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'The U.S., Not Iran, is the Terrorist'

09 October, 2007

By Ed Kinane


THESE DAYS, Iran is in the news. But most of us know little about its people or its millennia-old culture or about its current realities. Nor do our leaders seem to know much.

For the past couple years, George W. Bushs administration has been trying to prepare the U.S. public for a military attack on Iran. The administration does what it can to demonize and provoke that nation.

Mr. Bush and Company deny that their interest in Iran, like that in Iraq, is all about its vast oil reserves. They claim Iran is part of the axis of evil that Iran is a terrorist state, a nuclear threat.

This drumbeat of war displays a grotesque double standard. Who is really on any axis of evil? Who is really a terrorist state, a nuclear threat?

During my recent visit to Iran, Iranians put it this way: In the last two centuries has Iran or Persia as it used to be called invaded any other nation?

In 1953, on the other hand, President Eisenhowers government, using CIA operatives based in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, toppled Irans populist and democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh. Why the coup? Because Mossadegh insisted that Western corporations pay more than nominal fees for extracting Iranian crude oil.

The United States then imposed its puppet, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi (backed by the SAVAK, his savage secret police), on that country. In 1979 Iranians rose up and dethroned the shah. When the shah fled to the United States, Iran sought his return to answer criminal charges. The United States refused. Iranian students then took over the U.S. Embassy, holding its personnel hostage for 444 days. If the United States had done the right thing and extradited the shah, its likely there would have been no crisis.

In 1980-88, Iraqs Saddam Hussein, then a U.S. ally, invaded Iran. That war led to hundreds of thousands of casualties on each side. The United States helped arm and finance Saddam, even winking at his massive use of chemical weapons.

These days, with no substantiation, President George W. Bush claims that Iran provides Iraqi insurgents with high-tech weaponry, thereby destabilizing Iraq.

But its the United States not Iran that has invaded and occupied Iraq and plunged that nation into chaos.

In Iraq, the U.S. military, violating international law, has abducted several Iranian diplomats. U.S. Special Forces penetrate Irans interior, violating its sovereignty.

Now, Iran does support Hamas in Palestine and Hezbollah in Lebanon parties that Mr. Bush also calls terrorist. If that overused buzzword were ever defined, it would quickly be seen that terrorist simply given the scale of their violence to civilians applies far more to the United States and to Israel than to Hamas and Hezbollah.

It isnt Hamas and Hezbollah who impose apartheid. Nor did they invade Lebanon or occupy Palestine. Nor do they maintain secret nuclear arsenals.

Is Iran a nuclear threat? Few credible intelligence sources believe that Iran, even if it had the will to do so (which has yet to be proven), is within several years of acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Lets say that some day Iran manages to develop a nuclear weapon. If somehow that weapon could be launched at the United States or Israel, wouldnt those nations retaliate with overwhelming force? Engaging either one in a nuclear exchange would be insane.

It is not hard to imagine, though, that Iran might seek nuclear weapons to deter others. After all Iran is flanked by the nuclear powers of Israel, Russia, India, Pakistan each tolerated or even supported by the United States. And its surrounded by U.S. bases in neighboring Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan and among nearby Central Asian and Persian Gulf nations.

But its the United States with no nuclear neighbors that has more nuclear warheads and more nuclear submarines than all other nuclear nations combined.

Its the United States that occasionally threatens to use the nuke and that keeps alive its first-strike option. Talk about terrorism.

[Ed Kinane visited Iran this past March on a Fellowship of Reconciliation civilian-diplomacy delegation (edkinane@verizon.net). This column is run in cooperation with MinutemanMedia.org, where it originated.]

"CONNECT THE DOTS" and more at

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Reader Comments:

Peaceful Persians

I WAS IN LOVELY IRAN ONLY THREE WEEKS AGO AND ITS PEACE LOVING, GRACIOUS, LOVABLE, LIVABLE AND DECENT MANNERED PEOPLE DEFY THE TERRORIST BLAME ON THEM.

IRAN OR PERSIA DEFINITELY HAS NOT INVADED ANY NATION SINCE ALEXANDER THE GREAT WAS THERE 2300 years ago.IT HAS BEEN OTHER WAY ROUND AND PERSIAN CIVILIZATION HAS ITS SOFT TOUCH ON ALL HUMANITY.IRANIANS ARE THE MOTHER NATION OF ONE THIRD HUMANITY CALLED THE ARYAN RACE.AT THE TIME OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT OR EVEN UNTIL CHENGEZ KHAN, ALL CENTRAL ASIA WAS PERSIAN AND SPOKE PERSIAN LANGUAGE. THIS SWEETEST MOTHER TONGUE OF ALL HAS BEEN THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF MANKIND FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. EVEN URDU AND HINDI AND PUNJABI AND EUROPEAN LANGUAGES(ARYAN EUROPEAN)HAVE BEEN DERIVED FROM ANCIENT FARSI.

PERSIA OF CYRUS THE GREAT, XERXES AND DARIUS WAS HISTORY'S FIRST SOLE SUPER POWER SPREAD OVER MILLIONS OF SQUARE MILES OF AREA AND VAST POPULATION BASE.IT WAS SO RICH THAT IT TOOK 50000 HORSES AND MULES USED BY ALEXANDER THE GREAT TO HAUL ALL LOOT OF GOLD, SILVER AND OTHER VALUABLES. BIBLE IS FULL OF PRAISE FOR THIS ANCIENT PERSIAN EMPIRE AND IT WAS THE INSTRUMENTAL EMPIRE THAT SAVED THE JEWS FROM TOTAL, COMPLETE AND RESOLUTE EXTINCTION.

NOT ONLY IS THE PERSIAN LANGUAGE THE SWEETEST MOTHER TONGUE OF ALL, IT WAS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF ACHMANID EMPIRES, SOGDIAN EMPIRES, THE SOLE SUPER POWER EMPIRE OF CYRUS THE GREAT, DARIUS AND XERXES, THE MUGHALS, THE SAFAVID, AND EVEN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE USED FARSI AS SECOND OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE OTOMANS.EVEN EUROPE AND AMERICA HAVE GERMANS FROM ANCIENT PERSIAN BLOOD FORMING THE SINGLE MOST NUMEROUS PEOPLE IN THE WESTERN WORLD.

PERSIA OR IRAN IS THE MOTHER NATION OR ANCESTORAL FOREFATHERS OF ONE THIRD HUMANITY THAT INCLUDES MOST OF SOUTH ASIAN ARYANS OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN.

THE PERSIAN FOOD LIKE PALAW, ZARDA, HALWA, KEBOBS, NAAN, KOFTE, KEEMA AND SEVERAL ITEMS HAVE BEEN FOOD DELISH OF MUCH OF THE WORLD.THE FULL, FIRM AND LOVELY PERSIAN FACES WITH AQUILINE OR DEER LIKE EYES HAVE HAD TOUCH OF BEAUTY ON HEARTS OF ALL HUMANITY FOR TEN THOUSAND YEARS.

CALLING IRANIANS AS TERRORISTS IS AKIN TO SHAME.THE PERSIANS HAVE TAUGHT LOVE, CIVILITY, CULTURE AND PEACE TO ALL HUMANITY FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.PERSIAN BEAUTY HAS BEEN SO MUCH PROVERBIAL THROUGHOUT IN HISTORY THAT THE TERM "PERSIAN BRIDES" HAS BEEN AMICABLE TERMS OFTEN USED BY HUMANITY AS SYMBOL OF LOVE.

O PERSIA IS SWEET AND CIVIL AND LITERATE SO MUCH SO THAT IT HAS PRODUCED MEN LIKE HAFIZ, FERDOWSI, SAADI, ROOMI AND OTHERS THAT CAN PALE EVEN SHAKESPEARE.

