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Secret Report Says Iran Could Build a Bomb

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Posted on Sep 18, 2009
AP / Hasan Sarbakhshian

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has thumbed his nose at U.N. sanctions and said Iran will continue to pursue what he calls a peaceful nuclear program.

Let’s see how the cable news channels cover this one: A “secret report” by the International Atomic Energy Agency suggests that Iran has “sufficient information” to make a nuclear weapon and has “probably tested” a key component, but the agency admits it has no hard evidence of a warhead program in Iran.

This report comes at a time when the NATO defense shield agreement has—thankfully—been rethought, and Mohamed ElBaradei, the esteemed director of the agency, is preparing to step down after more than a decade of service.

The Guardian:

The UN nuclear inspection agency believes that Iran has “sufficient information” to make a nuclear weapon and had “probably tested” a key component, it was reported last night.

The Associated Press said it had obtained a “secret annexe” to a report on Iran by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which suggests that the agency’s experts were more convinced Iran had been trying to make a bomb than its outgoing director, Mohamed ElBaradei, had admitted.

ElBaradei, a Nobel peace prizewinner, who leaves his post at the end of November, has said there is “no concrete evidence” the Iranians had worked on building a warhead. The agency repeated that position last night, in response to the AP report saying there was no “concrete proof that there is or has been a nuclear weapons programme in Iran”, and that “all relevant information and assessments” are presented to the IAEA member states.

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By stcfarms, September 20, 2009 at 6:37 pm Link to this comment

I really do not care, I am leaving. The country is ruined and you are welcome to
my share of it. The country is likely to experience a “Mad Max” type society
when the sea begins to rise and the coastal people move inland. I believe that
all the landmass areas of the earth will experience similar scenarios so it does
not matter where you go really. If I am wrong (and I sincerely hope that I am) I
will be stuck with a self sufficient tropical island off the Amazon Delta, I can
live with that. I just get tired of pompous ‘progressive’ whites screaming racist
at everyone and I figured that you needed to see yourself through Indian eyes.
I knew that you would not leave, you are not centered.

By Folktruther, September 20 at 7:37 pm #

You’re in rare form stc Farms.  You are hitting every historical racist remark
beloved by Americans.  In you lasst post it was “go back where you came
from.”{

But Farms, I came from a mining town in Western Pennsylvania and I don’t
want to go back there.  I like it in California.  It never occurred to me that
living in Claifornia was racist, but you learn something every day.  Racist
greed, its horrible.

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By Folktruther, September 20, 2009 at 4:37 pm Link to this comment

You’re in rare form stc Farms.  You are hitting every historical racist remark beloved by Americans.  In you lasst post it was “go back where you came from.”{

But Farms, I came from a mining town in Western Pennsylvania and I don’t want to go back there.  I like it in California.  It never occurred to me that living in Claifornia was racist, but you learn something every day.  Racist greed, its horrible.

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By PatrickHenry, September 20, 2009 at 4:13 pm Link to this comment

By Marshall, September 20 at 2:57 am #

Use of force is from some silo in Kansas.  Bring the fleet home.  Armies too.

If it wasn’t for Israel, America wouldn’t have a dog in this fight.

By stcfarms, September 20 at 5:35 pm #

Unfortunately for Israel they can’t pick their supporters.

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By stcfarms, September 20, 2009 at 1:31 pm Link to this comment

It is my contention that it is you that are the racist. You occupy land stolen by
your ancestors because it might be inconvenient to return to your homeland. It
is no longer the case that you cannot return to most countries for fear of
retribution, so it must greed that keeps most of the invaders here. Perhaps
you will leave when you have stolen everything of value, we can only hope that
this is the case. I am not a ‘progressive’ I am an anarchist, but you are right
that American progressives have a long way to go.

By Folktruther, September 20 at 3:56 pm #

BTW, this ‘racist’ had ancestors living in America in 1491 ad, did you?

Gosh, a racist point to defend an anti-racist position.  American Progressives
hav a long way to go.

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By Folktruther, September 20, 2009 at 12:56 pm Link to this comment

BTW, this ‘racist’ had ancestors living in America in 1491 ad, did you?

Gosh, a racist point to defend an anti-racist position.  American Progressives hav a long way to go.

