Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Fool Me Once, Shame On You...

...Fool me 4,127 times, and I'm probably the United Nations.

The UN has received Iran's offer to "negotiate," and is seriously pondering it. How short is the UN's memory? Have they already forgotten this?

In a speech to a closed meeting of leading Islamic clerics and academics, Hassan Rowhani, who headed talks with the so-called EU3 until last year, revealed how Teheran played for time and tried to dupe the West after its secret nuclear programme was uncovered by the Iranian opposition in 2002.He boasted that while talks were taking place in Teheran, Iran was able to complete the installation of equipment for conversion of yellowcake - a key stage in the nuclear fuel process - at its Isfahan plant but at the same time convince European diplomats that nothing was afoot.

"From the outset, the Americans kept telling the Europeans, 'The Iranians are lying and deceiving you and they have not told you everything.' The Europeans used to respond, 'We trust them'," he said.

And now the Europeans are saying the same thing. "Force is off the table," the Euroweenies keep insisting, and the UN Security Council resolution only says that if Iran gives them the finger, the council will consider a resolution that actually matters.

But they won't. The world is about to let Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmed-Whack-A-Job get a nuclear weapon to place on his long-range missiles. Those missiles will then be pointed at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. And then the Iranian president will wait for his message from the "Missing Imam," who may or may not want Israel wiped off the map before he returns to earth and establishes the kingdom of Islam.

Are you willing to take that chance? The UN and EU are. Hey--if you can't trust Iran, who CAN you trust?