PERSIA AND PERSIANA'S ARE SWEET, AND ANTHROPOLOGISTS DESCRIBE THEM AS THE MOST PRETTY HUMAN FACE FORMS OF ALL.EVEN WE URDU OR HINDI SPEAKING PEOPLE USE EXOTIC PERSIAN WORDS LIKE SHIRIN TARIN, LABE GHULAB, RUKHE SEB, CHASHME AAHOO, DOSHEEZA, KHUSH GIL, ZEBA, LAKHTE JIGAR, GOSHATE DIL AND DILBAR AS CHERISHED PERSIAN WORDS OF LOVE.

FARSI IS EVEN SWEETER THAN FRENCH TO WIN THE TITLE OF SHIRIN TARIN LANGUAGE OF ALL.

IRAN IS SWEET AND PEACEFUL AND DOES'NT DESERVE TO BE CALLED A TERRORIST COUNTRY. FOR MOST PART OF HUMANITY IRAN OR PERSIA IS LOVE AND PEACE.

IRANIANS OR PERSIANS ARE ANGELS OF PEACE AND THEY KNOW HOW TO TALK SWEET, EAT DELISH, DRESS SMART AND LANGUISH FOR HAPPINESS.

I WAS IN IRAN THREE WEEKS AGO AND THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET PERSIA IS STILL WITH ME.TEHRAN WAS LOVELY, MASHAD WAS HOLY AND THE PEOPLE THERE WERE JUST LOVABLE. IT GAVE ME THE FEELINGS AKIN TO AS SUCH;

"I'VE GOT A TOUCH OF PERSIA ON MY HEART."

PERSIA YOU ARE SHIRIN TARIN WITH YOUR PEOPLE WHO ARE PEACEFUL AND PEACE LOVING.I MUST BRING HERE A SONG THAT WE MADE IT UP IN A TURKISH WEDDING IN CANADA. THE BEAUTY OF THREE OR SO PRETTY PERSIANAS AND TWO TAJIC PERSIANAS INSPIRED US ALL AND OUR TURKISH HOSTS TO MAKE AN INSTANT ON SPOT SONG THAT WENT UNDERSTANDABLE TO URDU SPEAKING, TURKISH SPEAKING, FARSI SPEAKING AND PUNJABI SPEAKING AS AMICABLE AS SUCH:

"ZEBA, ZEBA, ZEBA, ZEBA
DOSHEEZA ZEBA, ZEBA
LABE GHULAB, RUKHE SEB
CHASHME AAHOO
DOSHEEZA ZEBA TAMAM

ZEBA, ZEBA......

LAKHTE JIGAR, GOSHATE DIL
SHIRIN TARIN
DOSHEEZA DILBAR TAMAM
ZEBA, ZEBA, ZEBA, ZEBA

PEACE LOVING HUMANITY WILL NEVER EVER BRAND PERSIANS AS TERRORISTS.THEY ARE THE ANGELS OF PEACE AND MERCY.

Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 09 October, 2007

Slanted as usual

You misunderstand the label of a terrorist organization, it does not reflect the people of that area so much as it represents the rulers. Iran's president has said some pretty harsh things about others, and when he gets people cheering 'death to xxxx' then there's a problem. Tell me, when's the last time you heard a crowd in the US chanting harm against another people or country?...Never.

It's not oil either as some idiots continue to believe. We get so much oil from South America and Russia that we could always fill the supply. A person is an idiot to think the government would spend billions on a war for that. It's insane.

Do I agree with going into Iraq to take out a dictator who kills and rapes? I don't know. If there's a crime on the street there are always people that help (US) and people that stand by and watch (the French). I can tell you if I were in the bad situation there are a lot of countries that believe it's not their role to help me. You don't see the articles of Iraqis building cities and having a free life, or the Kurds with amusement parks and loving it.

