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In the Shadow of the Nuclear Ayatollah
By Michael Rand
International Atomic Energy Agency chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, heads to Jerusalem to persuade Israeli leaders to publicize and dismantle Israelâ€™s nuclear program. In the course of his meetings, he will be treated to fine cuisine, eloquent speeches, and first-class treatment. But, when it comes to his true mission, ElBaradei will leave, for all intents and purposes, empty-handed.
He will be diplomatically reminded that only does the IAEA lack the authority to demand much of anything from Israel, but the agency has been particularly negligent in carrying out its responsibilities to reign in terrorist-supporting rogue regimes like those of Iran and North Korea.
The IAEAâ€™s failures are not entirely the agencyâ€™s own fault. It is, after all, an offspring of the corrupt and hypocritical UN, which has shielded terror regimes like North Korea, Syria and Iran since its inception. The UN also stands by silently while multiple instances of genocide take place in Africa and elsewhere. And, meanwhile, incidents of UN official corruption abound, with some of the most serious allegations reaching the UNâ€™s highest levels.
Against this backdrop of corruption and tolerance of pure evil, the UNâ€™s IAEA is humiliatingly powerless to enforce compliance on North Korea and Iran, both of whom have conspired and acted to bring about a global nuclear crisis. Vivid satellite photos and other irrefutable evidence showing Iranâ€™s nuclear reactor prove that the Iranian nuclear weapons facilities have been supplied by North Korea and Russia. Still, the IAEA, the UN, and even NATO stand by dumbstruck. The international organizations havenâ€™t a clue as to what to do about the looming crisis brought about by the nuclear Ayatollahs of Iran and their Axis of Evil allies.
Normally, the task of saving the world from itself is one that is reserved for the United States. But the ongoing mess in Iraq has drained the US of sufficient political capital to sufficiently respond to the North Korean-Iranian nuclear crisis. And, although special care was taken during President Bushâ€™s recent meeting with Franceâ€™s Chirac to show unity between the two nations, the US can expect no backing from Europe in the Iranian nuclear matter.
True to form, Europe continues to oppose any action against radical Islamic terror-supporting nations, including Iran. Instead, the Europeans are busy protecting Iranâ€™s nuclear program in the same way they shielded Saddam Husseinâ€™s nuclear program in the 1970s and early 80s. The French-controlled EU has its own Mideast ambitions, which is to attempt to disarm Israel and chip away at the US, while gaining lucrative infrastructure contracts in Iran and in other Muslim terror-supporting countries. One of the most ridiculous European and Muslim tactics to deflect attention away from the Ayatollahâ€™s nuclear bombs, is to raise demands that -- not Iran, but Israel -- give up its rumored nuclear weapons. The European and Arab mantra is that when faced with negative publicity, like supporting rogue regimes with illegal nuclear weapons, try to shift the spotlight to the disarmament and destruction of the Jewish State.
The European and Arab strategy is to enlist the support of the ignorant and vulnerable portions of the Leftist movement by feeding them the false comparison between Iran and Israel. â€œHow can we expect Iran to give up its nuclear bombs when Israel refuses to its own nuclear program?â€
Iran vs. Israel
The comparison offered by many Europeans and Muslims worldwide relies on the listener not being aware that there are a few key differences between Israel and Iran:
First, Israel is a Western democracy, in many ways on par with Europe and the US. Iran, on the other hand, is ruled by Islamo-Fascist radical Ayatollahs whom the US State Department assigns the blame for more than 80% of all Islamic terrorism worldwide. There is no reason that Israel should be required to dismantle its nuclear program, while truly dangerous countries like France hold on to their nuclear arsenals.
Second, Israel is a tiny peace-seeking country situated in a sea of hostile Arab dictatorships, which have repeatedly tried to destroy Israel and perpetrate a Jihad-genocide against the Jewish inhabitants of the Middle East. Iran, on the other hand, is a sponsor of State terrorism, directly involved in creating turmoil in Iraq, Lebanon, the Palestinian-controlled territories, and all over the Middle East.
The Ayatollahs of Iran have taken Americans hostage by the dozens and have supplied, trained, and instructed one of their many Muslim terror organizations, Hizbullah, to mass-murder more than 240 American Marines in Lebanon.
Third, Iran and its North Korean nuclear weapons supplier, as well as Russia which supplied fuel for the Iranian nuclear program, have all signed on to the IAEAâ€™s nuclear non-proliferation treaty, which they have clearly violated. These proven violations theoretically subject them to UN sanctions, including military action to disarm them. On the other hand, Israel, while a member of the IAEA, has never signed the IAEAâ€™s non-proliferation treaty.
In other words, from a legal standpoint, the IAEA and the UN have no authority whatsoever to demand anything at all from Israel concerning any alleged nuclear weapons. This is one key difference that is concealed by the Europeans and Arabs who try to confuse their audiences by deceptively comparing between Iran and Israel.
Like Saddamâ€™s Nuclear Reactor
In Washington and Jerusalem, meanwhile, officials continue to form a course of action to rid the world of the Iranian nuclear threat. Israel is concerned for its very survival, while the US understands full well that if the Iranians drop a nuclear bomb on the neighboring oil fields of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, etc., the Jihadist radical Muslim government of Iran could instantaneously topple the Free Worldâ€™s economies in a strike that would make 9/11 pale in comparison.
At the same time, both the US and Israel remember the threat posed by Saddam Husseinâ€™s Osiraq nuclear reactor, which Israel destroyed one fine day in 1981. Without Israelâ€™s bold action, who knows how the Iraq war would have turned out, had Saddam been in possession of nuclear weapons.
One thing is clear, however. The UN and the EU will not lift a finger to stop Iranâ€™s Jihadist Ayatollahs. Once again, the dirty work will be fall on Israel and the US, while the UN will no doubt condemn any such action as being "unhelpful to world peace."
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What do you think about the conclusions reached in this article?