UN Security Council Finds Iran Is Violating The Nuclear Weapons Program Ban

Tyler Durden's picture

The good old Iraq playbook is being played to the dot, just less than a decade later, and now with Iraq neighbor off by just one letter: Iran. According to Haaretz, the UN Security council "denounced Iran's failure to abide by United Nations resolutions demanding an end to the possible weaponization of its nuclear program. The Denouncement comes after International Atomic Energy Agency submits a report claiming Iran continues to make advances in uranium enrichment beyond its needs for medical applications. The United States, Germany, France and Britain joined forces in exposing Tehran's advanced 20-per-cent uranium enrichment, which is considered military weapons grade. Tehran said its enrichment program was needed for medical and civilian uses. But the UN said Tehran has not been transparent and failed to cooperate with the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which recently submitted a report that Iran continued to make advances in uranium enrichment beyond its needs for medical applications." Whether the US, pardon the UN, will follow up with ever escalating following directives that ultimately lead to nothing short of a land invasion is unknown for now, but if history tis any precedent, the answer is a resounding yes. Furthermore, today's decision should be taken in context with the major article in the WSJ "US Eyes Covert Plan to Counter Iran in Iraq" which does nothing but set the scene for what will inevitably follow in a few weeks or months. Expect a flare up in anti-Iran rhetoric in the next few days.

From the WSJ:

Military commanders and intelligence officers are pushing for greater authority to conduct covert operations to thwart Iranian influence in neighboring Iraq, according to U.S. officials.


The move comes amid growing concern in the Obama administration about Iran's attempts in recent months to expand its influence in Iraq and the broader Middle East and what it says is Tehran's increased arms smuggling to its allies. 


Compounding the urgency is the planned reduction in the U.S. military presence in Iraq by the end of the year, a development that many fear will open up the country to more influence from Iran, which also has a majority Shiite population. 


If the request is approved by the White House, the authorization for the covert activity in Iraq likely would take the form of a classified presidential "finding." But unlike the secret order that authorized the Central Intelligence Agency's campaign against al Qaeda in 2001, the current proposal is limited in scope, officials said.


Officials declined to provide details about the kinds of covert operations under consideration, but said they could include more aggressive interdiction efforts at the Iraq-Iran border and stepped-up measures to stop Iranian arms smuggling after the American drawdown.


The United Nations has prohibited Iran from exporting arms. However, defense officials say, Tehran continues to supply weapons parts to Shiite militias in Iraq.

Right, and when it comes to "defense officials", we should always take their word, whether it is for secret knowledge of weapons of mass destruction, Iraq's massive nuclear armament, or any other watercooler soundbite that Joe Sixpack is delighted to regurgitate the next day to his minimally paid coworkers.

Iranian officials have repeatedly denied that they have played any role in arming militants in Iraq or worked to destabilize other Arab nations. Tehran has claimed the U.S. has leveled charges of arms smuggling to justify a continued American military presence.

As the NYT noted before contrary to Israel demand for an immediate invasion discussed previously, the US military still understands that yet another US-sponsored land invasion in the Middle East may prove complicated to be spun as a humanitarian intervention to even the greater American unwashed.

Both military and senior Obama administration officials believe they must proceed cautiously to ensure that any expansion in covert action doesn't prompt Tehran to retaliate and inadvertently trigger a wider conflict.

Yet behind all the media spin rhetoric, the stage is now set:

Special operations forces would have the ability to carry out risky capture-or-kill missions that the CIA may not be able to conduct on its own.


A new finding also would ensure that the CIA and military special-operations forces working for the agency have the legal ability under U.S. law to shut down the flow of arms from Iran to allied militia groups.


Other officials, including some in Congress, favor a broader secret campaign against Iran to block its support to Syria or to other militant groups elsewhere in the Middle East.

In retrospect, the only thing oil needs in addition to QE3 being launched in 2 weeks is a major military campaign against one of the biggest petroleum countries in the world. It does however, explain why WTI is now inching into $90s territory, and why Brent will soon take out its all time highs.

The full IAEA report can be found here.

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Flakmeister's picture

What could possibly happen......


tarsubil's picture

I told my nephew who is 16, whatever you do, don't join the military. Under no circumstances. Do not give up your all of your few remaining rights to follow orders of these bunch of a$$hats.

Flakmeister's picture

Fair advice....  unless he can get into Westpoint.

tarsubil's picture

So it is alright to sell out if the price is high enough? That would be funny if he ended up giving the orders to round up his own uncle to send off to the camps.

Canucklehead's picture

So correct me if I'm wrong... At the end of the day, all you value is your personal comfort? 

Fukushima Sam's picture

If I lived in a building with a bunch of assholes wielding knives and guns then I would want to be sure I had knives and guns as well.

fuu's picture

"Expect a flare up in anti-Iran rhetoric in the next few days."

Won't even take a couple days, just read the thread.