ryan, United Kingdom - 09 October, 2007

Kurds Iran Iraq Pushtoon OIL /LNG Greed

Kurds (Turkish Iranian Iraqis syrian) Wazir Pushtoon Afghans are being involved It is divide And Rule warfare bloodshed.Some of them are look alike actors.With appropriate clothing languages and accent they are getting supplies. Armenian Caucasian and allied US forces or investors are killing Mafias .They benefit from Contract killing contract bombing on Behalf of Muslim enemy willing to Divide Iraq into pieces while killing Turks afghans and Pakistani soldiers. Some promoting Kurds own oilfields from Kirkuk Creating War of Independence without oil route ( from Iraq and Turkey).Both allied Kurdish Rebel or Pushtoon rebel of Wazirstan with investors are allied Looters from Canada USA UK France and India (with so called recent billionaires advertising themselves as Canadian British or American)They have become menace even in Burma Nepal.They are state Within state without benefit to Kurds Armenians. Pushtoon are running around In Taliban Garb. Kurds cannot export Oil or have independent Kurdistan of Saladian .Kurds are divided into Syria Turkey Iraq and Iran.Saladin is buried in Damascus.Also menace is Canadian American UK Blood -Organ sales distributers building wire cables companies cell phone road developers and gas station with grocery developers and Bank franchise promoters (swindlers) of the region.To catch them go after recent rich to start with.Those who coming and going for supplies is good area to work with.Kurds community of 4 countries has to create diologues of some sort to export oil and achieve without killing or getting killed.Same Pushtoons of Wazirstan Pakistan Afghanistan Uranium Rich Kyrgistan.Allied soldiers and these look alike converts are merciless mercenaries.Catch them and search them strip naked interrogate with surah and haditch to isolate them.Their acts also ruining business of EU and USA allied.This is act of warfare customersupplier blend.Two do not blend.They would like to vanquish Ayotollahs of Iran.But Ayotollahs Iranian Turks and Pakistan (CENTO) are now too advance in science technology democracy.USA allied and church perhaps should reconsider religion and stop an all out war with Islam and CENTO(presumed).

Benjuman Zakaria, United Arab Emirates - 10 October, 2007

Oil and US-Iran crisis

Being Idiot is no body's prerogative. Idiots are found everywhere, in plenty. So is knowledge, which can not be enslaved. In fact, I believe it is my hijacked property. I shall grab it anytime, any where I find it. Therefore, some body eager to call others with ridiculous names like idiots, should read the following and ponder upon:

"---With the exception of preventing war, this is the greatest challenge our country will face during our life time.The energy crisis has not yet overwhelmed us, but it will, if we do not act quickly.
It is a problem we will not solve in next few years and it is likely to get progressively worse through the rest of this century. We must not be selfish or timid if we hope to have a decent world for our children and grand children. We simply must balance our demand for energy with our rapidly shrinking resources. By acting now, we can control our future instead of letting the future control us.---situation calls for framing Energy Policy.Proposals for the Policy may be unpopular, demanding sacrifices.Most important thing about such proposals is that, the alternative may be a national catastrophy. Further delay can affect our strength and our power as a nation."

Above are excerpts from Jimmy Carter's address to the American nation on 18th April, 1977. It can be appreciated that, how relevant it is today, thirty years after, in our own perspective! It is also an eye opener to many harsh realities today. Has the proud American nation made Carter any prouder since his stern warning of 1977? Was there any sacrifice been contemplated, not to speak of practiced? Carter had dared the American people that their decisions on energy consumption and development would test their character as a nation and the ability of their President and Congress to govern. He went on to assert that, the effort in that direction would be "moral equivalent of war", with only exception being that, it would be uniting efforts to build and not to destroy. The American President is doing exactly opposite today.
Jimmy Carter had presented a 10-- Points programme of the Energy Policy,which was to be passed through Congress for necessary action. What happened to that programme, which was expected to be the "Test of Character of the American Nation", does not need any light to be seen today.On the contrary, what has happened was passionately warned in the closing statement of the Carter speech, which is reproduced below:-

