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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Feckless nuke regulator leaps into Gaza fray, cancels al-Beeb interview

The world's most ineffective nuclear regulator leaped into the Gaza fray on Wednesday by canceling an interview with the BBC over the latter's refusal to air jihadi propaganda in the form of a 'charitable appeal' for Gaza.
In a statement to the Guardian, Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel peace prize winner, unleashed a stinging denunciation of the BBC, deepening the damage already caused by the controversy.

The statement, from his office at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said the BBC decision not to air the aid appeal for victims of the conflict "violates the rules of basic human decency which are there to help vulnerable people, irrespective of who is right or wrong".

It said the IAEA director had cancelled interviews with BBC World Service television and radio, which had been scheduled to take place at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Saturday.

A BBC spokesman said: "We regret that Mr ElBaradei was not able to participate in an interview with the BBC while he is at Davos.

"Our audience around the world remains interested in what he has to say about a range of topics, and we hope he will accept an invitation at another time."

ElBaradei is due to leave his post as the IAEA director general in November.
No one knows how long ElBaradei plans to boycott the BBC.

I wonder if a BBC refusal to air an appeal for the residents of Sderot would also violate ElBaradei's 'basic rules of human decency.' Somehow, I doubt it.

What this has to do with nuclear weapons control is an exercise I leave to all of you to figure out.


At 6:28 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its a signal reminder, Carl - that the world won't stop Iran from going nuclear. Israel has to defend herself because in the end no one else will. If Mohammed El-Baradei's announcement helps Israelis to realize what the IAEA is really doing, he will have done them an unintended good service.


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