After nearly a decade of stalling world action against Iran's nuclear program, the UN's chief nuclear watchdog Mohamed El Baradei is now saying Iran wants nuclear weapons. At the same time, the United States has changed policy positions saying to Iran no nation should choose who holds nuclear weapons. This flip-flop in both diplomatic spheres comes at a time when there is unprecedented pressure on Israel toward forcing a militarized Islamic Palestinian state carved out of Israeli land. For example, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told a recent gathering of Jewish leaders that if Israel wanted America's help with the Iranian nuclear problem, it should agree to a Palestinian state.
In November 2004, El Baradei told the media,
"I am not ready to jump to the conclusion and say this is a weapons program unless I see a diversion of nuclear material to such a program or I see clear cut proof that this is a weapons program. And we are not there yet."Now El Baradei is telling BBC,
"[Iran] wants to send a message to its neighbors, it wants to send a message to the rest of the world: yes, don't mess with us, we can have nuclear weapons if we want it."The Ambassador from Iran was quite defensive to El Baradei's remarks. He said,
"Nuclear weapons are not in our defense doctrine. . .But we are going to have nuclear technology for peaceful purposes."Reuters News Service reports that in an apparent slip-up during his exchange with reporters, the Iranian Ambassador said, in English:
"There is no difference between any factions or groups of the Iranian nation on the inalienable right of nuclear weapons."He later clarified that he meant nuclear power. Several issues are at play here. First, El Baradei has won a Nobel Peace Prize by acting as a diplomat in stalling world efforts to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. America's Executive Branch at the White House is soft on Islam and appears to err on the side of appeasement with Iran.
The man who occupies the Oval Office said in his June 4 speech in Cairo,
"No single nation should pick and choose which nations hold nuclear weapons. . . And any nation - including Iran - should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power if it complies with its responsibilities under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."But the White House has little reservation toward using Iran's nuclear program - a horrible threat to Israel - as a bargaining chip with Israel to give Islam a radical militarized state.
2 Timothy 3:13 says,
"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."The world is gathering against Israel and America is among them.
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