"---This plan is essential to protect our jobs, our environment, our standard of living, and our future. Whether this plan truly makes a difference will be decided not here in Washington, but in every town and every factory, in every home, on every highway and every farm.
I believe this can be a positive challenge. Now, we have a chance again to give the world a positive example. And we have been proud of our vision of the future. We have always wanted to give our children and grandchildren a world richer in possibilities than we have had. They are the ones we must provide for now. They are the ones who will suffer most if we don't act. I have given you some of the principles of the plan.
I am sure each one of you will find something you don't like about the specifics of our proposal. It will demand that, we make sacrifices and changes in our lives--sacrifices will be painful -- but so is any meaningful sacrifice. It will lead to some higher costs, and to some greater inconveniences for everyone--sacrifices will be fair, gradual, realistic and necessary. No one will gain an unfair advantage through this plan. No one will be asked to bear an unfair burden. We will monitor the accuracy of data from the oil and natural gas companies, so that we will know their true production, supplies, reserves, and profits. We can be sure that all the special interest groups in the country will attack the part of this plan that affects them directly. They will say that sacrifice is fine, as long as other people do it, but that their sacrifice is unreasonable, or unfair, or harmful to the country. If they succeed, then the burden on the ordinary citizen, who is not organized into any interest group, would be crushing. If you will join me so that we can work together with patriotism and courage, we will again prove that our great nation can lead the world into an age of peace, independence and freedom." ( cont'd )


M.Saeed, Pakistan - 11 October, 2007

Oil and US-Iran crisis-Part 2

Americans are consuming oil at a horrifying rate, exhausting oil reserves equal to " one Saudi Arabia every three years"!!! Already they have completely ignored all warnings and have shown their future designs by attacking Iraq. They have an eye on Iran next. Some people would ask, then why should they attack oil-less Afghanistan? For an answer, have a look on the reference below:-

"---The key question here is not finding oil but getting it delivered to the world markets. In Kazakhstan almost all of its oil is located in huge deposits, such as the Tengiz oil field, which lie in and near the Caspian Sea. Mobil, Chevron, Shell and Texaco are among the American companies already working here. Foreign experts have estimated that, getting this oil into the markets could cost up to $160 billion.
When Kazakhstan was a Soviet republic, all oil went through Russia, and most still goes today. But the Kazakhstan government and its foreign partners, encouraged by the United States, are looking for alternate routes that would not be subject to potential Russian closure. Kazakhstan's strategy of petroleum exportation is based upon the necessity of diversifying transport routes".

A potential projects, has the future pipe-lines that would pass through Afghanistan and Pakistan, for which foolproof security has to be established. Kazakhstan's Agency on Investment calls this pipeline that country's first ever access to the world markets. America is relying greatly upon this access route to its future oil supplies and has to remove all avenues of dangers, employing all sorts of direct and covert plans of action. Iran is no body's fool and has every right to protect its interests. It is a dirty game into it has been dragged and shall have to watch steps very carefully.

M.Saeed, Pakistan - 11 October, 2007

Peace for all mankind

YOU MUST BE KIDDING MR RYAN. US MONEY CHIEF MR GREENSPAN SAID THAT IT WAS FOR OIL AND MANY IN US HAVE SUPPORTED HIS VIEWS.

AND SOME ALLEGATIONS AGAINST PEACE LOVING IRANIAN PEOPLE WERE MINCED TO DEFY REALITY.A DOG THAT BITES IS MUCH MORE DANGEROUS THAN A DOG WHO IS ABLE TO LENT HIS ANGER OUT AGAINST INJUSTICES THROUGH BARKS ONLY.

SADDAM PEOPLE, MORE THAN SADDAM,HAVE BEEN DESTROYED BEYOND REPAIR BY WRONGLY PERCEIVED INVASION THAT THE PEOPLE OF THAT COUNTRY NEVER EVER INCITED OR EXCITED.

YOU DO NOT KILL A BUTTERFLY WOMAN IF YOU FALSLY THINK THAT SHE WILL BITE YOU LIKE A BEE.

I WOULD SUGGEST TO MR RYAN TO GO THROUGH PRAVDA AND OTHER NON BIAST PRESS THAT EXPLAINS HOW WORDS WERE MINCED TO PREPARE GROUNDS FOR LOOMING INVASION.

