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UN “Found Nothing” At Iran’s 2nd Site

Buried at the bottom of an opinion piece in the ‘Globalist’ section of the New York Times we find this:

Bunkers or Breakthrough?

By ROGER COHEN

November 6, 2009

NEW YORK — In his last month as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei finds himself at the explosive crux of the world’s nuclear politics, ferrying messages between the Obama administration and Tehran. “They are talking through me,” he says…

But, as ElBaradei told me in an interview, “there’s total distrust on the part of Iran.” This has now expressed itself in a demand for “guarantees.” …

ElBaradei’s message to Tehran: “This is an opportunity I have not seen before and it will not happen again.” His message to Washington: “Be patient.” …

The Islamic Republic needs to move on. It has sullied and weakened itself in recent months. It needs to put an end to the paralyzing behind-the-scenes fight over who would claim credit for any rapprochement with America. It must recognize, as ElBaradei put it, that “Obama is really sticking his neck out.” …

“I hope Iran will not miss this opportunity and will take a very small risk for peace. Otherwise everybody will lose.” ElBaradei said.

He also said inspectors had found “nothing to be worried about” in the underground facility at Qum built in secret by Iran. “The idea was to use it as a bunker under the mountain to protect things. It’s a hole in a mountain.”

This is the second to the last paragraph in this meandering thought piece.

Meanwhile, the New York Times is also running this article on their own site – from Reuters:

IAEA Found Nothing Serious At Iran Site: ElBaradei

By REUTERS
Published: November 5, 2009

And it is based entirely upon the single paragraph from the New York Times article above.

The Times are so out of it doesn’t even know when they have broken news.

By the way, speaking of their creative reportage:

U.N. Relocates Foreign Staff in Afghanistan

By ALISSA J. RUBIN

November 6, 2009

KABUL, Afghanistan — The United Nations mission in Afghanistan announced plans on Thursday to relocate hundreds of foreign staff members, sending some out of the country, in the wake of a lethal attack on its workers at a guesthouse last week.

The relocation of its workers here, while temporary, was one more signal of mounting pressure on United Nations operations as security deteriorates around the region. The move comes just four days after the United Nations announced it was withdrawing its international workers from northwestern Pakistan, where insurgents are fighting Pakistani troops and have carried out a string of terrorist attacks…

This is how The Times is covering for their heroes at the United Nations fleeing Afghanistan and Pakistan.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, November 5th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “UN “Found Nothing” At Iran’s 2nd Site”

  1. proreason says:

    “The idea was to use it as a bunker under the mountain to protect things. It’s a hole in a mountain.”

    Of course.

    Doesn’t everybody have holes in mountains?

    To protect things………and stuff.

    I mean really, can’t Iran even dig a hole without having people jump all over their case.

    It’s not like they have ever exterminated a civilization or anything like that.

  2. U NO HOO says:

    Maybe the things they kept in the hole were hostages…for 444 days…in 1979-1980-1981?

    Just asking.


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