Thursday, March 15, 2007

UN sanctions Iran: "Torn paper" & empty threats

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad isn't exactly shaking in his sandals after the UN decided on imposing sanctions as punishment for Iran not abandoning their nuclear programs. Ahmadinejad referred to the UN resolution s "a torn piece of paper" in a Reuters article appearing in the Khaleej Times Online today.

The resolution promises to be an empty threat, just as the 17 resolutions on Saddam's Iraq proved to be. He too scoffed at the UN body, ejecting all inspectors in 1998. The UN did nothing. Only the US and a coalition of like minded nations enforced both the sanctions and the US policy of The Iraqi Liberation Act of the middle 90s - all sans UN help or approval.

But there is one point where the Iranian madman and I actually agree...

Ahmadinejad said Western powers were wrong to suppose Iran would give up its nuclear programme under political pressure, adding that the Security Council had “no legitimacy”.

Can't argue that that one. Despite all the blow hard prattle that we must "talk" to Iran, Syria, etal, what can come of such dialogue short of running into a brick wall, or lies to buy time as they continue work on their nuke programs? Keep the right hand busy while the left.... Also very true is his utterance that the UN has been an "torn paper" tiger for decades. Full of finger shaking resolutions and short on successful action. The UN may issue a resolution, but the "or else" is, as the world knows, nothing substantial. Merely another resolution in it's place.

Ahmadinejad blusters with threats and ominous warnings.

“What is the aim of issuing such resolutions? Today we are mastering the nuclear fuel cycle completely,” Ahmadinejad said.

“If all of you (Westerners) get together and call your ancestors from hell as well, you will not be able to stop the Iranian nation.”


“You sanctioned us in the past but we obtained the nuclear technology. Impose economic sanctions on us today and see what would be our next step,” Ahmadinejad said.

sigh.... how do such humans come to power?

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