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By stcfarms, September 20, 2009 at 10:35 am Link to this comment

You make a lot of assumptions that are not backed up by facts or evidence.
Growing up in the deep woods I never encountered Jews or Muslims until I
went to the middle east. Being an atheist I did not have the religious baggage
that christians add into the mix. My opinion was based solely on the
thousands of Jews and Muslims that I met. Perhaps it was random chance that
I only met good Jews and bad Muslims but if you do the math…

BTW, this ‘racist’ had ancestors living in America in 1491 ad, did you?

By Folktruther, September 20 at 9:22 am #

The point is that this theory unconsciously affects the ideologically backward
like stcfarms and tens of millions of Americans.  The ideological confusion
makes the historical anti-semitism of Christianity difficult to disintangle from
anti-neozionism.  All of which is magnified by the historical racism of America
incorported in the implications of its mainstream truth tradition.  Including its
Progressive truth tradition.

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By stcfarms, September 20, 2009 at 9:26 am Link to this comment

I suppose that would make me a racist if you discount the fact that they are of
the same race. As an Indian I love the Jews because they have set a precedent
of the land being returned to the original owners, even after thousands of
years. One has to ask if Americans that keep stolen Indian land are racists.

By Folktruther, September 20 at 9:22 am #

Stcfarms’ racism- Jews are better people than Muslims- is the most common
form of Progressive racism, a neoZionist racism.  the right wing form,
Christian White racism, is anti-semitic. 

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By jack, September 20, 2009 at 6:37 am Link to this comment
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I have only one comment, boycott Israel, terrorist state.

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By Folktruther, September 20, 2009 at 6:22 am Link to this comment

Stcfarms’ racism- Jews are better people than Muslims- is the most common form of Progressive racism, a neoZionist racism.  the right wing form, Christian White racism, is anti-semitic. 

But what has happened in the US is that neozionists have funded right wing Christians like Rev Hagee so there is a pro-neozionist Christian movment, Hagee being a featured speaker at an Aipac convention. 

But a large number of pro-neozionists, like Pat Robinson and Buchanan, are BOTH pro-zionist AND anti-semitic.  the theology being that the Jews must retain control of Israel and Jerusulem, and then be slaughtered to engender the Second Coming, and the remainder converted to Christianity. 

The religious delusions becaome much more convoluted and irrational among the Christian White racists who are both anti-neozionists and anti-semitic.

The point is that this theory unconsciously affects the ideologically backward like stcfarms and tens of millions of Americans.  The ideological confusion makes the historical anti-semitism of Christianity difficult to disintangle from anti-neozionism.  All of which is magnified by the historical racism of America incorported in the implications of its mainstream truth tradition.  Including its Progressive truth tradition.

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By Marshall, September 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm Link to this comment

By Night-Gaunt, September 19 at 11:55 pm #

“Tell me is threat of force a good bargaining tool with your neighbor?”

what are you kidding me?  the only thing that keeps my neighbor from building a
meth lab next door is the knowledge that i’d call the police on him.

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By Night-Gaunt, September 19, 2009 at 8:55 pm Link to this comment

You know what will happen to our fragile global economics don’t you? If you thought things were bad a year ago just wait to see the bedlam that will insue.

Tell me is threat of force a good bargaining tool with your neighbor? Why not? Maybe such tactics are what you expect from barbaric empires who use force by any means to get what they want.

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By Marshall, September 19, 2009 at 7:57 pm Link to this comment

By PatrickHenry, September 19 at 10:11 pm #

As I said - Obama has left the use of force on the table.  Not a direct threat to
attack but an implied one given the “unacceptable” nature of a nuclear Iran.  Israel
would seem to me the logical way for the US to get this done should it become
necessary.  I’m not sure what more “overtures of peace” you think the US can make
towards Iran - everyone’s well aware of what’s on the table and this isn’t some
sort of adolescent courtship here, though the left often sees foreign relations that
way.

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By Night-Gaunt, September 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm Link to this comment

I just wish that the USA would stop treating Iran, who is following the law as an enemy even though it is the Israelis, Pakistanis and Indians that are our allies and are breaking international law. When will this Kafkaesque sequence end?

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By PatrickHenry, September 19, 2009 at 7:11 pm Link to this comment

By Marshall, September 19 at 9:21 pm #

Israel is threatening to attack Iran, not the US.

