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Preliminary agreement with Iran over it's nuclear power program

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  • Libertarian
    garden city, NY
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    Why is everyone bent out of shape over Iran, a nation that has not attacked nor invaded anyone in millenia, over it's attempt to develop nuclear power generation? Just because right wing (read fascist) zealots in the U.S. and in Israel keep repeating "military nuclear program" doesn't make it so. That's the Joseph Goebels' technique - repeat a big lie often enough and loudly enough, and it becomes the perceived truth. Obviously works since U.S media seem incabable of challenging these charlatans in our congress or other shills who come on interviews parroting the big lie.

    Doing nuclear research and enriching uranium so it can be used for useful stuff is a no-no for Iran, but O.K. for everyone else. No wonder they term us the Great Satan. We've meddled in their affairs since the first world war. Overthrew their democraticly elected premier in 1954 and installed a stooge dictator whose son elevated himself to "Shah". Then when his thug regime was overthrown in 1979, we orchestrated another attempt to overthrow their government by facilitating an invasion of Iran by another of our stooges whom we armed- Saadam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq.

    Do you blame the Iranians for trying to use nuclear power so they can peddle their oil and maybe raise their living standards?

    They are surrounded by our military in their own backyard (Iraq on one side, Afghanistan on the other, and Israel and Saudi Arabia itching to pounce) and you don't think they might be a little nervous?

    Give Iran a break.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    edgie Wrote: Why is everyone bent out of shape over Iran, a nation that has not attacked nor invaded anyone in millenia, over it's attempt to develop nuclear power generation? Just because right wing (read fascist) zealots in the U.S. and in Israel keep repeating "military nuclear program" doesn't make it so. That's the Joseph Goebels' technique - repeat a big lie often enough and loudly enough, and it becomes the perceived truth. Obviously works since U.S media seem incabable of challenging these charlatans in our congress or other shills who come on interviews parroting the big lie.

    Doing nuclear research and enriching uranium so it can be used for useful stuff is a no-no for Iran, but O.K. for everyone else. No wonder they term us the Great Satan. We've meddled in their affairs since the first world war. Overthrew their democraticly elected premier in 1954 and installed a stooge dictator whose son elevated himself to "Shah". Then when his thug regime was overthrown in 1979, we orchestrated another attempt to overthrow their government by facilitating an invasion of Iran by another of our stooges whom we armed- Saadam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq.

    Do you blame the Iranians for trying to use nuclear power so they can peddle their oil and maybe raise their living standards?

    They are surrounded by our military in their own backyard (Iraq on one side, Afghanistan on the other, and Israel and Saudi Arabia itching to pounce) and you don't think they might be a little nervous?

    Give Iran a break.
    Yes you've got the right picture; however we made the huge mistake to give Israel nuclear capabilities; so now we have to object because of that mistake. We've always managed to create an imbalance in the Middle East, we are champions in that. I guess this cat and mouse game will continue as always. Syria may be the most dangerous area, where we also may goof off and light the fuse for a full scale Middle East war.
    Sorry our leaders in Washington are not educated enough to understand the Middle East, especially Kerry. (they are briefed only)
  • Independent
    Widefield, CO
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    I can just see the talks now... "Sure Mr. Ambassador, you can trust Iran. Its not like we've ever interfered with trade of sovereign nations, attacked your ships, or that our former president said, 'the regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the pages of time'... Wait, you mean you haven't forgotten that we blocked the trade of oil from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq. You also remember the attacks on American Supertankers on October 15th and 16th of 1987? You mean you finally got the translation of what our former president said? Still, you can trust us..." (Blocked trade and Supertankers attack from www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2012/02/22/war-with-iran-is-coming/ Correct translation of the often mistranslated 'Wipe Israel off the map' from www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2006/jun/14/post155 ) Someone explain to me how the actual translation is really any better than the mistranslation?

    (Edit at 1:28 AM MST: changed president to former president. Their current president is Hassan Rouhani, whereas it was Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that made the statement about Israel vanishing from the pages of time)