Thursday, September 21, 2006

Another UN deadline...what else is new?

New deadline to be set for Iran

Where have we heard this before? My last post dealt with the UN as a lame duck and, almost on cue, they follow with this announcement. Iran will get another deadline. Any wagers on what will happen when they violate THAT deadline? It seems that Ahmadinejad has paired up with Li’l Kim Il and Hugo to form the modern day three stooges of world politics. They are entertaining, but unfortunately quite dangerous. Can you imagine Larry, Moe and Curly with a nuclear bomb?

By the way, as I was driving to work this morning the discussion on the radio was about Hugo Chavez and his devil comment. It occurred to me that when Chavez said that for a moment he looked and sounded just like Kathy Bates in “The Waterboy”. Remember her role? “Foosball is da debil…Gurls are da debil…Did day eba catch dat gorilla what escaped from da zoo and punched you in da eye?” Just thought I’d share that with my audience. I’ll never be able to look at Hugo Chavez without laughing.


Anonymous said...

Iran "could" obtain the "capability" to build nukes in 10 "could" Surinam or Mongolia or my Uncle Bob.


"The Iranians may have an atom bomb within two years, the authoritative Jane’s Defense Weekly warned. That was in 1984, two decades ago.

Four years later, the world was again put on notice, this time by Iraq, that Tehran was at the nuclear threshold, and in 1992 the CIA foresaw atomic arms in Iranian hands by 2000. Then U.S. officials pushed that back to 2003. And in 1997 the Israelis confidently predicted a new date: 2005….”

SOURCE: AP February 27, 2006 – Ever a ‘threat,’ never an atomic power…”

Late 1991: In congressional reports and CIA assessments, the United States estimates that there is a ‘high degree of certainty that the government of Iran has acquired all or virtually all of the components required for the construction of two to three nuclear weapons.’ A February 1992 report by the U.S. House of Representatives suggests that these two or three nuclear weapons will be operational between February and April 1992.”

“February 24, 1993: CIA director James Woolsey says that Iran is still 8 to 10 years away from being able to produce its own nuclear weapon, but with assistance from abroad it could become a nuclear power earlier.”

“January 1995: The director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, John Holum, testifies that Iran could have the bomb by 2003.”

“January 5, 1995: U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry says that Iran may be less than five years from building an atomic bomb, although ‘how soon…depends how they go about getting it.’”

“April 29, 1996: Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres says ‘he believes that in four years, they [Iran] may reach nuclear weapons.’”

“October 21, 1998: General Anthony Zinni, head of U.S. Central Command, says Iran could have the capacity to deliver nuclear weapons within five years. ‘If I were a betting man,’ he said, ‘I would say they are on track within five years, they would have the capability.’”

“January 17, 2000: A new CIA assessment on Iran’s nuclear capabilities says that the CIA cannot rule out the possibility that Iran may possess nuclear weapons. The assessment is based on the CIA’s admission that it cannot monitor Iran’s nuclear activities with any precision and hence cannot exclude the prospect that Iran may have nuclear weapons.”

SOURCE: Cordesman and al-Rodhan

John The Patriot said...

This is incredible. I assume you think it's all part of a conspiracy to do what? Invade Iran? Since Iraq is going so well we thought we'd extend it to their neighbor?

Your logic suggests that since prior warnings have gone unfulfilled, then we shouldn't pay attention to current warnings. Just ignore the "possibility" that Iran could obtain a nuke. Right?

Do you have any idea how dangerously insane that is? Let me ask you, since you think this is a false alarm or part of an Israeli-American conspiracy...what if you're wrong? Are you willing to risk THOSE consequences? Have you even thought about it?

I'm amazed at how incredibly stupid some people can really be, and I don't mean to be rude but frankly I can't think of any other way to describe your way of thinking.