Sane Americans want the U.S. to leave alone Iran and make overtures of peace with that nation.

Israel sympathizers in the U.S. are getting less by they day and their hold on the MSM through fellow zionists is slipping.  Americans grow tired of war and surely don’t want another one.

International treaty allows Iran to pursue Atomic power irregardless of how Israel feels about it.

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By Marshall, September 19, 2009 at 6:21 pm Link to this comment

By brewerstroupe, September 19 at 9:02 pm #

<<You raise an interesting point.  It has not been published on Fox News.>>

...nor anywhere else as I said.  Alluding to a Fatwa is not a Fatwa and carries
absolutely no weight.  Until you can produce the Fatwa, you have nothing.

By PatrickHenry, September 19 at 11:19 am #

<<As opposed to your pro-US “attack” Iran position.>>

“attack” is not the opposite of “leave alone”.  However, removing the use of
force from the table would completely undermine any diplomatic pressure that
might actually work on iran… but this is exactly what the left wants to do,
though so far Obama has resisted falling in line.  Iran *may* have suspended its
nuke program in 2003 as a result of the US attack on Iraq but this doesn’t
mean they’ve stopped for good.

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By brewerstroupe, September 19, 2009 at 6:02 pm Link to this comment

Marshall

“consider that said Fatwa has never
been published”

You raise an interesting point.

It has not been published on Fox News.

It was originally announced at Khameini’s Friday prayer sermon on November 5 2004, then communucated to the August 9, 2005 meeting of the IAEA and reported in the major Iranian newspapers.

Now I don’t know how the cunning Mullahs prevented Fox publishing this important piece of news or why. Perhaps you can enlighten me.

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By Robert, September 19, 2009 at 12:31 pm Link to this comment

Democracy Now! Analysis of Goldstone Report

UN Inquiry Finds Israel “Punished and Terrorized” Palestinian Civilians, Committed War Crimes During Gaza Assault

09.16.2009 | Democracy Now

“AMY GOODMAN: A United Nations fact-finding mission has found Israel, quote, “punished and terrorized” civilians in its three-week assault on Gaza earlier this year and cited strong evidence that Israeli forces committed “grave breaches” of the Geneva Conventions. More than 1,400 Palestinians, about a third of them women and children, were killed in the assault. Thirteen Israelis died.

The 575-page report came at the end of a six-month inquiry and was based on dozens of interviews and investigations. The inquiry was led by Judge Richard Goldstone, the former chief prosecutor of the international courts for Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Judge Goldstone said Israel deliberately attacked civilians and failed to take precautions to minimize loss of civilian life.”

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Click on link to watch Amy Goodman’s interview with Norman Finkelstein on the recent Goldstone Report & Irael’s IDF killings of Palestinian civilians in Gaza:


http://www.normanfinkelstein.com/democracy-now-analysis-of-goldstone-report/

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By Robert, September 19, 2009 at 12:05 pm Link to this comment

“Max Blumenthal and the Daily Nuisance present the trailer for their forthcoming documentary exposing rising repression inside Israel as the country moves rapidly towards authoritarianism. An activist faces jail for blocking bulldozers.”

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Click on link to view this short video produced by Max Blumenthal…watch & listen to comments describing Israel’s behavior as a fascist state:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qt38N0PqrU

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By stcfarms, September 19, 2009 at 10:44 am Link to this comment

Unlike the other nuclear states Israel is in close proximity to their enemies so
they have built ‘clean’ nukes.

Night-Gaunt, September 19 at 1:38 pm #

Wrong Stcfarms, they are cautious people because the problem with nukes
used in your general vicinity is that it could blow back in your face. So they are
waiting for the USA to support them or are in a position where they will back
Israel’s actions.

Being the only ones with nukes any other country in the area that gets some
reduces Israel to equal status and the more fanatical in the military and gov’t
in Israel would actually have to moderate what they do and say concerning
other countries.  The fanatics would rather have war than that.

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By Night-Gaunt, September 19, 2009 at 10:38 am Link to this comment

Wrong Stcfarms, they are cautious people because the problem with nukes used in your general vicinity is that it could blow back in your face. So they are waiting for the USA to support them or are in a position where they will back Israel’s actions.

