Friday, October 2, 2009

Sound and Fury over Iran

Has Iran Stopped Beating Its Wife Yet?
The world is witnessing a contest to see who can act more stupidly: the Iranians or us. The sides are evenly matched. Iran has Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a president and we have Hillary Clinton for a Secretary of State. Hillary doesn’t seem to know a nuclear weapon from a nuclear reactor; Ahmadinejad doesn’t seem to know his sitting part from his elbow.

The sound and fury over Iran’s supposedly “secret reactor” has shut of the oxygen flow to the logic of the upcoming UN 5+1 powers (U.S., China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany) with Iran on a variety of issues, but mainly about Iran’s nuclear program, which Iran says is only for peaceful, energy purposes. Ahmadinejad’s most recent holocaust denial was hardly the sort of thing to inspire confidence in Iran’s claims that it has no interest in developing nuclear weapons. Iran’s latest missile tests did little to inspire confidence in its peaceful intentions either. Ballistic missiles don’t pack much punch if they don’t contain something atomic in their nose cones. Bugs and gas and dynamite aren’t worth the trouble of sending to your adversaries via missile. It’s far more cost effective to send those payloads via parcel post.

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Do you want to know why Iran has a nuclear program? (excerpts)

Just to make sure that the most recent US accusations at the UN regarding Iran’s nuclear program are put into context, it’s important to know that CNN has revealed that “The United States was aware of Iran’s unfinished uranium enrichment site for several years.”

links to previous posts, and a re-post of the first article follow:

Here is a piece I wrote last year regarding Iran's nuclear program. This is going to apply no matter how many nuclear enrichment facilities are found, in Iran or anywhere else.
Do you want to know why Iran has a nuclear program? It's called Peakoil, and it has global consequences

The following pieces are also good to help put things into perspective. After reading them you will probably know more about Iran than 99.99% of Americans. It's good to have this information to help filter out the noise.
History of Oil in the Middle East: The Implications of Iran's Oil Bourse: The Final Nail in the Coffin for the American Empire
An Iranian Perspective: What you need to know about Iran so that you can filter out the noise
One of the most important documentaries about one of the most important periods in the history of the United States and Iran
Target is Still Iran: Clear Cutting the Middle East and the coming Blood Bath
Dick Cheney's message has been received: Saudi Arabia and Israel prepare for Nuclear War while Iran tries to broker peace

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  1. Prickly oil-rich nation seeks submissive, wealthy multinational for lasting relationship

    This seems to be the gist of Iran’s attempt to woo foreign investors, after its deputy oil minister told reporters that it is apparently “ready” for a relationship with the private sector.

    “Many companies that belong to the government now will become private very soon,” Azizollah Ramazani said yesterday at the World Gas Conference in Buenos Aires. “I think the Iranian energy sector is very interesting for foreign companies, including American companies.”