Friday, October 12, 2007

Rice Says Iran 'Lying' About Nukes

This is just reminding me too much of what I've read about the situation in Germany & Europe in the early 1930's. Hitler and the Nazi party was a looming threat to peace, and very few were willing to acknowledge it. Famously, Winston Churchill was one of the few to speak openly and often about the threat that Adolf Hitler posed, while Neville Chamberlain was naively crowing about "peace in our time" . Turns out Churchill was right. Too bad 60 million people had to die in World War II, though.

Now while Iran is building up its nuclear potential, the UN and certain enablers of Iran are turning a blind eye to a man and a nation who are so clearly up to no good. Something tells me we're going to wake up one day and face the reality of a nuclear Iran. And if that happens, the Middle East become a very different place, which means the world as we know it will also change, and not for the better either.

Now Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is saying the obvious: that Iran has been lying about its nuclear program. Well of course they are. And why would they lie, unless they were hiding something?If was just a program for nuclear "energy", as they claim, there'd be nothing to hide of course. Even a blind man can see what's really going on here.
October 11, 2007

SHANNON, Ireland (AP)- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday accused Iran of "lying" about the aim of its nuclear program, saying there's no doubt Tehran wants the capability to produce nuclear weapons and has deceived the U.N.'s atomic watchdog about its intentions.

"There is an Iranian history of obfuscation and, indeed, lying to the IAEA," she said, referring to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

"There is a history of Iran not answering important questions about what is going on and there is Iran pursuing nuclear technologies that can lead to nuclear weapons-grade material," Rice told reporters aboard her plane as she headed to Moscow.

U.S. officials have long accused Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons behind the facade of a civil atomic energy program, charges that Tehran denies. But Rice's strong words, including the blunt reference to Iranian "lying," come at a critical time in dealing with the matter.

The United States is trying to win Russian support for new U.N. sanctions against Iran but has faced sharp resistance from Moscow, which has nuclear cooperation agreements with Tehran and argues the country should be given more time to come clean on its programs.


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