REUTERS/HAARETZ: ElBaradei: Israel strike on Iran would be 'insane'
Israel would be crazy to launch a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, Mohamed ElBaradei, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said in a magazine interview released on Saturday.*******BY PREEMPTIVELY ATTACKING ISRAEL AND CALLING IT INSANE FOR EVEN CONSIDERING AN ATTACK ON IRAN, EL BARADEI IS ATTEMPTING TO NEUTRALIZE THE STICK (IN THE CARROT'N STICK METHOD OF NEGOTIATING) AND IS THEREBY ACTUALLY UNDERMINING POTENTIAL NEGOTIATIONS.
"It would be completely insane to attack Iran," ElBaradei told Germany's Der Spiegel magazine. "That would turn the region into one big fireball, and the Iranians would immediately start building the bomb - and they could count on the support of the entire Islamic world."
... The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog added that Iran should engage with the United States and negotiate over the program.
U.S. President Barack Obama is actively seeking to engage Iran on a series of issues, from its nuclear program to Afghanistan.
"I advise my Iranian negotiating partners: grasp the hand that Obama is extending to you," the UN official said.
WHAT THE IAEA, THE UNSC AND THE USA SHOULD BE SAYING TO IRAN IS THIS: "THE WORLD WILL BACK - IF NOT AID - ISRAEL IN A PREEMPTIVE ATTACK; THEREFORE ANY ATTEMPT TO CONTINUE IS A WASTE."
THIS APPROACH WOULD MAKE AN ATTACK LESS LIKELY BY MAKING COOPERATION MORE LIKELY.
THE EFFECT OF EL BARADEI'S APPROACH IS TO ACTUALLY FOSTER IRAN'S PROGRAM.
- IMHO: THIS IS NO ACCIDENT OR SIDE-EFFECT OF A BASIC PREDILECTION FOR APPEASEMENT; IT IS A RESULT OF PRO-ISLAM BIAS.
- REMEMBER: EL BARADEI DID NOT KNOW ABOUT PAKISTAN'S PROGRAM OR LIBYA'S -- TWO OTHER CLANDESTINE MUSLIM NUKE PROGRAM'S.
- HARDLY. EL BARADEI IS A MUSLIM AND IS BIASED IN THEIR FAVOR.
- AND DON'T FORGET: PUTIN'S TYRANNICAL RUSSIA IS THE MAJOR BACKER OF IRAN'S PROGRAM, ITS MISSILE DEFENSE, (AND OF DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY ARMING IRAN'S STOOGES: SYRIA; HAMAS; AND HIZBALLAH).
- THEREFORE - FOR AIDING IRAN - WE SHOULD THREATEN SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA.
- THE THREAT FROM IRAN IS INFINITELY MORE REAL AND MORE PROXIMATE THAN "MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING".
- IT WOULD BE MORE THAN NICE - IT WOULD BE SANE - IF THE UN AND OBAMA TREATED IT THAT WAY.
- SO FAR... ONLY ISRAEL IS.