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Ear to the Ground

U.N. Nuke Experts Bring Good Word From Tehran

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Posted on Jul 9, 2007

Here’s some good news from Iran that President Bush and his flock of hawks may not be eager to hear:  United Nations officials have reported that Iran is slowing its nuclear program and inspectors are returning to Tehran.


BBC:

“We have seen a fairly slow development in commissioning new cascades,” [U.N. nuclear chief Mohamed] ElBaradei said.

He said International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors had noticed Iran’s slowdown “in commissioning new cascades for the treatment of nuclear material” while on a visit to the nuclear facility at Natanz last week.

Mr ElBaradei welcomed this.

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By CitizenDefender, July 10, 2007 at 5:16 pm Link to this comment

I read a Poll today that stated: Iranians support nuclear weapons.

My response is a simple one. I know many others won’t agree but tough crap!

Why would Iran support nuclear weapons?

Evidently the Iranian government does not understand the hellish atmosphere of tension that owning nuclear weapons carries. I wish the damn things had never been invented.

Americans are being forced to live in a society set by political posturing and laws that center around the “Might is Right” policy.

To the Iranian people, I plead to you. For you own peace of mind, do not join the nuclear club. Because once you do the Dr. Strangleloves, warmongers, and those wanting to covet others possessions will not let you turn back.

The United States military has a 10,000 plus arsenal of nuclear devices yet offers no defense for our children.

Instead we get reassurances from Homeland Security that if we have duct tape and three days worth of food we’ll be okay. Unless you are a top political official or part of the upper military brass you are S.O.L. Well, except maybe for the Mormons.

Why the hell would you want to be like that?

Why don’t they attack Switzerland?

Strangely, political scientists don’t seem to spend much time studying Switzerland’s social model.

Switzerland has not been in any kind of war since 1815. But Switzerland understands there are some “nut cases” out there. So they started a nuclear fallout shelter program in the 1960’s to protect their citizens just in case. By the early 1990s every citizen was just a few minutes from one of these shelters.

Your best defense is through dialogue, communication and diplomacy something the U.S. needs more of.

Please think about it for the sake of your children. Better yet think about it in terms of the children of the planet.

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By Neoconned, July 10, 2007 at 12:50 pm Link to this comment
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#85558 by lilmamzer on 7/10 at 6:22 am

Ohhhh Shut Up.

I don’t think you can preach morality to anyone considering how the CIA helped remove a functioning democracy in 1953 in Iran and replaced it with a ruthless Shah and his Secret Police.

Ahmedinajad may be as bonkers and cynical as Bush, however, I don’t think we need a lecture on political ethics from the likes of you.

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By lilmamzer, July 10, 2007 at 7:22 am Link to this comment

#85355 by Michael Boldin:

why is it that this country can dictate to another country anything in regards to nukes.

It’s morally twisted, and completely illogical.

It’s completely moral.
The US is entitled to act to protect its interests around the world, especially with regards to an enemy regime that supports Islamic terror against its citizens and those of its allies. The implications for future instability in this regard should the Islamist regime in Tehran acquire nuclear weapons are bleak for anyone who wants to live in a safer world.

And it’s not just the US. The majority of nations around the world, especially in the Middle East, are on the side of the US in this matter. It is disingenuous to imply that this is a bilateral confrontation.

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By Michael Boldin, July 9, 2007 at 12:10 pm Link to this comment

The most important point of all this is really much more simple - why is it that the nation that has thousands of nuclear warheads, engages in aggressive war and has actually used nuclear weapons - why is it that this country can dictate to another country anything in regards to nukes.

It’s morally twisted, and completely illogical.  This madness needs to end now.

Some further reading:

“Speaking of Iran”
http://www.populistamerica.com/speaking_of_iran

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