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IRAN SAYS THE IAEA IS INFILTRATED BY TERRORISTS BUT THEY SAY CRAZY THINGS ALL THE TIME
September 18 2012
Vienna, Austria – Rarely does a day go by when someone from some level of the government or military in Iran says something that isn’t at least a little bit wacky. It’s kind of standard protocol for Iran to say things that are either provocative or just flat out nuts, sometimes both at the same time.
That type of behaviour has clearly gotten the country into some trouble over the last few years. It has led directly to the sanctions and threat of war constantly being launched at the country over their nuclear program. The simple truth is if they didn’t say such crazy things the world would have no issue with them having nuclear power.
They are who they are, though, and not only has it brought them very distinctly to the brink of war, a war that could well take down the leadership and change the country forever, they really have no way to back out anymore. Of course this being Iran they really don’t even seem like they want to back out so it kind of works out when they say things like there are terrorist in International Atomic Energy Agency which of course are working against them.
“We have always opposed and will always denounce the manufacture and use of weapons of mass destruction,” said Iranian nuclear head Fereydun Abbasi-Davani in Vienna. “Terrorists and saboteurs might have intruded the agency and might be making decisions covertly.”
Abbasi-Davani was speaking directly about an apparent underground explosion that shut off power to one of their nuclear plants because that had to be terrorist and saboteurs not them just screwing up.
IAEA inspectors have been on site in Iran for awhile but can barely move which would make sabotage tough, at best.
“I doubt very seriously that the IAEA has started to employ terrorists or saboteurs in order to affect an end to the Iranian nuclear program but you never know. I mean no one but Iran wants it to work and they don’t seem to be stopping by themselves so maybe it makes sense to sabotage it. If they aren’t doing that maybe they should be,” said Scrape TV Atomic analyst Mikhail Simpson. “Still, I doubt it. This explosion could have been caused by just about anything and it is way, way more likely that Iranian workers just screwed the thing up, spliced a wire wrong or left a bomb just lying around or something but of course admitting that would be embarrassing and so they have to blame the world for hating them.”
The world does, for the most part, kind of hate Iran that is true.
“I would also think that if there were saboteurs they would be better than just going around and cutting off power to things. Blow the whole place up, what do you have to do. Come on IAEA if you’re going to do it do it right,” continued Simpson. “It could also be that Iran is trying to set the IAEA up as terrorists in an excuse to get them out of the country. Of course it’s a lousy effort but you wouldn’t expect much better from Iran, I wouldn’t at least. It is Iran after all, that won’t ever change.”
IAEA officials just didn’t bother responding, presumably to just avoid having to talk to Iranian officials at all.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent