In keeping with its obligations under the treaty, on September 21 Iran disclosed to the International Atomic Energy Agency that it is constructing another nuclear facility. The British prime minister Gordon Brown confused Iran’s disclosure with “serial deception,” and declared, “We will not let this matter rest.”By all means, read the whole piece.
What matter? Why does Gordon Brown think that Iran’s disclosure to the IAEA is a deception? Does the moronic UK prime minister mean that Iran is claiming to be constructing a plant but is not, and thus by claiming one is deceiving the world?
Not to be outdone in idiocy, out of Obama’s mouth jumped Orwellian doublespeak: “The Iranian government must now demonstrate through deeds its peaceful intentions or be held accountable to international standards and international law.”
The incongruity blows the mind. Here is Obama, with troops engaged in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan demanding that a peaceful nation at war with no one demonstrate “its peaceful intentions or be held accountable to international standards and international law.”
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tiny Silver Lining. Dark, Dark Cloud. (Part 1)
Out of last week's invasion and occupation of Pittsburgh comes only one good thing: a really striking demonstration of our supervisors' hypocrisy and tone-deafness. As so often happens, Paul Craig Roberts provided a biting summary: