Is Russia with Us or with the Terrorists?
By David Holcberg (Chicago Sun-Times, Jan. 2, 2003; Washington Times, Jan. 11, 2003; Calgary Sun, Jan. 12, 2003; Pravda.Ru, Jan. 5, 2003)
The accord Russia signed this week to accelerate the construction of a nuclear reactor in Iran and supply it with nuclear fuel is a direct threat against the security of the United States.
According to our Department of State, Iran is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, financing, training and equipping terrorist organizations like Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad.
Iran's claim that the reactor will be used for civilian purposes is absurd. Iran has more oil to generate electricity than it could possibly consume. Moreover, Iran's intentions towards the United States (the "Great Satan") have been made clear by 23 years of chanting "Death to America" in state-controlled mosques.
At this point, it appears that Russia has decided to side with the Iranian terrorist regime and against us. Now it is up to us to act accordingly and let the Russians know that being a friend of the United States is safer and more profitable than being its enemy.