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Nobel Peace laureate: Iran has a ‘right’ to Nukes

Posted by Atilla89 on November 13, 2007

Firstly, what the hell? Then a second thought comes to mind, it was the Nobel Prize people who picked Al Gore for a prize, maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised. Anyway, Tad Daley, a writing fellow with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, has a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer arguing that Iran has a right to seek nuclear weapons. Pieces likes these speak volumes about peace activists and their nativity. I mean honestly, Iran has already said they want to destroy Israel, they hate any sort of country that doesn’t support them or follow their brand of Islam. They openly supply terrorist organisations, need I go on? You only have to look at lines such as this:

Some call it “the nuclear double standard;” others, “nuclear apartheid;” still others, “America’s nuclear hypocrisy.”

And figure that the guy is desperately trying to draw the attention to the fact that Israel has nuclear weapons and no one gives a damn without saying it out right. The strange thing about this guy is that he does think that Iran MAY be trying to get nukes but then dismisses it because of his hatred of Cheney and Bush.

It may well be that Tehran does ultimately aspire to produce not just nuclear electricity, but also a few nuclear weapons to deter the aggression that others keep threatening to launch. But no one claims that it is doing so now. Indeed, the day before Khalilzad and Casey spoke, IAEA head Mohammed ElBaradei told CNN: “Have we seen Iran having the nuclear material that can readily be used into a weapon? No. Have we seen an active weaponization program? No.”

Haha, now he is trying to persuade the read er of the IAEA’s authority in these matters. We all know their track record of discovering nukes, hint: think Syria and Iraq during the 80’s.

So, contrary to Casey’s declaration, the U.S. government is hardly conceding that “any country” meeting his stated criteria is acting in a manner “perfectly acceptable to us.” The Bush administration, instead, subjectively and unilaterally, is assessing the “record, rhetoric, policies and connections” of both Egypt and Iran, and pronouncing, in our wisdom, that the one may proceed down the nuclear road while the other may not.

No other possible conclusion can be drawn, since Iran, in pursuing, so far at least, merely a nuclear “capability,” is in fact in accord with its obligations under the NPT.

They’re fully within their rights to go that way.

Um, not really. Like I have said before, rogue states that support terrorism lose certain ‘rights’. Unless the author is blind to what is happening in the world, he is a complete and utter fool. Hat tip to LGF


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