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Iran Vows to Block Nuke Inspections Over U.N. Threat
ABC News ^ | January 13, 2005 | Jonathan Karl and Linda Albin

Posted on 01/13/2006 8:00:58 AM PST by TheDon

Iran is threatening to block short-notice U.N. inspections of its nuclear facilities if the United States and its allies push for U.N. sanctions against it.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iaea; iran; irannukes; nukes; terrorism
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If Iran was only interested in using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, they wouldn't need to make such threats. In fact, it would be in their own best interests to allow inspections at all times and places.

We have two choices: Iran with nuclear weapons or a war against Iran. I suggest the latter is the better choice.

1 posted on 01/13/2006 8:01:02 AM PST by TheDon
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To: TheDon

As Michael Ledeen says, "Faster Please".


2 posted on 01/13/2006 8:01:51 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: TheDon

Iran's rhetoric about nuclear inspections is eerily reminiscent of Iraq's. What is it about these countries that start with the letters I-R-A? As a matter of fact, I have a cousin named Ira, and he is a putz.


3 posted on 01/13/2006 8:06:22 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: TheDon

Is this story starting to sound like another country we know? I better hurry up and retire, I'm getting too old to go to war a third time.


4 posted on 01/13/2006 8:07:40 AM PST by stm
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To: TheDon

Iran seems to have less patience than Iraq did in playing cat and mouse. Of course, if you believe the Mahdi is coming in less than two years, and his coming will be because of world chaos, they don't have much time, do they?


5 posted on 01/13/2006 8:07:54 AM PST by Adam-ondi-Ahman
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To: TheDon

Boy, I'll be the mullahs are scared to death of the UN!

I agree with your second choice. It IS the better one.


6 posted on 01/13/2006 8:07:58 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: TheDon

Religion of peace my arse BUMP!


7 posted on 01/13/2006 8:08:06 AM PST by conservativecorner
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Let's see our policy towards Iraq has guaranteed they won't pose a nuclear threat to anyone. How's the UN strategy towards Iran working out?


8 posted on 01/13/2006 8:08:13 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: TheDon

No doubt.


9 posted on 01/13/2006 8:09:18 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: TheDon

Iran has not learned from the Iraq experience, have they?


10 posted on 01/13/2006 8:09:51 AM PST by TexasRepublic (BALLISTIC CATHARSIS: perforating uncooperative objects with chunks of lead)
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To: Adam-ondi-Ahman

Saddam was a bit more crafty.


11 posted on 01/13/2006 8:09:53 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: TheDon

Thankfully, the Iranians are too brash/vain/arrogant to bide their time, playing cat and mouse. If they made a longer time-frame, they would have them (like the Pali's would have been better served to wait out Oslo rather than declare intifada part 2). Hopefully, we will either be at war with Iran, or aiding their liberal revolution/ civil war.


12 posted on 01/13/2006 8:10:13 AM PST by giobruno
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To: TexasRepublic

They've concluded the world has no stomach for a war against them.


13 posted on 01/13/2006 8:10:20 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: TheDon

This tactic worked well for Saddam. He's in jail, his kids are dead, his country is now democratic and Adadajaheedadedede wants to do it again?

This guy needs a brain transplant.


14 posted on 01/13/2006 8:11:46 AM PST by JoeSixPack1
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bump


15 posted on 01/13/2006 8:15:28 AM PST by Dark Skies ("A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants." -- Churchill)
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To: TheDon

Get the thing over with. About 2 hours of bombing will do it.

The first strike must be against the MoooooLaaaaaas and the wacko so call leader of the pack.


16 posted on 01/13/2006 8:16:17 AM PST by crz
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To: TheDon

Somehow this song and dance seems hauntingly familiar...


17 posted on 01/13/2006 8:19:26 AM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: TheDon

Only thing left is for Ahmadinejad to don a blue turbin!


18 posted on 01/13/2006 8:19:57 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (“Excuse me, do you realise your horse is gay?”)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

er, blue turban.


19 posted on 01/13/2006 8:24:12 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (“Excuse me, do you realise your horse is gay?”)
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To: TheDon
If Iran gets nukes it will use them on Israel. Israel will, of course, respond, making most of the Middle East uninhabitable for decades. Middle East oil will be unavailable. The world economy will crash, with most of the world plunged back to 19th century living. North America will be dropepd back 100 years with small pockets still having current technology (mostly military assets). The Stock Market will evaporate. Asia will suffer radiation deaths in the tens of millions with hunderds of millions sickened. The Americas will also be hit but to a lesser extent.

