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January 22, 2007

Iran's Leader: U.N. Won't Stop Nuke Plan

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks to the media after delivering his budget bill to the parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007. Ahmadinejad on Sunday defended his economic policies from sharp recent domestic criticism and said U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed in December would never deter the country from pursuing its nuclear program.

Iran's Leader: U.N. Won't Stop Nuke Plan

Mideast News

Iran's hardline president on Sunday defended his economic policies from domestic criticism and said U.N. Security Council sanctions would never deter the country from pursuing its nuclear program.

"The (U.N.) resolution was delivered dead. Ten more similar resolutions will not affect our economy and our policy," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech broadcast live on state-run television as he delivered a budget for the new year.
"Falsely, they want to imply that we have had costs in this regard," the president said - an apparent reference to recent news stories in the West that prices of food and other basics have risen in Iran since the U.N. sanctions were imposed in late December.

Wild Thing's comment......

Little man standing on footstool thinking he makes the final decision about his nuclear program. Ha ha- ho ho- no way. The power of our military is nothing to brush off, and even the UN will have it's day of silence if Iran messes with us.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 22, 2007 12:47 AM


If Iraq wasn't keeping so many troops busy, Iran would be invaded by now. It may come to a few precision strikes, but a war with Iran would really be awkward. Winnable, easily, but not without making Iraq even worse.

Posted by: Suricou Raven at January 22, 2007 05:57 AM

If the rest of the world was interested in stopping Iran and North Korea's nuclear threat to the world then troop strength in Iraq or anywhere else for that matter wouldn't be an issue. With only one reliable ally aiding us to fend them off, the rest of the world's nations either appease them directly or indirectly through the auspices of the United Nations, with one exception, Israel, which has it's hands full trying to survive. We can verbally keep Iran at bay with GWB at the helm but with that Sarcophilus Pelosi howling at the moon Iran knows that the party of Pelosi and Clinton will do as much as the UN will to halt the threat of direct nuclear attack on Israel, the United States and Britain. An attack by Islam on New York hasn't awakened the sleeping giant maybe a second attack will take out the UN headquarters there and mildly arouse the UN defenders.

Posted by: Jack at January 22, 2007 12:18 PM

Suricou Raven, nah, Iran would not be fought on the ground, no need to. It's a bird - it's a plane it the USA coming in for the kill is what probably would happen with Iran. At least as far as I think they would do it anyway.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 22, 2007 04:31 PM

Jack, good point.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 22, 2007 04:32 PM

Yes Jack, we are basically alone. Only Australia, Israel, and a few other countries are battling the islamic terror. Britain probably won't be in it much longer. The moslems may win almost by default, and immigration.

The moslems may have figured out the worse thing they can do for their cause is strike us again. Another attack on America would put the democrats in a bind. The democrats would have to support a war they don't want to win, and the average American would be in favor of really kicking moslem butt again. Ahmadinejad is goofy enough to support a terrorist strike on us, and a lot of Iranians probably fear that our retaliation would be directed at them.

Posted by: TomR at January 22, 2007 08:37 PM

You are all correct here, the UN needs to wake up and disband already. There is no point to having it anymore, not after it showed the world that it lacks complete teeth dimplomatically and forcefully speaking. Worse comes to worse, I would agree with Raven, in that a war in Iran would be winnable, however, it really doesn't have to come to that, all it would have to come to would be a few precision strikes in the right places *cough* nuclear research facilities *cough* and that's the end of that, I mean its Iran, can they really have that many scientists that they could easily put the program back together if it was dismantled with extreme prejudice?

Posted by: Mike Slag at January 23, 2007 09:05 AM