Boy, the mullahs just have all the "luck," don't they?:
Iran has "discovered" an "unexpectedly" high reserve of uranium and will soon begin extracting the radioactive element at a new mine, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation said on Saturday.
The comments cast doubt on previous assessments from some Western analysts who said the country had a low supply and would sooner or later would need to import uranium, the raw material needed for its nuclear program.
Any indication Iran could become more self-sufficient will be closely watched by world powers [but not the United States], which reached a landmark deal with Tehran in July over its program. They had feared the nuclear activities were aimed at acquiring the capability to produce atomic weapons – something denied by Tehran.
The mullahs didn't "discover" an "unexpectedly" high reserve of uranium, they knew it was there and simply didn't disclose it until after Obama had finished allowing them to fleece him blind in order to rub the noses of all of us who vindicatorally insisted that this whole "agreement/diplomacy" nonsense was a disaster in the making all along in that fact. One of the core premises of the "deal" was that Tehran didn't have much in the way of uranium reserves left to be extracted and would then have to obtain it from foreign sources, making it easier for, well, Iranian "self-inspectors" to trace. Boy howdy, this "serendipitous" development sure blows that notion out of the heavy water, doesn't it?
On the "bright" side, the Supreme Leader is apparently feeling generous, as he's actually going to allow IAEA inspectors to play caddy for Iranian "self-inspectors" (double-entendre most definitely intended) at the Parchin military site:
United Nations inspectors will be present with Iranian technicians as they take samples from a key military site, two Western diplomats said, undercutting an objection by U.S. Republicans to the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
The diplomats were familiar with details of a confidential arrangement between Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog for inspections at the Parchin site, where some countries suspect nuclear weapons-related tests may have taken place.
You know what this means, don't you? The Iranians have finished scouring and sanitizing Parchin of every last remotely detectable trace that nuclear weapons development ever took place there. So now they have the IAEA in - for which they'll get "vindicatory" brownie points from The One - AND the "U.N. nuclear watchdog agency" won't find anything, which the mullahs AND the White House will cite as "proof" that those "warmongering Republicans" do not and never knew what they were talking about, "I've brought us 'peace in our time,'" and how about forking over that second Nobel Peace Prize while you're at it?
I know I'm a cynic, and that most of my posts absolutely reekingly drip with cynicism. I don't want it to be that way. I wish I could write about uplifting and inspiring topics. I really do. But that's not the world we live in. The world we DO live in cannot help but breed blanket cynicism in the supremely rational mind. And stories like this one are why.
It almost makes me wish they'd just nuke us already and get it over with.
Almost, that is.