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Annan: Sanctions will not solve Iran nuclear issue
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=757712&contrassID=1&subContrassID=1 ^

Posted on 09/02/2006 9:20:15 AM PDT by tobyprissy

Annan: Sanctions will not solve Iran nuclear issue By News Agencies and Haaretz Service

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan met on Saturday with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in Tehran. Annan is expected to press Iran to help shore up the fragile cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah, but diplomats say the talks will also cover Iran's nuclear standoff with the West.

Annan said in a newspaper interview before arriving that he hoped for a diplomatic solution that would "avoid another conflict in a region already subjected to a great stress at this moment."

Asked about indications that the United States wants to move to sanctions, he told the French daily Le Monde, "I do not believe that sanctions are the solution to all problems."

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bombirannow; bombiransoilwells; destroyirannow; iran; irannukes; killallterrorists; sanctions; un; unres1696

1 posted on 09/02/2006 9:20:16 AM PDT by tobyprissy
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To: tobyprissy

Just going by the headline, I have to agree with the crazy commie bastard. Sanctions won't work. Only a full military assault will do.


2 posted on 09/02/2006 9:22:47 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: tobyprissy

We need to get rid if this guy.


3 posted on 09/02/2006 9:22:50 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God bless our troops!! Our President and those who fight against the awful commie, liberal left!!)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Of this guy!! Yes a Military strike it seems is the only way!


4 posted on 09/02/2006 9:24:31 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God bless our troops!! Our President and those who fight against the awful commie, liberal left!!)
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To: tobyprissy

Wonder what kind of bribery scandals are going to come out of irangate?


5 posted on 09/02/2006 9:27:58 AM PDT by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Sanctions are a joke. The United States should bomb Iran's nuclear development sites "yesterday", and keep bombing them until they are pulverized. To drive the message home, we should also bomb Iran's oil wells, to destroy Iran's economy. That's the way to fight a terrorist state, not by negotiations, not by "diplomacy", not by economic "sanctions"; that's all BS.


6 posted on 09/02/2006 9:28:35 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: tobyprissy

He gets the "Neville Chamberlain Award" for being completely clueless and/or just completely corrupt, but personally I'm thinking both at the same time. Meanwhile, Condi follows the lead of this arse-bite organization.


7 posted on 09/02/2006 9:29:55 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: tobyprissy

The problem of course for Annan to make this statement is that it undercuts any possibility of diplomatic/economic pressure to get Iran to comply. Coming from the Secretary General of the United Nations the Security Council has been undermined. The result is either accept Iran's nuclear armament program or military action. Very treacherous position for the head of the UN to take


8 posted on 09/02/2006 9:30:12 AM PDT by Westpole
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To: tobyprissy

No, but it might be a good business opportunity, eh?


9 posted on 09/02/2006 9:31:11 AM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: Empireoftheatom48
We need to get rid if this guy.

I agree. Annan must go; along with the rest of the UN.


10 posted on 09/02/2006 9:32:10 AM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: tobyprissy

Annan just wants to see how long he can get away with an Iranian bribery scam. So far he's gotten away with his previous bribe taking.


11 posted on 09/02/2006 9:38:03 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: monkeywrench

Did Kofi learn shakedowns from Jesse Jackson or the other way around?


12 posted on 09/02/2006 9:38:56 AM PDT by rod1
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To: pleikumud

LE$VEL the nation
of hate spewing sand trash
and you will get rid of 50% of the fools who want to act on death to america, death to israel and hail to the 7th century.

this place is the epicenter of the antichrist
and barnacles frustrating mans progress on this planet.

Clean up this nation and a few of its neighbors and I am sure the "brave " fools seeking 72 year old virgins will stay home and mind their goats.

With their rhetoric combined with the wests "tolerence" which they perceive as weakness,,, the marginals are poking their heads up and acting on dreams. Level the sand, and they will relate cause and effect. Consequence.

A nuclear Iran spells the end of the west, the end of progress, and all of us subserviant to the antichrist.

screw that!


13 posted on 09/02/2006 9:41:21 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: samtheman

That depends. The west has never fully executed sanctions. If we did, iran would be toast in less than a month.


14 posted on 09/02/2006 9:41:27 AM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: tobyprissy

I agree. Sanctions aren't the solution. Killing the midget-nutball that runs the place and all his pals is the solution.


15 posted on 09/02/2006 9:47:46 AM PDT by trek
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To: samtheman
I have to agree with the crazy commie bastard. Sanctions won't work. Only a full military assault will do.

I agree, sanctions have rarely, if ever, worked.

