Comments on: How close is Iran to nuclear weapons? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/22/how-close-is-iran-to-nuclear-weapons/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: spectroman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/22/how-close-is-iran-to-nuclear-weapons/#comment-71007 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:23:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18268#comment-71007 Brazil was also accused of possibly be creating weapon’s grade uranium in the past, while obviously this was not really happening, and there was a reason for that.

They had developed their own system of centrifuges, and they are independent when comes to enrich nuclear material for medical and research use.

Although they have allowed IAEA to review all the installations and almost the complete processes involving the enrichment, they reserved themselves a certain amount of information to protect their intellectual property when comes to their developed systems. The disclosure of the methods in use is also a disclosure of a method that competes with the techniques utilized in the rest of the planet.

Iran probably is also suffering partially from such problem, while they are developing their system, they are being deterred by the unwillingness of human cooperation and massive violent drive from Israel and other countries that support Israel (because it is not only the US) killing their scientists, avoiding the cooperation from other countries and so forth, and all os this due to spurious and almost malignant nature of western intentions on the are, which involves geopolitical power, oil and possibly other things also in the game.

While no humanity can be recognized as a group, due to these political cravasses between neighbors, truth is a shady enigma disputed between associations of peoples who are pursuing money and stop for nothing.

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By: Sketchley http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/22/how-close-is-iran-to-nuclear-weapons/#comment-71006 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:05:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18268#comment-71006 Mmmm! Seem to be an awful lot of people commenting here, who seem to think that presenting certain uncomfortable facts is actually opinion. Thiw no doubt arises as a result of lower cognitive abilities showing a complete inability for abstract-reasoning.

Then there are obvious hasbara activists members of an apartheid nation with serious mass psycopathy, also bedeviled by lower cognitive abilities, but whose sole aim is to spread false malicious lies in the comments sections of major news media organisations for which they can get paid up to $2000, such as ‘Oneofthesheep’ (a truly Freudian slip of a handle by the way)…

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By: stambo2001 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/22/how-close-is-iran-to-nuclear-weapons/#comment-71005 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:01:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18268#comment-71005 Obama pretty much needs a war at this point to distract his profoundly ignorant supporters, pretty scary stuff really. You can pretty much bet the farm on it now. Barry will give the wink to Israel to make a pre-emptive strike and the USA will be ‘forced’ to support their bestest buddy in the whole wide world. Coming soon to a 24 hours news feed near you.

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By: DoctorFix http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/22/how-close-is-iran-to-nuclear-weapons/#comment-71002 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:36:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18268#comment-71002 @MiddleClassMan, Can you possibly be so ignorant and evil as to believe your tripe?

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By: DoctorFix http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/22/how-close-is-iran-to-nuclear-weapons/#comment-71001 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:35:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18268#comment-71001 If anything the violently lunatic comments here by people wishing to nuke innocent men, women, and children in Iran over some imagined “threat” is indicative of their moral and intellectual sickness. Only a madman would actually think it’s a good thing to kill people because they can’t let go of their war mongering bias. And I’m not talking about Iranians because the most blood thirsty lot sit in D.C. and Tel Aviv.

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By: EuropeanPatriot http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/22/how-close-is-iran-to-nuclear-weapons/#comment-70987 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:33:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18268#comment-70987 Who cares if they have a nuke, are planning to build one or are even able to do so?
It`s only about a (PR) usable reason to sell a preemptive strike and “bring democracy and state-building” (=occupation) for Iran.
And the game is not about safety*. It`s about money and therefore about resources.
Well, yes, there are plenty of resources in Iran.

*If it were about safety, even if Israels Iron-Dome would miss an iranian Nuke… plenty of israeli and US Nukes would be ready to retaliate… and that is how the nuke game allways was played: MAD, mutually assured destruction, deterrence… do not do it, because otherwise we will do much more… There is no safety reason! Iran would never use a nuke. Even if it had one.

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By: KyleDexter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/22/how-close-is-iran-to-nuclear-weapons/#comment-70986 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:30:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18268#comment-70986 @Adam Smith, you hit right on the nail.
The only country to have every used Nuclear Weapons is the USA. Sorry, but if they past is any indication, the only religious fanatics right now are the governments of America and Isreal.

@OneoftheSheep, Netenyahoo barks like a mad dog. But being that you are either an Isreali or a Zionist, Im sure you will say that he is champion of freedom and democracy, after killing so many Palestinians.

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By: AdamSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/22/how-close-is-iran-to-nuclear-weapons/#comment-70978 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:27:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18268#comment-70978 Iranians are far less evil than America or Israel.

For many years the US lived with the Soviet Union in possession of thousands of nuclear tipped intercontinental ballistic missles, aimed right at American cities.

The Soviet press, for example the official newspaper Pravda, routinely published major editorials calling for the destruction of imperialist America, the capitalist exploiter of mankind.

Yet Russia for all its rhetoric, was run by human beings, and as human beings do, even fanatical communists, they considered their own interests, and their families. They never used any of their thousands of nuclear weapons on anybody.

The same with Chinese communists. They have nuclear missles. They, too, have families and children they care for. And so too with Iranians Moslems. They too have families and children they love.

