January 18, 2006

Earth Shattering Diplomacy

This in from yesterday

Apparently in an effort to win international support and avoid censure by the United Nations Security Council, Iran on Tuesday proposed a resumption of nuclear talks with the Europeans, a move that was immediately rejected by Britain as “vacuous.”


The proposal came eight days after Iran resumed nuclear work at three sites in violation of an agreement 16 months ago with France, Germany and Britain that froze most of Iran’s nuclear activities. The resumption prompted the European trio to declare the talks dead and call for the Security Council to pass judgment on Iran.

This should be very frightening for Iran. The U.N. “passing judgement” can only mean one of two things:

a) They might be {gulp!} censured, or

b) There might be {shudder} sanctions.

Seriously, what will they do?

Impose a Megatons For Food Program?

Kofi & Son would be strongly supportive, as they would undoubtedly see some lucrative financial opportunities in the offing, as would most French U.N. diplomats and a few others of their ilk, such as a certain corrupt, left wing scumbag, terrorism supporting British traitor named George Galloway (spit).

In a letter on Tuesday, Javad Vaeedi, deputy head of the Supreme National Security Council, emphasized Iran’s determination to “continue its full cooperation” with the International Atomic Energy Agency, adding that Iran “spares no effort in removing any ambiguity on its peaceful nuclear activities through dialogue and negotiation,” according to a copy of the letter obtained by The New York Times.

Expressing appreciation for the Europeans, it added that Iran “considers dialogue and negotiation as the best course of action” and “is prepared to make the process a success.”

But the letter, addressed to the three foreign ministries and sent through their missions in Vienna, gave no indication that Iran would resume the freeze on its conversion, enrichment and reprocessing of uranium as required by the agreement.

Of course not! It’s amazing how after dealing with Islamofascist governments for so many years, these dynamic diplocrats would still like us to believe that they’ll bring anything reasonable to the bargaining table.

And camels might fly…

It’s always the same deal: The Muslim country offers nothing except doubletalk, promises they can break, according to their religious beliefs, because they’re made to infidels, or simply stands firm while insisting that all concessions come from the western governments involved in “negotiations”. And somehow they manage to word their diplomatic dictum in such a way as to give the impression that they’re proferring offers of great sacrifice to themselves and great benefit to all mankind.

Sure they are.

“It is unacceptable,” said a German official, who described the letter as “a lot of nice words without any concrete offer.”

Good for you! You tell ‘em!

And tell ‘em again, and again. Western diplomacy with Iran as regards their nuclear programs is reminiscent of something I saw in a cartoon as a kid where one character draws a line on the ground and says, “I dare you to cross this line.”

The other character crosses it.

The first character draws a second line on the ground.

“I dare you to cross this one.” He challenges.

What follows is: “And this one.” “And this one.” etc…

The U.N. and its Old Europe members have already proven themselves a toothless, unapplicable, cowardly, corrupt and overly expensive attempted remedy to the world’s more dangerous problems.


Indeed, Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh, Iran’s representative to the international nuclear agency in Vienna, said in a telephone interview from Vienna that Iran’s decision to resume nuclear fuel research was “legal and irreversible.”

He added: “We are ready to negotiate with the Europeans and the Russians. It is now their turn to understand us.”

He called it unfair that Iran’s scientists had not been able to conduct their nuclear research under the freeze, saying, “The philosophy of telling scientists not to think and research is contrary to human rights principles and the United Nations Charter.”

Which means exactly what it reads like.

Iranian diplomats will talk day and night for as long as possible, buying time for their continued nuclear research and the development of their first atomic weapons.

Given the spinally challenged diplomacy of the folks in western Europe, “as long as possible” can mean forever, or at least right up until there is a mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv and a score or so additional suitcase nuclear devices fall into the hands of terrorists. One suitcase nuke goes a long, long way.

Then again, perhaps Israel will do unto Iran’s nuclear reactor program what they once did unto Iraq’s.

Or for the entire issue coming down to the Eleventh Hour option of the U.S.(it always comes down to our country) allowing Iran to produce and deploy a nuclear weapon while the U.N. talks to a wall, or executing a military operation, up to and including invasion, to prevent a probable nuclear holocaust by removing the extremist government and replacing it with the same kind of democratic government we have helped install in Iraq.

Jeezzzz!!!! I can already hear the howling, booing, hissing, weeping and gnashing of teeth coming from the port side over that one!

They’ll just have to get it through their pointed, tinfoil covered little Utopian liberal heads that our entire operational profile in the Middle East and Southwest Asia is ultimately an act of self defense against people who don’t think like we do but would sure love to kill us, man, woman and child, because we don’t worship as they do, either.

All that said, I do not for a minute believe that this situation we now face as regards Iran’s nuclear weapons development energy program is going to be resolved peacefully.

All the Europeans and that useless fucking idiot U.N. nuke agency czar Mohamed ElBaradei are doing is blowing smoke, lots and lots of smoke.

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4 Responses to “Earth Shattering Diplomacy”

  1. Theway2k Says:

    That draw the line in the sand cartoon, that was Daffy Duck. Daffy, that is what the West is if they do not actually act to prevent WMD from entering psycho Islamofascist Iran.

  2. Seth Says:

    Daffy Duck, that was the guy!

    Thanks, TW2K. And yeah, these idiots are playing with a potential nuke crisis the same lame way they deal with all other issues.

    It’ll end up being US, as always, that does something about it unless the Israelis do something first, not the UN or the Euros.

  3. Raven Says:

    Iran reminds of North Korea right now- everything changes from day to day. It’s almost like different people are running the show on different days…

  4. Seth Says:

    Looks that way, doesn’t it, Raven?

    They’re both almost interchangeable.

    On the one hand, there’s a raving madman who’d be capable of most things and on the other, a cabal of fanatics with theologically motivated genocide at the top of their to-do list…

    The world is en route to becoming a really “exciting” place in the not-too-distant future.