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.