Iranian dignitaries watch naval manoeuvres taking place in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman April 6, 2006. Iran says the war games in the Gulf, which began on March 31, are a show of defensive strength, but analysts say the timing during a nuclear standoff with the West offers a reminder that Iran could threaten a vital world oil shipping route
ASSociated Press: IAEA Head to Visit Iran to Meet Leaders
Shrugging off U.S. opposition, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency will go to Tehran next week in hopes of securing nuclear concessions from the Iranian leadership, diplomats and officials said Friday.
While the trip was meant to defuse tensions generated by fears Iran could be seeking atomic weapons, a partial success by IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei could exacerbate differences among the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and derail U.S. hopes of firm action against Tehran.
NOTHING (meaning no sanctions) will be forthcoming out of the IAEA or the United Nations Security Council. Those two organizations will blindly ALLOW Iran to manufacture nuclear weapons by inaction.
William Buckley has a piece in National Review: Iran in Our Future
A quick historical rundown reminds us that in October 2003 Iran confessed to the International Atomic Energy Agency that it had been doing clandestine nuclear experiments, which it promised to suspend. Eight months later Tehran was once again detected in violation. Another three months later, it was again detected delinquent on its promises, and there was dithering for another six months, bringing on, in June 2005, the presidency of the awful Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (think Anodyne Jack), the mullocratic chiliast who looks forward cheerfully to the end of the world of the infidels. Four months after his election, he said that â€œIsrael must be wiped off the map,â€ a slogan that has been seen adorning nuclear missiles imported from Russia, which has also been the source of Iran’s uranium. Four months later (February 2006), the IAEA turned the whole matter over to the U.N., and Vice President Cheney, gave a speech in which he said, “We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon.”
Stall and obfuscate are the hallmarks of a nuclear-wannabe Iran. IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei is complicit in Iranian nuclear weapon attainment. ElBaredei talks and Iran enriches uranium at Natanz.
WHO NEEDS THE IAEA AND ELBARADEI?
Victor Davis Hanson: Has Ahmadinejad Miscalculated?
…the Iranians are engaged in a three-part strategy to obtain nuclear weapons. First, they conduct military exercises, showing off novel weapons systems with purportedly exotic capabilities, while threatening to unleash terror against global commerce and the United States. It may be a pathetic and circus-like exercise born of desperation, but the point of such military antics is to show the West there will be some real costs to taking out Iranian nuclear installations.
Second, Iranians simultaneously send out their Westernized diplomats to the U.N. and the international media to sound sober, judicious, and aggrieved â€” pleading that a victimized Iran only wants peaceful nuclear energy and has been unfairly demonized by an imperialistic United States. The well-spoken professionals usually lay out all sorts of protocols and talking-points, all of which they will eventually subvert â€” except the vacuous ones which lead nowhere, but nevertheless appeal to useful Western idiots of the stripe that say â€œIsrael has a bomb, so letâ€™s be fair.â€
Third, they talk, talk, talk â€” with the Europeans, Chinese, Russians, Hugo Chavez, anyone and everyone, and as long as possible â€” in order to draw out the peace-process and buy time in the manner of the Japanese militarists of the late 1930s, who were still jawing about reconciliation on December 7, 1941, in Washington.
During this tripartite approach, the Iranians take three steps forward, then one back, and end up well on their way to acquiring nuclear weapons. Despite all the passive-aggressive noisemaking, they push insidiously onward with development, then pause when they have gone too far, allow some negotiations, then are right back at it. And we know why: nuclear acquisition for Iran is a win-win proposition.
TALK TALK TALK
ElBaradei should just stay home……
And let the United States and Israel clean up the mess.
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