Saturday, September 29, 2007

Unwilling to Take No For An Answer

Iran is unwilling to halt their nuclear program before they have atomic weapons.

The Iranians haven't been shy about making this clear in the past. Despite Iran's clearly stated intentions, the Euros keep setting new deadlines. It's happened many times already. Iran doesn't care. If setting yet another deadline makes some Westerners feel good, why should the mullahs mind since Iran just keeps rolling toward nukes.

And this pattern is continuing. We still refuse to take an Iranian no for an answer. Yet again, we hope a little more time will lead them to say that yes, they will end their nuclear weapons program:

In view of the fact that Iran has not fulfilled the requirements of UN Security Council Resolutions 1737 and 1747, including the suspension of its enrichment and reprocessing activities, we agree to finalize a text for a third UN Security Council Sanctions Resolution under Article 41 of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations with the intention of bringing it to a vote in the UN Security Council unless the November reports of Dr. Solana and Dr. El Baradei show a positive outcome of their efforts.

So, November 2007, it is. This time for sure.

Sure. Why not? I mean, it isn't like Ahmadinejad means what he says about caliphates and the blessings of a world without Jews or America, right?

Ahmadinejad gave two major addresses this week - at Columbia University and at the UN General Assembly. He devoted both to putting forward his vision for global Islamic domination. And while the Western media sought hidden meanings and signals for peaceful intentions in his words, the fact is that on both occasions, Ahmadinejad made absolutely clear that his vision of Islamic domination cannot coexist in any manner with Western civilization. Consequently, Ahmadinejad's statements were not negotiating stances. They were the direct consequence of the world view he propounds. As such, they are non-negotiable.

Yep. No doubt. The Iranians have probably come to their senses. I can just feel peace in our time.