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Let the games… continue? May 18, 2010

Posted by ev0rev in Politics.
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In typical fashion, Iran came out at the last moment and agreed to a deal brokered by Brazil and Turkey in order to stave off sanctions.  A very similar deal had been proposed and agreed upon last year… only to have Iran fail to comply with the terms.  It seems like leaders from the Middle East have things figured out very well indeed.  They agree to a deal at the very last second before sanctions go into effect and then fail to meet those obligations which brings the issue of sanctions back into play (months after they should have been implemented initially) only to go through similar scenarios ad nauseum.  Witness Iraq circa 1998-2002 and the incredible shell game played by Saddam Hussein and the UNSCOM/IAEA/Hans Blix.

So as the years go by and the games continue the regime du jour keeps doing whatever it pleases, regardless of UN compliance or talks about sanctions.  In the end, the result is the same.

From a logical standpoint, I have no objections at all to Iran having a nuclear program… weapon grade or otherwise.  They are a sovereign nation and should be allowed to do as they please.  Again, that is from a clinical/logical standpoint.  The reality is that Iran with nuclear weapons at her disposal would be a threat to security across the globe.  Not only has the leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, openly called for the destruction of Israel and the downfall of the U.S. but her ability to safeguard/control any such weapons would be suspect at best.  With clear ties to a number of terrorist organizations (Hezbollah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad), Iran could simply allow a tiny amount of weapons grade plutonium to fall into the hands of the right people with similar political objectives (imagine Palestinian Islamic Jihad offered an opportunity to strike a death-blow into the belly of the Zionist occupation forces) and the threat of a low yield detonation in places such as Tel Aviv, Washington D.C., New York becomes a horrible possibility.  There are even scarier scenarios.  Anyway, reactions to even a low yield device being used would likely lead to a truly global conflict.  There is a very real reason to think twice about Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Mahmoud

On the eve of new sanctions being voted on, news of a sudden deal that would allow Iran to continue to operate a reactor for medical purposes surfaces.  For me, the problem is that, once again, Iran isn’t telling the whole truth.  That, in turn, begs the question “why”?  What are you hiding?  Seems a pretty common concept and a pretty common question for that region of the globe.

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