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Oxford Think Tank: A Strike on Iran Could Backfire

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Posted on Mar 5, 2007
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bbc.co.uk

Nuclear experts from the Oxford Research Group have some words of advice for world leaders about their future dealings with Iran.  Scientist Frank Barnaby, who co-authored the think tank’s report, warned that pre-emptive military action “could speed Iran’s progress to a nuclear bomb.” 


Al Jazeera:

The conclusions published by the British-based Oxford Research Group on Monday are supported by Hans Blix, the former chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq.

Frank Barnaby, one of the report’s authors and a leading nuclear scientist, said an attack on Iran could stimulate the development of nuclear weapons.

“[An attack] would almost certainly lead to a fast-track programme to develop a small number of nuclear devices as quickly as possible,” he said.

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By Dragonsthinker, April 9, 2007 at 9:40 pm Link to this comment
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The pendulum is swinging too far out.  Greed controls, government, religon, and corporations.  Mother nature and God may reset it all.  If it is not too late, it is getting very close to being too late.  Think tanks of greed have more appliers than those of balance. Where are the saviors of ourselves.  They have been too slient, too long.

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By mike in Seattle, March 6, 2007 at 1:22 pm Link to this comment
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Think Tank thought of that huh??  Wow.  I couldv’e saved everybody money and told you the same thing.  =\

Now if we could just get the Bushies to start with the premise of “thinking” about something for once we’d all be in a better place.

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By Don Thitme, March 6, 2007 at 10:40 am Link to this comment
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Response to Placentia.
Warmongery is infectious. I suggest you gat out of USA and travel the world for a bit.
I would not be surprised if the American Gov. did decide to NUKE the inocent people (casualties of war ?). after all they are the only nation ever to have do so . Twice !!

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By Steve Hammons, March 6, 2007 at 9:20 am Link to this comment
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Logical and reasonable conclusions about the agenda to attack Iran and other acts of aggression will probably fall on deaf ears among the Bush-Cheney administration neocons, warmongers, war profiteers and chicken hawks.

Many of them seem to want expanded war up to and including a “World War III.”

For many of them, the invasion and occupation of Iraq was not the end, but only the beginning.

Continued or expanded war will play right into the hands of the Bush-Cheney neocons, warmongers, war profiteers and chicken hawks.

For more on this, see:

“Will Bush, Cheney attack Iran? When and why?”

By Steve Hammons
Columnist, PopulistAmerica.com
Populist Party of America
February 2, 2007

http://www.populistamerica.com/will_bush_cheney_attack_iran_when_and_why

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By Placentia, CA, March 6, 2007 at 5:45 am Link to this comment
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To the “Oxford Think Tank”: What if the US and Israel bomb Iran Nation so hard that turn them back to their Stone Age, then would they be able to continue their nuclear program and achieve their nuclear bombs in few years or maybe few thousand years? Maybe you should recall yourself the “Oxford Think Big Tank” huh?

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By Placentia, CA, March 6, 2007 at 5:35 am Link to this comment
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Yeah, what if you bomb Iran Nation so hard that turn them back to the Stone Age, then would they be able to continue their nuclear program?

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