Friday, February 3, 2012

Are UN weapons inspectors trustworthy?

The drumbeat for war with Iran continues its continual drone, with Reuters' latest dispatch regarding Iran's reluctance to allow UN weapons inspectors into some of its facilities.

While on the one hand, this suggests they have something to hide, it also bears repeating that the Clinton administration used UN inspectors to target cruise missiles at Iraq back in the day. Put simply, whose side are they on?

Here's the intro:
Iran stonewalls U.N. nuclear watchdog on site-diplomats | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Iran's apparent reluctance to let U.N. inspectors visit a military site near Tehran underlines the uphill task they face in getting the Islamic state to address suspicions it may be seeking to develop nuclear weapons, Western diplomats say.
They say the U.N. nuclear watchdog sought access to the Parchin complex during three days of talks in the Iranian capital, so far without any sign that Iran would agree to it."
The Iranians are not naive. They know that they are a target, and once they began selling oil in other currencies besides the US dollar, they were virtually assured of being Washington's next target. The nuclear allegations are, of course, completely irrelevant and false.

Once the Israelis submit their nuclear facilities to UN inspections, then the Iranians can be fairly expected to do the same. Otherwise, the UN is so compromised already that no one should take it or its inspection regime seriously. This is a con game and it's being run by the US against Iran.

What the world needs now, more than anything, is for Russian and China to stand with the Iranians against the West's aggression. But China is already too conflicted, in its dependence on the US market for its goods, while Moscow is tough but not tough enough.

So the Iranians will eventually have to yield, although its in their best interests to be less than fully compliant. Every opportunity the UN/US is given to infiltrate the Iranian facilities is one you can be sure will be taken!

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