AND I WOULD SUGGEST TO MR RYAN TO SURF THROUGH THE NET WHERE THERE IS MAD CRAZE FROM MANY AMERICANS TO EVEN NUKE IRAN. EVEN SOME POLITICIANS HAVE SHOWN CRAZED TALK OF:"BOMB, BOMB, BOMB IRAN."

I WAS SITTING IN A BUSINESS DINNER IN JEDA SAUDI ARABIA IN 2004 AND A VERY SENIOR ARAMCO EXECUTIVE WAS SCARED TO HELL WITH THE FEAR THAT SAUDI WAS ALSO THE TARGET AFTER IRAQ. THERE WAS A NEWS AFLOAT THAT THE SECRETARY OF BRITISH PRIME MINISTER MR BLAIR HAD RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM MR BUSH THAT IRAN, PAKISTAN AND SAUDI ARABIA COULD BE THE NEXT AFTER IRAQ.
THERE MAY BE MANY IN ISLAMIC WORLD THANKFUL TO THE RESISTANCE IN IRAQ AS THEY FEEL SAFER WITH IRAQ STALEMATE, EVEN THOUGH URGE TO ATTACK IRAN IS BURNING LIKE HELL IN AMERICA.

WE WANT PEACE AND SECURITY FOR ALL, FOR MUSLIMS, FOR CHRISTIANS AND FOR THE JEWS AND THE HINDUS AND ALL.THERE IS NO BETTER VIRTUE THAN SAVING HUMAN LIVES FROM EXTINCTION.

PEACE, LOVE AND LIFE TO ALL HUMANS IN IRAN, AMERICA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, KASHMIR, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN AND EVERY WHERE ELSE.

WE RESPECT AMERICA AS SOLE SUPER POWER AND WISH HER TO BE SAFE FOR EVER FROM ANY REPEAT OF 9/11. BUT AMERICA HAS TO CHANGE AND CLEAN UP ITS ACTS TO SHOW KIND REGARDS TO THE WEAKS OF THE WORLD.

Anwar Mashmood, Canada - 11 October, 2007

Terrorist State

If US of A does not like Iran, that is due to it's constant trouble making attitude towards Israel. Every non-NATO country is scared of US of A (only super power).So, far apart from Iraq, US of A never used its power, which is harmful to civilization. Iraq was a mistake. US of A is not THE reason for turmoil in Iraq.
There is no point comparing Iran with US of A. If u provide the same power of USA to Iran ( with their islamic clerics controlling the society and admistration) definitely it would be disastrous.

Nikus, Hungary - 12 October, 2007

Annihilation of Turkey Iran is Armenia Resolution

Latest Threat to Muslim News:

Said USA:"Iran has Nuke War head and Missiles which are aimed at EU( i.e. potential invasion force poised for Invasion)".

Said Russia’s Putin:“ We must install ours as our former
Warsaw allies with NATO have now joint Missiles Nuke although pointing at Iran but could equally be used On Russia ”.

Said USA:“are we then remaking NATO vs Russia (minus
Warsaw) Nukes-Missiles installation”.

Common Sense With USA Allied EU India Nuke Deal
And Iraq base came Armenia Resolution passed .This
is sure sign of justification if Millions of Turks
will be caught in the middle and die in Nuke attack(presumed). In 1915 it was movement to install
Israel and Lawrence of Arabia Saudi sheiks
against Turks when Turkish empire was broken.Higly likely the Turks were victim not Armenian.Even in recent
years 35000 Turks have been killed by Kurds
Armenians amid Armenian Rhetoric. Traitors are Entertaining Crusador force around ?



Z.Billo, United Arab Emirates - 13 October, 2007

Iran is nation of peace.

it is all wishy washy and iffy talk.

Iran has never attacked any nation since the time of Alexander the Great.

AND IRAN'S PEACE RECORD IS CRYSTAL CLEAR AND WORTH FOLLOW UP BY ALL NATIONS.

