Friday, June 01, 2007

IAEA Head Refuses To Do Job

From Hot Air-

Dr ElBaradei said a nuclear-armed Iran would be terrible but the jury was still out as to whether the country even wanted nuclear weapons.

But he said you could not “bomb knowledge”, and he was scathing towards those who still favoured air strikes after the experience of intervention in Iraq.

“I wake every morning and see 100 Iraqis innocent civilians are dying,” he said. “I have no brief other than to make sure we don’t go into another war or that we go crazy into killing each other. You do not want to give additional argument to new crazies who say ‘let’s go and bomb Iran.’”

In short, the head of the UN's nuclear watchdog has admitted that his job is no longer to prevent Iran from following their nuclear program, as is his UN mandated brief, but from preventing other countries from attacking Iran that might be about to obtain a nuclear weapon. To translate- he's basically saying he's covering for Iran to protect them from the rest of the world. By stating that he won't give arguments to "crazies" to attack Iran doesn't that mean that he's really lying about what Iran is up to?

We can no longer trust a single thing that the IAEA has to say about what Iran is or isn't doing.

"the IAEA reports annually to the UN General Assembly and, when appropriate, to the Security Council regarding non-compliance by States with their safeguards obligations as well as on matters relating to international peace and security."

That's what they are supposed to do but the head of the organisation has just publicly admitted that instead of investigating any Iranian non-compliance, he's actually preventing the Security Council and others from discovering what they are really doing.

In a sane world I'd expect to see him fired or forced to resign immediately and for this story to be front page news around the world.

1 comment:

Bag said...

He is not saying that. He is clearly saying they don't know if they are and we shouldlearn from the experience of Iraq.

To be honest we need to decide if we are going to invade these places or not and not have to make up excuses to justify it. Our governments have lied before to justify what they have decided to do and so is it really surprising that they are not believed.