Jerusalem, Israel (PRWEB) October 2, 2008
While many Americans are focused on an economic crisis at home, noted Mideast scholar Paul Eidelberg is warning America about another, more dangerous crisis that looms ahead, telling Americans that Iran is about to go nuclear and that time is running out for decisive action to be taken against the outlaw nation as it races to build a nuclear weapon. Eidelberg, founder and president of The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy, currently blogs at the website, Political Mavens and is the author of "Jewish Statesmanship:Lest Israel Fall" and "The Myth of Israeli Democracy."
"I agree with John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the United Nations, that the U.S. should support Israel before, during, and after a preemptive a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities now," Eidelberg says. "If the United States thinks that such a move would destabilize the region, they should think about the destabilization that will take place in the region when Iran acquires a nuclear weapon.The clock is ticking"
Eidelberg, a graduate of the University of Chicago, served as an officer in the United States Air Force and immigrated to Israel in 1976 shortly after authoring a trilogy on America's Founding Fathers, "The Philosophy of The American Constitution," "On the Silence of the Declaration of Independence," and "A Discourse on Statesmanship." He is also the author of various books on the Arab-Israel conflict and has a weekly talk show on Israeli National Radio.
"Recent tensions between the US and Russia over the Georgian invasion have worked to Iran's advantage," Eidelberg noted. "Russia, along with Germany and China have invested too much into Iran to cooperate with the the U.S. and offer up much cooperation on effective economic sanctions or containment. Iran is also continuing to leverage control over the Straits of Hormuz where 40 percent of the world's crude oil supply travels through daily. With the elections in the U.S. and political turmoil in Israel it may not be a convenient time to take action, but leadership is not about convenience - it's about seeing the problem and taking action."
The 80-year old Eidelberg has learned a new skill--blogging--and is using his new blog at PoliticalMavens.com to warn the West of the actions that he believes must be taken to avoid catastrophe--and not only in the Middle East. "A nuclear-armed Iran with its 800-mile range Shahab-3 missiles would cow pacifist Europe on whose economy America's own economy largely depends," he says. "Almost any person who takes 9/11 seriously and has heard about Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's boast of a world without America and Israel should be able to see that a nuclear-armed Iran would be a mortal threat to Western civilization."