Destroying Iran is strictly a pay me now or pay me a lot more later.

20 posted on 01/13/2006 8:31:47 AM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice

If we go through the UN it will take over a year to do anything about Iran giving them more time to get weapons in place.


21 posted on 01/13/2006 8:37:46 AM PST by Lady Heron
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To: TexasRepublic
I hear that Iran has learned plenty from Iraqi's mistakes, like they have spread their nuclear facilities all over the country making a "one quick pass" bombing run mostly impossible. And has anybody read Col. North's latest book? Major heads up from a very savvy marine and the main theme is watch out for Iran and the leftover KGB.
22 posted on 01/13/2006 8:43:16 AM PST by MannMade (This country was not founded by sissies, but now they are everywhere.)
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To: Adam-ondi-Ahman

"Of course, if you believe the Mahdi is coming in less than two years, and his coming will be because of world chaos, they don't have much time, do they?"

Almost enough to make you wonder if they have a mahdi picked out already, and a backup too.


23 posted on 01/13/2006 8:45:56 AM PST by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: TheDon

And I say, "Well, rah, rah, rah, and sis, boom, bah! Let Iran proclaim their violence, loud and clear, to all.


24 posted on 01/13/2006 9:01:13 AM PST by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Is that you Nostradamus? :)


25 posted on 01/13/2006 9:06:25 AM PST by The Turbanator
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To: TheDon

As if ANYONE in the world is scared of the UN. What a joke that organization is.


26 posted on 01/13/2006 9:07:35 AM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: Old Sarge

Ping to this thread


27 posted on 01/13/2006 9:10:42 AM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: TheDon
If Iran was only interested in using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, they wouldn't need to make such threats. In fact, it would be in their own best interests to allow inspections at all times and places.

Iran is a sovereign nation, as are we. If they want to kick out the UN that's their business. They can face the consequences if we have to act upon less than reliable information.

28 posted on 01/13/2006 9:12:14 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: StarCMC
As if ANYONE in the world is scared of the UN. What a joke that organization is.

Would you prefer that it not be a joke? Are you pining for a global government?

29 posted on 01/13/2006 9:13:01 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: The Turbanator

Take the Panthers, Seahawks, Broncos, and Colts. Thus you'll know by Sunday night!


30 posted on 01/13/2006 9:13:21 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (“Excuse me, do you realise your horse is gay?”)
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To: mainepatsfan

The world does not. The question is whether or not President Bush and the USA have the stomach for it.

The US is pinned down in Iraq at the moment. This is no doubt the cause of the rhetoric and actions coming out of Iran. To go after Iran at this time, the US will have to get on a full war footing with a military draft. We will need many more troops. The Middle East isn't the only region with tyrants looking for opportunities to engage in mischief.


31 posted on 01/13/2006 9:15:22 AM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: stm
"Is this story starting to sound like another country we know?"

Iran's been asking for an ass-whuppin' for decades now. They've been getting pass after pass after pass since peanut farmer was in charge.
32 posted on 01/13/2006 9:21:58 AM PST by jdm (WWW-WEBMASTER (My grandfather swears it's his email address))
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To: StarCMC

I think the League of Nations had more credibility than the UN does at this point.


33 posted on 01/13/2006 9:36:27 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Carry_Okie

I'm thinking that you must have misunderstood me. I was making fun of the UN. Yeesh.


34 posted on 01/13/2006 9:43:32 AM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: TheDon
"The world does not. The question is whether or not President Bush and the USA have the stomach for it."

"The US is pinned down in Iraq at the moment. This is no doubt the cause of the rhetoric and actions coming out of Iran. To go after Iran at this time, the US will have to get on a full war footing with a military draft. We will need many more troops. The Middle East isn't the only region with tyrants looking for opportunities to engage in mischief."

Baloney. The tactical objective in Iran is to eliminate its nuclear capability. We could do it partially by air power, but more effectively by air strikes combined with landing military personnel at each nuclear site.

We don't have to occupy the country. We don't have to rebuild the nation. Once we decapitate the mullahs, we don't even have to take out their army. Let them duke it out between the pro-democracy crowd and the the Islamic crowd.

The diplomats will have a cow. That's another benefit.
35 posted on 01/13/2006 9:49:03 AM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (God is offering you eternal life right now. Freep mail me if you want to know how to receive it.)
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To: Carry_Okie
They can face the consequences if we have to act upon less than reliable information.

