Bushehr: Why the United States has not bombed Iran … yet

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    The Bushehr plant took 35 years to build. In 1974 the West German company, Kraftwerk Union, began work on its construction. Russia has been working on its completion since 1995. The launch of this NPP was repeatedly postponed for a variety of reasons, including the computer network crash that took place in summer 2010. But even the belated launch of the Bushehr plant has become a major success for Iran. The emergence of a fully functioning nuclear power plant means that Tehran has joined the “nuclear club” of states with closed nuclear fuel cycles.

    Some experts explain the unusually muted nature of the U.S. response as evidence of the depletion of their military and economic resources. But this explanation does not stand up to scrutiny. Nowadays, the Pentagon doesn’t have any troops to spare for a hypothetical occupation of Iran, in an Afghanistan or Iraq scenario. But it does boast sufficient carrier groups in the Indian Ocean for an air campaign to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities. In 1981, Israel struck a nuclear reactor in Osirak, Iraq, setting the country’s nuclear power program back significantly. The Americans are technically able to organize a re-run of that operation, this time – against Iran.

    The “Iranian threat” issue can be used to justify the need for the U.S. anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system in Europe. Washington, of course, could develop this system without making any reference to Iran. But that would make the ABM system look like an explicitly anti-Russian move. Without the mention of Iran the United States would also find it more difficult to negotiate with Moscow on arms control issues and persuade its European allies that there is a genuine need for the ABM complexes to be located on their territory.


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    Because Russia already has control of their natural resources.They tried to get Afghanistan's but you hired Osama to toss them out. It worked.Now you idiots are trying to get them. You're failing too.
    The Osama project, like so many others, was an epic fail.
     

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    Uncle Ferd says Iran just beggin' to get bombed...
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    Iran: Bushehr reactor reaches full capacity
    Sep 1,`12 -- Iran's sole operational nuclear power reactor has reached full capacity, a senior official said Saturday.
    See also:

    AP analysis: Iran may be pushing to nuke threshold
    Sep 1,`12 - -- A "big and unforgivable" sin. A Western falsehood. An attempt to deprive developing nations of peaceful nuclear technology.
     
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    Under International Law it is illegal to bomb Nuclear power stations
     
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    Since when did God Damned Jews give a shit about International Law? Israel is in violation of more UN Resolutions than any other country in the world (and, the US has veto power over UN resolutions).
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB7kZW2Y-qI&feature=related]WW3: SCO (China, Iran, Russia...) Prepare for War in the Persian Gulf - Friday, June 8, 2012 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Says who?

    Which international "Law" says that?

    What if it is a legitimate military target?
     
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    Customary IHL - Practice Relating to Rule 42. Works and Installations Containing Dangerous Forces
    I doubt Israel will respect any treaty it has signed, something to keep in mind in the coming War
     
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    The Bushehr plant is open to UN inspectors, completely legal under international law, and it has no potential to be used to manufacture nuclear weapons. Bombing it could spread radiation and would be a crime against humanity, not just the Iranian people.
     

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