As is well-known by now, WikiLeaks has posted over 2 million classified US State Department cables.Â While WikiLeaks is under criminal investigation by the US, more embarrassing diplomatic faux pas are read, and the competence of US national security procedures is subverted.Â Worst of all, is the beseeching of the US to take military action against Iran by many Arab leaders.
This one simple issue presents in undisguised and unequivocal grandeur the absolute correct assumption made by the Iranians; namely, by obtaining nuclear weaponry Iranâ€™s security is enhanced.Â Here are some assumptions any leader of a hated nation will conclude: 1) â€œIn December 2005, the Saudi king expressed his anger that the Bush administrationhadignored his advice against going to war.â€ Â 2) â€œIn a May 2005 meeting, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Zayed, deputy supreme commander of the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates, urged a U.S. general to use â€˜ground forcesâ€™ to take out Iranâ€™s nuclear program.â€Â 3) â€œMonths later, bin Zayed told Abizaid the United States needed to take action against Iran â€˜this year or next.â€™â€Â 4) â€œWhile Persian Gulf leaders recognize the options for dealing with Iran are limited, the dispatches indicate they repeatedly have urged U.S. military action, fearing that allowing Iran to build a nuclear bomb would shift the balance of power decisively in the region.â€Â 5) â€œAt a June 2009 meeting with U.S. lawmakers, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak argued that attacking Iran any later than late 2010 â€œwould result in unacceptable collateral damage.â€Â And 6) â€œThat program must be stopped,â€ one Nov. 4, 2009, cable quotes Khalifa, the Bahrain king, as telling Petraeus, then head of U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for U.S. military activity in the Middle East. â€œThe danger of letting it go is greater than the danger of stopping it.â€
Any way you slice it, Iran feels more secure from external attacks either by the US, Israel, a coalition of Arab countries, or what have you so long as it has the nuclear weapons program that each of Iranâ€™s threats clearly say would prove to be a shift in the balance of power and prove for â€œunacceptable collateral damage,â€ (a phrase that shows the true sentiments of justice and humanity with great candor).Â Is the obtainment of nuclear weapons now the policy of a madman?Â Or a very rational and pragmatic leader who must ensure the safety of his citizens in what he may view as the only viable way left him?
WikiLeaks have illumined this truth of perception.Â