November 29, 2009

Smart Power(tm) Breakthrough: Iran To Eliminate Expand Nuclear Program
— DrewM

I don't know about you but I'm starting to miss some of that old fashion Dumb Power right about now.

Iran’s Government today announced plans to build ten new uranium enrichment plants and said work would start within two months.

Each site will be the size of the existing Natanz plant with the aim of producing between 250-300 tonnes of uranium a year.

IRNA, Iran’s state news agency, says the Government ordered the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to begin construction of five uranium enrichment sites that have already been studied and propose five other sites for future construction.

Iran's actions came after the IAEA voted to condemn to Iran's nuclear program and called for a halt to it's program. *

Seems they might as well have spiked that vote. On the other hand Vienna, home to the IAEA, is lovely this time of year and I'm sure many diplomats have Christmas shopping to do, so they'll probably at least hold a meeting in the next few weeks. I highly recommend the market at the Rathauspark.

I don't know about you but I'm starting to get the idea Iran wants nuclear weapons more than a chance to, "take its rightful place in the community of nations", which is what Obama keeps insisting they really should want.

Then again, the creases in my pants aren't always immaculate, so what do I know?


*I changed that paragraph because the IAEA had already voted it's resolution. Sorry, I've been out of the loop for a few days. Still, Vienna is lovely this time of year.

Posted by: DrewM at 07:14 AM | Comments (52)
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1
Whoever posts first is an idiot.

Posted by: Fish at November 29, 2009 07:20 AM (6mfq0)

2 I don't really see a problem with that! OsamaHusseinIslamObama 2012' (the terrorist-Uighur-ACORN-media choice) -It's never too early to campaign-

Posted by: Barry Soetoro (D-King OF The World!!) at November 29, 2009 07:20 AM (YwfvI)

3 If this power gets any smarter we'll all be in a lot of trouble.

Posted by: joncelli at November 29, 2009 07:20 AM (Ko4Av)

4

Hear that sound? Someones sharpening the sword of Gideon.

Posted by: Blazer at November 29, 2009 07:24 AM (+FzLa)

5 SMART DIPLOMACY POWER!!!

Posted by: HILLARY! at November 29, 2009 07:24 AM (DrB2V)

6 Hmmm I recognize this rule of smart science. Repeat an assumption ad naseum, (Iran really wants to talk and give up its nuclear ambitions we just have to find out what they want!), add in a little reality denial, (Our talks are fruitful and are taking a step forward!), and mix well. Hide all the data after assertion and there you got a perfect scientific theory!

Posted by: Global Warming Scientist at November 29, 2009 07:26 AM (whG5F)

7 This is just a leak to ruin the scheduled talks with Iran that are upcoming and ruin all the progress we are making on this issue. What a non-story!

Posted by: Global Warming Scientist at November 29, 2009 07:28 AM (whG5F)

8 I'm starting to think "smart power" is a lot like "smart climate-science". We're all  going to hate-fucked in the end.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at November 29, 2009 07:30 AM (muUqs)

9 If they want Nukes we should deliver it to them.

In 50kilatons portions of peace love and understanding.

Posted by: JavaJoe at November 29, 2009 07:30 AM (Am6n/)

10 Mazel tov!

Posted by: President Pantscrease at November 29, 2009 07:31 AM (Ta/V3)

11 10 plants plus the however many secret plants the Iranians have.

In the end, there will be only chaos.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at November 29, 2009 07:39 AM (otlXg)

12
Iran is a tiny country that poses no threat to us.

Posted by: Skittles the Unicorn at November 29, 2009 07:39 AM (bOV32)

13
Pock-e-ston has nukes too and look how peaceful they are.

Posted by: President Sharp Creases at November 29, 2009 07:43 AM (+FzLa)

14

oy

 

Iran gets nukes -- Israel isn't safe, neither are our troops within striking distance of the region, nor Europe, nor India, nor any Middle Eastern or African country that dares express any support for anything/one Iran does not.  I'm sure Hez, Hamas, AQ, and the Tali will be overjoyed though. 

Posted by: unknown jane at November 29, 2009 07:44 AM (5/yRG)

15 Then again, the creases in my pants aren't always immaculate, so what do I know?

Lemme share something with you.  You can get them permanently creased, dude.  You know like at Mens Warehouse.

Remind me to get that tip to Ahmadinejad.  He could use a couple of new suits, too.  And a bath.

Posted by: President Toonces at November 29, 2009 07:45 AM (W+E+o)

16 How is it that Obama believes them when they say they want nuke power for peaceful purposes, but doesn't believe them when they say they are going to wipe Israel off the map?

Posted by: lan sing at November 29, 2009 07:46 AM (cEOZd)

17
The only way to release the hidden imam is by splitting atoms !

Posted by: mahmoud Awesomemembersonlyjacket at November 29, 2009 07:46 AM (+FzLa)

18

I don't see any problem with this.

