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Posted on 03/05/2008 4:14:27 AM PST by Kaslin
Iran: The United Nations Security Council and the U.N.'s atomic "watchdog" have confirmed their critics' worst fears: Even when they can bring themselves to act on Iran's nuclear threat, their actions are toothless.
But it may actually be worse than doing nothing. It tells the Islamofascist mullahs that the civilized world is so fixed to diplomatic fantasies that it actually thinks Tehran will be swayed by more of the same pointless measures Iran has gleefully defied in the past.
It was the third round of U.N. sanctions on Iran, but it may as well have been the 33rd. The 14-0 vote with one abstention came after months of delicate diplomacy, we are told, but it could just as well have been the full general assembly scolding Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Euro diplomats reassured us that the new measures will send Iran a "very clear message" that the world "is not turning its back" on Tehran's nuclear mischief. But even with it going on under our noses for years, our response has been to do more of what we already know will not stop it.
And the carrots of technological and economic aide the Security Council has put on the table? They're a fundamental misjudgment of this Islamist enemy. They're gifts that will embolden Tehran.
Meanwhile, a planned resolution against Iran from the International Atomic Energy Agency was scrapped due to opposition from Russia and China. Both have helped Tehran build nuclear facilities and benefit from trading ties with the regime — especially oil.
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To be fair, the IAEA was never meant to have teeth. As “watchdogs”, their job is to bark so that the owners can deal with the threat.