Skip to comments.Iran: No Use for Peaceful Nukes
Posted on 04/13/2010 10:06:41 AM PDT by jazminerose
Joy Tiz ©2010
And any nation including Iran should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power if it complies with its responsibilities under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
While we recognize that under the NPT [Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons] Iran has the right to a civilian nuclear program, Iran needs to restore confidence in its exclusively peaceful nature, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced in a joint statement ahead of their first sit-down.
Irans position on the peaceful use of nuclear power was expressed by Behzad Soltani, of the Atomic Energy of Iran (AEOI): We do not intend to use the peaceful nuclear energy merely for generating electricity and energy, rather our next step would be expanding use of this technology, Soltani reportedly said.
As the president amuses himself at yet another big meeting with no legitimate purpose, Iran announced that it will go nuclear within one month. Iran, the worlds current greatest nuclear threat, is not in attendance at the farcical nuclear summittheyre busy working on their nukes.
Why would Iran bother to appear at the summit anyway, its not as if they have the slightest intention of signing on to non-proliferation.
Soltani added that construction work on a large-scale nuclear powerplant and a smaller research reactor in the Iranian city of Arak is nearing completion and is now at 70 percent.
Whether or not the stated timetable is accurate, the rhetoric is unambiguous: Irans mighty nuclear independence [will] intermingle with economic growth, expansion of technology and political power in the international arena.
The Slaughter-the-Infidels regime is using Obamas feckless behavior at the summit as an incentive to do some serious saber rattling. Rogue regimes are invigorated by the presidents manifest weakness and inflated ego.
Soltani: No country would ever think about attacking Iran once the nuclear threshold has been crossed.
President Ronald Reagan, 23 MAR 1983
The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights. We will never be an aggressor. We maintain our strength in order to deter and defend against aggression — to preserve freedom and peace.
Since the dawn of the atomic age, we’ve sought to reduce the risk of war by maintaining a strong deterrent and by seeking genuine arms control. “Deterrence” means simply this: making sure any adversary who thinks about attacking the United States, or our allies, or our vital interest, concludes that the risks to him outweigh any potential gains. Once he understands that, he won’t attack. We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.
This strategy of deterrence has not changed. It still works. But what it takes to maintain deterrence has changed. It took one kind of military force to deter an attack when, we had far more nuclear weapons than any other power; it takes another kind now that the Soviets, for example, have enough accurate and powerful nuclear weapons to destroy virtually all of our missiles on the ground. Now, this is not to say that the Soviet Union is planning to make war on us. Nor do I believe a war is inevitable — quite the contrary. But what must be recognized is that our security is based on being prepared to meet all threats.
There was a time when we depended on coastal forts and artillery batteries, because, with the weaponry of that day, any attack would have had to come by sea. Well, this is a different world, and our defenses must be based on recognition and awareness of the weaponry possessed by other nations in the nuclear age.
We can’t afford to believe that we will never be threatened. There have been two world wars in my lifetime. We didn’t start them and, indeed, did everything we could to avoid being drawn into them. But we were ill-prepared for both. Had we been better prepared, peace might have been preserved.
The sane world has no use for Iran either.
Hey, obama...see what you’re causing? Oh, but you probably know and planned it that way.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.