May 3, 2006
Morning Newsbites And QuipsTopics: News Summary
For readers in a hurry and wanting a little more than the fair they find in the paper lying in their driveway, here's a quick look at a few of what I thought to be some of the more interesting bits of news around the world:
(LA Times) Latest last chance on Iran: IT IS NOW CLEAR THAT IRAN INTENDS to develop either a nuclear bomb or the capability to produce one. The Europeans, with the Americans cheering them on from the sidelines, have failed to budge Tehran. When the foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council meet next week to discuss Iran, it will be a last-ditch chance for the U.N. system of collective security to avert another worrisome case of nuclear proliferation.
(Although I completely disagree with the writer's opinion that Washington must be prepared to de-emphasize its "regime change" agenda and to seek more subtle ways of trying to influence the Iranian regime's demeanor, at least he or she get's it right on Iran's intentions - Iran intends to develop a nuclear bomb. What the writer fails to note is that Iran plans to produce a hell of a lot of them - and pass them out to all their friends.)
(eu-observer) Western powers to present resolution on Iran in the UN Council: The US, Britain and France are in the next weeks expected to present a resolution to the UN Security Council, obliging Iran to stop its nuclear activities.
(Does anyone actually believe that Iran will stop their nuclear development - simply because the UN "asks them to" or passes another of their useless resolutions? Iran has a model they're following - N. Korea!)
(Peoples Daily) U.S. says to form coalition to penalize Iran if UN fails: The United States will form a coalition of countries to impose sanctions on Iran if the United Nations Security Council fails to take such measures on the country, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said at a Congress hearing on Tuesday.
(Now this is going to really have Iran shaking in it's boots - sanctions. I realize that all this diplomatic crap is a necessary step, but you have to admit that it's about as usefull as tits on a boar hog. In the end, Iran will have had more time to build it's own coalitions with socialist Latin American nutcases, and establish stronger networks with Islamic terrorist groups around the world - after which, war with Iran is even more likely unless we don't mind them handing out nuclear bombs to their terrorist friends around the world, to attack us with)
(NY Sun) Three Myths About Islam: Many people know many things about Islam and its history. Unfortunately, much of what they know happens to be untrue.
(Hint: Myth no. 3: that Islam is a religion of peace. That myth is strictly the creation of Western liberals and especially American educational administrators, librarians, and academics determined to invent their own peaceful Islam, in which even Jihad is always or at least mostly an entirely nonviolent spiritual struggle - which is, of course, absolute crap!)
(Peolples Daily) Iran says uranium purity boosted to 4.8 percent: "Iran has successfully produced enriched uranium up to 4.8 percent. This level can satisfy Iran's demand to produce nuclear energy fuel," Chairman of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Gholam Reza Aghazadeh was quoted as saying. "Purity of more than 5 percent is not on agenda now," he said, but adding Iran will deploy more than 3,000 centrifuges to upgrade enrichment work soon.
(Call me a conspiracy nut, but when it comes to Iran's Islamic Regime - remember Al-Taqiya. Watch for what's coming down the pike - news that Iran does in fact have a secret parallel enrichment program, and they're a lot closer to the bomb than they are letting on about through all this onesy-twosy talk making like they're creeping a long, when what they're really up to is talking a good game, bragging about little successes, while cooking up the real stew in the back room)
(Telegraph-Calcutta) Iran threat to hit Israel - US 'evil' act to spark raid: Iran threatened today to attack Israel in response to any "evil" act by the US and said it had enriched uranium to a level close to the maximum compatible with civilian use in power stations. The defiant statements were issued before world powers meet in Paris to discuss the next steps after Tehran rejected a UN call to halt uranium enrichment.
("U.S. evil act"? Isn't the pot calling the kettle black here? This, coming from President "Diabolical" himself? Not a day goes by that Iran isn't threatening one country or region, or another. World War III is truly going to be hell - but it began with 9/11, and it won't be over until Iran, Syria, Lybia, and the "Islamist" world is defeated. I know I'm sounding like a whack-job myself here, but Iran with a nuclear bomb is Armagheddon in a suitcase.)
(HeraldNet) Iran speculation fuels crude oil price increase: Oil prices rose above $74 a barrel Tuesday amid fear that international pressure on Iran to modify its nuclear program may lead to supply cuts from the key exporter.
(Speculators are loving all this Iranian nuclear hoopla! They and the oil companies are making big bucks with each "excuse of the day" while many of the working folks are shelling out food dollars for gasoline to get to work. Doesn't seem fair, but of course that's life in the big city, and every small town across America. Meanwhile, Iran and the terrorists are eating it up and loving every minute of it. We squirm - they stuff they're pockets with cash and buy more weapons. We can blame our government, the oil companies, and ourselves, for not having gone to alternative fuel sources and our own oil sources years ago - in spite of the environmentalists and the liberal Democrats fighting common sense decisions that are now, having been passed up, killing us - soon literally!).
More coming ...
Posted by Richard at May 3, 2006 4:02 AM
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