know about. Meanwhile, the mullahs themselves are none too popular in their homeland.

Sounds like a situation tailor-made for a coup, followed by an election. Whoever topples the mullahs would have the inside track at winning an Iranian election, anyway.

The mullahs already support terrorists as much as possible and have vowed to use their nukes against anyone they hate (it's a long list). If there's a better practical solution to the danger than a popular uprising/coup followed by elections, I haven't heard it yet.