Saturday, August 21, 2010
Iran, an Islamic nation led by the anti-Semitic radical, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who described Israel as a “fake regime” that “must be wiped off the map, opened its first nuclear power plant at a ceremony on Saturday.
Attended by senior officials from Iran and Russian, the ceremony marked the start of the transfer of enriched uranium fuel rods from a storage site to a plant near Bushehr, in southern Iran city, and the beginning of a fully functional nuclear plant.
The event is one sure to worry many Americans and Israelis alike concerned the civilian the program will eventually lead to Iran building a nuclear bomb capable of reaching Israel.
American diplomats working for the Obama administration had encouraged Russia to not assist Iran with its nuclear ambitions but the United States has virtually no influence in such pan-national matters under the aegis of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Israel, condemned the launch of the Iranian reactor with the following statement:
“It is totally unacceptable that a country that so blatantly violates resolutions of the (United Nations) Security Council, decisions of the International Atomic Energy Agency and its commitments under the NPT (non-proliferation treaty) should enjoy the fruits of using nuclear energy.”
President Obama, enjoying on his sixth vacation this year, had no comment on the Iranian reactor but, Darby Holladay, of the U.S. State Department pronounced the reactor safe and posed “no threat” to anyone’s security.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt expressed concerns:
“We have always respected Iran’s right to develop an exclusively civil nuclear power program. The problem is Iran’s continued refusal to satisfy the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and the international community that its work on uranium enrichment and heavy water projects are exclusively peaceful.”
Personally, I hope August 21, 2010, isn’t the day Americans and our allies look back at in horror, asking, “Why didn’t the we act militarily to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear nation while we still had the chance?”