Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Iran threatens Israel if America acts `evil'

Because to the Iranian mindset, America is controlled by the evil Jooos...just so you know.

al Reuters reported today thatIran threatened to attack Israel if US acts "evil" - Yahoo! News.

"We have announced that wherever America does something evil, the first place that we target will be Israel," ISNA quoted a senior Revolutionary Guards commander, Rear Admiral Mohammad-Ebrahim Dehqani, as saying on Tuesday.

In view of Ahmadinejad's remarks about wiping Israel off the map and destroying it `in one storm' Dehqani's remarks are pretty mainstream and straightforward.

Now here's a puzzler for you - let's look at the UN charter, Article 2, section 4:

"All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations."

I don't see any language in that paragraph that says `except Israel.' Anybody at the UN talking about sanctions or disciplinary action against Iran for violating the UN charter?

The article also talks about Iran steping up its enrichment program..and being confident that Russia and China, veto-wielding permanent Security Council members, would not back any punitive measures.

"The thing these two countries have officially told us and expressed in diplomatic negotiations is their opposition to sanctions and military attacks," Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told Iran's Kayhan newspaper.

China and Russia both have huge commercial and energy interests in Iran, and Russia is also helping Iran build its atomic plant in Bushehr, as well as its secret plant with 55,000 centrifuges in Neyshabour.

Anyone at the UN interested in this bit of the UN charter?

Section 5: "All Members shall give the United Nations every assistance in any action it takes in accordance with the present Charter, and shall refrain from giving assistance to any state against which the United Nations is taking preventive or enforcement action."

Think Russia and China plan to comply with this article ?

Can you hear the crickets chirping?

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