Saturday, September 24, 2005

Groundhog Day At The UN

Haven't we been reading this same freaking headline, and story, for over a year now? (From Reuters):

UN condemns Iran amid nuclear bomb fears

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog passed a resolution on Saturday requiring that Iran be reported to the Security Council for failing to convince the international community that its nuclear program was entirely peaceful.

The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) governing board approved the resolution despite threats by Iran to begin enriching uranium and curtail IAEA inspections.

The resolution was drafted by Britain, France and Germany and backed by the United States, but it was watered down by the EU trio who had wanted Iran to be referred to the Council now.

With 22 votes for, one against and 12 abstentions, the outcome also highlighted the split between Western nations and others such as Russia, China and South Africa, which disagree with the EU three and Washington on how to deal with Iran.

Iran denies it is seeking atomic bombs and says its nuclear program is only for generating electricity. But it concealed its atomic fuel program from the IAEA for 18 years.

The resolution requires that Tehran be reported to the Security Council at an unspecified date, meaning Iran would probably not be referred until the IAEA board meets in November at the earliest, diplomats say.

Oop, there goes Grandma Europa, about to slip in a pile of dog crap again. I better help her across the street.

And wait, who is that distinguished looking African, with his hand out, taking money while those children are being raped? Why, isn't it? It is, it's Kofi Annan. Why don't I go suggest to him that there might be a better way he could serve the world?

And what is that racket? That endless prattle? Why it's all the Socialitst (read Communists) of the world, united in their hatred of the United States and Israel. Maybe I could teach them that Kumbaya doesn't mean "hate the Jews."

Yes, if only international politics were as nice as a Hollywood movie.