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Getting to Zero

Posted on Feb 20, 2009
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Featuring James Harris and Josh Scheer

John Isaacs, executive director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, joins the podcast with a status report on the spread of nuclear weapons. Cutting a deal with Iran and North Korea while getting the U.S. and Russia to downsize their own arsenals won’t be easy, but it may be only a matter of time—and diplomacy.

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By sjz, February 27, 2009 at 11:39 am Link to this comment
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I am an Iranian-American and I was very disappointed with this podcast. Why is the host so ill-informed? What does he mean by “REAL Folks?” He didn’t even bother to do his homework. Iranians do NOT speak Arabic!!!!
We speak Persian which is an Indo-European language. If you want to consider our language and culture in your policy towards Iran.. perhaps you should learn what language we speak, before you decide to host a show about Iran.
I expected more from Truthdig.
P.S. The “REAL folks” in Iran and America have had relations going back to the 19th century.

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By Virginia777, February 21, 2009 at 11:12 pm Link to this comment

Israel has at least 200 Nuclear weapons and Iran has like…

so why is a “deal” being cut with Iran? (and North Korea)

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By Joe Parko, February 21, 2009 at 7:57 am Link to this comment
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The UN nuclear chief says a double-standard approach to Israel`s nukes has undermined the nuclear non-proliferation regime.

Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said last Monday that Arab nations believe that Israel has undermined the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and this is a major obstacle to nuclear disarmament.

`What compounds the problem is that the nuclear non-proliferation regime has lost its legitimacy in the eyes of the Arab world because of the perceived double-standards concerning Israel, the only state in the region outside the NPT and known to possess nuclear weapons,` he wrote in The Herald Tribune.

Israel is largely believed to posses the only nuclear arsenal in the Middle East and has refused to sign the NPT or put its nuclear facilities under UN supervision.

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By Clash, February 20, 2009 at 8:44 pm Link to this comment

The US government has already broken numerous treaties by deploying over 5000 tons of depleted uranium across several battle fields throughout the Middle East and Europe. This has left the people of those countries and our own soldiers contaminated for 4.5 million years or until they die which ever occurs first.

Were is the call to trial for the war criminals such as Bush Sr., Clinton and Bush Jr. These men have already shown that the good christian’s (AKA the walking dead) have no reservations about using nuclear weapons.

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By bluzmstr2, February 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm Link to this comment
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How about including israel in downsizing their numbers of weapons-for-mass-destruction; you know, the ones they “technically” don’t have.

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By jr., February 20, 2009 at 1:15 pm Link to this comment

Just another distraction to divert mass attention from the need to prosecute the bush-crime family.

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