Thursday, June 02, 2011

Useless International Organization

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the global nuclear watchdog, is quick on the uptake, reports the New York Times:
In a . . . report on Syria, the agency also laid out a detailed case, for the first time, that the country was "very likely" building a secret nuclear reactor that should have been reported to the agency. The facility was bombed by Israel in September 2007, and Syria quickly bulldozed the site, eliminating most of the evidence.

Although the C.I.A. released photographs in 2008 of the reactor building, taken before the bombing raid, the agency’s inspectors in Vienna had at first been quite skeptical of any evidence provided by the Bush administration, with which they had clashed over the status of Iraq’s nuclear program. But they have now come to the same conclusion that Washington came to nearly four years ago, and American officials said they plan to use the report to press the agency’s board of governors at its meeting next month to refer the issue to the United Nations Security Council for possible sanctions.
As Neptunus Lex quips:
"Possible sanctions" for a plant that was destroyed almost four years ago?

Talk about barn doors and fled horses.
(via Maggie's Farm)


OBloodyHell said...

Don't worry, they also plan to sanction Iran for developing and dropping nukes on Tel Aviv and Washington...

About 14 years after the detonations.

Whitehall said...

Within the commercial nuclear power industry, IAEA is considered pretty dang useless.