The United States is about to sign a political ceasefire with Iran while continuing to buy uranium from Russia for its nuclear power plants. Lucky that Lesly Mukutuy shows us the way
When the decisions we have to make are difficult because the options on the table are bad or impossible, contradictions and inconsistencies emerge. It happens so frequently that the world moves more for them than for anything else.
The United States, for example, is about to sign a political ceasefire with Iran: it will relax sanctions in exchange for it not continuing to enrich uranium. The threat of the atomic bomb always works and Iranian women will have to accept the veil, a symbol of chastity and submission.
The president of Iran visited Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua a few days ago, and his wife, a prominent academic, assured in Managua that women are at the forefront of the Islamic revolution. The Persian theocracy and Caribbean communism join hands because they are two corrupt and violent systems united, moreover, by their hatred of the United States.
Putin sells the United States 30% of the uranium its nuclear power plants need
The 1993 Megatons for Megawatts deal allowed Russia to sell enriched uranium to the United States. The Americans bought military-grade uranium, that is, from the atomic arsenal that was being dismantled, and reduced it for civilian use in power plants that produced electricity. It was very cheap then, although not so much today.
A third of the uranium that powers US nuclear power still comes from Russia. It serves to produce half of the clean energy in the United States. The Kremlin thus earns a billion dollars a year. The war in Ukraine has not altered the business. The US has no choice. Building his own production system would take more than a decade.
This is the good side of inconsistencies. They also serve to relax. As long as someone has something to sell to someone, wars are more difficult. They are not impossible, as Putin has shown by invading Ukraine, but, at least, as in this case, they are incongruous.
That a large yacht, owned by a Mexican magnate, rescued dozens of refugees who had been shipwrecked in the Ionian Sea a few days ago, a tragedy precipitated by the previous passivity of the Greek coast guard, is an incongruity to reflect on the scope of private initiative in the face of to the dysfunctions of any administration.
And, finally, the great hope of the inconsistencies has been given to us by Lesly Mukutuy, a 13-year-old Huitoto girl. Thanks to her ancestral wisdom, she and her three little brothers have survived 40 days in a Colombian jungle. All the options she had were bad, including responding to the rescuers’ voices. She knew that there are no good uniformed men in that jungle of guerrillas and soldiers that is also her home and her congruence. Lesly knew how to hide and feed. It was logical with her environment and her environment, Mother Earth, was logical with her. Nothing so easy and complex at the same time.