Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Is On
Says Iran's

Defending his tirade against Israel, wherein he called for the country to be "wiped off the map," Iranian President Ahmadinejad uttered the following words (from Al Jazeera, via Atlas Shrugs):

"The world is on the verge of change, and more than before we can hear the sound of this present, unstable order breaking down," the student news agency ISNA quoted him as telling a conference entitled Supporting the Islamic Revolution of Palestine.

"If the massacre of the Jews in Europe is true and used as an excuse to support Zionists, why should the Palestinians pay the price?" he added, repeating a comment that has widely been interpreted as support for deniers of the Holocaust.

"Western policy in regards to Palestine has always been in favour of the Zionist regime and harmed the Islamic world, and they cannot be the mediators and judges on the issue.

"All Islamic countries must strive to change the Islamic world's stance after 60 or 70 years in a passive state," he said.

Elected on a platform of restoring the purity of the Islamic revolution, Ahmadinejad's stance has already worried European countries seeking to strike a deal over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.

Despite its fiery rhetoric, the Iranian government says its nuclear programme is merely designed to meet domestic energy needs.

Let's see, he denies the Holocaust, calls for Israel to be "wiped off the map," builds nuclear weapons, and declares the world is on the verge of major change. But, we're supposed to think there's nothing wrong.

United Nations Nuclear watchdog, Mohammed El-Baradei says everything is ok, and we don't need to do anything about the Iranian threats. In fact, he warns that we shouldn't:

Elbaradei warns Israel on attacking Iran nuclear facilities

London, Dec 11, IRNA-Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohammad Elbaradei warned the Zionist regime Saturday on any military attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Following his recent Noble Peace Prize and speaking to an Oslo daily Afetnposten he said "There can be no success in thwarting any nation' access on nuclear program by attacking their facilities because military forays will merely delay their programs, but they will come back after a while and want to take revenge."

He further called for nuclear states to set a good example for other nations.

Mohammad Elbaradei who won the Nobel Peace Prize said some nations tell others that nuclear programs are not good for you but at the same time they opt for continuation of their nuclear activities.

On a question on whether he believes in the existence of what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls nuclear apartheid in the world, he said "I call it an unequal security system."

"Iran is in a region where some nations are not its friends and this a reason that it feels unsecured."

He also referred to the latest inspection of Iran's nuclear facilities saying that there are still questions on Iran nuclear program, adding but "I have not found anything indicating that Iran is pursuing uranium enrichment to build nuclear weapons."

Do you ever get the feeling that the Nobel Peace Sweepstakes-winning El-Baradie is working for the other side?