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Helen Thomas: "Nukes & Iran: Who Will Step In?" [WARNING: DISTURBING, GRAPHIC IMAGES]
FCNP.com ^ | 10 Nov 11 | Helen "Nuclear Watchdog" Thomas

Posted on 11/16/2011 12:41:13 PM PST by seanmerc

U.S. leaders haven't spoken of disarmament lately. Why not?

Iran is on the verge of creating a nuclear weapon. This is bad news for the U.S. and Israel, who have warned Tehran against holding nuclear power.

The U.S. needs to step in and mollify at the crucial moment. Israel has been able to sabotage any Iranian progress in developing nuclear prowess, but no one has produced a key to a more peaceful route to reconciliation.

So where are the peacemakers? Israel wants the U.S. to step in or even lead the way to block Iran's new nuclear ambitions. Iran, which has seen several of its nuclear scientists assassinated in the last year, is on the verge of becoming a nuclear power. However, Israel is determined to protect its nuclear dominance in the Middle East - it is the only country in the region that has a nuclear arsenal.

The current crisis is on a fast track because Iran is continuing to build a nuclear bomb, even though they say their intentions are peaceful. The crisis build up, the world waiting for the other shoe to fall, is the talk of the town.

In 1981, Israel bombed Iraq's nuclear facility, sending several U.S.-made F-16 bombers to wipe it out. In later years, Israel blocked Syria's attempt to create a nuclear product.

There is little doubt the U.S. is totally complicit in the attempts to bolster Israel's nuclear monopoly in the Middle East.

After World War II, it seemed the world was ready for disarmament; there was much work done on plans to reduce nuclear stock piles. The former Soviet Union had developed its own nuclear arsenal. Many hopes were pinned on lessons learned after the U.S. had dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and then Nagasaki, in Japan. Those historic horrors led the Western world to begin serious negotiations on disarmament.

Both the U.S. and the Soviet Union recognized the need for arms reduction, and at the same time many scientists debated the morality of using nuclear weapons in war. Some scientists who had worked on the bomb had urged the U.S., before the Hiroshima attack, to bomb a lonely atoll in the Pacific Ocean, so Japan and the rest of the world might observe the power of nuclear warfare.

At that time, the U.S. military was convinced that the U.S. would suffer tremendous human losses in the Pacific theater, and President Harry S. Truman agreed and went along. There is no question that the bombing, devastating as it was, brought World War II to an end in the Pacific.

Russia then became a super power rival, matching the U.S. nuclear capacity. Many rounds of disarmament talks began. Afterwards, several countries developed their own nuclear weapons, including India, Pakistan and North Korea.

Israel began stockpiling weapons at a desert complex in Dimona. It was the world's biggest non-secret. The U.S. had made a pact with the late Prime Minister Golda Meir, never to say that Israel had produced nuclear weapons. To this day, American officials have refused to acknowledge that Israel is the sole nuclear power in the Middle East.

I asked President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton if there were any nations in the Middle East that had nuclear weapons. Responding to a question at a White House news conference, Obama said, "I don't want to speculate." Clinton and others also dodged the question, and not too deftly, but they preserved the official lie.

Israel has become the self-appointed nuclear watchdog in the Middle East.

The world is watching to see if the U.S. or Israel decides to attack Iran. But there seems to be more caution that did not exist in previous critical times.

Obama is preoccupied in the time-consuming run for re-election. It seems it is time for him to step in and calm the waters. Surely no nation wants to see a global war. There may be a way to work out a peaceful resolution with Iran. It's worth a try.


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1 posted on 11/16/2011 12:41:18 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: beckysueb; Bookwoman; DirtyHarryY2K; Dominic01; freedomlover; greatdefender; holly go-rightly; ...
Yoo-hoo, Helen Thomas ping list members! She's at it again!
2 posted on 11/16/2011 12:42:49 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
Israel has become the self-appointed nuclear watchdog in the Middle East.

Thank God they are. They are doing it to preserve their own existance and to avoid the ISlamic madmen from obtaining that power.

Iran must be stopped, by any means necessary, from obtaining such a weapon. The US needs to make this abundantly and crytsal clear...to Iran directly as well as indicating to any nation that would assist them in doing so that they will pay a terrible price for so doing.

3 posted on 11/16/2011 12:49:17 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: seanmerc
To this day, American officials have refused to acknowledge that Israel is the sole nuclear power in the Middle East.

That's OK. Media figures have refused to acknowledge the nuclear arms of Israel have prevented another Yom Kippur type war in the region since the 70s.

4 posted on 11/16/2011 12:49:32 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: seanmerc

So, what is this hateful, senile bag trying to say?

That we should force the Israelis to give up their nuclear weapons, that way we can pursuade Imadinahendjob to abandon his nuclear ambitions?

What happened to just have all of the Joos go back to Germany and Poland and Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen and wherever in the hell else they came from? We’ve had a change of plans? I never get the memo.

I’m confused.


5 posted on 11/16/2011 12:51:29 PM PST by SargeK
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To: seanmerc
Why would that chronic anti-Semitic RoboHag (c) care about Iran developing nukes? We all know the first thing Iran is going to do with a nuke is lob it at Israel, that's the fantasy that the mullahs and their sockpuppet Ahmadinnerjacket wack off to every damn night, Helen Thomas would have an orgasm as soon as the mushroom cloud appeared where Tel Aviv used to be.

RoboHag (c) must be going senile and forgot that she hates Jews!!
6 posted on 11/16/2011 12:54:18 PM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: SargeK

Isn’t she dead? How did she ‘say’ anything?


7 posted on 11/16/2011 12:54:22 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

Not dead. Just smells that way.


8 posted on 11/16/2011 12:58:38 PM PST by SargeK
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To: SargeK

OK, I thought she died last year. I must be thinking of..Molly Ivans?


9 posted on 11/16/2011 1:03:31 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SargeK

10 posted on 11/16/2011 1:05:49 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: Beagle8U

Yeah, maybe. Ms. Ivins shuffled off in 2007, I think.


11 posted on 11/16/2011 1:06:35 PM PST by SargeK
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To: SargeK

12 posted on 11/16/2011 1:07:27 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Hey! Stop that!

That’s a leading cause of macular degneration, detached retina and the heartbreak of psoriasis.


13 posted on 11/16/2011 1:09:20 PM PST by SargeK
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To: SargeK

14 posted on 11/16/2011 1:11:44 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: SargeK
Might I suggest...
15 posted on 11/16/2011 1:13:27 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
...and if that fails, try this...
16 posted on 11/16/2011 1:14:49 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

17 posted on 11/16/2011 1:14:52 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: seanmerc

The love child of Gollum and an Uruk-hai.


18 posted on 11/16/2011 1:15:59 PM PST by SargeK
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To: seanmerc

OMG she is at again

Witch of the WH Press corps LOL!


19 posted on 11/16/2011 1:16:35 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: seanmerc

OMG she is at again

Witch of the WH Press corps LOL!


20 posted on 11/16/2011 1:17:50 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: dead
Unsportsmanlike conduct--15 yards!
21 posted on 11/16/2011 1:18:01 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: SargeK

Now what did Gollum and the Uruk-hai ever do to you?


22 posted on 11/16/2011 1:19:14 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Yeah, sorry.

That was unfair to the nightmarish creatures of Mordor.


23 posted on 11/16/2011 1:21:33 PM PST by SargeK
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To: seanmerc

In keeping with the holiday season ...

24 posted on 11/16/2011 1:25:54 PM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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25 posted on 11/16/2011 1:26:54 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To be followed shortly by...
26 posted on 11/16/2011 1:30:59 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

I love it. Captain Cuddles and well,..... Helen.


27 posted on 11/16/2011 1:34:30 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: dead

Not even a paper bag would work...


28 posted on 11/16/2011 2:14:08 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: seanmerc

Hard to believe anyone can get to that age, and be so righteously wrong about everything, and ugly too.


29 posted on 11/16/2011 2:24:30 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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From a renowned reporter.

After World War II, it seemed the world was ready for disarmament; there was much work done on plans to reduce nuclear stock piles. The former Soviet Union had developed its own nuclear arsenal. Many hopes were pinned on lessons learned after the U.S. had dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and then Nagasaki, in Japan. Those historic horrors led the Western world to begin serious negotiations on disarmament.

So historically inaccurate I'm at a loss for a sarcastic comment.

30 posted on 11/16/2011 5:49:30 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: seanmerc
Ah,this is the pic I click on here for....i'll risk temporary blindness just to see that puppy's bulging eyes...LOL

Now,if you guys don't mind,i've got some laser vision repair to undergo...
31 posted on 11/16/2011 6:18:42 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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32 posted on 11/16/2011 6:20:47 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: seanmerc

Sheesh. She’s asking Obama to calm the waters. I find that allusion to Christ offensive. He’s no Messiah, Helen.


33 posted on 11/16/2011 9:23:11 PM PST by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: seanmerc
That picture is enough to crash a server..

34 posted on 11/16/2011 9:39:40 PM PST by vigilante2 (Reelect nobody)
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To: SJackson

The Russians had a nuclear arsenal after WW II? WW II extended into the 1950s? Both of the above? Helen really is as dumb as she is ugly.


35 posted on 11/16/2011 11:02:07 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Jeff Head

Why can’t Islamic madmen have nukes, too? Just because they’re liable to use it like a dagger at a kasbah? That’s racism and Apartheid.


36 posted on 11/16/2011 11:04:44 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: seanmerc; Eleutheria5
thanks, for the ping.
Helen really is as dumb as she is ugly.

Is that even possible?....
*scratches head*
hmm.....only IF Infinity Is a measurable limit?

37 posted on 11/16/2011 11:22:04 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: seanmerc

From 9 years ago. I GOT HELEN THOMAS TO HANG UP ON ME =

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/767492/posts


38 posted on 11/17/2011 12:33:32 AM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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