Spirit Of Truth's picture

Some articles of interest:




From what I can tell, Iran is providing multiple indications to Israeli intelligence of a "breakout" that would mean an Iranian capability to launch a nuke on Tel Aviv.  Whether this is true or not seems to be a moot point since as far as I'm concerned Iran's strategy here appears to be goading Israel into attacking:


Quite frankly, Israel has well-restrained itself from taking the bait, but now it's getting existential and in recent history the Jews have opted to pounce first and ask questions later when the writing on the wall spells out their potential demise (something Israel's enemies have taken note of).

Of course, a key question that Jewish people should be asking themselves is, if we're God's chosen people, why do we keeping getting setup so badly?  Maybe it's a matter of what God wants....and IMHO that's not a people in love with money, pleasure and riches.

Breach Of Covenant

tekhneek's picture

I just hope the Flying Spaghetti Monster can save us all from your long-ass drawn out bullshit comments.


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BigJim's picture

How is it getting 'existential' for Israel? Iran doesn't have the bomb, and even if it did, it doesn't have a reliable way of delivering it. One of the reasons Muslims get so uptight about Palestine (apart from the Zionists' treatment of their co-religionists) is that it's sacred land; what is Iran going to do - blow up the Holy Land?

Israel has 200+ nuclear weapons, and state-of-the-art means of delivering them... Iran is not a serious threat.

The only serious threat to Zionists is the burgeoning Arab-Israeli population.

Green Leader's picture

The vast majority of 'jews' in Israel are not Hebrew people: they are Ashkenazi & Edomite jews.

They are not Yahweh's chosen...see Revelation 3:9.

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

The old World War II/ Holocaust surviving Jews have been replaced by Russian and Sephardic Jews whose lives were marginalized by where they lived but who knew no deadly anti-Semitism. Since they have immigrated to Israel they have participated in that country's unbelievable success in that region.

But all that achievement and prosperity has twisted the collective Israeli mind. They now think that they can do anything, take anything and pay nothing for it.

Look at Ariel Sharon. Israel's Prime Minster and the General who led the Israeli Army into Lebanon in 1982 and provided cover for the Christian Militias in their slaughter of the refugees in the Sabra and Shatilla Camps. When he came home he was cheered by Israelis as Ariel, King of the Jews.

He had a stroke in January 2006 and has been comatose ever since. He is a reminder of how one can progress from King of the Jews to a piece of meat on a slab of marble in the twinkling of an eye.

smlbizman's picture

why is it so hard for iran to understand they are the bad guys...

and why don't they understand how much happier they would be if we set them up a central bank...

you would figure after they watched saddam and momar get a toaster with their free checking acct. after opening up a central bank they would beg us to set them up also...dumb asses.... 

tekhneek's picture

I think what he meant to say was "I don't want my family to join the military and die for some dumb fucking war that never needed to happen in the first place."

I don't recall anything about personal comfort. At the end of the day, he values his family and would prefer they don't die so some dumb fucking bureaucrat can make a little bit more cash.

Dr. Acula's picture

>I don't want my family to join the military and die for some dumb fucking war

It's probably worse to continue living as a murderer who blew up small children on the other side of the world.


Spirit Of Truth's picture

Tis true....no one wants to sacrifice an ounce of their personal comfort, nevermind their very lives, for righteousness sake.  That's why the vast majority of folk reading this comment will soon meet a violent demise.  Evil depends on the cowardly masses cooperating in their own destruction, and this is precisely what has unfolded.

On The Triumph Of Evil

"All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

BigJim's picture

"All that is needed for evil to triumph is for a bunch of dumbasses to commit it" - BigJim

defender's picture

So, to follow your comments logic to its end, the war in Iran would either be righteous, or it would be preventing evil.  I fail to see how killing thousands of civilians for something that they have no part of is righteous.  And if the US did exactly jack to N. Korea over their nuclear program, exactly what evil are they preventing that hasn't already been allowed?

Manthong's picture

What?  No real patriots arround here?


"And I waked in and sat down and they gave

me a piece of paper, said, "Kid, see the phsychiatrist, room 604."


And I went up there, I said, "Shrink, I want to kill.  I mean, I wanna, I

wanna kill.  Kill.  I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and

guts and veins in my teeth.  Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill,

KILL, KILL."  And I started jumpin up and down yelling, "KILL, KILL," and

he started jumpin up and down with me and we was both jumping up and down

yelling, "KILL, KILL."  And the sargent came over, pinned a medal on me,

sent me down the hall, said, "You're our boy."





janus's picture

this was janus.  they wanted to see if i was fit to kill sand-niggers and the like.

they got their answer, gave me a gun, and sent me on my way:


a real american hero janus was

well, actually it went down more like this:


or maybe it was somethin like this (it's gettin foggy as time goes by):


are either of you homosexual?

you mean like flaming?

why, will they send us someplace special?

no, we're not homosexual; but we are willing to learn.


convicted, no, never convicted,


Canucklehead's picture

I must say this discussion makes me chuckle.  Relax, enjoy life.  I'm sure your nephew and his relatives smirk when you give your worldly advice.  I would expect you have strongly held opinions on all matters of conscience.

