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US allows Iran its nuclear vision
The Australian ^ | April 3, 2010 | Greg Sheridan

Posted on 04/02/2010 7:07:53 AM PDT by myknowledge

US President Barack Obama has decided to abandon any serious effort to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. He is determined instead to live with a nuclear Iran, by containment and, if possible, negotiation.

This is the shifting tectonic plate in the Middle East.

This is the giant story of the past few weeks which the world has largely missed, distracted by the theatre of the absurd of Obama's contrived and mock confrontation with Israel over 1600 apartments to be built in three years' time in a Jewish suburb in East Jerusalem.

Iran is the only semi-intelligible explanation for Obama's bizarre over-reaction against the Israelis.

In the Middle East, today, Iran is the story. It is the consideration behind all other considerations.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; irannukes; nuclearvision; nukeprogram
This is Iran's future nuclear vision:

The biblically prophesied World War III may be on the horizon in the Middle East.

1 posted on 04/02/2010 7:07:53 AM PDT by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

We’ll meet again,
Don’t know where, don’t know when...


2 posted on 04/02/2010 7:14:53 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: myknowledge
Not surprising at all.You probably have never heard this,myknowledge,but President Kennedy's inauguration speech is one of the most famous speeches of modern times...at least here in the US.In it,he pledged that the United States would "support *any* friend and oppose *any* foe" (the emphasis on "any" was actually Kennedy's).

About 30 years ago (or maybe a bit more) our RAT Party abandoned that attitude and adopted "oppose *any* friend and support *any* foe" in its place.

If you're curious check it out on youtube.It's really excellent,IMO.And while you're at it check out his speech at the Berlin Wall.It,too,was outstanding.

JFK is an example of what our RAT Party *used* to be.

3 posted on 04/02/2010 7:20:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: myknowledge
Somehow I don't think Israel will share Hussein's enthusiasm about the 9th Century pig fornicators currently ruling Iran getting a nuke.Not even a little bit.

And therein lies the *real* problem for Iran.

4 posted on 04/02/2010 7:23:28 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
The only question is, "What's going to be under that mushroom?"

Tel Aviv? or Bushehr Nuclear Facility?

5 posted on 04/02/2010 7:56:41 AM PDT by trickyricky
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To: trickyricky
The only question is, "What's going to be under that mushroom?" Tel Aviv? or Bushehr Nuclear Facility?

Unless Israel miscalculates (which,I suppose,is possible) my money's on Iran.

6 posted on 04/02/2010 8:00:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: myknowledge

The empire collapses like so much sand.

Good riddance,America may return to being America again.


7 posted on 04/02/2010 8:30:49 AM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: myknowledge
Well, the Europeans aren't going to do anything about it and they're our negotiation partners (that "soft power" that's so much more enlightened than crude American cowboyism, or so we are told), the Russians are feeding the problem (while the Chechens are bombing their cities), China wants Iranian oil and doesn't care, and nobody in the 0bama administration wants to be so unprogressive as to support Israel. In short, nobody's going to do anything about it. The Aussies are merely pointing out what everyone sees who has actually looked at the situation without ideological lenses to their glasses.

What we have going for us is that the Iranians are nearly as incompetent at it as the North Koreans. But sooner or later Og The Caveman will figure out how to slap two pieces of U-235 together if somebody is stupid enough to give them to him. And depending on the other guy's incompetence may be a pretty fair bet but it's disastrous foreign policy because sooner or later he can always get lucky.

The real difficulty is that the Iranians have had plenty of time (courtesy of soft power, see item 1) to spread their program such that a quick military strike isn't very dependable short of a protracted and open war. So we all wait for an Iranian finger on the button. Welcome back to the Cold War.

8 posted on 04/02/2010 9:10:09 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: myknowledge

The real question here is whether this is a case of gross incompetence or something more sinister. Either way the likely outcome will be the deaths of millions of people.


9 posted on 04/02/2010 9:22:33 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
"Unless Israel miscalculates (which,I suppose,is possible) my money's on Iran."

That would be my bet too. Survival usually trumps all else.
Afterwards they're going to have to face the condemnation of the entire planet including
the communist occupation government of the USA.

I hope they have the belly for it.

10 posted on 04/02/2010 12:23:28 PM PDT by trickyricky
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