I love it that Mitt Romney will not cede U.S. sovereignty, and is denouncing The UN Arms Trade Treaty. He believes we need a place to talk to people even if you know they’re lying – that would be the UN. Two thumbs up for admitting that viper’s nest lies like a rug. But…in the video Romney says one of the good things about the United Nations is the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) “the folks that go around and determine who is violating the UN non-proliferation treaty.” It is the IAEA’s Mohamed ElBaradei who allowed Iran to be where they are today with their nuclear weaponry. In December 2009, Yukiya Amano replaced ElBaradei who went on to try to win the Egyptian presidency. He failed at that, just as he failed in totality when he allowed Iran to go nuclear. See the Romney video below.
Let’s flash back to, oh 1997 and another 11 years forward, when Egyptian Mohamed ElBaradei allowed Iran to gain all the ground they have gained.
He lied for Iran, lied about them, lied to the U.S., lied in the UN, and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which is now the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), thanks him for it.
Like Obama, ElBaradei received a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing helpful or peaceful for the world.
He had a 12-year run, ending in 2009, as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) where his primary legacy was to bring Iran to the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons.
He ran defense for Iran all those years, doing everything in his power to delay and delay and divert attention from the Iranian nuclear weapons program.
Here is an example of El Baradei’s UN handiwork, after one more occasion when he helped push the issue off the Security Council table: “I am encouraged that the issue has not been referred to the Security Council, precisely to give time for diplomacy and negotiation.”… “…time is still available for diplomacy to resolve outstanding issues, for Iran to build confidence, and that the question of reporting to the Security Council could only be discussed at a later date.” (Sept. 24, 2005)
September 6, 2010 – The Egyptian Newspaper Al Youm Al Sabeh reports: In a communication to the Attorney General of Egypt, Dr. Yasser Najib Abdel Mabboud, has accused Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, former Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency and a candidate in the Egyptian presidential elections, of receiving funds exceeding $7 million (US) from Iran’s leadership as support for ‘political reform in Egypt’. Source: PJ Tatler
As reported by British media via The Australian, Iran has formed a secret team of scientists to infiltrate the UN’s nuclear watchdog in Vienna and prevent more embarrassing disclosures about its nuclear facilities. The team is being run by the former head of the Iranian parliament’s energy committee, Hosein Afarideh, and is targeting the International Atomic Energy Agency’s safeguards division to obtain information on the work of inspectors so Iran could conceal the more sensitive areas of its nuclear research.
April 2006: President G. W. Bush – Seymour Herseh (New Yorker Magazine) on a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities:
The surprise, according to the New Yorker magazine’s veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, is that when the US joint chiefs of staff later sought to cross it off their list the White House insisted on keeping it there…
Talk of nuclear strikes is also a sign of Washington’s limited options. According to a source cited by Mr Hersh, President Bush is “absolutely convinced that Iran is going to get the bomb” if it is not stopped.
2007: A US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) says Tehran halted its efforts to build nuclear weapons in 2003.
October 2007: Mohamed ElBaradei told Le Monde that if Iran has plans to acquire a nuclear bomb, it will take them 3 to 8 years to do so.
June 2008: ElBaradei says if Iran wants to achieve nuclear weaponry, the country will have to expel him (which they did many times)…and if they did expel him, they would need 6 months to one year to achieve their goal.
In that June 2008 interview, ElBaradei refers to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) which Iran would have to “leave” (translation: disrespect, ignore), which Patrick Casey at American Thinker points out is useless in a Muslim country, because lying for the Islamic cause is not only allowed, it’s recommended.
Mohamed ElBaradei also warned that he would not be able to continue in his role as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general if the Islamic republic were attacked. Source.
ElBaradei issued the above warning under the assumption that Israel would attack Iran, and if so, he would no longer continue as IAEA director. ElBaradei is Muslim. Israel is dead to him.
June 2008: Mohamed ElBaradei gives an Al-Arabiya television interview and says Iran could make a Nuke in 6 months. According to American Thinker, he claims to take credit for keeping the world safe from a nuclear Iran, while admitting he had been wrong for years.
Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress at the time the report was issued. The U.S. State Department swarmed with Bill Clinton appointees that Bush foolishly did not chuck out the door straight away.
In 2008, a Senate Intelligence Report, with Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) leading that august body, and Senator John D. Rockefeller the Committee chairman, issued their report:
Despite the halt through at least mid-2007 to Iran’s nuclear weapons design an covert uranium conversion and enrichment-related work, Iran continues to pursue fissile material and nuclear-capable missile delivery.
But the suggested “rewrite” of the 2007 NIE never happened.
More from the above report:
The Iranian and North Korean regimes flout UN Security Council restrictions on their nuclear programs.
Over the past year we have gained important new insights into Tehran’s activities related to nuclear weapons…
…with moderate-to-high confidence that Tehran at a minimum is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons.
The report goes on to say numerous times and in numerous ways, that with “moderate-to-high confidence,” that Iran is seeking to go nuclear.
September 2008, El Baradei said there is still “no credible evidence….” “I do not think based on what we see that Iran has an ongoing nuclear weapons programme.” Then the joker baldly said Iran was not cooperating him on their plans for nuclear warheads.
October 2009: The Wall Street Journal reports that “U.S. spy agencies are considering whether to rewrite the above mentioned report. In 2007, Germany, France and Britain believed the conclusions of the 2007 National Estimate (NIE) were bogus.
Rewriting an NIE is a major undertaking because it is the most comprehensive of U.S. intelligence reports and reflects the combined judgment of all 16 American intelligence bodies.
The 2007 report created a political headache for the Bush administration when Republicans and some allied governments such as Israel criticized the broad public conclusion that Iran was backing off its nuclear ambitions.
The report reversed earlier findings that Iran was pursuing a nuclear-weapons program. It found with “high confidence” that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003, and with “moderate confidence” that it hadn’t been restarted as of mid-2007.
2009: …a secret IAEA document was reported to state that IAEA experts believe that Iran has “sufficient information” to make a nuclear device and had worked on a warhead that could be carried on a missile.
In a statement the agency said it had “no concrete proof that there is or has been a nuclear weapons programme in Iran.”
In September 2009, the then IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei said in an interview: “I do not think based on what we see that Iran has an ongoing nuclear weapons programme.” He has said that the threat of Iran developing a bomb has been “hyped”. Source
Mitt Romney on United Nations and Sovereignty (video)