Saturday, August 09, 2008

“Rapid Reaction Force”

Russian tanks and the artillery of third world style siege roll into Georgia, and the EU takes 24 hours to “express concern”. It should surely have the Iranians quaking in their black socks and brown sandals at the EU’s “enforcement measures” that they’re under now over the nuclear weapons program that the EU has bought them enough time to continue by negotiating about it endlessly:

In a statement published Friday by the bloc's current president France, the European Union announced it had begun to apply new measures against Tehran, including closely scrutinizing financial groups doing business with Iranian banks, and holding back on loans for companies trading with Iran. The EU's 27 members will also inspect airplanes and ships traveling to and from Iran...
Go get ‘em, sparky! Now they’ll likely have to do a thrillingly intrusive body cavity search of most of Europe’s ‘champions’ while they’re at it. At this point they’re just killing time anyway:
The leaders of Europe can no longer pretend that they don't know what Iran is up to. A leaked internal document prepared for the European Union's foreign ministers warns that it is probably too late to prevent the Iranian government from acquiring nuclear weapons. "At some stage we must expect that Iran will acquire the capacity to enrich uranium on the scale required for a weapons programme." The document also admits that efforts to impede the Iranian nuclear program have failed. "In practice . . . the Iranians have pursued their programme at their own pace, the limiting factor being technical difficulties rather than resolutions by the U.N.
I’m sure the Swiss always wanted to glow in the dark.

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