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Davos 2013: Kissinger says Iran nuclear crisis close
BBC News ^ | 24 January 2013 | BBC

Posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:15 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has warned that a crisis involving a nuclear Iran is in the "foreseeable future".

The Nobel Peace laureate, 89, was speaking about prospects in the Middle East at the World Economic Forum.

He said nuclear proliferation in the region triggered by an armed Iran would increase the chances of an atomic war - "a turning point in human history".

He also urged the US and Russia to co-operate in resolving Syria's conflict.

"There has emerged in the region, the current and most urgent issue of nuclear proliferation. For 15 years, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have declared that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable, but it has been approaching," he said.

"In a few years, people will have to come to a determination of how to react, or the consequences of non-reaction.

"I believe this point will be reached in a very foreseeable future," he added.

'Nuclear war'

In his assessment of the stand-off between Iran and Western powers over its nuclear programme - which Tehran argues is for peaceful and civilian purposes - Mr Kissinger called for "serious" negotiations on both sides to look for solutions.

"Unilateral intervention by Israel would be a desperate last resort, but the Iranians have to understand that if they keep using the negotiations to gain time to complete a nuclear programme then the situation will become extremely dangerous."

The consequences of Tehran's programme, he said, would be that other countries in the region would also want nuclear arms.

"The danger is that we could be reaching a point where nuclear weapons would become almost conventional, and there will be the possibility of a nuclear conflict at some point... that would be a turning point in human history," he said.

"If Iran acts as a nation and not as a revolutionary cause, there is no reason for America or other permanent members of the UNSC to be in conflict with it, nor any countries in the region. On that basis I would hope that a negotiated solution would be found in a measurable time."

Meanwhile, Mr Kissinger advocated a US-Russia understanding over the conflict in Syria, while opposing military intervention.

"The Syrian problem would best be dealt internationally by Russia and America not making it a contest of national interests," he said.

"I would hope that the undertaking of the US foreign policy will not be be characterised by the divisions that we see in [its] domestic policy."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia
KEYWORDS: iran
Meanwhile, too many impediments to greater American energy independence remain.
1 posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:23 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I don't know if I would trust what Davros says. Does he want to exterminate all of us?


2 posted on 01/24/2013 8:14:51 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
“I believe this point will be reached in a very foreseeable future,” he added.

‘Nuclear war’

Most chilling word, in the story.

3 posted on 01/24/2013 8:32:44 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Sleep well, Buckwheat and John F’n Kerry have got the situation under control.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 8:34:30 AM PST by matthew fuller (The ultimate horror flick- 2016 Obama’s America.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

It does not take a genius or prophet to make that prediction. Some 3rd world hellhole will someday try out their expensive toys.

When was the last the the US tested a nuke? Its about time we moved from theoretical computer simulations to real-world testing over Iran or North Korea.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 8:44:22 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Somone should use a nuclear device on the Free Trade Communist Globalist orgy known as Davos.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 8:58:50 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: TexasRepublic

Where are all of the ‘NO NUKE’ protestors, now? Oh yeah, they just protest OUR nuke capabilities.


7 posted on 01/24/2013 9:02:53 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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8 posted on 01/24/2013 9:13:33 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Having lived through the time when Kissinger was SOS, etc., I wouldn’t trust what he says or predicts about anything. IMHO, part of our problems are a result of his legacy.


9 posted on 01/24/2013 9:20:14 AM PST by Parmy
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To: Parmy
There's an agenda, there's always an agenda.

1/6/09

“Kissinger: Obama primed to create ‘New World Order’”

“...CNBC’s Haines concluded the Kissinger interview by asking, “Are you confident about the people President-elect Obama has chosen to surround him?”

Kissinger replied, “He has appointed an extraordinarily able group of people in both the international and financial fields.””

http://www.wnd.com/2009/01/85442/

10 posted on 01/24/2013 11:12:33 AM PST by 444Flyer
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11 posted on 01/24/2013 5:54:51 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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12 posted on 01/24/2013 5:55:17 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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13 posted on 01/24/2013 5:56:22 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: TexasRepublic
When was the last the the US tested a nuke?

Well, it was back when we had a non-Marxist, non-Muzzie in the White House, I'll tell you that. You really want the current pResident to be testing nukes? His intended target would be either Israel or U.S. patriots. Wish we could take away control of Los Alamos also.

14 posted on 01/24/2013 6:03:34 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I am not worried, because Obama has made the world a safer place, so much so, we no longer need to keep our guns and ammo.

We need to get word out to those folks with the free Obama phones.... the phones also work as nuclear shields.

Dear God I wish we had a real president and real leaders.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 6:54:35 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I think that Syria, Iran, Egypt and a couple small countries will attack Israel and solve the first strike problem. Iran would be quickly back in the stone age and Damasks will glow in the dark, and the Nile river will be unusable.
16 posted on 01/27/2013 9:21:27 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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