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Monday, March 02, 2009


Iran's non-existent nukes

While the ruling class of the U.S. (and Israel) continues its non-stop talk about "Iran’s nuclear ambitions," Pat Buchanan, no progressive he, reiterates many of the same arguments you've read here to thoroughly debunk the idea.

I'd like to highlight this from the article because it goes to the faux outrage whipped up at the U.N. (the U.S.-dominated Security Council of course; the U.S. avoids the more democratic General Assembly like the plague) about Iran's "nuclear program":

Unlike Israel, Pakistan and India, none of which signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and all of which ran clandestine programs and built atom bombs, Iran signed the NPT and has abided by its Safeguards Agreement. What it refuses to accept are the broader demands of the U.N. Security Council because these go beyond the NPT and sanction Iran for doing what it has a legal right to do.
And Buchanan's close, something I've also written, bears repeating:
Iran that has not launched an offensive war against any nation within the memory of any living American.

Can we Americans say the same?
Update: Today's news brings more evidence of just why Iran might want to enrich its own fuel for nuclear power, rather than relying on others:
The US has reportedly offered to shelve its missile defense shield in Europe if Russia withdraws its support for Iran's nuclear program.

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