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BAGHDAD, Iraq — U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said Friday that discussions were under way about when he would meet with Iranian officials about Iraq and that the talks should be held in Baghdad.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Well, you were so hell bent it seemed on having me provide a legitimate basis for arguing that particular point, and trying to make it seem like I had no basis at all
The mere fact that this was done in the way it was, covertly, illustrates a couple of things:
1) that both Iran and China had the will to acquire weapons covertly
2) that both Iran and China had at least one conduit to do so
Also, it seems strange to me that they would go to the trouble of getting maintenance techs in for training rounds. If as the article points out these may have been used for reverse engineering, why in the world would they need to be serviced?
Well, my imagination is not what's important here, and your insult is taken with the sme grain of salt with which it was issued.
If the US and Israel felt that Iran didn't have anything else beyond that which they claimed, we wouldn't be having this conversation, now would we.
The abundance of nuclear expertise is not at issue, and you are really starting to reach for straws, I suspect because because you're running out of arguing points. And your statement about covert movement is really irrelevant considering the mere fact that this missile transaction took place, covertly, and is documentented. To what degree however, can be easily cooked.
This statement illustrates your ignorance of the fact that soviet corruption at the highest levels of government is no secret, and under those very conditions, given the propensity of the corrupt involved, it may be very likely that many other deals took place, without presidential knowledge and completely covertly.
The extent of which is yet to be, and may never be completely known.
Another case to illustrate this is the supposed mini suitcase nukes of which all have still not yet been recovered. Could some of those ended up in Iranian hands?
Again, if this fails so abymally, then what are the US and Israel so concerned about?
I also urge you to discuss this without such needless, pointed remarks. Note that had your statements taken on a tone of cooperative discussion rather than pointed remarks like this from the beginning, this drama factor that you so wish to introduce would not be coming back to bite you in the ass.
Israel, however, views this differently, and I for one can comprehend their viewpoint given the history of Iran's ferocity towards them, Israel's size, geographic location, and other things.
It's a no win situation as long as Iran, however covertly, seeks and acts to acquire nuclear weapons.
My hopes are with yours. Maybe by some stroke of luck these will combine with others' hopes and actions, and we can live a little longer without starting WW3.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Allright, well good discussion sminkey, but for both our sakes I suggest we digress right back to the title of the thread "Iran says ready to talk with Washington on Iraq."
Why don't we explore how Iran, if talks proceed, would be able to help in Iraq. It seems such an irony to me that any Iranian troops in Iraq could be well received in any capacity by the Iraqi people! (after the Iran Iraq war).
Or if it's not troops to assist with security, are there other things they could do?
LONDON, January 24 (IranMania) - Iran's defence minister hit back Wednesday at veiled Israeli threats of an attack, saying Iran and its allies could put the Jewish state "in an eternal coma" like that of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, said AFP.
"Israel does not have the courage to attack Iran, and if it commits such a big mistake, the defenders of Islamic Iran will put Israel in an eternal coma like Sharon," Mostafa Mohammad Najjar was quoted as saying by state television.
Najjar branded the United States and Israel as the "Great and Little Satan, who are using psychological wars to intimidate Iran." The United States has been branded the "Great Satan" since the 1979 Islamic revolution.