MR NIKUS MUST READ HISTORY OF IRAN MORE CAREFULLY TO ENLIGHTEN HIS BRAIN WITH PEACEFUL NATURE OF IRAN.

Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 13 October, 2007

CONFUSED!

The fact that this article emanated from a publication/site associated with the radical "Minuteman Organization" bespeaks volumes about it's ideological origins, aside from the inaccuracies contained therein?

All anyone reading this article has to do is take a few minutes to research the "Minuteman Organization" on "Google" (or) some other search engine to determine how far out it is.

I'm really surprised you would run an article derived from such a source and present it as some sort of "mainstream academicly oriented article"???????

Bruce Leahy, Canada - 13 October, 2007


Such as writers as will Ed Kinane can’t imagine the policies of extremist in the other countries except teaching math and physics. It has three reasons
1- They grow in a country as will as United States with freedom of Right and speech.
2- They don’t know the reality extremist in the world.
3- They are not enough aware of the history in that region.




Azad Khan Ahmadzai, Pakistan - 15 October, 2007

Crazy

You are writing too much jibber-jabber...stuff that makes no sense. Today is not yesterday, and anything from centuries ago is not relevant.

Answer me this, with Iran having vast supplies of oil...what is the reason for nuclear power? And it is not because it is more cost efficient or effective.

I believe Iranians are peaceful for the most part but until those people stand up again and squash the government then there's no difference.

ryan, United Kingdom - 16 October, 2007

1943 Tehran Terrorist summit vs 2007 Tehran Caspian Sea P Summit

1943 Tehran Stalin Roosevelt Churchill resulted in Hiroshima Nagasaki Nuke
Dropping. 2007 Putin ADinejad Caspian sea Mughal Power Plants
Summit is for internal power & wealth management and in new Caspian Sea Nation Power corporation ((Russian Caspian Kazakh Tartars Mongols).The new alliance
in conjunction with recycled Mongols (Mughal Muslim Roman Empire Turkish Baltic states)is new innovation development amid evaporated US of A power and wealth?
The wealth and Power of Israel US of A & Allied Army reminds me Dhobi Ka kutta
(Dogs of war of cleaners) belonging neither at home nor at washers’ location. Jimmy
Carter is father of Iranian Revolution came with his visit to Giza Pyramid recycling
Phenomenon (attached perhaps).All power belongs to Creator of Human Universe
Including Billionaires with 10000 Nuke bombs = hungry power stomach human
capable of eating food Of equal proportion (rest is just statistic).


Z Billo, United Arab Emirates - 17 October, 2007

Derogatory

I GUESS DEROGATORY IS THE EXACT WORD WHEN SOMEONE CROSSES THE PARAMETERS OF INTENDED SCOPE OF DISCUSSION IN MEDIA DEBATE.

ANY WAYS,I MUST STAY WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE DISCUSSION WITH READINESS TO ANSWER THE ASKED QUESTION.IF SOME ONE DOES'NT WANT TO ENTHRALL WITH THE GREAT TEACHER HISTORY,IT CAN BE SOME ONE'S SWEET CHOICE.I GUESS IT IS BEST TO AVOID THE PAST WHERE IT HURTS AS PRESENT MAY BE THE ONLY GRANDNESS FOR SOME REGARDLESS OF WHAT LIES IN FUTURE.

ANSWERING THE ONLY QWUESTION IN THE REPLY TO THE THREAD, THE NUCLEAR ENERGY IS HAUNTING ALL COUNTRIES.THERE ARE NUMEROUS REASONS AS SUCH:

