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February 06, 2006

Iran Emboldened

The "diplomacy at any cost" policies and track record for useless censuring and impotent "sanctions" by the U.N. and its Euro-buddies is bearing its particular brand of bitter fruit among the Iranian leadership.

Iran told the International Atomic Energy Agency to remove surveillance cameras and agency seals from sites and nuclear equipment by the end of next week, the U.N. watchdog agency said Monday.

Iran's demands came two days after the IAEA reported Tehran to the Security Council over its disputed atomic program. The council has the power to impose economic and political sanctions.

In a confidential report to the IAEA's 35-member board, agency head Mohamed ElBaradei said Iran also announced a sharp reduction in the number and kind of inspections IAEA experts will be allowed, effective immediately.

As I posted here and here, I don't for a minute see this situation being resolved peacefully.

Iran has to be prevented, one way or another, from developing a nuclear arsenal and they will not stop their nuke development program as a result of any political or other sanctions nor any other venues that are either threatened or imposed by the U.N. Security Council.

The only way to address this situation, hopefully before a large chunk of Israel becomes the proverbial glass parking lot, will prove to involve aggressive military applications of some sort.

Posted by Seth at February 6, 2006 12:06 PM


Maybe even Nuke Mecca? I don’t think the understanding that if Iran moves forward with its hopes to wipe Israel from the planet that even a threat of targeting Mecca as well as Tehran would stop these worshipers of death.
Your right, they must be stopped before they have the opportunity to strike first.

Posted by: Michael at February 19, 2006 07:40 AM

And very soon, Michael, if some estimates of how close they've come are to be believed.

As it stands now, the "peace no matter what" and "anybody anywhere can be reasoned with" politicians and diplomats here and in Europe are really reaching and in so doing, playing with all our lives in order to play their political games. The big difference is that failed diplomacy in this instance will almost surely mean a nuclear holocaust.

Since the Iranians' nuclear program is scattered around their country among various sites rather than a "one stop bombing" location, it will not be as achievable for an airstrike to take it out as it was for the Israelis in Iraq last time out. It will require a much more complex, more extensive set of both air and ground ops that will obviously require extensive planning, preparation and personnel allocation. It will take removing the fanatics from power altogether, whether France likes it or not.

The only plus there is that this time the Ayatollahs would be dealing with Bush rather than Jimmuh Cahtuh.

Posted by: Seth at February 19, 2006 10:17 AM