This situation could get real bad, real fast...
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, if he ever became the supreme decision maker in his country, would "sacrifice half of Iran for the sake of eliminating Israel," Giora Eiland, Israel's former national security adviser, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.
The 49-year-old Iranian president, he said, "has a religious conviction that Israel's demise is essential to the restoration of Muslim glory, that the Zionist thorn in the heart of the Islamic nations must be removed. And he will pay almost any price to right the perceived historic wrong. If he becomes the supreme leader and has a nuclear capability, that's a real threat."
This nutcase should be careful stating that he would be willing to sacrifice half of his own country, Iran, to destroy Israel. Israel might just give him the chance. There is no way Israel would or should, let Iran complete the process of building a deliverable nuclear weapon, given the direct threats he has voiced toward the destruction of Israel. The fact that he's a religious zealot means, in international diplomatic terms, that he is willing to do the unthinkable in the name of Islam. Mamoud Ahmadinejad is nothing more than a terrorist with credentials...which is the most dangerous kind.
Israelis admitting this week that they were tired of war and tired of defending themselves will be viewed by the Arab street as weakness and vulnerability. Iran is stalling for time by agreeing to talks about it's nuclear program. It is a very real possibility that if allowed to produce a weapon, they will use it. There is no evidence to suggest that they won't. Only Israel can stop it and they certainly should.