Agreed. Unfortunately, either way we go, many will die. Such is the way in dealing with tyrants, there is no good way to deal with them, only the better way.

In this case, dealing with them now is the by far the best option. Domestic politics will make that very difficult to accomplish. Considering the howling going on over Iraq, can you imagine the reaction of the Rats to an invasion of Iran? And poor Jimma's legacy will be torn to shreds!

36 posted on 01/13/2006 9:50:56 AM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: pabianice
If Iran gets nukes it will use them on Israel. Israel will, of course, respond, making most of the Middle East uninhabitable for decades. Middle East oil will be unavailable. The world economy will crash, with most of the world plunged back to 19th century living. North America will be dropepd back 100 years with small pockets still having current technology (mostly military assets). The Stock Market will evaporate. Asia will suffer radiation deaths in the tens of millions with hunderds of millions sickened. The Americas will also be hit but to a lesser extent.

Did you forget the /sarcasm tag?

37 posted on 01/13/2006 10:00:40 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Adam-ondi-Ahman

What is the story about the timing there?


38 posted on 01/13/2006 10:00:46 AM PST by Blogger
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
The tactical objective in Iran is to eliminate its nuclear capability.

More correctly, that would the be primary objective. A secondary objective would be to ensure Iran is not the haven for transnational Islamic terrorists it has been, and still is.

We don't have to occupy the country. We don't have to rebuild the nation. Once we decapitate the mullahs, we don't even have to take out their army. Let them duke it out between the pro-democracy crowd and the the Islamic crowd.

Given the secondary objective, the above is correct if you remove the word "don't", and replace the last sentence with "We must ensure that the pro-democracy crowd wins."

If the US military/domestic situation does not allow the secondary objective to be pursued, then we may pursue the course you propose. But it will only delay the accomplishment of the secondary objective, which must still be accomplished.

39 posted on 01/13/2006 10:01:03 AM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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And poor Jimma's legacy will be torn to shreds!

And his sponsors' ability to use petrodollars to fund evil in the world will be seriously constrained.

40 posted on 01/13/2006 10:03:14 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Lady Heron
If we go through the UN it will take over a year to do anything about Iran giving them more time to get weapons in place.

I agree. Then again, I have never understood why we have anything to do with those (UN) thugs.

41 posted on 01/13/2006 10:06:29 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: TheDon

Bull.


42 posted on 01/13/2006 10:11:54 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

Time will tell.


43 posted on 01/13/2006 10:15:28 AM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: Carry_Okie

A silver lining...


44 posted on 01/13/2006 10:16:11 AM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: TheDon

WHAT'S TO INSPECT? WE WANT TO KNOW IF THE PLAN IS MISSILE DEVELOPMENT? THEY'VE ALREADY SAID THAT PUBLICALLY. MOREOVER,WE ALREADY KNEW THAT THE ONLY COUNTRIES THAT DEVELOP NUCLEAR ENERGY, AT GREAT COST, ARE THOSE WITH INSUFFICIENT CONVENTIONAL ENERGY.


45 posted on 01/13/2006 10:16:19 AM PST by jschwartz
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To: mainepatsfan

Saddam is probably laughing his smelly arse off over this.

He knows that if he did not pay off the frogs, krauts, and russkies that iran would be NOTHING right now as the UN would have jointly cleaned his house and put the fear in all nations around him. But since the EU decided to side with him, in a sense, noone will ever take a UNSC threat seriously again and he believes that the USA and UK are too weak politically to do anything. The UK may actually be. But W is an unpredictable (to most) wildcard and Israel is the spanner in the works as it were.


46 posted on 01/13/2006 10:20:26 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: epluribus_2
The lessons of the 1930's have been forgotten.
47 posted on 01/13/2006 10:27:34 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: TexasRepublic
Iran has not learned from the Iraq experience, have they?

Or maybe they have learned a lesson from the Iraq experience:

Inflict approximately 2,000 U.S. casualties and the American liberal news media and the Democrats will declare that the U.S. has lost the war.

48 posted on 01/13/2006 10:27:49 AM PST by Polybius
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To: TheDon

And the sky is falling. Technology today is very different from August 5th, 1945.


49 posted on 01/13/2006 10:50:26 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: mainepatsfan

Bingo. We have a winner. Exactly. Iran is calculating that after Iraq the U.S. is spent and neutered and they know the U.N. won't do anything.


50 posted on 01/13/2006 11:26:39 AM PST by plain talk
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