Headline July 31, 2006
Security Council Demands Iran Suspend Uranium Enrichment by 31 August or Face Possible Economic, Diplomatic Sanctions.
Adopting resolution 1696 (2006), under Chapter VII, by a vote of 14 in favour to 1 against (Qatar), the Council expressed its conviction that such suspension, as well as full, verified Iranian compliance with the IAEA Board of Governor’s requirements, would contribute to a diplomatic, negotiated solution that guaranteed Iran’s nuclear programme was for exclusively peaceful purposes.
Sounded good, didn't it? That was on July 31, 2006 and by August 1, 2006 the headlines read that Iran president dimisses UN Security Counsil resolution on nuclear program.
BIG Surprise. It is now September 28, 2008 and we cannot get the sanctions to be agreed upon or enforced on Iran. This is a president who has stated publically that Israel should be wiped off the face of the map and now we are dragging our feet on his nuclear aspirations. Does anyone else see a big problem with this picture? Does anyone else think that Iran would start a nuclear war without a second thought? I do. I sincerely hope people start caring more about things like this, instead of all the political game playing.
I see that the bloggers are still buzzing away on the story "Part of the Iraq Intelligence Report Released", the NIE declassified portions of the intelligence report.
Been there. Done that. Feel free to read my comments on it.
I also see in the news that Nato is adding more troops to the Afghan Mission. Good, give them what they need to get the job done.
I see that the left wingers are still throwing a temper tantrum, see Rushing off a Cliff for an example of this, (rarely will I link to a story in the Times, it is a rag, but it does show a great example of children and their temper tantrums) it is about the detainee bill, my comments on that here.
I wish they would quit whining and realize once and for all that WE ARE AT WAR. They would rather make as much noise as they can and try to openly show a divided country to our enemies. Good going guys, keep up the outstanding work. Because that is all you are truly accomplishing.
Now, this Colorado school attack, this is truly bothering me. More and more of our kids are not even safe at school, the one place a parent always had the security of knowing their kids were safe. Worse yet, they are saying this man sexually assaulted some of them. Looks like we are going to need some comprehensive security in our schools, NOW.
More later folks.
[UPDATE] The House voted Thursday to impose mandatory sanctions on entities that provide goods or services for Iran's Weapons Program. Full Story here.
If the UN cannot get up off their asses to enforce resolution 1696, at least we will do what we can with unilateral action.