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Iran Gives the World the Finger

September 26, 2009

UN General Assembly

The Iranian government must now demonstrate through deeds its peaceful intentions or be held accountable to international standards and international law—U.S. President Barack Obama

This does not mean we must inform Mr. Obama’s administration of every facility that we have…they will regret this announcement—Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

So begins the latest chapter in the international standoff with the Iranians over their clandestine nuclear program. As reported by Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman yesterday, a disturbing New York Times report has made public allegations that Iran has built a secret underground facility to produce nuclear fuel, in defiance of previous United Nations Resolutions prohibiting it from doing so.

The Iranians have been busy for years denying both the existence of and access to their nuclear facilities to outside inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), while surreptitiously going forward in their quest to become a nuclear power.

This new secret facility, built outside of the city of Qom, is believed to have the capacity to enrich enough uranium to produce one or two nuclear bombs per year once it becomes operational. The leaders of France and Great Britain have joined President Obama in condemning the Iranians.

“We will not let this matter rest,” said British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who accused Iran of “serial deception.”

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has set a deadline for Iran to comply with demands for a fuller accounting of its program or face new sanctions.

Obama called the response from our allies “an unprecedented show of unity.”

OK, it appears that the British and the French are in agreement when it comes to the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear ambitions. But is the international community really displaying an “unprecedented show of unity”?

What about the other two main players on the world stage, Russia and China? As both are also permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, are they “on board” when it comes to punishing Iran? Would they support broader sanctions, or a military response against a defiant Iran?

The answer, in a word, is an emphatic NO.

Let’s start with the Russians.

Although Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced during the photo shoot at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh yesterday that the disclosure of Iran’s secret uranium enrichment facility is “a source of serious concerns,” one must not forget that as recently as September 11, Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov emphatically stated that Russia was against additional sanctions being levied against Iran, declaring “I do not think those sanctions will be approved by the United Nations Security Council (translation: Russia will veto any resolution on sanctions).”

Why would they be for sanctions? Iran is Russia’s biggest customer when it comes to its nuclear program. Russia has provided the technology, the matériel, and even the fuel that the Iranians will require for their nuclear reactors to become fully operational.

What about the Communist Chinese?

The Chinese Government’s spokesman was also quite clear: “China will not support increased sanctions on Iran as a way to curb its nuclear program.”

To be fair to the Chinese, they are a little bit busy these days. On October 1st, when the world will take up the issue of Iran’s nuclear deception and decide on whether to pursue additional sanctions, China will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the communist takeover of that country.

This has, naturally, left China somewhat preoccupied of late. Between closing Tibet to outsiders, banning kite-flying and deploying armed soldiers in the streets of Beijing in order to ensure that the celebrations commemorating six decades of communist oppression are dissent free, they may not be able to devote their full attention to the matter of sanctions against Iran.

And so, at this critical juncture, it appears that the world will once again acquiesce to Iranian ambitions.

  1. fiftyfifty permalink
    September 26, 2009 3:15 am

    Being political correct is the defeat here in till someone stands up and bits that finger off. My Irish azz is 54 I will be glad to stand the wall again. Even for Israel If Mr. Netanyahu and Israel want to give me a ride.

  2. jbtrevor permalink
    September 26, 2009 5:36 am

    Unfortunately Iran knows that all Sarkozy, Brown & Obama were saying is “if you don’t come clean, we’re going to get really mad”.

    Sadly that’s really all they can do – unless of course there is a covert plan to support Israel’s preemptive attack on Iran’s facilities. None of these 3 wants to be the one who fired the shot, but I’m willing to bet Israel would with assured protection from the fallout (pun intended).

  3. Swemson permalink
    September 26, 2009 12:17 pm

    The FACT is that a gang of 7th century barbarians, filled with hatred, has been pursuing nuclear weapons for decades now, and they ARE insane enough to use them, (in the name of their “god of peace” of course)..

    The FACT is that they have sworn publicly, on MANY occasions that they intend to wipe Israel off the face of the map.

    For our messiah to say that the danger that Iran poses to Israel, and indeed the entire civilized world, is not that serious, and further, for him, and many other UN members states to cast Israel as the villain in this ugly mess, is such an outrageous assault on history, reason, and ANY rational set of moral and ethical values, as to boggle the mind.

    Now that we’re all getting a peek behind his mask, anyone who continues to supports this morally bankrupt pathetic excuse for a human being should be shunned by all people of good faith and integrity…

    When Chamberlain appeased Hitler, the entire world was plunged into the blackest times in the history of mankind….

    And Hitler didn’t even have nuclear weapons.

  4. Fred Alexander permalink
    September 27, 2009 7:16 am

    From the very first discovery of Irans nuclear facilities you had to be an idiot not to understand their intentions, but then again the politically correct supersede intelligence.