Being the only ones with nukes any other country in the area that gets some reduces Israel to equal status and the more fanatical in the military and gov’t in Israel would actually have to moderate what they do and say concerning other countries.  The fanatics would rather have war than that.

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By stcfarms, September 19, 2009 at 9:57 am Link to this comment

Be very glad that Israel is not filled with evil people. Israel has the capability to
eliminate the muslim world in a heartbeat, yet it does not. Israel is the second
ranked military in the world and could destroy two thirds of the US if we took
them on. Why do you think a billion muslims do not attack a country with
seven million people? They do not attack because they know that they will
cease to exist. Perhaps your views of Israel are clouded by the fact that you
have never been there. I have been to Israel and I have been to the muslim
countries, the Jews are just better people.

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By PatrickHenry, September 19, 2009 at 8:19 am Link to this comment

Some secret.

The current political tact engaging Iran are threats.  Primarily these threats emanate from Israel, I have yet to hear an official threat from the current administration, however those warships off the coast don’t need explanation.  I just hope one of them doesn’t fall prey to a USS Liberty type incident.

Not a week goes by (for the past year or so) where Israel doesn’t threaten or attempt to intimidate Iran by making claims of pending military action, plans for military action or exercises for pending military action.

What a punk assed nation Israel is, a regional bully who wants to deny its neighbors progress.  If attacked, I hope Iran cleans Israels clock.

By Marshall, September 19 at 2:50 am #

It’s a mirage, but of course the left reports it as a reality because it suits its anti-US “leave Iran alone” position.

As opposed to your pro-US “attack” Iran position.  But the bottle down and pass the joint.


By brewerstroupe, September 18 at 6:58 pm #

Very poignant post.

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By dihey, September 19, 2009 at 4:34 am Link to this comment

Since when is the IAEA in the business of disseminating “secret reports”? The IAEA is supposed to report its findings to the Security Council of the UN. Has that Council, in which we are represented, received that report? If that is the case why does the Obama administration not tell us that the rumor is true or false?

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By Commune115, September 19, 2009 at 12:37 am Link to this comment

Whatever the faults of Iran’s regime, it’s pretty obvious the US wants to crush what it sees as a threat in the region in this sense: Iran doesn’t take orders, like Cuba, Nasser, Nicaragua in the 1980s, Venezuela etc., Iran does not easily bow to imperial demands and so it must be stopped from setting a bad example. Israel is also obsessed with Iran for the same reasons, it wants no threats to its military dominance of the region.

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By Marshall, September 18, 2009 at 11:50 pm Link to this comment

By brewerstroupe, September 18 at 6:58 pm #

Since you’re pinning your belief in Iran’s pristine intentions on the supposed Fatwa
which absolves them of any nuclear suspicion, consider that said Fatwa has never
been published - only alluded to (which is all you link shows).  Such lack of
confirmation only gives more reason to suspect Iran.  It’s a mirage, but of course
the left reports it as a reality because it suits its anti-US “leave Iran alone”
position.

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By axxter, September 18, 2009 at 7:22 pm Link to this comment
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Israel should drop it’s lying, cheating, child-murdering ways.

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By stcfarms, September 18, 2009 at 5:51 pm Link to this comment

Nukes are just toys, the real ‘bang for your buck’ is biologicals. Any half way
intelligent nerd kid can design a biological weapon and make it in his
basement. Fortunately for the morons their increased intellect prevents them
from doing it. Unfortunately the same class of kids exist in the countries that
we bomb into the stone age. So far they have resisted helping the enemies of
the US but that could change at any time. Someday a US bomb may kill little
Abdul’s family and send him straight into the arms of our enemies. A well
designed biological can kill upwards of 5 billion people, at least it should bring
a measure of peace…

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By paul bass, September 18, 2009 at 4:39 pm Link to this comment
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maybe once iran has finished its imaginary nuclear bomb then it can join the ranks of jr evil compared to the purely evil regimes that actually have armed and ready enough thermonuclear weapons to end life on earth.

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By brewerstroupe, September 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm Link to this comment

That is correct Folktruther. In fact, some time ago, the MSM was trumpeting “bomb blueprints found in Iran”. It turned out that the documents in question were downloaded off the internet from a site like these:

http://home.earthlink.net/~enigmaep/annihilation/buildabomb.html

http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-To-Make-An-Atomic-Bomb-53392.shtml

....which any schoolboy can access.

