Many of us were unborn when Adolph Hitler slaughtered millions of the world’s Jews, yet we wonder how the world could have remained silent and allowed such a monster to gain the power to kill millions of innocent men, women and children.  Unfortunately, some have not learned from history and seem doomed to repeat it.

In a sick twist of irony, the world has been unwilling to exterminate a similar strongman, who denies the holocaust and existence of Israel, and who at this very moment is building a nuclear bomb to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.

Once again, attempts to deal with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad through direct talks have been futile and fruitless.  How long will the world continue to kick the can down the road, allowing Ahmadinejad to run out the clock?

Does anyone really believe that Iran’s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes?  Of course not—Iran is developing a nuclear weapon and the world is watching.

The United States recently exposed a secret enrichment site at Fordo, near the holy city of Qom, which Iran should have declared three years ago when it began construction there.  However, Iran decided to keep it secret until September this year.  Never mind that the site is only suitable for 3,000 centrifuges, enough for making a bomb but in no way sufficient for producing nuclear fuel for a civilian reactor.

Similarly, the International Atomic Energy Agency recently discovered a secret dossier containing evidence that Iran experimented with advanced nuclear warhead design.

How long will the world allow Ahmadinejad to play it like a Stradivarius?

We cannot rely on sanctions and hope to avoid a nuclear Iran, nor can the world once again remain silent and allow a monster to gain the power to kill millions of innocent men, women and children.

A. Muser