Thursday, March 30, 2006

Iran vs. the UN

Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past year, you know that Iran has been aggressively pursuing nuclear weapons, all the while noisily denying that they are doing so. Instead, they claim they’re developing peaceful nuclear power — a claim that seems absurd given the enormous oil and gas reserves Iran has.

Likely you also know about the UN’s “action” this week: a resolution with no teeth, which Iran promptly announced they would ignore. The resolution carried no teeth because the five permanent Security Council members (the U.S., France, Russia, China, and the U.K.) could not agree on anything that even hinted at possible repercussions.

This is a ridiculous situation, ripe for satire — and Scott Ott at ScrappleFace leapt into the breech with “Iranians Terrified by UN Resolution”. On the toothless resolution:

The measure, which carries no consequences for non-compliance, nevertheless contains active verbs, challenging vocabulary and deliberate punctuation that pose a “clear and present danger” to the people of Iran, according to an unnamed spokesman for the Islamic Republic.

Active verbs, indeed. Heh. And on the ludicrous Iranian claim that they seek only peaceful nuclear power:

Holding one-tenth of the world’s known oil reserves and the second largest natural gas reserves, Iran desperately needs enriched uranium only to generate electricity, and not to make nuclear weapons to wipe Israel from the map.

Especially galling is the way part of the Iranian government claims the nuclear development is for peaceful purposes, while their President (and some of the mad mullahs) run around bragging about how they will wipe Israel from the map. How do they keep a straight face?!

Good thing we have Scott Ott to poke fun at them…

But how sad that the Iranian loonies are running circles around the civilized world (if you believe that the UN represents said civilized world).

Sounds like a job for cowboy W. to me…

1 comment:

  1. In the old blog, Anonymous said:
    I suggest the UN building in New York be condemmed as “Blighted” and turned into a parking lot. I might even contribute to a shiny new ediface for them in one of several cities in the Middle East.