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Ex-CIA spy in Iran's Revolutionary Guard: Baghdad talks highlight Western naivete
Jewish World Review ^ | 5/23/2012 | Reza Kahlili

Posted on 05/23/2012 10:09:39 AM PDT by Former Fetus

It's hard to overestimate the degree of naivet� on the part of the West as it heads toward another round of nuclear talks with Iran in Baghdad today.

Clearly, Iran is stalling for time to develop a nuclear weapon. One example: In talks last month in Istanbul, Tehran seems to have convinced international negotiators of the sincerity and weight of a fatwa, or religious edict, by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that a nuclear bomb is haram — forbidden — in Islam.

Last week, for instance, former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard said the fatwa will help promote confidence about Iran's nuclear activities.

The ayatollah is not beholden to keep his word, but that doesn't seem to be of much concern. At the Istanbul talks, the West agreed for the first time to Iran's demand that it may enrich uranium, with restrictions — despite UN resolutions to the contrary.

The Islamic regime has continuously believed that the more its nuclear program is expanded and progress is achieved, the less likely the West will demand a halt to the program — and if Iranian leaders remain steadfast in the face of all threats, the more likely the West will eventually accept a nuclear Iran.

Recent chronology bears this out.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fatwa; iran; islam; nukes; uranium; wot
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1 posted on 05/23/2012 10:09:53 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

Western naivete is exemplified by the many Muslims that are daily admitted to its society.

2 posted on 05/23/2012 10:20:13 AM PDT by 353FMG
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