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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 01:04 PM

Biden on Iran: 'Obama is not bluffing'

Source: CNN

Vice President Joe Biden re-emphasized on Monday the United States' commitment to Israel and forcefully admonished any attempts by Iran to develop nuclear weapons.

"Big nations can't bluff. And presidents of the United States cannot and do not bluff and President Barack Obama is not bluffing," Biden said at a gathering in Washington for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

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Also on Monday, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations nuclear watchdog, announced that Iran was still not cooperating, rendering it difficult for the IAEA to provide "credible assurance" that the country does not possess undeclared nuclear material.

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"We have a shared strategic commitment. Let me make clear what that commitment is. It is to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Period. Period. End of discussion. Period. Prevent not contain. Prevent," he said.

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Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/04/biden-on-iran-obama-is-not-bluffing/

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 01:10 PM

1. of course, none of this should be construed as sabre-rattling.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 01:29 PM

2. Senator Sherrod Brown's plan would stop Areva-like deals

When President Obama okayed a Department of Energy loan guarantee for Areva, a French company, and, at the same time, denied the loan guarantee for USEC, Inc.’s American Centrifuge Project at Piketon, it led to dialogue concerning the spending of U.S. dollars with a foreign country over a U.S. Company.

Now, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is saying the United States shouldn’t be giving taxpayer dollars to a company that is dealing with Iran. He says he is introducing legislation that will eliminate those deals.

“Iran is our biggest problem,” Brown told the Portsmouth Daily Times. “If you had to say one problem in the Middle East — Palestine, Hamas, Hezbollah — you’d say Iran. So we shouldn’t be doing business with somebody who is doing business the way they (Areva) are with Iran.”

Read more: Portsmouth Daily Times - Brown plan would stop Areva like deals http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/view/full_story/15895831/article-Brown-plan-would-stop-Areva-like-deals?instance=search_results

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 01:49 PM

6. With all due respect to Senator Brown ...

The US's biggest problem in the Middle East is that we think we need to be in control of it.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 01:57 PM

8. The article is about funds for a project in the US

not anything about controlling the middle east.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 01:33 PM

3. ...after which Biden handed Israel a sizeable check on behalf of the American taxpayers

USA!USA!USA!

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 01:38 PM

4. The US ought to mind its own business. Why are we threatening another war?

Against a country that is not attacking is and is not a threat to us?

Why does Israel get to have atomic weapons, but Iran doesn't?

If anybody could make a case for needing atomic weapons, it would be Iran: A nuclear-armed mortal foe in Israel, a nuclear-armed unstable Pakistan on its border, surrounded by countries the US has invaded (Iraq, Afghanistan) and filled with American military bases.

Or we could have a nuclear-free world. Gee, I wonder who has the most nuclear weapons. The hypocrisy, it stinks.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 01:50 PM

7. ^^ This, for the win, please ^^

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 01:41 PM

5. I think we'd better get used to the idea of a new war.

I'm pessimistic on this. Iran keeps dicking around, and the pro-war screeching is only getting louder.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 03:19 PM

9. In other words: Biden declares Obama dictator of Iran.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 04:38 PM

10. .

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 09:24 PM

11. Welcome to reality everyone...

Yeah the real world sucks doesn't it?

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