Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) shakes hands with General Yahya Rahim Safavi — the former chief of the Revolutionary Guards — while his newly-appointed successor General Mohammad Ali Jaafari looks on during a meeting in Tehran. Khamenei pledged that Iran will never yield to Western pressure over its nuclear program, and it would outsmart “drunken and arrogant” Western opponents in the standoff.
The Iran nuclear program, the Iranian government and Iran’s Mullahs who control the country are all over the place this weekend.
Iran announces they have met a uranium enrichment centrifuge goal of 3,000. This is disputed by the IAEA.
The British press reports that “war plans” have been finalized for a three day military blitz against Iran and their military plus nuclear facilities. Another UK newspaper asks whether Bush will bomb Iran?
In response, Iran President Ahmadinejad states he has “PROOF” that the United States will NOT attack Iran.
But, not to be seen as WEAK, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls the United States and West names – “drunken and arrogant” and says that Iran would never yield to Western pressure over its nuclear program.
Where does the United States, its Allies, including Israel stand?
There will be renewed pressure to sanction Iran through the United Nations. However, without Chinese and Russian cooperation these sanctions will be MEANINGLESS.
In the meantime, President Bush has diplomatically defused a North Korean threat and has cut off Iran’s pipeline to advanced missile and nuclear technology from North Korea.
The “PROXY WAR” Iran has been waging against the United States in Iraq has been exposed and the United States is conducting clandestine military ops into Iran to gather intelligence and tactical advantage.
While Iran has been stalling to further develop their nuclear program, the United States has not been idle. Watch for increasing pressure immediately in the United Nations at first and if no result look for increasing OVERT military operations against Iran in the proxy war in Iraq.
If Iran were to confront the United States, then the President Bush will neutralize the threat.
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