Why is the world taking direction from Christopher Nolan's Memento in handling the Iranian nuclear crisis? Easy: When it blows up in our faces the confusion will make it harder to hold useful idiots accountable.

Anyone who’s seen Christopher Nolan’s Memento will know that it’s a perfect metaphor for the Iranian nuke crisis that continues to build…and build…and build its way into one big ballistic missile that will reenter the atmosphere and explode in our faces in the not-too-distant future.

For those unfamiliar with the movie, the main character has anterograde amnesia—he can’t form new memories. A traumatic event triggered the memory loss, and he only has a small window of time in which to act before forgetting everything. The condition is made even more nightmarish for the main character, Leonard, since he’s trying to track down the man who raped and killed his wife.

Consider if you will, the United Nations’ latest posture on Iran:

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — New intelligence the U.N. atomic agency plans to release on alleged nuclear weapons work by Iran is fabricated, the Iranian foreign minister said Saturday.

Diplomats have told The Associated Press that the International Atomic Energy Agency plans to reveal intelligence in the coming week suggesting Iran made computer models of a nuclear warhead, as well as other previously undisclosed details on alleged secret work by Tehran on nuclear arms.

Every few months information comes out that confirms what everyone already knows—that Iran seeks nukes like members of The Rolling Stones once sought out heroin—and then they forget about it or play it off when Iran’s Russian Godfather throws up a smoke screen:

Moscow has shown yet again that it is determined to protect Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Russia and China have asked Yukiya Amano, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) director general, to stall U.S.-backed plans to publicize information on Iran’s nuclear program…

Moscow and Beijing issued a joint statement urging Amano to “exercise caution,” warning that making the information public would be “untimely and inappropriate, because that would drive Iranians into the corner, and their willingness to cooperate on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program may disappear,” (emphasis added).

The Iranian nuke farce has gone on for years, but every time a new report comes out the clock starts over. If Israel bombed Iran tomorrow they’d be condemned for their “rush to war.” The useful idiots in the media (I’m talking to you Joe Scarborough) would never remind us of the heavy lifting Israel did for the world when it took out Iraq’s Osirak reactor in 1981, or its timely take down of a Syrian nuke plant in 2007 (that the United Nations didn’t even know about!). Instead, they’d goad 99% of the Occupy Wall Street crowd to make new signs and find new places to protest “the Jews”—which isn’t a stretch since that’s what many of them are already doing anyway…

Before David Frum became a disingenuous, amnesiac hack himself on most-things political, he wrote an interesting little book called End To Evil, which detailed Iranian deception quite nicely. I suggest you read it. And then remember it. Then, watch Barack Obama’s Youtube Diplomacy offerings to the Iranian nation from a few years ago, and ask yourself if he’s prepared the nation for the fallout that’s coming our way.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go watch the trailer to Memento.

Update: Check out hotair’s take on our Iranian friends.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

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