Posted by: cat with a sock over its head at November 29, 2009 07:46 AM (7+pP9)

19 Barry Soetoro (D-King OF The World!!), You may want to update your shtick a little bit. As far as I can tell, the Uighur are not actually transnational terrorists; the Chinese are just using the WoT as an excuse to crack down.

Posted by: Mastiff at November 29, 2009 07:47 AM (8dy/N)

20 When I lay my hands upon the Iranian leaders, then we'll have the peace.

Posted by: President Pole-Smoker at November 29, 2009 07:47 AM (muUqs)

21
Hey, fellas, can't I just finish my waffle?

Posted by: Little Barry at November 29, 2009 07:49 AM (bOV32)

22
How is it that Obama believes them when they say they want nuke power for peaceful purposes, but doesn't believe them when they say they are going to wipe Israel off the map?

Posted by: lan sing at November 29, 2009 12:46 PM (cEOZd)





Because a country that has over 800 yrs. of oil and natural gas in reserve so totally needs to have nuclear power dontchya no?

They're just looking toward the future, however short it will be.

Nukes for Iran, no nukes for us.

Posted by: Blazer at November 29, 2009 07:49 AM (+FzLa)

23 I'd like to take a bow now.

Posted by: President Toonces at November 29, 2009 07:51 AM (W+E+o)

24 20 When I lay my hands upon the Iranian leaders, then we'll have the peace.

Posted by: President Pole-Smoker at November 29, 2009 12:47 PM (muUqs)



Where exactly are you going put your hands?

That kinda creeps me out.

Posted by: The Dude That Runs Iran at November 29, 2009 07:52 AM (LswIE)

25 Are there any kings in Copenhagen? 

Posted by: President Toonces at November 29, 2009 07:55 AM (W+E+o)

26

Where exactly are you going put your hands?

That kinda creeps me out.

Posted by: The Dude That Runs Iran at November 29, 2009 12:52 PM (LswIE)





There are no gays in Iran infeedel!

At least when I'm in New York there isnt.

Posted by: President Mahmoud Awesomemembersonlyjacket at November 29, 2009 07:56 AM (+FzLa)

27 Iran's nuclear bombs are tiny weapons country that poses no a huge threat to us.

FIFY

Posted by: ParisParamus at November 29, 2009 07:56 AM (zL+qc)

28 It was the Maestro who taught me how to keep your pants in perfectly creased condition before important events like deep bows to foreign potentates.

Interestingly, I can recommend the first part of the technique to Israel as useful preparation for the results of my Iranian foreign policy.

Posted by: President Region1DVDs at November 29, 2009 07:58 AM (Ta/V3)

29 Obama is cool with Iranian nukes. All the rest is theater.

Posted by: Rodent Liberation Front at November 29, 2009 07:58 AM (dQdrY)

30 Oh, goody, another opportunity to extol the foreign policy expertise of Jimmy Carter and to appreciate the legacy he's left us.

Posted by: Socratease at November 29, 2009 08:00 AM (0YZFk)

31 Smart, tough diplomacy!

Mmmm Mmm Mmm!

Posted by: Def Leppard at November 29, 2009 08:02 AM (hIOnV)

32 Who could've believed when Islamofascism swept Iran in 1979 that a black President would stand idly by in dazed stupefaction while the mullahs accelerated their nuclear weapons program?

Posted by: President History'sCulmination at November 29, 2009 08:03 AM (Ta/V3)

33 There's one country that loves to sneak their weapons into the hands of terrorists and actually see to it that they are used to kill our troops.

There's really no doubt: these nukes will be used by Iran's distro network against Israel and the USA.  We need to attack them, at least to cripple their economy, so that they have a 'place in the world community' to want to kiss our ass into rejoining. 

Posted by: The Nobel Peace Prize Committee (NPPC) at November 29, 2009 08:06 AM (t1sje)

34 Sweet.  My cases of Iodine tabs and SPF 3,000,000 sun block just came in.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 29, 2009 08:15 AM (C8YWz)

35 Reset!  Reset!  Why won't this damned button work???

Posted by: AmishDude at November 29, 2009 08:17 AM (ItSLQ)

36 Where have all our cowboys gone? Bet the world misses themselves some "cowboy diplomacy" right about now.

Posted by: Rodney at November 29, 2009 08:22 AM (c6mrx)

37
Hope N Change ™.

Potassium Iodide tablets not included, some assembly required.

Posted by: Blazer at November 29, 2009 08:23 AM (+FzLa)

38 Bestest, brightest administration evah!  Don't you all just feel the LOVE?  Yeah, Barry, go ahead and collect that "Peace Prize".

