Ahmadinejad Pushing More Nuke Tech In Iran
Looks like Iran and its nuclear program is in focus again. Ahmadinedjad has made it clear that Iran intends to bring 3,000 more centrifuges online during the month of February. From MyWay news:
Ahmadinejad's remarks Thursday signaled that Iran would begin the installation before Feb. 11 - the final day of nationwide celebrations in memory of the Islamic revolution. He has also called people to the streets that day to show support for the nuclear program.
"Enemies of the Iranian nation ... must know that their wrongful beliefs will be revealed once again during Feb. 11 rallies by the great Iranian nation," he said, according to the state-run news agency.
The United States and many Western countries accuse Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies. The Security Council has threatened to impose further sanctions on Iran if it continues to refuse to roll back its program.
Iran insists its program is peaceful.
That last line is what gets me the most. Kim Jong Il said the same thing over and over again when it came to North Korea and its nuclear program (bought and paid for using good ol' U.S. tax dollars, thanks to Jimmy Carter and the Clinton Administration), and we know now that assertion was nothing more than the lie it always was.
There is no doubt in my mind that the same is true with Iran. Especially when they refer to the United States as an enemy.
We have to take this threat seriously. Not because I believe they'll develop nukes for missiles, but because I believe they will provide sufficient quantities of uranium to al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and other terrorist organizations bent on destroying the West.
I'd like to believe that the U.N. sanctions on Iran would do the trick. Problem is, they won't work. There are too many countries out there that will ignore any sanctions leveled against Iran. Still, it's better to keep plugging at it that way than to do nothing at all.