Tag: Nuclear proliferation

An Iran Deal

This is breaking now so updates as events warrant. We appear to have struck a deal with Iran. The agreement apparently includes a halt to their nuclear program: no enrichment past 5%, no new centrifuges, no new enrichment facilities, full inspections and getting rid of any 20% enriched uranium. They will be allowed to continue to enrich uranium to low levels (3.5%) consistent with nuclear reactors, can keep their current centrifuges and the sanction will be eased (maybe; not clear at this point). This is preparing for a permanent deal in the next six months.

Expect Israel and the GOP to have a fit, whether the deal is a good one or not. I want to see more information before I judge.

How to read the Chinese about their Nork protest?

When China joins the US & Japan to protest a Nork nuke test, one has to pay attention.

(Reuters) – North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of existing U.N. resolutions, drawing condemnation from around the world, including from its only major ally, China, which summoned the North Korean ambassador to protest.

The reclusive North said the test was an act of self-defense against “U.S. hostility” and threatened further, stronger steps if necessary.

It said the test had “greater explosive force” than the 2006 and 2009 tests. Its KCNA news agency said it had used a “miniaturized” and lighter nuclear device, indicating that it had again used plutonium which is more suitable for use as a missile warhead.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the third of his line to rule the country, has presided over two long-range rocket launches and a nuclear test during his first year in power, pursuing policies that have propelled his impoverished and malnourished country closer to becoming a nuclear weapons power.

China, which has shown signs of increasing exasperation with the recent bellicose tone of its neighbor, summoned the North Korean ambassador in Beijing and protested sternly, the Foreign Ministry said.

The question for me is to find out if China really is pissed at the Norks for this and is actually letting little Kim know that, or if this is more of the same shit we have had for decades where they talk out of both sides of their mouth. I know China fears a Nork collapse because the refugee stream would be crippling for them. Still do not know if the Chinese fear a unified Korea so much that if they could make the South have to pay for a reunified Korea it would still not be worth it, especially in light of how quickly a unified Germany bounced back, or not. My guess is this is more of the same old stuff where they say one thing but in the end back the crtazy Norks, because it harms the US and all the other Asian nations China sees in their way to their devinely given supremacy.

Time will tell. And I wonder how Obama will deal with this revelation during the SOTU. Heh, it will just be ignored and instead it will all be promises of more free shit someone else will pay for, and this time he will really mean it about the jobs market stuff.

Iranian nukes and politics

“Unexpectedly” – man that word sure as hell seems to be abused by the LSM since Obama won the WH – we are told by the IAEA that The Iranians will soon have a nuke thanks to help from ex-Soviet scientists right as everyone is talking about Israel doing the world’s dirty work for it, yet again, I should add. It seems Iran has solved whatever issue was holding them back and will soon have nukes. Of course, back in 2007, when people realized that nothing short of a military option was going to stop the apocalyptic fucking freaks in Teheran that want that bomb, the same IAEA put out a report telling us all Iran had completely stopped trying to build one.

At the time most of us that knew better said that that asshole El Baradei was playing a dangerous political game – this report came out to help the democrats prevent President Bush from doing something about this problem, other than tell us how cool the Iranian thugocracy is and that we could talk them off the ledge like Obama has been – by obviously lying about what Iran was doing explicitly to prevent any action by the US military. And while that asshole is still at it, it is now obvious that the IAEA can no longer deny that Iran, not only has rebuffed the “come hither” advances from Community-Organizer-in-Chief, but has been working hard enough at its bomb project such that Iran now will soon have a bomb. That is, again, unless Israel does the dirty work of stopping that. It now looks to me that the pacifists and collectivists won this battle, and Iran will now go nuclear. Joy.