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April 03, 2006

Five Years! (my brain hurts a lot...)


Hans Blix, the former United Nations chief weapons inspector, spoke some encouraging words of optimism today. Speaking to a Norwegian news agency, he gave us all the benefit of his expert opinion.

Former U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix said Monday that Iran is a least five years away from developing a nuclear bomb, leaving time to peacefully negotiate a settlement.

Blix, attending an energy conference in western Norway, said he doubted the U.S. would resort to invading Iran.

"But there is a chance that the U.S. will use bombs or missiles against several sites in Iran," he was quoted by Norwegian news agency NTB as saying. "Then, the reactions would be strong, and would contribute to increased terrorism."

Blix said there is still time for dialogue over Iran's nuclear enrichment program, which Tehran insists is for peaceful purposes but the West fears is part of a secret nuclear weapons program.

"We have time on our side in this case. Iran can't have a bomb ready in the next five years," Blix was quoted as saying.

Blix, also a former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, urged the United States to take its time, as it is doing in a similar nuclear standoff with North Korea.

"The U.S. has given itself time and is negotiating with North Korea, while Iran got a very short deadline," he was quoted as saying.

Yes, the additional five years is great news. The U.S. can follow Blix's advice, and take advantage of this window of opportunity. We might get the Iranians to sign on to some sort of ironclad international agreement. More importantly, the extra five years should be enough time for an inspector who can ensure that Iran follows the agreement to arrive here on earth from the far side of the galaxy.

So like I said before, don't worry, be happy.

Posted by annika, Apr. 3, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
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So, Green Lantern will find Saddam's WMD's in Syria for us?

Posted by: reagan80 on Apr. 3, 2006

What worries me about Blix and his ilk is that Iran has oil money to pay bribes to all the European parties to the agreement. Bribes worked for Saddam and allowed him to continue his nuclear weapons program in Libya with the support of European companies and bribed government officials.

Posted by: Jake on Apr. 3, 2006

"...the extra five years should be enough time for an inspector who can ensure that Iran follows the agreement to arrive here on earth from the far side of the galaxy."

[fanboy] I wonder if John Stewart's Green Lantern would really be up to such a task. Hal Jordan, sure, no problem. [/fanboy] ;-)

Posted by: Dave J on Apr. 3, 2006

Boy, weren't those Clintonistas rock solid in dealing with N. Korea? I miss Billary. And those tyrannical, closed societies are such honest partners. I can only hope we have the same sort of honest give and take with the Iranians. And, I really hope that the genious, Hans Blix, will help us sercure a safer future without any threat of war or violence. After all, the Iranian ruling establishment just wants a clean source of energy and to enjoy the self-esteem that comes with being recognized as a full partner on the world stage. They really love the West....and they especially love God's people, the Jews.

OK, I can't lie.....truth is I'd rather deal with "Han Brix" the way Kim Jong-il dealt with him in Team America: feed the dumb fuck to the sharks. "America...Fuck Yeah!!!"

Posted by: Blu on Apr. 4, 2006

funny annie

Posted by: Scof on Apr. 4, 2006