Wednesday, October 04, 2006

America's Dilemma

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to continue talks but refuses to halt uranium enrichment.
My question is why bother?
Iran is going to continue enriching uranium. Further talks only stall the inevitable.
Can the UN and the European Union agree to sanction Iran? And will the sanctions be meaningful?

In my opinion, Iran is winning this war of wills.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned the West on Wednesday that any possible sanctions would not stop his government from enriching uranium.

"They have to know that, despite their wish, and by the grace of God and efforts of our youths, the Iranian nation will remove all obstacles and will capture the peaks of progress,'' the Iranian President said.

"It's been 27 years that they (the West) haven't allowed us to use technologies that they possess,'' Ahmadinejad said, referring to the length of time U.S. sanctions have been in place against Iran, since the 1979 hostage-taking at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

"They have to know that, despite their wish, and by the grace of God and efforts of our youths, the Iranian nation will remove all obstacles and will capture the peaks of progress,'' he said.

The fiery speech drew chants of "Death to America!'' from the crowd.

The UN Security Council will start focusing on sanctions against the Islamic republic next week, senior UN diplomats said Tuesday on condition of anonymity.

Getting China and Russia to agree to sanctions is another story. In the past, both countries have stated they are against sanctioning Iran.

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has rejected calls for the imposition of sanctions on Iran, saying diplomacy and negotiations could best settle Iran's nuclear case.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has also refused to sanction Iran saying "a balanced approach should be explored in resolving this issue."

In other words...neither country wants to jeopardize trade and energy deals signed with Iran.

The relationship between China and Iran has been nurtured by both countries for decades, is growing exponentially now, primarily out of China's insatiable energy needs and Iran's increasing hunger for consumer goods, as the economies of both countries continue to expand.

Russia meanwhile has been selling Iran nuclear reactors and assisting them with missile technology. Western intelligence officials believe that the technology will enable Iran to complete development of a missile with a range of 2,200 miles, capable of hitting much of Europe. It is designed to carry a 1.2-ton payload, sufficient for a basic nuclear device.

Any ideas?


At 1:59 PM, Blogger Diversity Project said...

You could get a life.

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Iran is going to continued enriching uranium. Further talks only stall the inevitable.

Yep. Hudna?

I don't see an easy solution to the problem with Iran. Maybe there isn't one?

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

"Idiot Alert" AC!

I agree with AOW, I certainly don't have a solution. The only way I can see of dealing with him would be way to extreme.

At 3:17 AM, Blogger Obob said...

I read an article several months ago and I agree with the event. Israel will strike and destroy the locations effectiviely. Europe will coondemn with one side of th emouth and quietly breath with a sigh relief from the other.
Then we will support Israel while they get attacked and somebod des something stupid to us. We have the next move. Hopefully a checkmate

At 5:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see at least John Brown/Anum Muhktar is gone. These types never learn.

At 7:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One idea is to starve them.

The next would come from our deterrent force, which sadly needs to be re-assigned toward more offensive postures.

At 7:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone is in dire need of attention, see top post.

At 9:44 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Finally...we had a pretty good round of thunderstorms last night which rained out the Yankees game and also took out our cable. Since I have my computer, my TV and my phone all on the same network, this can be quite inconvenient.

diversity..thanks for the advice. You might want to try it yourself.

I personally don't see too many good options. North Korea is preparing to test detonate a nuclear device. Iran is watching these events closely to see how far they can push the United States.

At 11:00 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

great post AC..its high time for action not just sanctions and posturing..pre-emptive strike perhaps?..p.s. thanks for the vote..youre the best! :)

At 6:11 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

I like the quicker route of military action, as difficult as it could be. Most liberal types such as the moron here on your blog don't know enough basic geography to realize that Iran is right between Iraq and Afghanistan... As soon as we stabilize those two countries, my guess is that we will start squeezing Iran.

At 12:38 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I hate to say it but may be a massive air strike at as many nuclear facilities as possible would be our best option.
Granted that this won't make us any friends in the middle east but how many friends do we really have anyways.


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