Friday, September 28, 2007

Not-So-Odd Bedfellows

AP:Key Nations Agree to Delay Iran Action.

A joint statement from the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany said they would finalize the new resolution and bring it to a vote unless reports in November from the chief U.N. nuclear official and the European Union's foreign policy chief "show a positive outcome of their efforts."

Iran is only cooperating on the surface. Iran continues to enrich fissile material, and supply men and materiel to the "insurgents" in Iraq. They are continuing a nuclear program in excess of what would be considered "civil."

When the time comes to vote on a (third) sanction resolution against Iran, bet on Russia and China to backpedal.

China. I like Chinese. I detest communists, however. China wants us to cancel a military hardware sale to Taiwan. The disputed items are the P-3C Orion and the SM-2 missile. Both are for force protection, something which Taiwan could use in the face of China's expanding military. China is like the Kurgan in Highlander: "There can be only one China!"

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