Sunday, February 05, 2006

Iran, Iran whatcha gonna do

Iran's rediscovered nuke ambitions has the U.S. thinking about military action. No doubt, the U.S. has a war plan against Iran ready, but it considers North Korea a better target at the moment.

Iran president's chatter could have been considered empty threats like the ones issued by Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez occassionally. But Iranian president's hint of developing nukes with its enriched uranium nukes and halting IAEA access to nuclear sites shook up the world.

Working its diplomatic channels, the U.S. today supported an IAEA vote to report Iran's uranium enrichment to the UN Security Council. Russia, China, and India too supported reporting Iran's violation of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) to the UN.

Syria, Venezuela and Cuba voted against reporting Iran to the UN -- they perhaps thought brave Iran was toying with the idea of challenging America. Five abstained.

Iran could face sanctions if the UN finds the allegations legit. U.S. wants an immediate vote, but Russia and China have asked for more time, so the vote might happen in March.

With a UN vote delay, Russia hopes to complete a deal that moves Iran's nuclear enrichment to its soil. Doing that would convince the world Iran has no nuke ambitions, Russia says. The deal was offered a while ago

Russia says it wants Iranians to get nuclear energy while keeping the world free of nukes. What bulls***. In Iran, Russia gets a good ally to counter growing U.S. influence in the Middle East, which boasts as allies Israel, Iraq and Afghanistan (assuming the US gains grounds in the latter two countries over time.)

Unless the crazy Iranian president keeps his gob shut, gear up for an upcoming UN vote that imposes economic sanctions on Iran.

I don't call every leader extremist -- but Iran president's threatening comments qualify him as one. His suggestions to wipe out Israel and to hold a conference to determine whether the Holocaust really happened are just plain ridiculous.

The sanction will directly hit the local populace. Iran's got oil, so it has some money, but not as much as Saudi Arabia or India to be self-supportive. Iran's just isolating itself from the world and will pay a price for that.

I'm not a big Bush fan either, but he's making the right move here by putting pressure on Iran. So is Putin, whose antics I am a big fan of. Like how he stole the Superbowl ring from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft a few years ago. The guy is a nutcase.

Cutting the political process from the equation -- do we, as individuals, need to worry about it? As an ordinary citizen, every nuke worries me. But Europe and U.S. are united on this, putting pressure on the extremist Iranian leader to stop him from developing a nuke.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have no clue on Iran's capability or its strategy dealing with IAEA.

1:46 AM  
Blogger Khakra said...

yo?? I talk about Russia's strategy on using IAEA to deal with Iran and the formal UN process, not Iran's strategy or capability.

But I can confirm what I mentioned about Iran -- it has no nuke yet, it wants an NPT breakaway, Ahmadinejad has passed extremist comments and sanctions will affect an already poor Iran. Azerbaijan is already keeping its distance from Iran.

1:36 PM  
Blogger venus said...

I have not made up my mind which side to take in this case yet, but, I am wondering why US is pressurizing india to vote against iran.

1:29 PM  
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