BAD NEWS FROM EUROPE – PART ONE
...And I just can’t get enough… and I just can’t get enough… (Depeche Mode)
Ladies and gentlemen, over the past year we have all been following the exploits of Circus el-Baradei in its futile attempts to make Iran comply with the IAEA’s regulations concerning non-proliferation of nukes, culminating in the IAEA’s September 18, 2004 Resolution:
What a load of crap that is.
The Board of Governors:
Recalling resolutions long overdue,
Noting with appreciation the Director-General’s report,
Noting the director-general’s assessment,
Noting with serious concern that Iran has not heeded calls,
Being concerned about Iranian yellowcake,
Recognizing, and stressing the need for effective safeguards:
Strongly urges that Iran respond positively,
Emphasises the continuing importance of Iran acting in accordance,
Deeply regrets that Iran fell significantly short,
Considers it necessary that Iran immediately suspend all enrichment-related activities,
Calls again on Iran voluntarily to reconsider its decision to start construction of a research reactor,
Underlines the need for the full and prompt co-operation with the agency,
Appreciates the professional and impartial efforts of the director general and the Secretariat,
Requests the director general to submit a report on the implementation of this resolution,
Also requests the director general to submit a report on Iran's response to the requests made,
Decides that at its November session it will decide whether or not further steps are appropriate in relation to Iran's obligations under its NPT Safeguards Agreement
Yada Yada Yada
Considering the whole shebang, MFBB requests IAEA is no longer called a nuclear watchdog but a nukular Winnie-the-Pooh.
One day we're gonna pay for all this. What is needed is willpower and determination to make these resolutions have clout. But with a clown like el-Baradei at the helm it is questionable the IAEA is even capable of scaring Swaziland. Not only that, the whole of the West is curiously indifferent to the developing nightmare scenario. Now while I can understand the US's relative passivity concerning Irans nuclear program (and its progress in developing a carrier for nuke warheads), given its preoccupations in Iraq, Afghanistan and NK, not to mention the elections, the passivity of the EU is totally UNFORGIVABLE.
That is what you get with the Left in charge not only in the governments but also in parliaments, as well as in the academic (humanities) sector, where the dimbulbs originate in the first place. One such glittering example this week got a pass from The Daily Crap, aka "De Standaard", to shed some much-neede nuance on the subject of Iran arming itself with nukes. Enjoy:
"The hour of truth comes nearer. Hundreds of Iranian scientists work feverishly and secretly, with only one objective in mind: several kilograms of fission material of sufficent quality, to guide Iran in the "privileged nuclear club". The crown on twenty years of diligent work.
Sixty years ago the US displayed an even more intensive scientific zeal with exactly the same intention. Still, the Manhattan Project is considerd by many as a heroic deed. The current Iranian nuclear arms programme, on the other hand, is being vilified. But what is the difference? Is there someone who can explain why the US is entitled to have nuclear weapons and Iran not?"
MFBB swears, hand on his sick heart, that this is the correct translation of the intro to a October 22, 2004 "The Daily Crap" column by the hand of Master Tom Sauer, teaching International Relations at the Catholic University of Leuven, or KUL, Belgium's most prestigious university. Is it any wonder we produce fuckheads like Louis Michel and André Flahaut when their poor excuses for brains get spoonfed with lunatic ravings like Mr. Sauers? If MFBB recalls well, the Manhattan Project's aim was to develop an atomic bomb faster than Hitler could. The fact that after the war it appeared the Nazis were on a dead track with their atomic research, a.o. for having opted for the wrong moderator, does not make the US's aim to develop Fat Man and Little Boy the fastest less recommendable. Either Mr. Sauer is unaware of Nazi nuclear research and its horrible consequences had they succeeded first, and then it's a shame a fuckwit like him remains any microsecond longer at a University that since 1426 indeed produced numerous heroes of the mind. Or he is aware, in which case, well, in which case you should substitute said microsecond with nanosecond.
You know what. I'm getting sick of all this. I should have stayed in Scotland and become a shepherd.