Friday, April 21, 2006

I Love International Politics

Not for the usual reasons, whatever they happen to be, but for little nuggets like the following that came from Russian President Putin today.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Hardening its opposition to sanctions against Iran, Russia said on Friday only proof that the Islamic Republic was seeking atom bombs could justify consideration of such measures by the U.N. Security Council.

He wants proof. Well how about this little gem from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

Then on Thursday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Tehran was "presently conducting research" on the P-2 centrifuge, boasting that it would quadruple Iran's enrichment powers. The centrifuges are tall, thin machines that spin very fast to enrich, or concentrate, uranium's rare component, uranium 235, which can fuel nuclear reactors or atom bombs.

This comment follows others where he has threatened to blow Israel off the face of the earth. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he wants atomic weapons. How much more proof does Putin want?

My guess a mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv might be proof enough, but since the Russians would probably enjoy such a sight they would still supply Iran with an endless supply of conventional weaponry.

Weapons that we are paying for every time we buy gas, but that is a topic for another entry.


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