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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

It's Five Years Off -- Trust Me

The deals were made in unison. Some were obvious, some were not. Some were made by professionals, some were not. All ranks chimed in. The intelligence experts, the not-so-expert, the heretics, the loons, the Left and the Right.

All said this:

Iran will not become a nuclear power or have workable reactors in, at a minimum, five to ten years. Solid.

Iran first said: we only want nuclear power to create energy. Iran now says: we want nuclear power to build atomic warheads.

Hello? This just in:

Four days after sending back a rebellious but politely-couched answer to the West's 'stick and carrot' approach, and five days before the expiration of the UN's ultimatum to halt uranium enrichment, Tehran poured fuel on the fire regarding the issue of its nuclear development with the completion of a heavy water plant.

An official source announced the completion of the heavy water plant on Saturday. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the plant later the same day and issued a relevant statement.

From Reuters:

"No one can deprive a nation of its rights based on its capabilities," Ahmadinejad said in his speech to inaugurate the heavy water project.

The Arak project, once complete, will produce plutonium as a by-product that could be used to make atomic warheads. But the reactor that will produce this is still being built.

Western nations accuse Iran of seeking to master technology to produce nuclear weapons. Iran, the world's fourth largest oil exporter, insists it only wants to produce electricity.

"Iran is not a threat to anybody, not even to the Zionist regime," Ahmadinejad said, using Iran's term for its arch-enemy Israel, which the Islamic Republic does not recognize.

Once again I reiterate: like a nice football move, a quick feint from a great running back, the world took the bait and looked to Hezbollah whilst Iran made good on its promise to become a nuclear regime.

The political shakeout:

The United States has warned of swift action on sanctions. Britain, Germany and France have been less conclusive in public. But Russia and China, both trade partners of Iran, have been unwilling and could veto sanctions in the Security Council.

But let us not forget that France supplied some nuclear componentry to Iran. Russia and China? They couldn't care less for the world opinion as long as they get their requisite share of Iranian petroleum.

And we're worried about World Opinion?

I once wrote this about two years ago: when any nation says it isn't about the oil, well, it's about the oil.

Us too.

I can only hope I perceive the smell of cruise missile propellant and hear the metal clank of guided bombs affixed under the wings of attack fighters.

Israel and the US: do you hear me?



Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

08 26 06

Well BZ:
I couldn't have phrased it better. I knew you would do the subject justice! I am appalled and exceedingly pissed at this situation. I have been blogging about the dangers of Iran for almost a year now with my WW III is near posts, now the writing is on the wall and CLEARLY states that Iran is a threat to the world.

I now laugh at the jerkoffs who said I was paranoid, and that you were dealing in doom and gloom. In the end, Chicken Little's we were not!

Oh, BZ I honestly hope that something can be done to quell this madness IMMEDIATELY. It has been said that one cannot turn back the clock, but if not, we can break the damnable thing!!! At this stage, our President is looking rather sage, don't you think?

Now, the question is what will he do with this information? You see, this situation made me realize that I need to see actions. However, he and his Cabinet look good for seeing the 'axes of Evil' a few years back.

Now, will we see a WWIII, or an era of quasi peace before the storm?

Great, stimulating post.

Sat Aug 26, 06:10:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Mahndisa: You were in NO WAY paranoid or even mononoid.

It is madness but it shall not be quelled by anything other than more loss of life. The Israelis took care of business at Osirak. I fear I doubt their capability to handle this situation, considering their response to Hezbollah.

I can only hope there is something of an under-the-table deal between our country and Israel.

Hoping, of course, does not necessarily make it so.

Your thoughts have been confirmed. Iran is here and it is now. Many rivers are converging at a massively-important confluence.


Sat Aug 26, 06:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Every President must learn that taking inaction in times of peril is worse than taking a wrong action. Sitting still while enemies move against you is a prescription for death, by denying that We have the Right to Act. When a President says things he must be prepared to back them by the Republic to protect the Republic so that it can honor its commitments given openly. By not keeping to same the Republic is diminished and demeaned not only in the eyes of the world, but in the eyes of the Citizenry of the Republic.

Iran has given long list of Casus belli to many Nations: US, Israel, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan... a long and growing list as they spread and preach terror, death and submission to their will. Iran seeks to be the leading power in the Middle East not just to destroy Israel, as the other Nations of the region are now finding out. They are *all* on the target list as Iran has made clear. Doing nothing against this is on the road back to Empires for everyone there. That is the end of Nations which are the only thing ever made to find and protect freedom even when they have been totalitarian, the ability to *have* Nations that are free are within that formulation of things called Nation States. No Empire has ever had nor granted such freedom as the Empire gives freedom and does not derive it from the governed.

We did not support Israel either directly nor indirectly, and it is to Our shame as a Nation that We did not. A simple thing like committing aircover and shore bombardment from the Sixth Fleet would have given slow and steady degradation to those fighting against Israel, and put very few lives at risk. We could have used diplomacy to forcefully put forth to a Nation or two that they were at peril and the US would support them in removing the weak link of Syria via an Afghanistan style operation. Only The President of the Republic of Free People could do that, and show that there is yet leadership from this Nation and commitment to its Allies and Friends.

Inaction because we hear a drumbeat of doom and 'elites' telling us how much we will or will not put forth in blood to sustain liberty will kill us as surely as nuclear devices, bioweapons, chemical toxins, bullets, or the sword to the neck. They quaver about the length of the war when, for this Republic, it is short in time and commitment compared to past conflicts. And we do not learn the age-old lesson of losing a battle: when routed your enemy cuts you down from behind as you run.

"Never take counsel of your fears." - Andrew Jackson

And those that preach fear and defeat want that, for EVERYONE, so that Empires may return to Rule Us and this experiment in Liberty destroyed for good and all.

Sun Aug 27, 06:57:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

I'm sure by now you have heard that Iran successfully test fired a top speed long-range sub-to-surface missile off the Persian Gulf, BZ. And that the missile was seen coming out of the water. So it gets worse by the minute. *sigh*

Sun Aug 27, 12:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Gayle: if that's worse, then not really -- because if that missile erupted from the water that indicates clearly a submarine launch. And that means, at least for Iran, a diesel sub. Despite what "the movies" indicate, a diesel sub is harder to hear and locate than a nuke. You can buy diesel subs all day from, you guessed it, France, Russia (hey, an overstock!) and even China -- if you're "special."


Mon Aug 28, 06:18:00 AM PDT  
Blogger benning said...

I have no idea why we are playing nice-nice with this twit while his country works toward nukes.

Absolutely mind-boggling!

Mon Aug 28, 10:19:00 AM PDT  

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