Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kiss My Hamas Part VII

So, yet again, the president of Iran brazenly and openly flaunts the flaccid attempts to deter his country from the pursuit of nuclear weapons. President Obama is not going to get his sanctions (he never wanted or planned for them), and the Iranians are going to get their bomb.

Get Ready for a Nuclear Iran

There is no possibility the Obama administration will use force, despite its confused and ever-changing formulation about the military option always being "on the table." That leaves Israel, which the administration is implicitly threatening not to resupply with airplanes and weapons lost in attacking Iran—thereby rendering Israel vulnerable to potential retaliation from Hezbollah and Hamas.
It is hard to conclude anything except that the Obama administration is resigned to Iran possessing nuclear weapons.

And Iran knows this. That is why they can taunt Obama without fear.

The NPT Illusion
(Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) was in Manhattan to unload on this month's U.N. review conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. And unload he did: on the Truman administration, on the Obama administration, on "the Zionist regime," on U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, on the NPT itself. For all this, Iran is still considered a member in good standing of the treaty, entitled to its seat at the International Atomic Energy Agency and its right to the nuclear reactors.
Does this make sense? In the upside-down universe of Turtle Bay—the same one in which Iran was just elected by acclamation to the U.N.'s Commission on the Status of Women—it does. What's stranger is that it also makes sense to President Obama, who has called the NPT the "cornerstone of the world's efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons." If that's the cornerstone, it's no wonder the edifice on top of it is collapsing.
Yet the administration continues to believe that sanctions and diplomacy will work. They lie to the world when they say a nuclear Iran is unacceptable and do absolutely nothing about it.

White House assures skeptics it can still stop Iranian nukes

A top adviser to President Obama said Monday that the White House believes it can push sanctions against Iran through the United Nations in the next few weeks, despite slow going in negotiations and little visible movement since the president himself made a similar forecast more than a month ago.
Nobody believes this lie, yet the state-run-media fiddles while Iran prepares to make Washington burn.
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