Fiddling While Tehran Glows

Call me a reactionary old fool, but this scares the bejeebus out of me:

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran has begun installing 3,000 centrifuges in an expansion of its uranium enrichment program that brings the Islamic nation significantly closer to large-scale production of nuclear fuel, the president said Saturday.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also claimed that the international community was caving in to Tehran’s demands to continue its nuclear program.

And he’s right.

The United States and its European allies have been seeking a U.N. Security Council resolution to impose sanctions on Tehran for refusing to suspend enrichment. But Russia and China have opposed tough action advocated by the U.S., Britain, Germany and France and the Security Council appears to have reached a standstill on the issue.
…On Friday, key European nations circulated a revised U.N. resolution that narrowed the proposed sanctions on Iran in a bid to win Russian and Chinese support. The new draft would ban the supply of materials and technology that could contribute to Iran’s program, but it gave much greater detail on what items would be prohibited.

While the shortsighted ‘realists’ dither and massage in diplomatic circles the Iranians are accelerating their centrifuges. J. H. C. on a Pogo Stick. What the hell are these people thinking? While they sit in their cave and argue about the shadows on the wall in front of them the troll is walking up behind them…and they are handing him the club. I just for the life of me can not understand how anyone in the West can possibly think that allowing these guys native nuclear technology is an acceptable course of action. But I’m sure they’ll chuckle over their martinis about how creative their diplomacy was when they win their little battle with the US. Yes, do nothing, declare a diplomatic agreement, and then the bombs will go off.

2 Responses to “Fiddling While Tehran Glows”

  1. Firehand says:

    And when they go off, they’ll either
    A: Blame us for upsetting the Beturbanned Prophet Monkeys, and/or
    B: Blame us for not preventing it.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yep, that’s exactly right, Firehand.
    And even worse is that we’ll have our political ‘elites’ blaming ourselves, as well.

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