Mahdi Christmas: Security Council approves meaningless sanctions on Iran

posted at 2:41 pm on December 23, 2006 by Allahpundit

Follow the timeline. It’s been three and a half years since the IAEA first flagged them for noncompliance with the Nonproliferation Treaty. And still the Security Council’s giving them more time: today’s sanctions do nothing more than freeze the assets of a few Iranian scientists and forbid sales of nuclear and missile equipment to Iran (which they already have), with a promise of more draconian measures to come if the mullahs don’t suspend enrichment soon. The U.S. wanted those measures now but Russia threatened to veto unless the resolution was completely defanged — especially with respect to the nuclear plant they’re building for Iran at Bushehr. So we’ll be back for another round of this god knows when, after a few thousand more centrifuges have been installed. The goal, it seems, is to time the process so that major sanctions are handed down the day after Iran’s built a functioning nuclear weapon. Mario Loyola explains it all to you at the Corner.

No reaction yet from Ahmadinejad. Maybe he’s busy decorating the tree:

Merry Christmas to everyone!
My sincere congratulations to everyone for the Glorious and Auspicious Birthday of Divine Prophet – confirmed and authenticated by Gabriel, the angel of Divine revelation – the Obedient of Almighty God, Jesus Christ, the Messiah (peace be upon Him)…

We believe that the beloved Jesus Christ – the Messiah (peace be upon Him and His Mother) would also reappear for the fulfillment of the promises of all the Divine prophets. And together – accompanying the invited of the nations – would bring all the beauties and goodness for humanity of the world. And we are getting close to that date.

Meanwhile, hmmm:

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Update: The State Department is spinning the resolution as a pro forma gesture that signifies international consensus; with that established, now they can go ahead and do what they really want to do — meaningless unilateral sanctions.

Burns said the resolution takes away a main argument against bilateral penalties by individual countries, which have told U.S. officials that they could not do so until the U.N. acted. The administration wants other nations to join the U.S. and stop selling arms to Iran and to limit export credits to Tehran, he said.

“We want to let the Iranians know that there is a big cost to them,” Burns said, so they will return to talks.

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It’s been three and a half years since the IAEA first flagged them for noncompliance with the Nonproliferation Treaty. And still the Security Council’s giving them more time

If this follows thew pattern of UN involvement in Iraq, Iran still has another 10 years of meaningless sanctions and treatened action. Did anyone really expect anyting more from the UN? The only people they are willing to really go after are the Israelis.

jman on December 23, 2006 at 2:59 PM

I’m not a student of UN history, but I believe it was created mainly for global collective security. In light of the fact that the current President of Iran has ever-so-subtly threatened nuclear destruction on Israel while he works hard and fast to build a nuke, it is near criminal the UN does little to nothing to stop it.

gmoonster on December 23, 2006 at 3:03 PM

So we are still 20 years off before the letters with the triple exclamation point arrive in Iran?

lorien1973 on December 23, 2006 at 3:03 PM

gmoonster on December 23, 2006 at 3:03 PM

“ever-so-subtly”? Iran’s leaders have been crystal clear that they want Israel destroyed.

With regards to the UN, as it no longer holds true to it’s purpose, the US should defund it and remove it from our land.

jman on December 23, 2006 at 3:09 PM

Another meaningless sanction. *Yawn.* We will never learn our lesson, will we?

pullingmyhairout on December 23, 2006 at 3:27 PM

If you do not bring us a shrubbery, we will say “Nie!” to you again.

The Monster on December 23, 2006 at 3:47 PM

You have to admire the sheer lunacy of this man demon.

On his Presidential website he writes:

P

resident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Thursday that development and progress of the Iranian nation would mean an end to the bullying powers’ tyranny, aggression and injustice worldwide.

So at the same time he’s warning the rest of the world to convert to Islam or die, calling for the removal of Israel from the map, and ruling over acts such as this … he’s claiming to be fighting against “bullying powers”, “tyranny, aggression and injustice worldwide?”

Yeah. Hey! But at least one person agrees with him.

