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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:46 PM
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Tehran accuses US of nuclear double standard
http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,12858,1537607,00...

Iran accused the Bush administration yesterday of operating a double standard and undermining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by agreeing to aid India's civil nuclear programme, while insisting that Tehran abandon its nuclear ambitions or face international sanctions.

The Iranian accusation will raise the temperature as the EU3 - Britain, France and Germany - prepare to unveil a "final" draft proposal on curbing Iran's nuclear programme early next month. The US and Israel suspect Iran is only months away from acquiring nuclear weapons capability, a charge Tehran flatly denies.

But Iranian resistance to the proffered deal may have been reinforced by President George Bush's unexpected decision last week to acknowledge India's status as a nuclear weapons state and offer "full civil nuclear energy cooperation and trade", despite the fact that India, unlike Iran, has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

"India is looking after its own national interests. We cannot criticise them for this," a senior Iranian official said. "But what the Americans are doing is a double standard.
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:10 PM
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1. When theocratic mullahs have got your number...
...you're really playing with a lousy bingo card.
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GHOSTDANCER Donating Member (550 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:21 PM
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2. Stop whining, you'll get to make your fuqin, stupid ass hate bombs soon.
Putin's got your back. You may as well have some fun at the nuke-fest too. BYON ...(Bring your own nukes). It's only obvious that this planet is going to come to an all out war soon over habitable locations, clean water, food and resources. So if your stupid enough to invest money into such a fuqin mirage of waste and money, time, energy resources, and destruction by all means do it!! Your invited!!! Come on Down!!!..... but don't say I didn't warn your dumb ass.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:27 PM
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3. Swift move, *.
:eyes:

Not that I am siding with Iran but they make one hell of a good point.

Besides, when America finishs with India the way it finished with Iraq... :scared: India's viable for only so long and then it'll become an inconvenience. Just like Saddam was a benefit in the early 1980s and then became a convenient threat. (he still did bad things but America has been and is too America-centric to really be altruistic)
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:10 PM
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4. "America . . . is too America-centric to really be altruistic" - no shit!!
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altruism
noun

1. An unselfish concern for the welfare of others.
Thesaurus: humanity, self-sacrifice, unselfishness, social conscience, public spirit, self-abnegation, philanthropy, generosity; Antonym: selfishness.

Derivative: altruist
noun

Someone who shows such concern.

Derivative: altruistic
adj

"Having or showing an unselfish concern for others

Thesaurus: humanitarian, self-sacrificing, unselfish, benevolent, public-spirited, self-abnegating, charitable, philanthropic, generous, noble, noble-hearted, humane, kind."



Is there ONE word in there that describes US foreign policy, or heck, even the way it's government treats it's own citizens, taxpayers ??

Lemme know eh?

Can't find one meself, but then . .

I's jus a dumm Canuk

Whadda I know . . :shrug:

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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:12 AM
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5. Just how many Mainstream Media outlets will extrapolate and
discuss the merits of that argument?
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mike923 Donating Member (325 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:15 AM
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6. Why don't we just say...
when a country has free and fair elections, every 4 years or more frequently, and nobody is denied the right to run for the highest of offices, you can have all the nuclear weapons you want.
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