WHILE AMERICA SLEEPS – AT 9:09 A.M. ET: While our lame-duck session of Congress has indulged itself these last weeks, foreign enemies are at work. And they're not building rowboats. From Britain's Telegraph:
Iran is operating a worldwide recruitment network for nuclear scientists to lure them to the country to work on its nuclear weapons programme, officials have told the Daily Telegraph.
They claim that the country is particularly reliant on North Korean scientists but also recruits people with expertise from African countries to work on developing missiles and nuclear production activities.
North Korea relies on an lucrative financing agreement with Iran to fund its expanding nuclear activities. In return for Iranian money and testing facilities, North Korea sends technology and scientists.
Mohamed Reza Heydari, a former Iranian consul in Oslo, told The Daily Telegraph, that he had personally helped scores of North Koreans enter the country while working for the foreign ministry's office in Tehran's Imam Khomenei airport.
"Our mission was to coordinate with a team from the Ministry of Intelligence in checking the visas of the foreign diplomatic and trade delegates who visited Iran, with special attention to VIPs," he said.
"We had the instructions to forego any visa and passport inspections for Palestinians belonging to Hamas and North Korean military and engineering staff who visit Iran on regular basis.
COMMENT: We have developed a curious lack of urgency about this. But the fact remains that Iran, unless it is stopped, will eventually get the bomb, changing the entire power relationship in west Asia and the Middle East.
The pathetic European Union, waving its 1930s mentality for all to see, is about to begin new "talks" with the Iranians, as if seven or eight years of talks have had any meaning. We are heading for serious trouble with Iran, but the mainstream media, following the trendies on the left, shows very little interest. We will be awakened.
December 23, 2010