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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:08 AM
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Is Iran's Secret Weapon: The Pope
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based on article from Times
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1687445,0...
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The diplomatic chess game around Iran's nuclear program includes an unlikely bishop. According to several well-placed Rome sources, Iranian officials are quietly laying the groundwork necessary to turn to Pope Benedict XVI and top Vatican diplomats for mediation if the showdown with the United States should escalate toward a military intervention. The 80-year-old Pope has thus far steered clear of any strong public comments about either Iran's failure to fully comply with U.N. nuclear weapons inspectors or the drumbeat of war coming from some corners in Washington. But Iran, which has had diplomatic relations with the Holy See for 53 years, may be trying to line up Benedict as an ace in the hole for staving off a potential attack in the coming months. "The Vatican seems to be part of their strategy," a senior Western diplomat in Rome said of the Iranian leadership. "They'll have an idea of when the 11th hour is coming. And they know an intervention of the Vatican is the most open and amenable route to Western public opinion. It could buy them time."
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Pope Benedict is really in the thick of things I hope he can prevent war...
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:31 AM
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1. someone anyone has to step in to stop these maniacs
from their complete madness.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:02 PM
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2. Don't you love the Times use of the 11th Hour
Thats what DeCaprio named his film for Global Warming
its got that End of Times feel to it
11th hour
its even got that 911 feel to it
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