Via yesterday’s BBC (I do have other stuff to do y’know!).
Iran’s new parliament speaker has warned that it could set limits on future co-operation with the United Nation’s nuclear agency, the IAEA.
Former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said parts of the agency’s latest report on Tehran’s nuclear programme had been “deceitful” and “ambiguous”.
Oh, be still my splitting sides. Ali Laryngitis has got more front than Brighton. You gotta give him that.
Parliament will not allow that such deceptions are made, Mr Larijani said.
If they continue along this path, the new parliament will intervene in the case and set a new line for co-operation with the IAEA.
The comments drew chants of “God is great” and “Death to America” from the audience of MPs.
Yeah, right. That’s priceless. That’s more front than Pamela Anderson. Let’s claim we’re only doing this for peaceful purposes (as they do claim, all the fucking time hence Mr Laryngitis’s unfortunate throat condition) then celebrate this renewed commitment by threatening to obliterate a nation of three hundred million people. They must think we fell out of the banyan tree yesterday.
I have no idea how to deal with such nutters. There are many good people in Iran and I have no desire to see Persia Coventrated but if that does have to happen then it’s nutcases like Mr Laryngitis who must carry the can for it. I would like to see the Iranian people rise up and send these Dark Age lunatics to the lowest oubliette. If we can achieve that we must do everything in our power to aid dissenters within that currently benighted country.
If not, and if we can’t militarily decapitate the regime, then I fear the only answer is genocide - the complete and permanent destruction of Iran. Because, as with friend Saddam, we can’t keep such fuckers permanently “boxed”. Eventually the wheel will come off and there will have to be ructions.
This has to be tackled, like yesterday, because the IAEA is a toothless tiger and the above illustrates the Iranians have catheterized it and are proceeding to take enormous quantities of the piss*, and no leader in the Civilized World should even be allowed to contemplate the destruction of one of our great cities by these utterly deranged nutcases. If that happens those leaders shall have to carry the can for it (an easy can to recognize - it’s signed by Neville Chamberlain and Jimmy Carter - worth a few quid on eBay).
I do not mention genocide lightly (by which, of course, I mean a massive pre-emptive nuclear strike). I mention it because if it is a choice between London or New York or Tel Aviv being nuked or the appalling tragedy of millions of Iranian dead and the destruction of thousands of years of continuous Persian culture then for me it is a terrible but easy decision. There are many things in politics which can be achieved by compromise and negotiation but this isn’t one. The mullahs must demonstrably cease and desist or it’s time for Teddy’s big-stick. If we can we get smart and manage to help overthrow the regime then that would be grand but that must happen before Iran’s Trinity Test. There is a fixed point here. Iran, as currently constituted cannot under any circumstances be allowed to have nuclear weapons. If that means we are prepared to annihilate Iran then, tragically, so be it.
I would like to think that our leaders feel the same and are moving Heaven and Earth to prevent the ayatollahs getting nukes and are prepared to get fissionable about it, if it comes to that. I doubt it though, they mainly seem to be more pre-occupied with the gas that makes Coke fizzy rather than with the mullahs who might make the air uranious.
*Possibly to sell to China in exchange for missile technology. Tiger piss has to be worth something in traditional Chinese medicine.