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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 10:35 PM
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Iran is not in violation of the NPT so what is the problem??
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050808/wl...

What legal standing does the EU3 and the US have when the Iranians are well within their right to convert uranium for nuclear power generation?

According to the article, they are not in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

I can understand that they may be concerned that they may be producing or converting uranium for nuclear weapons development. I also understand that Israel developed nukes "under the radar"...

I think the real fear is that Iran developing a nuke levels the playing field and puts the breaks on neo-con dreams of Middle East conquest.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 10:37 PM
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1. I think they want actual control over disposal of used uranium - so that
it cannot actually make its way to bombs.

If they do it for free or at cost - how can you say no?

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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 10:38 PM
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2. I don't think that Israel actually "developed" their Nukes.
I believe (and perhaps incorrectly) that the USA simply GAVE them some, outright.

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HawkerHurricane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 11:02 PM
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5. According to my recent reading...
It was Great Britain who gave Isreal the plans for nukes.
Dang if I remember where I read it.
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firefox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 10:39 PM
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3. What's the problem?
They have 40 percent of all the world's natural gas.
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 10:52 PM
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4. And they are in the way of Cheney's pipeline to the Mediterranean.
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 11:11 PM
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6. Distraction distraction! Hype Hype!!
Meanwhile, in North Korea......
They are SO full of it!!
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 11:13 PM
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7. Iraq wasn't in violation of anything either.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 11:13 PM
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8. They gots WMD. No, they need Democracy. No...
In other words, it doesn't matter and they'll just keep shouting as they march on in. The important thing will be that they're marching on in. Always watch the actions and not the explanations.

Watch with the volume off and it becomes clear.
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wli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 11:49 PM
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9. nah, they want to quash the Iranian oil bourse
If the reserve dollars come home to roost they're screwed.
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-10-05 12:13 AM
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10. The US is in violation of the NPT (BCCI/Pakistan), but
it makes its own rules.
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