Posted by: GarandFan at November 29, 2009 08:24 AM (ZQBnQ)

39 I used to joke that Obama was on the other side.  As the evidence accumulates in every aspect of policy and action, I'm afraid it isn't a joke.  He and his cohorts are really on the other side. Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and shits like a duck. A shitty, Communist, America-hating duck.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at November 29, 2009 08:41 AM (ympAm)

40 O  "we'll be sending them cherry trees to plant around the facilities".

Posted by: Buffalobob at November 29, 2009 09:01 AM (ae0kj)

41 So pretty much the Iranian timetable for  nuclear weapons is to build them as fast as they can while Barry the Bower is in office?  Shocking.

Posted by: Ace Tomato at November 29, 2009 09:35 AM (+tEfW)

42 Iran's actions came after the IAEA voted to condemn to Iran's nuclear program

Oh my, they voted to "condemn" them.  How harsh after the "strongly worded letter" that was sent.

How can they be so mean?

Nothing illustrates how worthless the U.N. is any better than this.

Posted by: Vic at November 29, 2009 09:44 AM (CDUiN)

43 Since our Moron-In-Chief isn't going to do anything, whay is Israel's best strategy now?  Entirely take out Iran's oil refining and processing infrastructure?  Bomb something other than the nuke sites?  Go in with special forces and take out the nuke sites?  Try to kill certain people?

Posted by: ParisParamus at November 29, 2009 09:53 AM (zL+qc)

44

Obama has given up trying to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons.  He also does not want to test US nuclear weapons, and wants to reduce them further with the goal of getting rid of all US nuclear weapons.  In other words, Obama wants the US to be at the mercy of Iranian nukes.  That he is willing to let Israel be destroyed so he can have "peace in our time" goes without saying.

Well, 52%, this is what you wanted, this is what you voted for, and when we start losing cities to Iranian nukes, that will be exactly what you will deserve.  Too bad the rest of us are going to suffer too.

Posted by: BattleofthePyramids at November 29, 2009 10:00 AM (N36mX)

45 Ummm, that remark about a "test" and Obama having a spine of steel.  Can I get a do over on that one?

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 29, 2009 10:06 AM (C8YWz)

46 The situation with Iran is pretty simple: the US (under the America-hating Precedent and Washington junta of lunatics) and EU are going to continue allowing Iran to move along, leaving it to Israel to stop Iran, after which the West is going to come down on Israel like nobody's business (with embargoes and possibly an attempt at a blockade). The US and EU consider this a two-fer, having Israel take out Iran and then having Israel destroyed in the following siege by the West. This plan has been obvious (for the UE, at least) for years. The US became part of it (in terms of being ready to destroy Israel after Israel takes care of Iran) only with the election of the Indonesian imbecile and the lunatics in Congress. But ... that is the situation we have now and there is nothing Israel can do about it.

For anyone who wants to know what the West's reaction to Israel will be after it takes out Iran's nukes, just look at the insane reaction when Israel responded to rockets from Gaza and multiply that by 10000. Then you will be approaching what can be expected after Israel hits Iran.

Because of this situation, my advice to Israel is to take the Iranian oil fields when it hits Iran. That will be the only bargaining chip that Israel will have, other than its nuclear arsenal - which no one takes seriously, unfortunately. But ... Israel would never take the Iranian fields, so they know that they are about to be besieged by the world when they move to save themselves. It is going to be very ugly. Very, very ugly.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at November 29, 2009 10:08 AM (A46hP)

47 Can Israel slow Iran down enough to get a Republican into the White House?

Why didn't Bush do something about this?  Which one of us wouldn't have ordered an airstrike between November 3rd and January 20th?  I guess that might be an additional consequence of the economic collapse that was at least partly deliberately committed inthe bond market.  Iran cutting off oil traffic in their general naval range would have really fucked up the economy.  More than a US city being nuked?  WELL, NO.

Posted by: The Nobel Peace Prize Committee (NPPC) at November 29, 2009 10:50 AM (t1sje)

48

At this point the only hope we've got is if that nutjob 'dinnerjacket decides to actually pitch nukes at Israel, and the damage can be minimized.  IF the prevailing winds blow the way I think/hope they blow in that area of the world -- anyone know, because the threat of fallout/irradiated oil fields of their own from the other Arab states may be the only thing that can put a stop to Iran now.  So, if Iran moves to nuke Israel, they may have a say in the matter.

This is thrown completely out the window if Iran is going to go into the business of providing terrorist cells with small, strategic nukes to use on the West, specifically us.  Then our only hope is if China decides they want to keep us around a bit longer.

Oy, oy!

Posted by: unknown jane at November 29, 2009 01:08 PM (5/yRG)

49

and let me add, that at times like this I really wish that Star Wars weapons system was up and running and we had things already in place that would make nukes look trite...and this was all just a big trap on our part for nutjob to walk into.

But I've got a very bad feeling that isn't so.

Posted by: unknown jane at November 29, 2009 01:11 PM (5/yRG)

50 Smart Diplomacy looks a lot like Weakening the US and Empowering Its Enemies on Purposeacy.

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