Iran's peaceful nuke program

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    Perhaps I need a more intelligent leftie to explain this to me, because I just don't get it. Here they (Iran) are sitting on top of a whole lot of oil, but somehow they need nuclear power for electricity.
     
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    well as is was explained to me this weekend by my left coast dinner party friends....nuke power is a clean renewable free energy source.... and they want to sell the oil and make money. :wtf:
     
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    Soon they will pull a North Korea and claim they have nukes. Then
    the fingerpointing will go towards the EU for their failed diplomacy.

    The EU will point fingers at the US. All sides are blameless to their
    domestic audience. Still nothing gets done.

    Iran assume that the US has not the political will to stop their program.
    The Euros are toothless tigers to begin with.

    Politics............... :duh3:
     
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    I say we work on a shield and let Armageddon commence!
     
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    "Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man."
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    George S. Patton

    I lack faith in shields too.
     
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    Not in the short run. Problem comes from relying on them after their usefulness has passed.
     
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    I think I missile defense technology is useful as a tactical option.

    I think in order to sell it to the public the security of such
    a system is overstated. For example against Russia
    there is no way to stop a thousand warheads raining down on the US.
    Countermeasures against missile shield technology is cheap to develop
    by advanced industrialized countries.

    But it may make all the difference against a North Korean limited attack by
    "only a few Ballistic missiles. With the potential enemies being
    Iran. North Korea, Pakistan we should continue to develop it.

    It still needs another decade or two to become truly effective if you
    look at the latest test they made.

    But the mere existence might prove a critical trumph card in diplomacy
    against our enemies.
     
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    The best operational missile defense system we currently possess is called the B-2. A preemptive strike now circumvents a possible nuclear attack and its casualties later.
     
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    I am not being facetious, do you really think Russia has 'thousands' of nukes capable of raining down on us? I don't. Not anymore.
     
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    They have them. I liked them better as commies, myself. Then we knew WHO had their finger on the button. Their current lack of stability and willingness to sell makes them far scarier than they used to be.
     

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