But the cleverest Hollywood script writers and propagandists on Earth reside in Israel, and they have the world believing that Iran, who has invaded nobody, would immediately use a nuclear weapon if it had one.

Israel itself, constantly threatening to strike Iran, is driving the world toward war. Israel, the great criminal nation, steals more land from defenseless Palestinians every day, while cleverly diverting our attention by pointing their finger at Iran.

Israel, who every day steals land, who bulldozes homes, cuts down olive tree groves, who kills Palestinian children with tanks and helicopters. This same Israel cleverly points their finger at Iran, who steals nobody’s land, and invades nobody.

Of all the nations that possess nuclear arms (Israel, America, France, England, India, Pakistan, Russia, China) Iran would be a safer bet to be responsible and rational.

It was only America who has used its nuclear weapons on fellow humans, when we dropped two of them on Japan after she was already defeated, at the end of WWII. General Eisenhower was very much against it.

The world will be better off if Iran does have a nuclear deterrent. Iran is a huge country with 73 million people. The sooner Iran has nuclear missles to defend itself, the sooner the threat of war will recede.

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By: Hank22 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/22/how-close-is-iran-to-nuclear-weapons/#comment-70977 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:16:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18268#comment-70977 Mr. Butt is living in a world that was just born yesterday. There are countries like France and Britain who have nuclear weapons, Israel and the US have no problems with their maintenance of those weapons because they don’t go around threatening other countries of making them extinct. Iran is a belligerent country with transparent ties to terrorist organizations that hurt innocent civilians to whom it supplies weapons, advisors and any other necessary hardware. If there are any “colonialist” expansion motives, Iran has them with its neighbors and establishing itself as a mid east power. But, this is not a peaceful aim of just having influence. When a country outright threatens another at annihilating it and stating it does not have a right to exist as a member of the community of nations you need to listen. That country acquiring weapons of mass destruction and then outright showing its quick advancement to applying those weapons by developing long range missiles should be a sign to any doubter.
Israel did not make any threats against Pakistan when it was developing nuclear weapons because it does not threaten Israel with destruction. If policy makers propose action against another country based on both its policies, actions and statements and are considered hawkish so be it. We are in a world, where part of the world is extreme and feels violence serves their purpose well. We would be fools to stand idly by and allow there plans to go forward. The Iranians are laughing at western diplomacy, they know how to tie western hands for another twenty years by playing games so they can achieve their goal – nuclear weapons. Don’t underestimate Israeli intelligence, it uncovered and destroyed a syrian nuclear weapons ambition, the Iraqi nuclear ambition and is now warning of the same danger coming from yet another belligerent country. It doesn’t take a war to destroy these reactors, Israel never engaged in a war with any of those countries for more than several hours it took to destroy the imminent threat!! Anyone proposing that having jets go in on a solitary mission to destroy these reactors that are usually hidden in mountainous terrain and protected with anti aircraft defenses requires a war may need to take a lesson from Israel. Just a point about the dual use of nuclear technology. If Ahmedinejad was so peaceful and just wanted cleaner nuclear energy there is no reason he would secretly build additional reactors that can enrich uranium beyond the amounts he needs for civilian purposes nor keep the IAEA out of it, so please don’t take us for fools Mr. Butt. You are falling prey to the Iranian propaganda or are part of it. The IAEA cannot prove the peaceful nature of some nuclear programs but that is in countries that do NOT threaten others, and they certainly don’t try to play games with the international community of hide and seek with their facilities. Give us a little more credit that we are intellectual enough to read through the dumb excuses the Iranian regime is throwing at the international community!

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/22/how-close-is-iran-to-nuclear-weapons/#comment-70969 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 05:36:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18268#comment-70969 @usagadfly,

Facts are not important to liberals who rush to embrace ignorance before intelligence. In 1945 the United States was unilaterally supreme and unchallenged possessing atomic weapons.

We could, and SHOULD, have told Russia and anybody else that was a potential belligerent that there would be no more wars and declare mandatory worldwide disarmament with benevolent U.S, oversight as was present over destroyed homelands throughout Europe and Japan. Militarists do not control “our” federal government…idiots do. There are probably more like Fromkin already right here in the good ol’ U,S, of A. They look just like any other immigrant until they get their orders to light their fuse.

@Fromkin, Israel would have no interest in or even take notice of Iran if they weren’t constantly jumping up and down like a silly teenager yelling “LOOK AT ME” and shouting obscenities. Once Iran’s leadership shuts their mouth and starts acting in the civilized manner of other mature states they will find no one CARES what they do so long as they mind their own business. The real problem is that Iran is simply not large enough to contain the egos that reside there within it’s borders.

At least our so-called “leaders” are smart enough to keep necessary conflicts OUTSIDE of the U.S. in the here and now rather than allowing things to deteriorate to the point that “we, the people” have to deal with Islamist radicals personally in the streets of our own country, states and towns. Instead of Cowboys and Indians the game will be rednecks and (radical) muslims.

xcanada: I’m not a jew nor a “Zionist supporting propagandist”, but I DO admire any country that makes their desert bloom when all those surrounding them seem able to offer the world is ignorance and racial hatred. If a choice need be made, that one’s pretty simple.

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