Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wow! US threatens to bring Iran to the UN Security Council

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States set a March deadline on Thursday for Iran to start cooperating in substance with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation, warning Tehran the issue may otherwise be referred to the U.N. Security Council.

The comments by U.S. diplomat Robert Wood to the board of the International Atomic Energy Agency signaled Washington's growing frustration at a lack of progress in the IAEA's inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's nuclear program. [...]

"If by March Iran has not begun substantive cooperation with the IAEA, the United States will work with other board members to pursue appropriate board action, and would urge the board to consider reporting this lack of progress to the U.N. Security Council," Wood said, according to a copy of his statement.

Absolutely incredible that there are people in high-ranking government positions still so f*cking naive as to believe the threat of a referral to the UN Security Council is going to slow Iran down.

But if you dare to doubt the genius of Obama's Iran strategy (whatever that may be)... then you've a war mongering teabagger who is frothing at the mouth to send American welfare recipients into a new war.

So, it's perfectly acceptable to continuously repeat the same mistake hoping for a different result... Funny, I thought that was the definition of insanity.

Bottom line: Pretending that a "referral to the UN Security Council" is the answer is as ridiculous as anything else you'll hear this year.