Monday, June 23, 2008

UN-Surprising Revelations

Is anyone surprised by these revelations by the UN's purported nuclear watchdog Muhammad Al-Baradei, made on the Al-Arabiya network this past weekend?

Iran has the capability to produce a nuclear weapon within six months to one year. "It would ned this period to produce a weapon, and to obtain highly-enriched uranium in sufficient quantities for a single nuclear weapon," Al-Baradei said.

And "If military force is used, I would conclude that there is no mechanism left for me to defend," El-Baradai added. "I always think of resigning in the event of a military strike."

So let's see if we have this straight: Iran is potentially six months away from a completed nuclear weapon in spite of the IAEA's useless oversight, but if anyone dares to do anything about it militarily, the inept El-Baradei will resign?

Quel dommage...


Anonymous said...

ElBaradei said that IF Iran is bombed, Iran MAY decide to withdraw from the NPT at which time it would take them 6mos to 1 year to make a nuke.

But hey, why let nuance and accuracy get in the way of the Booga! Booga!

cliff said...

You don't contradict the point I made, you merely add a couple of qualifiers as to whether they will or not. I never said they would--I said that they could, in six months to a year, and that was based on El-Baradei's own admission. Your statement agrees with that.

If they can do it in six months to a year, then they're far closer to a completed nuke than El-Baradei (a long-time Iran apologist) has ever admitted before now.

So we actually have no disagreement regarding the nuke: if Iran decided to do so, they could complete a nuke in six months to a year, just as I said.