Gregor on December 23, 2006 at 4:07 PM

And then I have to wake up this morning to my local paper’s propaganda on the “Golden age of Islam.”

Useful idiots

Gregor on December 23, 2006 at 4:29 PM

I really think that as far as Iran is concerned, it’s not the nature of the sanctions as much as the fact that they are sanctioned by what they perceive as a World Government. It makes them look irrelevant to the World. When they get sanctioned by the UN it undermines their credibility. Kind of like … they (Iran) want direct negotiations with the US so they can affirm their credibility as our equal. That’s the main reason why we don’t .. it would give Iran credibility.

Texas Gal on December 23, 2006 at 5:44 PM

Stupid Russians, they never stop to think “Hey, maybe if we help Iran get nukes, they’ll give ‘em to the Chechens, who will use those nukes on Moscow. Therefore, we shouldn’t help Iran get nukes.”

I guess 2 + 2 equals nine in Russian math.

We need ti send Hans ‘Brix’ to Iran to threated them.

“Stop making nukes, or ELSE!”

“Or else *what*?”

“Or else we’ll say ‘Or else’ again.”

Tony737 on December 23, 2006 at 5:45 PM

If you do not bring us a shrubbery, we will say “Nie!” to you again.

The Monster on December 23, 2006 at 3:47 PM

Your mother was a hamster, and your father smells of Elderberries! Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!

That’s it! The UN is nothing but an extended Monty Python skit!

rmgraha on December 23, 2006 at 6:45 PM

Stupid Russians, they never stop to think “Hey, maybe if we help Iran get nukes, they’ll give ‘em to the Chechens, who will use those nukes on Moscow. Therefore, we shouldn’t help Iran get nukes.”

I guess 2 + 2 equals nine in Russian math.

It’s that they’ve had too much vodka.

Tim Burton on December 23, 2006 at 6:56 PM

More reaction from the lying two-faced sons of jackals.

(IRNA) oday is a sad day for the non-proliferation regime .Only a few days ago, the Prime Minister of the Israeli regime boasted about his regime’s nuclear weapons. But instead of even raising an eyebrow — let alone addressing — that serious threat to international peace and security and the non-proliferation regime, the Security Council is imposing sanctions on a member of the NPT that — unlike Israel:
Has never attacked or threatened to use force against any member of the United Nations.

Cute ‘eh?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 23, 2006 at 7:29 PM

Stop or I’ll say stop again!

quax1 on December 23, 2006 at 8:23 PM

This came straight from the Ministry of Silly Sanctions…

rmgraha on December 23, 2006 at 9:41 PM

Remember – Britain, France, and the “hardline” response that they gave Hitler’s Germany in Munich, 1938.

Remember that magic piece of paper that Chamberlain waved that pronounced “peace in our time”.

Remember the German response to all of the appeasement.

In 1945, many said “never again”.

It is too bad that our leaders have either forgotten or are too stupid to actually learn from both history and those who had a grip on the world situation that we didn’t listen to.

Their inaction will condemn and hurt us. Look for the parallels to 1938 in what is going on now.

Just like the leaders of Great Britain in World War II, it will be we, the people, who pay – not the inept leaders who took us there.

Time to wake up and smell the coffee, folks!

Emmett J. on December 23, 2006 at 10:52 PM

You know, there are only one of three ways this is all going end.

Read “The Three Conjectures” at the Belmont club.

“Conjecture 1: Terrorism has lowered the nuclear threshold”

“Conjecture 2: Attaining WMDs will destroy Islam”

“Conjecture 3: The War on Terror is the ‘Golden Hour’ — the final chance”

As Wretchard put it:

It is supremely ironic that the survival of the Islamic world should hinge on an American victory in the War on Terror, the last chance to prevent that terrible day in which all the decisions will have already been made for us.

The Democrats and the left and the media refuse to see it.

The UN is being willfully blind to it, as passing this meaningless resolution proves.

georgej on December 24, 2006 at 4:30 AM

What is Mahmouds address, so we can send him “ties” for Christmas??

gary on December 26, 2006 at 4:25 AM