Iran bans UN nuclear inspectors
It seems that Iran has banned U.N. nuclear inspectors from entering the country. Why? Because in January, the U.N. inspectors released a report indicating that Iran had been conducting experiments to enrich uranium, which could then be used in a nuclear bomb. Iran accused the inspectors of lying, and therefore, they are no longer welcome. The ban further escalates what should be the U.N.’s top priority: Iran’s continued efforts to obtain a nuclear weapon.
Now, let’s just accept that the United Nations isn’t going to do anything about Iran. History tells us this. The U.N. has never taken action to respond to an event beyond either: (1) sending mean letters (see North Korea); or (2) issuing sanctions that only serve to harm the people of a nation, but have no effect on the dictator in charge (see North Korea). The only exception to this rule is when a human rights violation occurs (see Mogadishu). So, until Iran actually drops a nuclear bomb on someone (arguably a human right violation), the U.N. will continue to twiddle its thumbs.
In light of the above, we must ask President Obama what he plans on doing about the situation? Whether he likes it or not, the world looks to the U.S. for leadership. On the Iran issue, such leadership has been sorely lacking. In fact, one could reasonably argue that the White House has gone out of its way to appease Iran’s crazy leader (whose name I can’t spell, and will not try). That’s right…I said “appease.” The same thing Chamberlain and the rest of Europe did with Hitler in the years running up to World War II. Is history repeating itself?
Much like Hussein’s banning of U.N. weapons inspectors before we invaded Iraq for a second time (critics seems to forget this little fact), actions speak louder than words. Simply put, why ban U.N. inspectors if you have nothing to hide? Iran’s leader continues to assert that the goal of his nuclear plan is for energy…not bombs. Well, if that’s true, why not let the inspectors in? I doubt it’s really because everyone is lying except Iran.
The fact is, all signs point to Iran working to develop nuclear weapons. It appears that the international community, with its hate mail and sanctions, believes that Iran obtaining nuclear weapons would be dangerous. Such a belief is justified, since there is no dispute that Iran’s leader is a nut-job, and is more than willing to support terrorist groups. The question that has yet to be answered is what are we going to do about it? So far, the answer is a resounding nothing. In fact, instead of having a president who is tough on our enemies, we have one who sends them happy new year videos.
Barry needs a reality check sooner rather than later. If he continues to live in his fantasy world of riding unicorns, then it becomes increasingly likely that one of the most dangerous men in the world will get to fantasize about pinning the tail on 72 virgins while playing Press Your Luck with the Big Red Button…while we pray for no whammies.