“Israel is the number one threat to the Middle East, given the nuclear arms it possesses.” So said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamed ElBaradei, a career Egyptian bureaucrat, this week in Tehran. ElBaradei, while announcing a coming inspection of the rogue Iranian regime’s nuclear program, took the opportunity to sound off on Israel, complaining about the Jewish state’s 30-year refusal to allow nuclear inspections. Israel will not confirm or deny its nuclear arsenal, but neither is it threatening total annihilation of other Middle Eastern countries. For the record, Iran is.
As noted by Investor’s Business Daily, “Looking back on the past four decades, the Jewish state’s policy of refusing to confirm or deny its nuclear arsenal is, as the Old Testament proverb goes, a wisdom ‘more precious than rubies.’ The only fully free, Westernized country in the Middle East has been able to let its surrounding enemies know that it will defend itself with the deadliest of force if its existence comes under direct threat.” Meanwhile, ElBaradei is barking up the wrong tree — and not unintentionally.