  5. oldwolves permalink
    September 27, 2009 7:21 am

    Whereas western civilization has found that surrendering to problems and then making excuses for their cowardly inactions, Israel will indeed take action on it’s own. It will take out the plants, and be condemned by the UN and our ‘open handed’ president. But alas Israel will eventually pay the price. It’s just a matter of time that zealots of the religion of peace will eventually detonate a nuclear weapon in or near enough to Israel that they will be destroyed. And we will gnash our teeth and swear revenge, arrest a half dozen flunkies and be ever so satisfied that justice was done. Then be absolutely amazed when a bomb goes off here in the good ole USA. As glen beck demonstrated, the water is getting warmer.

  6. John Maher permalink
    September 27, 2009 7:30 am

    Just when will I receive the inscribed book in recognition of my contribution ?

  7. September 27, 2009 9:29 am

    Middle-East Despots have been playing this game for so long that you could plug in news from the 1st Gulf War and it would be the same as now. The evil-doers just keep buying time…and we keep giving it to them…world leaders huff and puff and the boys in the desert keep manufacturing their weapons…it’s a sad and cheesy little merry-go-round, huh?

  8. September 27, 2009 10:35 am

    I hope that our present day leaders, do not become Clones of Neville Chamberlaine, mimicing his “Peace in Our Time”, with Hitler, on a signed piece of paper.

    It is time to Bomb the site, and negotiate later.

    • Swemson permalink
      September 27, 2009 12:26 pm

      Too late…

      They already are the clones..

  9. Steve R permalink
    September 27, 2009 12:15 pm

    Somewhere the ghost of Neville Chamberlain is holding his head in his hands and weeping, as Europe and America follow the same path the British government took in 1938. Britain believed appeasement was better than another Battle of the Somme (1916) that decimated an entire generation. That appeasement brought a far worse world war that exhausted Britain’s and Europe’s energy and wealth and led directly to the socialist lethargy that binds Europe now. When — not “if” — Iran gets the bomb, we’ll be faced with another September 1st 1939. Only, this time we’ll cave because the only other choice is a nuclear war. Israel will be sacrificed, but that won’t end it. Iran has set its sights on humbling America and the West, and we have not the will to stop it.

    • Swemson permalink
      September 27, 2009 1:48 pm


      Another possible result may be millions of Americans (and others world wide) roaming the streets and killing every muslim they can find…

      As horrible as that sounds, many believe that Islam is indeed like the ebola virus, and does need to be exterminated if we’re ever to be safe from it’s ravages…

  10. MMM permalink
    September 27, 2009 4:02 pm

    As crazy and juvenile as this sounds, the appellation “Deatheaters” comes to mind. How utterly prescient J.K. Rowling seems. As I read her books with my children it seemed as if the Dark Lord’s first rule was harkening back to the dark days of WWII for the British. And as her series ends, the ‘Deatheaters’ must be defeated again — and here we are. The dark forces are gathering — this time I would argue from within and without, and we must unite to fight them, or lose it all.

  11. September 27, 2009 5:30 pm

    I am shocked, shocked that gambling is going on…..

    • Swemson permalink
      September 27, 2009 6:19 pm

      Good one !

  12. Ewiak Ryszard permalink
    September 29, 2009 3:14 pm

    Iran should not arouse concern. Georgia is a flashpoint in Russia’s tense relations with the West. The Bible says: “At the appointed time [the king of the north = Russia] will return and come into the south, but it will not be as the former [1921] or as the latter [2008]. For shall come against him the dwellers of coastlands of Kittim [the West], and he will be humbled, and will return.” (Daniel 11:29,30a) What logical conclusions can be drawn from this forecast? Much suggests that the present economic crisis will deepen, making it possible for Russia to regain the influence, which it lost after the break-up of the Soviet Union. In relationship to this, unavoidable will be the split or even a complete break-up of the European Union and NATO. After that, Russia will come somewhere into the south. Many indicate that this might be Georgia. When this happens, the West will come against Russia. Then Iran will be humbled also. “But ships will come from the direction of Kittim, troubling Asshur [Russia] and troubling Eber [inhabiting on the other side the Euphrates].” (Numbers 24:24a, BBE)

    At that time, peace will be taken from the earth and the “great sword” – nuclear sword – will be used. (Revelation 6:4) However, it will be neither the great tribulation nor “the end of the world” (Armageddon). As Jesus foretold, that will be “the beginning of birth pains”. (Mathew 24:7,8)

    • Swemson permalink
      September 29, 2009 4:00 pm

      Oy !

      Not another one…

      Maybe someone should start another website for these biblical loons so they can get together and plot their own strategies..

      Their theme song could be “Onward Christian Warriors”…

      Meanwhile, while they’re praying for a direct confrontation between Jesus and Mohammed, I’d rather be watching a 15 round bare knuckle match between Gen Mcchrystal & Achmanutjob..

  13. Burren permalink
    October 1, 2009 8:49 am

    What can one say about the whole scenario except that the West has given Iran permission
    to develop weapons; From after the revolution in 1979 with Carter’s inept handling of the hostage situation on to today. No one has stood up to a group of fanatics who have made it clear that a key point to all the research is the destruction of Israel. The others in the Middle East who all gave them permission by standing by and letting themselves think that Iran will so the work of destroying Israel for them should be ready when Iran points their WMD’s at them for not being true believers. Fanatics never see an end to their mission: They just change their calling when faced with a new situation.

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