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Originally posted by DaddyBare
Ya do know Saddam used to make the same statements... we all know how well that worked out for him...
It's just posturing makes them feel better about themselves...
after the stolen election and hoards of angry protesters I think a lot of covert agencies will be looking for those disgruntled masses, training them, arming them, teaching them to take back their freedoms... Iran's days are numbered...
The US isn't going to attack... we don't need to... their already on the brink of civil war
Originally posted by Harlequin
... teh CIA provided the taliban with stingers for shooting teh russian`s
and for captain smartass
you want to blow up the dome of the rock?
that would turn this from a politcal game to a religous war in no time - saudia arabia would make a pretty pattern with its nukes fro syria down to egypt and across to its own borders.
Originally posted by Laurauk
My responce to you!
The Victims of the holocaust are becomming, the criminals they have so long to be brought to justice, by what they are doing to the citizens of palestine!
Question regarding news reports by the Associated Press (mostly inaudible)
As I have said many times, and I continue to say today, the Agency has no concrete proof there is an ongoing weapons programme in Iran. There are allegations that Iran has conducted weaponization studies; however, these are issues which we are still looking into. And we are looking to Iran to help us clarify. We are looking to those suppliers of information to help us on the question of authenticity, because that is really a major issue. It is not an issue that involves nuclear material; it's a question of allegations, paper work studies, and of course the key issue there is authenticity. We are seeking clarification from Iran; we are seeking clarification from the supplier of the information. But we don't have any information that nuclear material has been used. We don't have any information that any components of nuclear weapons have been manufactured. That is why I continue to say that we are concerned but we are not in any way panicking about the Iranian nuclear programme. However, we need to continue to work with Iran to clarify these issues. This is an issue that has to do with war and peace, and the Agency has to work on the basis of fact and facts only.
On the other question that the Agency has information that has been withheld, and that there is information which has (not) been shared with the Board: this is maybe for the hundredth time that I have been saying and the Agency has been saying that this is totally baseless, totally groundless.
All information that we have received that has been vetted, assessed in accordance with our standard practices, has been shared with the Board. If any country has more information that they would like to share with us or with the Board, they are welcom to do that. But we stand by our statement that all information that has been corroborated, assessed, critically assessed, has been shared with the Board and on the basis of that I make my statement that we have no concrete evidence that Iran has an ongoing programme. There are concerns by the international community and we are working on these. But there is a difference between concern and a statement that Iran has an ongoing weapons programme. As to the pressure, I think our record throughout the years -- including before the Iraq war, when we made it very clear that we had not seen any evidence that Iraq had revived its nuclear weapons programme, despite a lot of allegations and assumptions -- I think that our record
speaks for itself.
Originally posted by Retseh
Originally posted by Harlequin
they signed the NPT - and have complied with it -tell your neo-con media so stop trying to make something of nothing - 5% enrichment is for the light water reactor
I don't generally reply to your posts, since you usually descend into childish name calling and labelling, just as you are doing here yet again, but the dangerous bilge you post cannot go unchallenged.
Firstly the NPT, I could simply say something glib along the lines of "go research Neville Chamberlain", but I'll go with facts instead.
In a February 19th report of this year, the IAEA reported that Iran is continuing to enrich uranium contrary to the decisions of the Security Council and had produced at least a ton of low enriched uranium.
The report also indicated that Iran had continued to refuse to provide design information or access to verify design information for its new IR-40 reactor.
Continued production in contravention to IAEA mandates, refusal to share required reactor design details.
Of course you are, because it has nothing to do with this thread, just as I suspected.
If by "threatened" you mean "told to stop their nuclear program", then yes.
What bizarre parallels you assign.
That's a straight up falsehood.
Originally posted by December_Rain
... There are allegations that Iran has conducted weaponization studies; however, these are issues which we are still looking into. And we are looking to Iran to help us clarify.
It is not an issue that involves nuclear material; it's a question of allegations, paper work studies, and of course the key issue there is authenticity.
Originally posted by nenothtu
reply to post by December_Rain
So they expect Iran to "clarify" this how? By pointing at those making accusations and shouting "liars!"?
Yeah, that'll clarify things alright. Probably won't take very long, either.
So I guess I won't have to wait so long on the Syrian coffee.
In the face of resumed military threats by Israeli leaders, Iran's ambassador to the UN, calls on the world body to put a stop to such 'irresponsible behaviors'.
“There is absolutely no sense in the ongoing Israeli threats against the Tehran government,” said Iranian ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaei in a letter of protest to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Khazaei pointed to claims made by Ephraim Sneh, a former Israeli deputy defense minister, earlier last week. Sneh had told the Sunday Times that time was running out for action against Tehran's enrichment activities.
“If no crippling sanctions are introduced by Christmas, Israel will strike,” he had said. “If we are left alone, we will act alone.”
Khazaei said that considering Israel's trigger-happy attitude in the past, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should take necessary action against these “irresponsible comments”.
Originally posted by dooper
reply to post by December_Rain
December, you're right. It's not that difficult to come up with a nuclear device.
Wouldn't it be funny - odd - if some rogue group procured a nuclear cruise missile battery, sailed it near Iran on a tramp steamer, launched, and then that same tramp steamer exploded and sank shortly after launch?
And oddly some small fast boats hauled ass just before the ship exploded and sank?
WHO would one blame it on?
Not the US.
Just an unknown rogue group that can't be attached or connected directly to any nation.
Wouldn't THAT be a hoot?
Talk about poetic justice!
Just as all those Muslim organizations confer to their host nations.