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Posted on 04/07/2005 11:05:32 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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"The U.S. and the EU Should Get Used to the Idea of a Nuclear Iran"
A. Savyon, The Middle East Media Research Institue:
Head of Iranian Nuclear Negotiating Team Sirus Nasseri: The U.S. and the EU should "get used to the idea of a nuclear Iran."
At the end of the first three-month period of negotiations stipulated in the November 2004 Paris Agreement signed by Iran and the EU Three (Britain, France, and Germany), a steering committee of representatives of all the parties met for a joint assessment of the situation. It was decided that the negotiations would continue as Iran maintained its suspension of uranium-enrichment activity.(1) At the same time, the commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and armed forces announced that they were prepared for a possible military attack. ... [The following is an excerpt]
Iran Declares its Military Preparedness
In recent months, commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and armed forces have announced their complete preparedness for a possible military attack on Iran's nuclear installations and other sensitive sites. Iranian spokesmen have declared that Iran's response would be formidable. Recently, the London daily Al-Hayat published a report on Iran's preparedness for an American or Israeli attack. The following are excerpts:(30)
"Iranian military sources say that the armed forces and the Revolutionary Guards have made all the field preparations for handling a surprise attack on targets within Iran. [These preparations] are not limited to the nuclear installations, which are dispersed among the cities and various locations - Bushehr, Isfahan, Arak, Natanz, Tehran, Yazd, and others - but also include military and industrial plants and dams.
"...Iran's military command has taken into account the possibility of a disruption of [communications] between military posts and the central command... As a precautionary measure, the command has ordered all military and Revolutionary Guards sectors to respond swiftly - within no more than an hour and without waiting for orders - against pre-selected targets, [in light of anticipated] international political pressures that might force Iran to not respond.
"The objective is to deliver a harsh blow to the U.S. and its ally Israel at the outset, and then to expand the arena, in light of international efforts to contain the crisis and limit its scope and intensity, so as to ignite the whole region. This way Iran will assure its right to respond.
"...All the countries that host U.S. military forces - particularly Iraq, CENTCOM [U.S. Central Command] in Al-Siliya [Qatar], the Al-'Odeid base in Qatar, and the Fifth Fleet command in Bahrain - are among the sites Iran might consider as targets. However, the biggest fish of all is Israel, which is likely to suffer 'hellfire' - particularly when the Iranian response 'will use [varied] weapons and reach other targets that the aggressors are not expecting them [to reach].'
- Ron Strom of WorldNetDaily.com today published an article about yesterday's post on the The 70 million people of Iran who released a letter warning world governments that as of June 16th all contracts with Iran will be considered "null and void." The article credits this blog as the source of the story and adds a statement by Dr. Jerome Corsi.
- The Washington Times thinks the Mullahs of Iran are "on the run."
- Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi has rebuffed calls from Ottawa for an independent inquiry into the death in custody here of an Iranian-Canadian journalist.
- SMCCDI reported violent clashes rocked, yesterday, several western Iranian cities.
- Dr. Jerome Corsi says that Iran is playing the world for a fool.
- Iranian security forces have been blamed for the deaths of seven people in a post-match crush following last months World Cup qualifier with Japan.
- SMCCDI reported several protesting workers were beaten and rounded up as the Islamic regime forces intervened to put a brutal end to their peaceful demo.
- Canada will not participate in a "Doing Business with Iran" conference in light of new and damning evidence in the Zahra Kazemi case.
- France says "The talks are very fragile but we are progressing."
- Mark Hosenbal of Newsweek discussed the administrations mixed signals regarding the MEK.
- Xinhua News Agency reported that Iranian Supreme Leader Seyed Ali Khamenei criticized the Greater Middle East plan proposed by the United States, calling on all Muslims to resist it.
- And finally, Bill Gertz of The Washington Times claims the Iranians paid $49.5 million for Ukrainian Missiles.
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I guess they have a new group of mine detectors. During the Iran/Iraq war in the 80's, Iran recruited adolescents who cleared mine fields by running across them. They were recruited with promises of going immediately to heaven if they were killed.
The mullahs don't hear so good.
Gee Dubya said that the USA WOULD NOT TOLERATE a nuclear armed Iran.
Now, how many other countries have misunderestimated him?
I doubt if the Nuclear talks can cause the collapse of the regime in Iran. It just wastes our time.
The only way to weaken the regime in Iran is to press their government regarding their poor record of human right issues.
That is what mullahs hate to speak about.
The EU might, the U.S. is much less likely to do so. There's no way in hell the Israelis ever will.
They might have not choice. BTW, if Iran gets nuclear the outcome will be that USA and Israel will improve the relations with Iran and as a result Iran will become more pro-Western. The law of unintended consequences works both ways.
"BTW, if Iran gets nuclear the outcome will be that USA and Israel will improve the relations with Iran and as a result Iran will become more pro-Western. The law of unintended consequences works both ways."
This dreamy theory will NEVER work in the case of the mullahs controlling Iran. Remember Iranian nation IS already pro-Western, or more accurately pro-USA. Not so the mullahs. They understand existentially that the day they are described "pro-USA" is the day they are sitting in an Iranian jail waiting their trial for Crimes Against Humanity.
The chances they will go quietly into that good night is nil.
Not with the nukes. The rule is: if you want respect get the bomb, when you have respect everyone is your friend and instead of going to jail you decide how the tribunals are run.
If Serbs had the nukes their leaders would not be in Hague and the war would not take place. Strong mullahs are friendly mullahs :)
Rules don't apply to mullahs in control of Iran. We must throw away all preconcieved notions when it comes to this turbaned clan. They are an anomaly and cannot be pegged. The 26 year history of Iran which has tried to come to terms with this demon should be a cautionary tale.
"Strong mullahs are friendly mullahs."
You must be joking, right???
Only half joking. I think that Iranian mullahs got demonized unfairly. After all it was Iraq which attack Iran (with the Western support). Iran did not attack anybody.
Iranian revolution was more a reaction against shah dictatorship and the religious fervor in Iran is getting milder every year. BTW, before shah was imposed, Iran was led by the secular moderates like Mossadegh.
Why, I find the "subject of the Shah and Mossadegh" very interesting. Fitfy years is enough to sort things through - no reason to wait for the "future Iranians".
Yeah I agree, the subject of the Shah and Mossadegh is fascinating, even Shakespearean. But like everything else to do with history of modern Iran and USA - which is invariably tangled with that of British government - it has been so politicized and convoluted, that it is hard to discuss it rationally, and unbiasedly.
My own opinion is that both the Shah and Mossadegh were victims, and both were nationalist patriots. They were by no means enemies, or even serious adversaries until the international conspiracies got underway. I think the Shah has been thoroughly dehumanized by Western media, and all his accomplishments ignored or discounted. And the people who have been doing that are still at it with a severity of passion which is baffling. That is why it is hard to arrive at truths when there is so much misinformation and half truths.
"They understand existentially that the day they are described "pro-USA" is the day they are sitting in an Iranian jail waiting their trial for Crimes Against Humanity."
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