Based on a report by the UN atomic watchdog chief that states Iran has no active nuclear weapons program(s), and our (US) insistence on pressing forward with sanctions, and pressuring other EU Nations to do the same, when will the United Nations finally get around to sanctioning the US for attempting to start another war? With our economy in shambles, if we were sanctioned ourselves, it would deal a devastating blow to America. This, I believe, is where the Bush administration is leading our nation.
Consider this report by Mohamed ElBaradei, The UN’s Chief atomic watchdog:
UN nuclear chief attacks hostile US claims on Iran
UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei said Sunday he had no evidence that Iran is building nuclear weapons and accused US leaders of adding “fuel to the fire” with recent bellicose rhetoric.
“We haven’t received any information there is a parallel, ongoing, active nuclear weapon program,” the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency told CNN.
“Second, even if Iran were to be working on nuclear weapons … they are at least (a) few years away from having such weapon,” he said, citing Washington’s own intelligence assessments.- Advertisement -
“My fear (is) that if we continue to escalate from both sides that we will end up into a precipice, we will end up into an abyss. The Middle East is in a total mess, to say the least. And we cannot add fuel to the fire.”
The White House Friday rejected any parallels between its Iran rhetoric and the run-up to the Iraq war, after fresh sanctions on Tehran and escalating US warnings fueled comparisons to the months before the 2003 invasion. MUCH MORE
Mr. ElBaradei uses extremely strong language in chiding the United States, and this is one time that he has addressed the obvious warmongers who control Washington that the UN is obviously reacting in a negative manner to our constant war rhetoric. Some of these statements are unprecedented, coming from the UN aimed at the United States:
and accused US leaders of adding “fuel to the fire” with recent bellicose rhetoric. (Emphasis added)
“Second, even if Iran were to be working on nuclear weapons … they are at least (a) few years away from having such weapon,” he said, citing Washington’s own intelligence assessments.
“My fear (is) that if we continue to escalate from both sides that we will end up into a precipice, we will end up into an abyss. The Middle East is in a total mess, to say the least. And we cannot add fuel to the fire.” (Emphasis added)
In recent months, Bush has predicted “nuclear holocaust” and “World War III” if Tehran gets atomic weapons, while Cheney has warned of “serious consequences” for Iran if it defies global demands to freeze uranium enrichment — echoing the UN resolution that Washington says authorized war in Iraq.- Advertisement -
ElBaradei has been vindicated in his pre-war belief that Iraq was not resuming its own nuclear arms program, contrary to claims by Bush and Cheney. (Emphasis added)
In the face of such a report from the UN’s Chief Atomic Watchdog, a reasonable individual might believe that we would begin to lower the war rhetoric, but not Bush and Cheney, and they are actively pressuring EU nations to join our newest unilateral sanctions against Iran - and in many ways, it’s a type of extortion - as they hint if they do not join-in with new US sanctions against Iran, it may heighten the risk of war:
US looks to Europe to sanction Iran