Wednesday, September 06, 2006

EU talks with Iran `delayed'...

I love diplospeak, don't you? What `delayed' means is that a scheduled meeting between senior appeasor European diplomat Javier Solana and Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani didn't happen because Larijani didn't show up!

In other news, the one and only Kofi Annan weighed in after hanging out with Ahmadinejad in Iran for a day. Turns out he doesn't like the idea of sanctions either.

"The international community should count on Iran, not isolate it," Annan said in an interview during a stop in Doha, Qatar, after visiting Iran at the weekend.

On the other side of things, the Bush administration says that notwithstanding whatit called `possible wavering' by Russia and China, it expects all members of the U.N. Security Council told hold to the deal they made and punish Iran for its non-compliance with council Resolution 1696, which gave Iran until August 31 to suspend uranium enrichment and other sensitive activities and return to negotiations over its nuclear program or face sanctions. Ooops, sorry....talks about possible sanctions.

State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack said while the Bush administration anticipates tough and intensive diplomacy (!!) over the sanctions issue, it expects that ultimately the parties to Resolution 1696 will fall in line and support its terms:

"The fact of the matter is that the P-5 Plus One have an agreement," McCormack said. "They made a deal. We would expect everybody, all members of that group, to live up to the agreement, as well as all members of the Security Council who made it very clear that if the Iranians do not comply with this, then we are headed down the pathway of greater isolation for the Iranian people, which is not something we desire."

Whom are you trying to kid, Mr. McCormack?

The EU and the French are already trying to weasel out, the Muslim bloc is not going to abide by anything and Russia and China have already said they won't vote for sanctions. Any wonder Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs are feeling cocky and saying, in effect `take your best shot, infidels'?

This won't be solved in the UN.

If the Bush Adminsitration is prepared to stomache a nuclear armed Iran, it would be better to simply admit it, move on and eliminate this humiliating charade.

On the other hand, if President Bush is telling the truth about not allowing Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, he had better be prepared to do something about it. And quickly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

methinks the saudi lap dog has let this go on for so long we will have to accept a nuklear iran.
the coalition of the willing consists of assad, chavez, puken, and xing somebody..........oh wait, that's the wrong side.

anybody seen high noon with gary cooper lately. you don't even have to substitute/dub the words to fit the scenario.
as someone once said, they got us surronded......poor bastards.