Sunday, April 10, 2005


OSLO ("Reuters") -

The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said in an interview that al Qaeda and other extremist groups had sought to obtain a nuclear weapon, Norwegian television reported on Saturday. "They were actively looking into acquiring a nuclear weapon and other weapons of mass destruction," Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said in an interview in Vienna with Norway's commercial TV 2 channel. [...] ElBaradei as saying that proof had been found in Afghanistan, where U.S.-led-troops toppled the Taliban government in 2001 after it refused to hand over al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. "I would be surprised if they did not try to acquire nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. That would be the most horrible scenario because these extremist groups -- if they have the weapon, they will use it," ElBaradei said. He said there was a "race against time" to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and plug gaps in the security of atomic weapons and materials. "The more nuclear weapons that exist, the more threat we are facing. And the more countries that have nuclear weapons, the more danger we are facing," ElBaradei said. "We can't afford one single lapse in the system of security of nuclear material or nuclear weapons," he said.

El Baradei is NO FRIEND TO BUSH, THE USA, or THE GWOT. So his WARNING CANNOT be written off by Lefties as bellicose political maneuvering, and it's all the more reason we must URGENTLY CRACKDOWN ON THE NUCLEAR TYRANTS IN IRAN AND NORTH KOREA - they are the LEAST RELIABLE nuclear nations on earth. They could easily sell or give a nuke to neojihadists.


opine6 said...

So what took him so long to divulge this information? Oh, I forgot. He works for the UN.

Probably had to send the information through a couple of years of "high level" panels and committees before he could announce it.

Anonymous said...

lets get it on

AbbaGav said...

Nice to see people keeping an eye on the ball. I'm shocked El Baradei even said this, and I can only wonder how he feels putting this out will help the Arab cause, cuz he sure isn't doing it out of virtue.

Maybe he just wants to add a little urgency to the negotiations and cocktails over in Europe, or wants to up the stakes a bit before he puts out his autobiography.

I've got a post on Iran over at my blog if anybody is interested:


Keep up the good work.


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