I must admit to being influenced by the following factors:

1. The Fatwa forbidding the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons issued by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on August 9, 2005.

2. Iran’s record of dealing with the U.S. in good faith despite the constant barrage of disinformation that spews forth from the exact same sources that cheer-led the Iraq War.

3. Apart from a questionable deterrent effect, nuclear arms are useless to Iran. To deploy them against Israel would ensure many innocent Muslim (Palestinian) lives were lost. This is utterly against the Koran.

Whatever one may think about the role of religion in Iranian politics, there is no doubt that religion itself is a powerful force. A fatwa issued by the highest theological authority has at least the potency, to the faithful, that a Papal Bull has to a Roman Catholic. I cannot agree with those who assert that the fatwa is a deceit. This would be a major heresy and would be impossible to maintain when many on the Guardian Council are strict in matters of doctrine.

The fact that the accusations of weapons development emanate exclusively from agencies with vested interests in an attack on Iran and a record of falsifying evidence gives, on its own, good reason to be sceptical.

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By Carl, September 18, 2009 at 2:12 pm Link to this comment
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Yes, Japan, Brazil, South Korea, and a dozen other nations “can” build a bomb. So where are the stories about that? Perhaps we should impose sanctions on these nations for thought crimes.

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By Louise, September 18, 2009 at 2:07 pm Link to this comment

Last night on my way from Rachel Maddow to the Canadian News on CBC, I saw “BREAKING NEWS!” in BIG BOLD RED, so I flipped back and guess what, it was FOX and the breaking news was Iran is ready to build a nuclear bomb. (oh my)

So naturally I went on to watch CBC.

How will the cable news channels cover this one? I haven’t looked today, and I probably wont bother. But I’ll betcha we all can figure out how FOX is handling it.

One of those made in heaven moments the idiots on the right prey on, right?

Ooops! I mean pray for. smile

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By Folktruther, September 18, 2009 at 1:13 pm Link to this comment

That’s quite true, Brewerstroupe, but it may be irrelevant.  apparaently building a bomb is so easy now that many states could do it.  And Iran has a perfect legal right to develop atomic energy for energy purposes, as do other states.

But what Japan has done, and I can’t remember where I read this, is develop nuclear energy to the point that it could develop bombs in a few months. Apparently there is no way to separate peaceful and war purposes completely. 

So a state can be READY to develop nuclear weapons if it thinks it is going to be attacked, and there will always be uncertainty whether or not they have done so.  This deters attack, both nuclear and conventional.  But only at the cost of the spread of nuclear weapons.

What the US-Israel coalition is afraid of is that the development of PEACEFUL nuclear energy authomatically deters millitary agression, through its transformation quickly to war purposes.

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By brewerstroupe, September 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm Link to this comment

Amano: ‘No hard evidence Iran seeking nukes’
There is no concrete evidence that Iran is attempting to develop nuclear weapons, incoming International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said Friday, in his first public comments on Iran’s nuclear program.

Intelligence Agencies Say No New Nukes in Iran
This latest U.S. intelligence-community assessment is potentially controversial for several reasons, not the least of which is that it is at odds with more alarming assessments propounded by key U.S. allies, most notably Israel. Officials of Israel’s conservative-led government have been delivering increasingly dire assessments of Iran’s nuclear progress and have leaked shrill threats about a possible Israeli military attack on Iranian nuclear facilities.
http://www.newsweek.com/id/215529

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By Existentialist, September 18, 2009 at 11:04 am Link to this comment
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This thing has that same “WMD” propaganda written all over it, just like what was set up before beginning the Iraq occupation. 

Iran should be left alone now, as they should have been in 1953.

If I remember right, at the same time Pelosi and Google Earth exposed the Pakistan drone attacks, leaders admitted there were CIA covert operations in Iran.  As soon as I saw the election protests I immediately was reminded of that admission.  I saw news today that pro and anti government protesters were taking to the streets once again. 

I’m so sick of seeing this country demonized.

What about those aircraft carriers of the US’s that had been staring Iran down from the gulf?  Are they still there?  I haven’t heard about them in a couple years.  What about the economic sanctions?  Still there? 

