Sunday, March 26, 2006


Allegation by Iranians of British oil sabotage

It's always worthwhile to read the Opposition. RedState links the following article to make the claim that Iran is going to go nuclear this year. The article says something slightly different. It says that Iran expects to have its first nuclear reactor online this year. Which, of course, it is entitled to do under the non-proliferation treaty, assuming it follows the rules. Not that it gladdens me to see yet another nation adopt nuclear generation of electricity, but it's 5-10 years between a reactor and a bomb. BUT. Just because that poster at RedState is apparently too dense to get the difference between a reactor and a bomb, it's actually an interesting article, giving specific Iranian grievances: Iran’s supreme leader accused Britain yesterday of conspiring to stop the country’s development through sabotage in the southern oil province of Khuzestan, the Tehran-based Arabic satellite news channel Al-Alam reported. “Enemies of Iran are plotting to stop Iran’s progress....” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.... “The British occupation force in neighboring Basra and Ammara (Maysan) provinces in Iraq is extending its plots....” Khuzestan is home to a large community of ethnic minority Arabs and has been plagued by a wave of bombings over the past year, including car bombings last June and October, another attack in January and smaller attacks in February. There has been also several explosions and fires hitting oil facilities in the area, which have raised suspicions of sabotage. Now, whether the allegations are correct or not, I don't know. But they are the basis for revving up the Iranian people. To get a flavor for this, what would Americans feel if, back when Bush had some credibility, he had claimed that Mexico was sabotaging oilfields in Texas and Oklahoma? My guess is that the Iranian people are psychologically very well-prepared for war.
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