Sunday, October 28, 2007

IAEA jumps in update

I mentioned the IAEA jumping in to investigate the claims that Israel had bombed a secret reactor in Syria in a previous post

Here's an update from LGF:

IAEA Chief Springs Into Action, Condemns Israel

Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 1:05:11 pm PST

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, Mohamed ElBaradei, who has never succeeded in stopping a single country from developing nuclear weapons, is condemning Israel for the airstrike on Syria’s nuclear facility: IAEA chief lashes out over Israeli raid in Syria.

Because the UN is the “eyes and ears of the international community.” We’re not supposed to notice that those eyes are willfully blind, and those ears willfully deaf.

Chief UN nuclear watchdog Mohamed ElBaradei Sunday accused Israel of taking “the law into their own hands” with a raid on Syria, and demanded more information about what was hit.

Neither Israel nor the United States has furnished “any evidence at all” to prove that the Syrian site bombed last month was a secret nuclear facility, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency told CNN.

“That, to me, is very distressful because we have a system; if countries have information that the country is working on a nuclear-related program, they should come to us. We have the authority to go out and investigate,” he said.

“But to bomb first and then ask questions later, I think it undermines the system and it doesn’t lead to any solution to any suspicion, because we are the eyes and ears of the international community.”

Well, one thing you can say about El-Baradei and the UN, at least they're predictable.

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