It's good to dialog with someone who is harmless.  It's not very enlightening when you are looking for answers, but at least everyone can exercise their emotions without entering a Roman arena.  Blood sports are so passe today.

Remember, play safe...

be safe out there...

Do you know where your children are?

BigJim's picture

You might find it harder to 'relax' and 'enjoy life' if someone you care about is off in some foreign land killing and facing the threat of being killed... all for the sake of furthering some slimebag politician's post-career MIC handouts.

Canucklehead's picture

So correct me if I'm wrong... At the end of the day, all you value is your personal comfort?

luckylogger's picture

I never really thought about it until a very good friend of mine's (i don't have a lot of friends) brother got hit in the face with a grenade in afganistan the same day of the navy seal fiasco. I do not know what to think of the whole thing any more, but maybe we better find another way to make energy. That way they can fight amongst themselves. Afganistan has some of the worlds least explored minerals-- is that why????? why can we not recycle and .......................... put a price on everything that includes the blood, sweat, and tears that go with military intervention????What would the price of copper, iron, oil, rare earths................

be without our military protecting the supply routs???

probbably triple at least and the us, cost would be less !!!!!

so my theory is let them fuk them selves and pick up the crumbs after they are done.

Just a thought.

samsara's picture

"...all you value is your personal comfort? "

Sorry, that dog don't hunt no more...

Neither does 'Yer either wid us or agin us"



DaveyJones's picture

"personal comfort" does he mean like my conscience?

tarsubil's picture

By the way, I gave more money to Wounded Warrior than any other charity last year and raised more as part of FGB5. I have nothing against the grunts that do the heavy lifting. I just think the more patriotic Americans have been sold a bunch of crap. It is not easy to come to this conclusion. Generally, if you can't borrow a billion at 0%, you are being lied to, manipulated, robbed, and screwed.

Henry Hub's picture

At the end of the day they will be fighting and dieing in endless wars for the only things that seem to matter in this country any more: Israel and oil. Long live the American Empire

Moe Howard's picture

If we only send asshats to West Point, that's all we will have in the officer ranks. Why not some freedom lovers that would follow the Constitution? I guess you don't want any good people to confuse your black / white good / evil thinking process.

rwe2late's picture

 Those who don't tow the party line are not promoted and /or "eased out" to make room for the Petreaus types.

Don't think you can reform Goldman Sachs by becoming a "maverick" employee either.

BigJim's picture

Why would any 'freedom lover' join the US military? When was the last time the US military did its actual job - defend the US homeland? WWII... some 60+ years ago.

You join the US military now, you're either stupid, sadly misguided, or just plain evil. Or an amoral careerist.

spiral_eyes's picture

iran in violation of nuclear weapons program ban?

krugman is salivating!



drink or die's picture

I hear Iran is also colluding with aliens to invade the earth.  Krugman saw this coming!!

knukles's picture

Krugman sees all, knows all.

That's what Nobel Prize'll do for 'ya. 
Talking about Nobel Prizes, how the Fuck did Krugman ever get one?
Oh right... a columnist for the NYT.
Maybe Freidman is next?
No, Maureen Dowd.  Right bloody lota intellect there!

Moe Howard's picture

There is no Nobel Prize for Economics.

laomei's picture

20% is weapons grade? My ass, 20% is medical grade... that's what it's used for, that's what they have been saying they were enriching to, that's what they are capable of enriching to with centrifuges.  They do not have the fuel cycle for actual weapons grade.  Welp, time to play on the stupidity fear and hate of the idiot masses.

Maxter's picture

Wikipedia says that weapon grade is actualy 90%.

RemiG2010's picture

Pardon my French.... WIKIPEDIA MY ASS!

RemiG2010's picture

20% is enough for an EMP use. But first, Iranians would have to have delivery capabilities. about 300 miles above the ground somewhere in the middle of the US!

BigJim's picture

And just exactly how do you create an Electro Magnetic Pulse weapon with 20% enriched Uranium? Do tell. Please.

Ahmeexnal's picture

Nat Rothschild owns Iraqi oil and is de facto owner of Libya oil. Now he wants to own Persian Oil:


Like the phoenix, which is reborn from its ashes, Tony Hayward, the former chief executive of BP, will once again lead an oil company.  Vallares Plc, an investment vehicle co-founded by Hayward and Nat Rothschild, confirmed it was buying Genel Energy, a Turkish oil and gas company operating in Iraq, through a reverse merger for $2.1 billion on Wednesday.


john39's picture

nice find.  no doubt his reward for destroying the Gulf of Mexico on behalf of the NWO. 

Canaduh's picture

Nice picture, is that what 6 generations of inbreeding do?

Hephasteus's picture

Are you what happens to a stupid person who decides to make a bread  jock strap and winds up with a yeast infection on your taint.

I'm here every wednesday giving lessons on how to be insulting. Tune in same troll crap time same troll crap channel.