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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 03:58 PM

Obama: US will 'do what we must' to stop Iran getting nuclear weapons

Source: NBC News

Barack Obama told the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday that the United States will "do what we must" to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.

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“But that time is not unlimited. We respect the right of nations to access peaceful nuclear power, but one of the purposes of the United Nations is to see that we harness that power for peace,” he said.

“Make no mistake: A nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained. It would threaten the elimination of Israel, the security of Gulf nations, and the stability of the global economy. It risks triggering a nuclear-arms race in the region, and the unraveling of the non-proliferation treaty,” he said.

“That’s why a coalition of countries is holding the Iranian government accountable. And that’s why the United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” he added.

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Read more: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/25/14088489-obama-us-will-do-what-we-must-to-stop-iran-getting-nuclear-weapons?lite

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Reply Obama: US will 'do what we must' to stop Iran getting nuclear weapons (Original post)
bananas Sep 2012 OP
Scootaloo Sep 2012 #1
oldsarge54 Sep 2012 #13
HereSince1628 Sep 2012 #2
MrSlayer Sep 2012 #3
iandhr Sep 2012 #6
Ash_F Sep 2012 #9
stupidicus Sep 2012 #14
oberliner Sep 2012 #18
Selatius Sep 2012 #19
Ash_F Sep 2012 #20
oberliner Sep 2012 #21
Ash_F Sep 2012 #22
Why Syzygy Sep 2012 #12
cpwm17 Sep 2012 #16
iandhr Sep 2012 #4
Ash_F Sep 2012 #5
iandhr Sep 2012 #7
cpwm17 Sep 2012 #17
tarheelsunc Sep 2012 #8
xchrom Sep 2012 #10
ikl Sep 2012 #11
rachel1 Sep 2012 #15

Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:04 PM

1. Welp. Time for that move to Finland. n/t

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:44 PM

13. NO,

They got the worst of it in terms of thyroid disorders after Chernobyl. Even Finland is not safe enough.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:08 PM

2. Such is US foreign policy, seemingly always constrained within few to no degrees of freedom

Not saying it can be otherwise...just that fear strips away almost all choice.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:14 PM

3. A nuclear Iran stops us and Israel from running over the region at will.

 

And therefore it cannot be tolerated. There must be no brakes on our ability to loot and pillage.

Why not just tell the truth?

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:24 PM

6. When has Israel called for another country to be eliminated or wiped off the map.?

I am not saying support an attack on Iran. Just the opposite I think it would be disastrous.

But I am tired of people equating Iran and Israel. A country where homosexuality and adultery is a capital crime has no right to lecture Israel on anything.

Also given Bibi's interference in our election the Pres is going to tell him to go **** him selfs on Novemeber 7th if we win this thing.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:30 PM

9. When has Iran?

Debunked time and time again as a right-wing lie. Not agreeing with the person you responded to btw.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 05:38 PM

14. indeed, which only goes to show you

rightwingers don't have a monopoly on ignorance, just more of it in their ranks proportionally.

Few things BHO has done have pissed me off more than his repeating that nonsense as well.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 07:47 PM

18. Not debunked, not a right-wing lie

In fact, it was initially reported in the state-run Iranian media.

Ahmadinejad: Israel must be wiped off the map

Tehran, Oct 26 - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday called for Israel to be "wiped off the map".

"The establishment of the Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world," the President told a conference in Tehran entitled 'the world without Zionism'.

"The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land," he said.

"As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map," said Ahmadinejad, referring to the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini.

http://web.archive.org/web/20070927213903/http://www.iribnews.ir/Full_en.asp?news_id=200247

He's also said that Israel was a cancer that needed to be removed.

Israel is a cancer cell, says Iran

IRANIAN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has branded Israel a cancer cell that must be removed after Israeli gunfire killed 12 people and wounded hundreds as Palestinians marched in a mass show of mourning over the creation of the Jewish state.
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"On the anniversary of this regime, people demonstrated in various places, but there were dead and wounded and this regime once again showed its real nature," he said in a television interview.

"Like a cancer cell that spreads through the body, this regime infects any region. It must be removed from the body," he added.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/israel-is-a-cancer-cell-says-iran/story-e6frf7jx-1226056586506

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Response to oberliner (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 08:25 PM

19. I like how Iran conveniently forgets that Palestinians are predominantly Sunni Muslims.

Iran is a Shi'ite country. They never gave a care about Sunnis historically unless it was to fight against Sunni influence in the Middle East.

I'm not challenging the fact that the Iranian president said those words, but when the rubber meets the road, I doubt Iran itself would do much on the diplomatic front to stop Israel from building more illegal settlements on Palestinian land anymore than the United States has so far.

Strongly worded letters addressed to Tel Aviv seems par for the course on that issue and verbal condemnations are all that Iran would offer along with everybody else that uses the Palestinian issue as a cause to get belligerant.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 03:32 PM

20. As bad as the birthers /nt

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 03:37 PM

21. I couldn't agree more

Like the birthers being shown Obama's birth certificate over and over and still not believing, you see the article in the Iranian-state run press repeatedly and still refuse to accept it is real.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 03:53 PM

22. You latch on to talking points parroted constantly by Fox and Limbaugh.

Maybe you should contemplate on that some.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:43 PM

12. Israel

Has never signed the non-proliferation treaty. So why should THEY tell another country to abide by the rules?

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Response to iandhr (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 07:36 PM

16. Palestine:

Now you see it, now you don't.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:18 PM

4. Hardly LBN.

This message has been repeated by both Bush and Obama in some from or another since 2006.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:23 PM

5. That doesn't mean he is considering military action. /nt

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:26 PM

7. THANK YOU

These words in varying degrees have been repeated by both Bush and Obama.


"Iran must not have a nuclear weapon" "All options are on the table."

They all mean the same thing. It does not mean that war is imminent.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 07:39 PM

17. "All options are on the table" is a naked threat of aggressive war

illegal under international law – a war crime.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:28 PM

8. I wonder what the Japanese were saying about the USA in the 1940s

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:31 PM

10. I've never really thought Israel would be the 1st striker.

I've always pretty much thought it would be us.

This just supports that.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:34 PM

11. NO MORE

 

NO MORE WARS.!!! I am sick and tired of wars,Constant wars in my whole life is getting on my nerves wars yesterday wars today and Romney is already planning more wars and he is not even elected as yet.
This is wat too much.
Why must we be the nation that is always at war? why cant we be like other countries who who lives in peace Why do we always have to have enemies? We are always preparing for wars,we should not be warmongers,but thats what we are,Warmongers,,and it looks like we can not stand to live without wars

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 07:30 PM

15. Hmm, shades of the 2002-2003 threatening of Iraq?

Anyone?

Did someone back then argue that some action should be taken against the Iraqi government for possessing/developing "weapons of mass destruction"?

Anyone?

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