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Originally posted by RR98
Yes. you are the only one who agrees with Iran. go live there and plague us with your pathetic presence no more.
Originally posted by Rasputin13
Originally posted by rich23
I had quite a good go with a thread asking WHY Iran is a threat to the US... when you ask people to come up with solid evidence, it's easier to see that there's very little solid stuff to go on. It's mostly propaganda and repetition...
So a country that sits on one of the largest known oil reserves desperately needs nuclear power? And you trust a dictatorship, run by Islamofascist Mullahs who are hell-bent on wiping Israel off the map and are the largest state-sponsor of terrorism, with highly enriched uranium? Sorry, but I don't trust a regime that throws their people in jail just for celebrating Valentine's Day, with nuclear weapons.
There's just no point arguing with people like you. You have your mind made up and you've decided that putting blind faith in these radicals is more important than guaranteeing the safety of millions of people from an Iranian nuclear attack.
God help us all if you get what you wish for, and God help us all if you're wrong on top of it all.
Originally posted by Rasputin13
I don't think that the issue is Iran's rights as a state to have nuclear technology. I think the issue is more about their intentions for such technology. What overrides it all is the issue of TRUST. I do not trust Iran with nuclear technology.
Originally posted by xman_in_blackx
Considering that nukes were invented in the USA, I would imagine that we have EVERY right to them. If you invented them, then you would have the right, but we invented it first. The technology had to be stolen before others could make them.
Originally posted by boydog
This isn't entirely true. Whilst the manhattan project was indeed conducted within the US, it was a collaborative project between the US, UK and Canada. Work on Nuclear weapons was already being conducted within the UK, but it was considered prudent to move development overseas, when the US finally 'became interested' in working on the project. A relatively accurate version of events can be found on Wikipedia:
Countries outside of the project simply had to figure out how to implement the concept, the concept was largely known to the international community who had physicists able to read.
Oh, as for why it was dropped on Japan? Yes, it was to end a war, but not in the ways people may first think. It was more a case of telling Stalin to stop advancing west and 'we won't be wanting your help in November'. So, one war was shortened by a few months, and the cold war started.
Originally posted by donk_316
I just read a report on the recent visit of Irans president while he was in Malaysia and he makes some very valid points about
TEHRAN, Iran -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday challenged the authority of the UN Security Council as Iran faces a deadline to halt its uranium enrichment and he called for a televised debate with U.S. President George Bush on world issues.
The Security Council has given Iran until Thursday to suspend enrichment, a process that can produce either fuel for a reactor or material for weapons.
"The U.S. and Britain are the source of many tensions," Ahmadinejad said at a news conference. "At the Security Council, where they have to protect security, they enjoy the veto right. If anybody confronts them, there is no place to take complaints to.
"This (veto right) is the source of problems of the world. ... It is an insult to the dignity, independence, freedom and sovereignty of nations," he said.
Ahmadinejad rejected any suspension of enrichment, even if UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan asked for it during an upcoming visit to Iran.
"The use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is the right of the Iranian nation. The Iranian nation has chosen this path. ... No one can prevent it," he said.
Iran last week responded to a Western incentives package aimed at getting Tehran to roll back its nuclear program. Iranian officials said the Islamic country did not agree to halt enrichment -- the key demand -- before engaging in further talks. continues
And the fact he wants to have a debate with Bush Jr is awesome..Ofcourse the blundering baboon would never agree to it as he obviously could string enough words together to HAVE a debate. but i digress.
the report i read:
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Originally posted by nephyx
Religion is the epitomy of mankind's ignorance. The iranian government takes religion and uses it for its own benefits. Any country that delves so deeply into the lies of Islam shouldnt exist.
Any country that delves so deeply into the lies of Islam shouldnt exist.
But Mr. Lear... what are the chances of that actually happening in the US?