What does the US/UN do to any country before it is invaded now?  They perform sanctions, for whatever the reasons.  The country becomes destabilized and then the headlines read, “Officials report that [name of country] is unstable.”  After that, they send a ‘peacekeeping mission’ to ‘restore democracy.’ 

If my young mind (I wasn’t alive then) remembers reading information correctly, it seems the US has taken the false pretext of noble causes, such as restoring peace and democracy for its real imperialistic goals since about 1978.

The US is also ramping up its interventionism in South America (as already mentioned by other posters), and Africa (as well as China and India). 

So many people are waking up to these things. 

I only hope that more people keep opening their eyes and start asking questions and demanding honest answers.  This is our tax payer money.  Don’t we have the right to know what’s being done with it in our name? 

Everyone should always ask ‘why?’ and ‘who benefits?’ when it comes politics.

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By Night-Gaunt, September 18, 2009 at 10:51 am Link to this comment

bogi666, Pakistan was our ally because it was decided they should be. Even though they and Saudi Arabia had more to do with the 9/11/01 attacks than Iran or Iraq—which was nothing. Pakistan was under a dictator at the time, Peferez Mushariff as are the Saudi Kings (absolute monarchs) of their eponymously named country. The Pashtuns (of Waziristan) may yet completely break away from Pakistan/Afghanistan officially as is that the boarders were arbitrarily drawn by the British empire as they withdrew for awhile from the region.

There is still no evidence that the International Law abiding Iranians are getting all the manufactured grief while the same real criminals India, Pakistan and Israel are our allies and get no sanctions or grief for their own actions. All because of the USA’s power in the UN.

A note, it is highly refined nuclear material that is useful for warheads whereas it is only the low grade processed nuclear material found that is good for reactors. Iran has a real threat from Israel and the USA of attacking them. It is so unnecessary and unsreasonable at this time without proof.

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By Folktruther, September 18, 2009 at 10:19 am Link to this comment

Of course Iran wants to be in a position to make an atomic bomb, as Japan, Brazil and perhaps another dozen states are.  The US-Israel is threatening to atack Iran with nuclear weapons and they do so because Iran does not have a nuclear deterrent.  The US posiition is that it is fine for Israel, a violent racist state, to have hundreds of nuclear weapons but not for Iran to deter them with a few.

the media decetion is maintained by calling US and Israeli aggression ‘Defense’ and Iran defense ‘Agression.’  Just as the US media calls an Iranian landslide election a Stolen Election and Amadinejad a ‘dictator’ when he is not even the most powerful offical in the hierarchy.  The first victim of violence is the simple truth.

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By bogi666, September 18, 2009 at 9:43 am Link to this comment

Pakistan is America’s friend and ally and the USG and the Pentagon bomb Pakistan indiscriminately taking no heed about the Pakistani civilians the Pentagon kills there. Iran, the sworn enemy of the USG, is not subject to the Terminator Drone attacks by the Pentagon. Neither is Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador,and some others declared to be enemy states by the USG. Now this is not too complicated, don’t get along with the USG and you will be spared from military attack by Terminator Drones of the Pentagon, be friendly to the USG and the friendly countries are subject to being guinea pigs for the Pentagon’s weapons testing. Hmmm. what to do?

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By fredmoz, September 18, 2009 at 9:27 am Link to this comment

I tell you how cable TV and other media including e-media react to this unconfirmed appendix discovered by AP. Like they always have, make it the center piece of that agency’s report and demand military retaliation, sanction and more sanction.
First AP is not and hasn’t been as long as I remember a subjective and unbiased reporting organization with Iran. AP’s report on Iran has always been half truth. Second, AP in other aspects as well is similar to Fox and yet all media (TV and prints) and blogger devour AP’s biased reporting. Recently one of their short reporting item had this headline (Some city, I don’t remember which city now, bands “BO” from their buses or other public place).When you read the article “BO’ refers to “bad odor” I hope you can figure out the rest of this sleazy headline.
Let’s look at the map of that region. Iran is surrounded by our mighty military forces. Iran is surrounded by Iraq, Turkey (one of the largest Air Force bases), Afghanistan and Pakistan (we bombed them at will) and we are the king of Persian gulf. I agree Mullahs are crazy but ain’t foolish to attack any country let alone Europe.

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