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By Crystal Clear, March 31, 2009 at 4:39 pm Link to this comment
If you’re clever, click on “My Privacy.”
By Shingo, March 31, 2009 at 3:48 pm Link to this comment
I am 100% in favor of Iran’s position on this and I believe you have every reason to have been living out this anxiety, and many of us share that anxiety. I got into a taxi a few months back with an Iranian driver and was chatting with him. when I asked him where he came from he said Iran, but was almost apologetic. I assured him he should be proud of Iran, not afraid of admitting his heritage. it disgusts me the way the West has treated and marginalized Iran. After everything we’ve done to that country, our leaders still have the gal to assert that Iran is the problem.
Not only has Iran been constantly been threatened since 2003, and on the receiving end of devestating sanctions, but also the target of terrorist attacks by militant groups backed by Washington and tel Aviv. When Russia entered Georgia, they even discovered Israel military bases there being prepared for an attack on Iran. Thank God the Russians discovered them and spanked the Israelis over it. It’s made Russia much more empathetic towards Iran.
it’s pure insanity.
As for the nuclear propgram, that too is pure BS. During the Shah’s reign, Cheney and Rumsfeld were all for Iran haven a nuclear power program. Now the West are trying to pretend that Iran could not possible need one. What hypocrisy!!
Iran are signatories to the NPT, thus they have every right to nuclear power. It’s ironic that it is the UNSC that is on violation of the NPT, not Iran.
On Iran’s side, I think the moderates really have to come to the fore and make themselves heard. Now is not the time for posturing, especially with that lunatic Netenyahu in power. I accept that Iran shouldn’t have to, but I hope they can swallow their pride one more time to and keep focused on the bigger picture.
By Farid, March 31, 2009 at 10:31 am Link to this comment
Thanks for your calm and thoughtful response. I appreicate that.
I am just tired of living in anxiety. Our country has constantly been threatened since 2003 ... not to mention the devestating effects of illegal sanctions on Iranian people.
Did it halt the nuclear fuel cycle program?
president Obama must understand that we are entitled (as a memeber of NPT) to enrich Uranium for the fuel cycle. Stopping the enrichment is off the table.
I agree with your comment that Iran should also show policy change.
By mlb, March 31, 2009 at 7:56 am Link to this comment
Barack the Bomber wants to be your friend, and if you don’t agree he’s going to flatten your country.
The propaganda about Iran acquiring nuclear weapons is not only a scam, it’s the very same scam used to justify the invasion of Iraq. The U.S. empire wants to control and profit from Iran’s oil. Nuclear weapons matter only insofar as they might make doing that more difficult. The real problem is that Iranian government isn’t sufficiently compliant to the interests of the US corporate state. But among the sane people of the world, expanding market share and disliking another country’s government are not considered good enough reasons to attack it, so a phony justification must be concocted instead. The most potent way to gain support for belligerence is to convince people that they are being threatened, and the most potent threat of all is an attack with nuclear weapons.
By Shingo, March 31, 2009 at 4:10 am Link to this comment
I respect and agree with your position, but these times call for pragmatism. Any rebuff or appearance of arrogance from Iran will only make Obama’s critics (the Iran hating faction) feel vindicated.
Of course Iran should show substantial policy change in action, but let these demans be made behind closed doors. Iran needs to handle this carefully and work the PR.
Forget Rahm Emmnanuel. He doesn’t make policy. Even Israeli firsters like Dennis Ross can only do so much. I believe Obama put them there to appease the Israeli lobby, but he is smart enough to open the door with Iran. At least I hope so.
The drumbeat for war with Iran is now isolated to Israel alone and they can’t do it by themselves.
By dsmith, March 31, 2009 at 3:51 am Link to this comment
If McCain was our president he would be making plans, at the request of Israel and Israel’s bought and paid for congress, to bomb Iran.
I say Obama should take an honest look at what kind of threat Iran is for the US. I hope he stands up to Israel and duel citizen Israeli warmongers, like Bill Kristol and Rahm Emmauel. I think I speak for many when I say F##k Israeli aggression…we’re not like them!!!
By Farid, March 30, 2009 at 11:00 am Link to this comment
As an Iranian, I am deeply offended by the patronizing tone of Barak Obama.
Our civilization doesn’t require *HIS* praise and compliments. Thank you very much. He must show us substantial policy change in action if he truly is interested in dialog.
Of course, I am not holding my breath. Looking at who Obama has surrounded himself with e.g. Rahm Emmnanuel, an ardent fascist and a former IDF thug, it doesn’t leave Iranians with much hope for a normalised relation - which in itself is not a bad thing.
By Night-Gaunt, March 30, 2009 at 9:20 am Link to this comment
Obama needs to open his outlook on what Iran really is and stop believing the bovine feces we are force fed every day by the PTB. Such as Iran is moving to build ICBMs to launch the nuclear warheads they are constructing for complete nihilism of a country—-theirs. Same crap we have heard for years from the Dark Master & The Smirking Chimp and now under the Golden Boy of Hope. The faces change and names but does the culture of war and apocalyptic threats? Of global garrisons and ‘USA interests’ in some 180 countries? Will the military/industrial complex be even reduced by 1% in the next four years or grow by 2% per annum?
The fact that Obama surrounds himself with the same types as Bush did just from the Democratic counterpart but of the same or very similar ethos should make all take pause in what kind of ‘change’ we will actually receive. The echo chamber that is the upper echelons of Think Tanks and corporate revolving doors at all levels continue the same mind set of USA exceptionalism. But the exceptions are in saying we are the shining angle when really we act as if we are the dark angel. Rather like the story of Lucifer (Samma-El) he fell and now so do we from the weight of our own contradictions stressing and straining to move in two directions. Can we and the world survive?
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