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Originally posted by Countermeasures
Isn't it true that while the iranians could return spent fuel to Russia , meanwhile the reactor could also be blanketed to breed additional weapongrade material ASIDE from the input reactorfuel????
"If the U.S. were really to attack Iran it would be a mistake of catastrophic proportions. Then terror and violence on a scale that put what we have seen so far in the shade would spread over the Middle East and soon after to the whole world," Mubarak told the German magazine Der Spiegel.
Originally posted by RichardPrice
Personally I have no issues with Iran owning a nuclear reactor, infact I have no issues with them enriching uranium to be used in such a reactor. Irans oil isnt going to last forever, how are they going to create their own electricity when it runs out? Having them be forced to purchase nuclear fuel from other countries (as the EU plan is currently) is patently stupid, as it forces them to rely on other countries, many of which havent exactly been quiet about their dislike of Iran.
Once again, its hatred thats leading to fear.
Originally posted by AceOfBase
I think Israel still gets most of it's oil from Russia.
If Israel bombs Iran's reactor, Russia may cut them off.
The EU may also place sanctions against Israel or at least remove the trade benefits that Israel currently gets.
Originally posted by BattleofBatoche
They have no need for nuclear power. They obviously want to make nuclear weapons plain & simple.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
I'm as much of a rebel as anybody, but I don't make a habbit of telling heavily armed people that I refuse to cooperate or compromise.
So, I've been over this a lot in my head, and there are plenty of possibilities, but there is one possibility for the future that stands out above the rest.
Israel bombs Iran's reactor. Everybody calls Israel names.
Originally posted by soficrow
As it stands, Israel gets its oil from Russia - who coincidentally made a deal with Iran to supply reactor fuel plus take back the depleted uranium. ...If Israel stomps on Russia's trade, Russia might just hold back their oil. Israel does have an agreement with the US to take all our oil if they need it, but we don't have any - most of our oil imports now come from Canada, whom we've also stomped on recently.
Point is - everybody's got something on everyone else - it's a precarious balance true, but the power is anything but centralized.
We're looking at diplomatic sqeeze plays here - and IMO - the good guys are winning.