Dec 8, 2008

El Baradei’s Nuclear Iran - Policy Failure Or Deceptive Success - You Decide

By Bill Wilson

The United States and Israel have been duped and lied to by an Egyptian national in charge of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei admitted to the LA Times that the UN's policy toward preventing Iran from a nuclear arms program "has been a failure." This from the man who balked at Bush Administration concerns that Iran was moving toward building a nuclear weapon in a November 2004 news conference, "I am not ready to jump to the conclusion and say this is a weapons program," he said, "unless I see clear cut proof that this is a weapons program. And we are not there yet."

This past June, El Baradei told the news media that Iran could have a nuclear weapon in six months. This is a man whom the West put a lot of stock into to prevent the world's most radical sponsor of terrorism from becoming a member of the nuclear club. All along El Baradei played the role of the diplomat, citing the obvious, crafting words to make the world think that if it just used a carrot and stick diplomacy that Iran would eventually comply. No. What really happened is that the world believed an Islamic diplomat who was likely complicit in being the front man for a radical strategy to dupe the West into believing that Iran could be stopped from developing nuclear weapons, when all along it was just buying time.

In October 2005, El Baradei won the Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomatic efforts to keep the peace by holding Iran and North Korea at bay in their nuclear weapons development. Of course, North Korea already has nuclear weapons. So does Pakistan. Syria has a secret nuclear weapons program as discovered by the US and Israel. And Iran has made no secret of its intentions by saying over and over again that it has a right to develop a nuclear program. El Baradei, despite bamboozling a gullible Western world into believing that radical Islam will not develop nuclear weapons on his watch, has been a complete failure-or has he? Seems as though he did his job as a good Muslim.

Now, because the West, especially an appeasing Europe, was so trusting in an Egyptian-born Muslim, the world is a far more dangerous place. Calling good evil and evil good, El Baradei succeeded in buying time for Iran and Syria and North Korea and probably many more to establish the basis and the technology for building the world's most destructive weapons. And unless Israel or the United States take aggressive and preemptive military action, the most evil people in the world will have incredible destructive power at their fingertips. Psalm 146:3 says, "Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help." One translation of "son" in this verse is "nation" or "Egypt." How revealing indeed.