However I don't think it will take a full military assault, with ground invasion. A bunch of Precision Guided bombs, including the big new bunker busters and thermobaric bombs as needed, should be able to do the job. That includes pounding the snot out of any Revolutionary Guards barracks, ports, and fields. That should get their boots off the necks of the people, who will take care of any of the Angry Ayatollahs that the bombs miss.

Only the very deeply buried facilities are problematic. If necessary those would have be taken out with penetrating nukes, or special forces assaults.

16 posted on 09/02/2006 9:48:58 AM PDT by El Gato
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To: gotribe
The west has never fully executed sanctions. If we did, iran would be toast in less than a month.

Neither China nor Russia are part of "the West". Sanction would be incomplete, very incomplete. They would/will fail.

17 posted on 09/02/2006 9:50:57 AM PDT by El Gato
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To: tobyprissy

Annan isn't interested in sanctions against Iran, and he DEFINITELY would not support military action.

But he is willing to harshly criticize Israel for firing back when fired upon.

Not enough bad stuff can happen to him.


18 posted on 09/02/2006 9:53:03 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is a perversion of faith, a lie against human spirit, an obscenity shouted in the face of G_d)
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To: El Gato

If that's the case, how come iran can't find any russians and chinese to pump its oil? As threatening as they may seem, have very incomplete economies and financial structures. The west is still the trader of choice: money, engineering expertise, banking system, supply chain, military for last resort protection. russia and china can't come close.


19 posted on 09/02/2006 10:04:00 AM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: El Gato
Neither China nor Russia are part of "the West". Sanction would be incomplete, very incomplete. They would/will fail.

Just so. Real economic sanction would require a blockade of Iranian shipping, shutting down of pipelines, grounding of air traffic. If we do these things Russia and China would splutter but it would not draw them into armed conflict, imo.

20 posted on 09/02/2006 10:11:06 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Westpole

Westpole: Very good catch. Annan has just said publically that he, the UN Secretary General, is against sancions; even though the matter of santions is up to the Security Council and not the Secretary General. Annan, as is often the case, thinks he is a head of state.....

Annan also grossly pandered in Syria. Completely caving in on the idea to have an international monitoring force on the border between Syria and Lebanon looking for arms flowing from Syria to Hezbollah. Now, the guy shipping those arms, mostly Iranian supplied or paid for arms, the President of Syria, says he'll be happy to patrol the border and Annan is delighted.

Finally, and this is by no means an exhaustive list of Annan's most recent criminal acts that undermine peace and stability, Annan is the guy that jumped to the conclusion that Israel deliberately targeted and killed UN "Blue Berets" during the Hezbollah war. Turned out that wasn't true. It also turned out that it was pretty clear that the UN UNIFIL team was helping Hezbollah most of the time and turning a blind eye to their wrongdoing the rest.

Kofi is not helpful. He would not have made a competent mayor of Cleveland; but at least there he would not have degraded world security.

John E. Carey

See: Impartiality Lost
http://peacejournalism.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=9973

Also see: A Few Questions for Kofi Annan
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=4749


21 posted on 09/02/2006 10:18:19 AM PDT by John Carey
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To: hinckley buzzard
Real economic sanction would require a blockade of Iranian shipping, shutting down of pipelines, grounding of air traffic

Those are acts of war. Might as well go the rest of the way and bomb all their WMD facilities and all Republican Guard bases, posts, and stations.

22 posted on 09/02/2006 11:48:40 AM PDT by El Gato
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To: pleikumud
we should also bomb Iran's oil wells, to destroy Iran's economy.

I think cutting the pipelines would be sufficient. Easier to rebuild. I'm sure the new owners will want to sell us some or most of that oil.

23 posted on 09/02/2006 12:07:06 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: tobyprissy
"avoid another conflict in a region already subjected to a great stress at this moment."

How about acknowleging the fact that 'region' is the CAUSE of said stress.
24 posted on 09/02/2006 12:14:41 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: tobyprissy

Sounds like Kofi is on the take.


25 posted on 09/02/2006 12:16:44 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: pleikumud
I still the way to handle this is to smuggle a nuclear device into Iran and place it as near as possible to one of their well know nuclear facilities. Make a very small one, but designed to make a really big mushroom cloud. A cloud that would be visible for miles and miles and miles. Then mount a press campaign saying one reason we are so against their nuclear project(s) is that we don't feel they have the technical expertise to assure the safety of such projects. Then set off the planted device. As the mushroom cloud rises over the site go to the press and say "we told you so." Make a big deal of how we didn't even have to do anything with our military, it was their own incompetence that did them in! Kills two birds with one stone, gets rid of the nuclear research site and makes them look like they did it to themselves.

Then we can move on to the next problem.
26 posted on 09/02/2006 3:37:44 PM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: jwparkerjr

Very clever!


27 posted on 09/02/2006 5:28:32 PM PDT by pleikumud
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