To say I told you so would be beating a dead horse, a horse so dead that there is nothing left to beat. Iran is nuking up, in concert with its vassal state, Syria. This has been known for some time (I have been beating the drum at Atlas since 2005). In February 2006, Iran's devout Muslim leaders issued an unprecedented new fatwa, or holy order, sanctioning the use of atomic weapons against its enemies.
Five years later, the OIC-driven UN has finally owned up to the cold brutal reality. This is telling. Thank G-d for the tiny state of Israel. They saved the free world yet again. Saddam Hussein was nuking up when Israel took out their nuclear weapon facility, Osirak. And here again the world owes Israel an incalcuable debt.
(AGI) Vienna- The International Atomic Energy Agency has received further information on possible military activities by Iran. In a confidential report, obtained by Reuters, IAEA claims it has received additional information pointing to military aspects behind Iran's controversial nuclear programme, data which came after the organistion's last report in February and which indicates that part of these activities may have continued past 2004. . .
So it was a coup against the Bush White House when, in 2007, the NIE reported that Iran had ceased its nuclear weapons program. Foreign officers at the office of the Director on National Intelligence were behind the subterfuge. It was an end run around the Bush administration and provided the much needed out to everyone on the security council, the EU3, the Democrats, and everyone else who had been loathe to take any action on the development of Iran's nuclear's weapons.
The NY Times and the left wing media hungrily devoured the bait. The objective was to stop Bush from addressing Iran's nuclear weapons program until the leftist/Islamic alliance could get its man into the White House, and it worked.
IAEA: Syrian site was "very likely a nuclear reactor" thanks to Robert
Syria claims the site was an "unused military facility under construction." After all, "War is deceit." And Israel did the world a favor by halting the project in its tracks in 2007: where would that "construction" (wink-wink) be now? "IAEA: Syria site bombed by Israel 'was likely nuclear'," from BBC News, May 25:
A Syrian site bombed by Israeli jets in 2007 was "very likely" a nuclear reactor, the UN's atomic watchdog says.The International Atomic Energy Agency has been investigating US claims that Syria was building a secret nuclear reactor with North Korean help.The strongest IAEA report yet on Syria came after several years of blocked investigations, and is likely to increase the pressure on Damascus.Israel bombed the remote desert site of the alleged reactor in September 2007.Syria says the site - near Deir Alzour in the country's remote north-east - was an unused military facility under construction. It also denied having any nuclear links to North Korea, which has itself denied transferring nuclear technology to Syria.But the confidential IAEA report, obtained by the BBC, says the bombed building was similar in type and size to a reactor and that samples taken from the site indicated a connection with nuclear activities.The report's conclusions are likely to raise international pressure on Damascus, says the BBC's Bethany Bell in Vienna.It opens the door for Western powers to push for Syria to be referred to the UN Security council, an action last taken against Iran in 2006. That step could come at the next meeting of the IAEA's board of governors in June.
Not that said action has slowed Iran down much, which is all the more reason Israel could not abide this project on its doorstep while waiting for the UN to act.Syria is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which gives it the right to enrich its own fuel for civil nuclear power, under inspection from the IAEA.But it has also signed a safeguards agreement with the IAEA under which it is obliged to notify the UN's nuclear watchdog of any plans to construct a new nuclear facility.
"War is deceit."