Iran – Good to Go?

No doubt we’ll be treated to the usual round of hand wringing and cloth rending over any unilateral action. But the fact remains: Europe (and the UN) is going to do absolutely nothing about preventing this, as evidenced by the apparent fact that they’re selling these maniacs the technology they require.

Secret services say Iran is trying to assemble a nuclear missile

Document seen by Guardian details web of front companies and middlemen.
To continue to pussy foot around while the Iranians assemble what they want is nothing short of suicidal. That said, I’ve long contended that this is precisely what the Europeans have become:

The Iranian government has been successfully scouring Europe for the sophisticated equipment needed to develop a nuclear bomb, according to the latest western intelligence assessment of the country's weapons programmes.

Scientists in Tehran are also shopping for parts for a ballistic missile capable of reaching Europe, with "import requests and acquisitions ... registered almost daily", the report seen by the Guardian concludes.

The 55-page intelligence assessment, dated July 1 2005, draws upon material gathered by British, French, German and Belgian agencies, and has been used to brief European government ministers and to warn leading industrialists of the need for vigilance when exporting equipment or expertise to so-called rogue states.

It concludes that Syria and Pakistan have also been buying technology and chemicals needed to develop rocket programmes and to enrich uranium. It outlines the role played by Russia in the escalating Middle East arms build-up. . .
No doubt I’ll be accused of anti-European bias (yet again - then again, who cares). Once again I’ll say, I really, really, really wish they wouldn’t provide so much bloody ammunition.

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