Monday, May 24, 2004

What axis of evil? 

From "The New York Times":

"International inspectors have discovered evidence that North Korea secretly provided Libya with nearly two tons of uranium in early 2001, which if confirmed would be the first known case in which the North Korean government has sold a key ingredient for manufacturing atomic weapons to another country, according to American officials and European diplomats familiar with the intelligence."
Whether or not it really is the first known case of North Korea selling "a key ingredient for manufacturing atomic weapons", Kim's paradise has been quite a little proliferator for quite some time.

MEANWHILE, in other "Axis of Evil" news, "The Iranian government has criticized U.S. policies in Iraq and says it wants coalition forces to leave as soon as possible." I bet they would.


"Iran's supreme leader on Sunday appointed a former captor in the 1979 hostage crisis as the head of state-run radio and television. Conservative Ezzatollah Zarghami, 45, was promoted by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei from his post as deputy head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. Zarghami was among militant students who overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held 52 embassy staffers hostage for 444 days in 1979."
And this, from a poor country cousin of the Axis of Evil:

"Kuwaiti Islamist missionaries (Du'aat) enticed Kuwaiti teenagers with the idea of Jihad, urged them to take part in the Iraqi resistance against the Americans, and arranged their passage to Syria. There, the teenagers met clandestinely [with trainers] who prepared them for combat and secured their crossing into Iraq via the Syrian border." (via MEMRI)


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