Russia To Sell Nuclear Fuel To Iran

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    yeah, should help our relationship.

    http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7557363

     
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    I imagine the totalitarian backsliders in the Kremlin find this funny. They make billions selling potential nuke-death to the Mullahs, while the Americans will have to spend billions to get rid of it. Hopefully, the Iranians will arrange for a C.O.D. shipment. Then, after the assweasels in the Kermlin have spent tons of rubles on nuke-fuel refinement and shipment, the Air Force can blow away the Mullah bomb-dream just before receipt. But I’m probably judging the Mullahs too harshly. In their capacity as the Religion of Peace Police in Iran, they insist that the nuke-fuel is only needed to make electricity and a few glow-in-the-dark watches.
     
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    We must begin preparing for the conclusion that factual evidence is increasingly pointing to, that Russia is no longer our ally, but again, a rival, albeit one deluded by dreams of being a superpower again.
     
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    We need to pay Russia to swap out their uranium with remote activated explosives, let Iran ship it in a container to their weapons site, and -BOOM-!!!
     
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    you hit that one on the nose. they want to be one of the big boys again and not be leaning towards yet another third world country. selling nuke material seems to be big business nowdays.
    we need to start assassinating all the big player in this. and make it as public as possible. and blame it on iraq
     
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    What the heck are the Russians thinking? Seriously. Its like they decided to take a page from the John Kerry handbook on how to f&$# things over in the Middle East.
     
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    This kind of practice makes sense from the perspective of the Russian government. And people are correct in viewing Russia as by no means an ally to the West, and especially of America.

    Say after this report the story disappears because of some backroom deal between Bush and Putin. Putin is up by whatever the US can offer.

    More likely, the US will view this unfavorably, much like they did Putin's involvement in Ukraine. But the US did very little to forstall his mettling, aside from some public comdemnation. In this case, the US has no real reason to go to war with Putin over such an exchange, I mean, hell, China does the same thing with Iran, and they're still on the most favored trading partner list!

    And barring any sudden US or Isreali rumblings over attacking Iran immediately, what can Russia still gain?

    Well, the hard currency, of course. In addition to keeping its nuclear scientists on the payroll and the demand for its products afloat, they'll get a sweet cash deal and oodles of largess from the Ayatolla. And it will complicate the hell out of US ambitions in the area if Iran goes nuclear, which
    is naturally fine for Putin.

    And finally, should Iran go through a revolution and become less of a totalitarian state, and still obtain nuclear capability, what would a moderate Iran be doing attacking Russia? So no worries for Putin, either way.
     
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    Nuke armed totalitarian Mullahs accountable to no one on the southern border of Russia, nuke proliferation from the Mullahs to God-knows-where, no US support for Russia’s admittance to the World Trade Organization, no US investment in Russian business, potential American military action inside Iran, potential Israeli military action inside Iran = no worries for Putin? He must be very hard-up for the cash.
     
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    It's tic tac toe time all we need is Iran!!
     
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    You miss the point. Iran mullahtocracy challenges the West.

    The anti-Democratic forces within this regime are amicable to both China and Russia, and nuclear capability in the hands of Iran does not present a threat to either, so long as the West remains the unchallenged strongman on Earth.
     

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