The Islamic Republic of Iran has been headlining the halls of international fearful relations for decades now. The USA acting as the unitary world police of global peace has been unable to halt Iran in its determination to be a thorn in the flesh of the global community.
I remember when I first became cognizant of Iran as a not too friendly nation, it was when I heard news reports that Iran wanted to remove Israel from the world map. That, I thought, was inhumanely heartless. Should the policymakers in Iran step into hell they probably would neutralize the heat with their ice cold hearts.
Several months ago I was breathing a sigh of relief when I saw that the Iranian presidential election was likely to have a winner other than the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. My hope was short lived when the Iranian supreme leader intervened and declared Ahmadinejad the winner.
The Iranian president has put a face to Iran’s anti western ambitions and is doing a tremendous job of it unfortunately. They have continued to enrich uranium in their quest to create nuclear energy, which is tantamount to creating nuclear weapons. Of course, the Iranian official take on this is that the rest of the civilized world has no need to worry about Iran using its nuclear capabilities to create world war three.
They would have to forgive me as I find that hard to believe. Off the record, I am certain that Mr Ahmadinejad and the Iranian dark knights would admit they can’t give up an opportunity to have nuclear energy to fuel their infrastructural services and not fulfil their dream of removing Israel. Maybe the nuclear energy they speak of is to diffuse Israel.
The UN also has been trying for years to get its inspectors on the ground in Tehran to see first hand exactly what Iran's nuclear activities are focused on. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seems likely to have clearance to visit in the upcoming weeks. Is that going to be another run in the maze visit?