The Mullahs’ Apocalypse Now

Frank Crimi is a San Diego-based writer and author of the book Raining Frogs and Heart Attacks. You can read more of Frank's work at his blog,www.politicallyunbalanced.com.


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A report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has cited “increasing concerns” that Iran is edging ever closer toward the development of nuclear weapons. Adding fuel to those concerns is that the release of the UN report came only days before the Islamist state’s nuclear power plant at Bushehr finally came online for the first time.

Specifically, the nine-page IAEA report cited “extensive” evidence that Iran, in defiance of UN- imposed sanctions, has not suspended its “enrichment-related activities.” Instead, Iran has boosted the production of enriched uranium and upgraded it closer to the level of nuclear weapons-grade. Furthermore, the IAEA found the Iranians continuing to work on heavy water-related projects, including the construction of a heavy water research reactor.

The IAEA report also cited concern over Iran moving its nuclear fuel production program to a well-protected underground bunker outside the Iranian holy city of Qum, a move made earlier in 2011 by the Iranians in an attempt to better protect the program from an air or cyber attack.

The Iranian actions have led the IAEA to conclude that it is unable to provide “credible assurance” about the absence of undeclared nuclear material in Iran. However, what the IAEA could confirm was that it was receiving new information about “activities related to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile.”

That finding, however, should come as little surprise given that an analysis from the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) has cited Iran’s own admission that since 2007 it has produced more than 4,500 kilograms of enriched uranium, enough to make four nuclear weapons.

For those who believe Iran is in the final laps in its race to develop nuclear weapons, those fears were further amplified when the release of the IAEA report was shortly followed by Iran’s declaration that its Bushehr nuclear power plant had finally come online. Despite being dogged by years of delays, the nuclear plant, built with Russian assistance, has now begun producing nuclear fuel for Iran’s national electrical grid

Somewhat surprisingly, the Iranian response to the IAEA report was decidedly upbeat, given the Islamist state has repeatedly claimed over the years that Western demands against its nuclear program have been politically driven and without merit.

In fact, Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Asgshar Soltanieh, went so far as to say the IAEA report had some positive parts, calling it “a step forward.” Apparently he believed the report actually verified Iran’s transparency about its nuclear program. According to Soltanieh, the IAEA had really discovered “The cooperation of our country (Iran) in the provision of information and clearing up ambiguities.”

Taking the cooperation theme to the next level, Fereydoun Abbasi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), then offered to halt Iran’s four-year attempt to stop the IAEA from investigating intelligence reports that Iran was conducting work on several components of a nuclear weapons program, including designing blueprints for a nuclear missile.

Instead, Abbasi proffered to open up Iran’s nuclear program to full IAEA supervision in exchange for the UN ending all the embargos it had levied against the Islamist state since 2006. Currently, Iran is under four sets of UN Security Council sanctions for refusing to freeze enrichment activities.

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  • Gamem

    Iran already has the bomb. See http://live.radioamerica.org/loudwater/player.pl?…

  • elihew

    Well, big surprise here. The world has been standing by watching them now for only about five or six years. Damn, people are stupid!

  • Dispozadaburka

    "A hadith (tradition) sacred to Shiite Islam from the 17th century contains a prophecy from Ali ibn Abi- Talib, which predicts that just before the return of the Mahdi (end-times redeemer of Islam), a "tall black man will assume the reins of government in the West." This leader will command "the strongest army on earth" and will bear "a clear sign" from the third imam, HUSSEIN. The prophesy concludes that: "Shiites should have no doubt that HE IS WTH US." Does this Islamic prophesy identify Obama s the "promised warrior" who comes to help the savior of Shiite Muslims conquer the world?" Amir Taheri asked this very question for Forbes Magazine in October 2008, pointing out how "Obama's first and second names – Barack Hussein – mean the 'blessing of Hussein' in Arabic and Persian" while his "family name, Obama, written in the Persian alphabet, read O Ba Ma, which means 'he is with us.' the magic formula in Majlisi's tradition. Appollyon Rising 2012 Thomas Horn

    • intrcptr2

      Ouch.

      Well, presuming that Muhammad's original revelations were demonic, such a "prophecy" would certainly fit the whole scheme.
      At the same time, accepting Paul's admonition to avoid ANY Gospel that conflicted with his, sets the two systems at mortal variance against one another. And since Muslims outside America tend to think of us as definitively Christian, they are religiously and cuturally constrained to seek our doom.

      Whether Obama himself is consciously part of this or not may not actually be germaine.

  • http://msmignoresit.blogspot.com msmii

    The Middle East is ruled by iron fisted dictators that visit their sadistic pleasures against their citizens, routinely and violently attack neighbors based on issues as seemingly trivial as what form of religion they practice, and smile too sweetly at the US with their hands extended either for a questionable handshake or for money.
    http://msmignoresit.blogspot.com/2011/09/discours

  • Fred Dawes

    The third world war is coming and it will start in Iran.

    • intrcptr2

      Not IN Iran, but perhaps BY Iran, yes.

      As much as the Arabs dislike the Persians, they both have certain issues with the Jews' claim on the Holy Land.

  • Dispozadaburka

    I didn't know that Ringo Starr had a twin brother!

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Only delusional leftists like GWB could have been stupid enough to tie up American troops by deploying them in pursuit of two fantasy based and incredibly counterproductive nation-building missions in Afghanistan and Iraq that were based off of political correct myths about the nature of Islam and that were doomed to inevitably fail even before they were implemented, while at the same time Iran was not only killing American troops with impunity but was also continuing to arm itself while also continuing to pursue nuclear weapons with impunity also. Indeed, this is what happens when the Republican Party becomes hijacked and co-opted by leftwing neo-cons and RINOs. It is also the reason I'm no longer a Republican as well.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      I often wonder what to do as every politician has ulterior motives and are
      not people of their word unless their words are totally stupid and bordering
      on insane. If we can not elect honest people, people who's words mean
      what they say, our troops will continue to die walking in circles around
      the national dumps of the World trash heaps ie; Iraq, Afghanistan et al………

      Iran may drag America into a nuclear conflict and with our government we
      may have to jail the Congress to prevail……………………….William

  • Asher

    The Third Jihad is coming due to the ignorance of the people who continue to vote for the Left and who have enabled Dictatorial-Islamist Regimes.

  • MSMII

    The cost of oil is currently around $85.92 per barrel, $1.56 per gallon. The rule of thumb has it that we should be paying about $2.56 per gallon at the pump. Why are we paying as if the cost per barrel were $143 not the $85.92 it is today?

    With the current price of $85.92 per barrel, the actual cost of the oil is $58.42. The cost of refining that is $11.17. The taxes, give to Caesar what is Caesars’, comes out to be $10.31. The marketing and distribution portion of this comes to $6.01 per barrel.

    The FTC feels that Price Gouging is afoot, and so do I. http://msmignoresit.blogspot.com/2011/09/price-of