1. IT IS CHEAP TO PRODUCE, AS IT REQUIRES ONLY ONE KILO OF URANIUM(PRICED AT 60-70 USD PER KILO)TO PRODUCE 50 MEGAWATT OF POWER.GAS WOULD COST 2500 USD AND OIL WOULD COST 4500 USD TO PRODUCE 50 MEGAWATT POWER AS RAW MATERIALS COST TO PRODUCE 50 MEGAWATT POWER.
2. MR RYAN CAN GO TO INTERNET AND WOULD COME ACROSS MY GAS RELATED ARTICLES THAT WERE PUBLISHED RECENTLY(2004)IN THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES OF GAS PROCESSORS OF AMERICA, LAWRENCE REID GAS CONDITIONING ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE(2004),NACE INTERNATIONAL(TWO ARTICLES OF MINE WERE PUBLISHED IN THE SAME ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN 2004 IN US)AND KYOTO 2004 INTERNATIONAL FOR GAS PROCESS AND ENVIRONMENT. SOME OF THE KNOWLEDGE GOT FILTERED INTO US MILITARY PUBLICATIONS AND THEY FILTERED MY STUFF INTO US MILITARY WORK ABOUT FUTURE EFFECTS OF GAS PROCESS TO AMERICA'S ENVIRONMENT.ALL POWER PRODUCTION AND GAS PURIFICATION PROCESSES RELEASE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF CO2 AND CREATE GLOBAL WARMUING,OZONE LAYER DEPLETION AND WOULD KILL SOUTH ASIA AND MUCH OF OTHER WORLD WITHIN DECADES WHEN THE GLACIERS WILL MELT AWAY FOLLOWED BY DROUGHT AND DEATH FOR BILLION OR MORE PEOPLE WITHIN LESS THAN A CENTURY.

THERE IS NO POWER GENERATION PROCESS ENVIRONMENTALLY CLEANER THAN NUCLEAR POWER IF YOU CONTAIN RADIATION BY BURRYING RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS ON SAFE DISPOSAL.AND THAT IS ONLY IN KILOGRAMS QUANTITIES. CREATING POWER FROM FOSILE FUELS,YOU ARE TALKING OF HUNDRED MILLION TONS OR MORE OF CO2.

MORALLY SPEAKING,NO COUNTRY SHOULD INDULGE INTO MAKING NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND SHOULD NOT ENRICH URANIUM BEYOND 5 PERCENT.IRAN IS ENRICHING A SMALL AMOUNT OF URANIUM TO BELOW 5 PERCENT AND THAT IS POWER GRADE FUEL.

I AM AN ENGINEER AND NOT A POLITICIAN.MR ABIZIAD WAS EX US MILITARY COMMANDER IN ME AND HE HAD HIS WISE SUGGESTION TO AMERICA.A BROAD SPECTRUM OF PEOPLE ARE WORKING ON THE SITUATION. WHAT IS DISTURBING IS THAT MANY AMERICANS ARE GOING TO THE NET AND GOING CRAZY TO THE EXTENT OF BARKING ABOUT NUKING IRAN AND EVEN MUSLIM COUNTRIES.I WAS IN IRAN LAST MONTH AND I DID NOT HEAR A SINGLE IRANIAN TALKING OF GOING TO WAR AGAINST ANY COUNTRY.

MR RYAN MUST CLEARLY KNOW THAT IRAN HAS NOT ATTACKED ANY COUNTRY IN THE PAST 200 YEARS AND SOME WERE TAKING THE US THREAT WITH SCARE THAT ONE PERSON EVEN SUGGESTED OF JOINING DEFENCE PACT WITH RUSSIA IF THE ATTACK ON IRAN LOOKS SO IMMINENT.ATTACK ON IRAN WILL DESTABILIZE AND FINISH BOTH TURKEY AND PAKISTAN AND I CAN TELL RYAN TO GO AND READ WHERE THIS SCENARIO IS PUBLISHED.I AM EXTREMELY GLAD THAT OUR SOUTH ASIA I.E INDIA AND PAKISTAN ARE KIND OF PLANNING TO GO REVERSE ON DEVELOPING MORE NUKES.NUCLEAR POWER IN ITSELF IS A CLEAN WAY OF PRODUCING POWER WITH SMALL UNWANTED MATERIAL OF FEW KG OF RADIOACTIVE AND CONTAINABLE MATERIAL.IT IS NOT LIKE PRODUCING HUNDREDS OF MILLION TONS OR MORE OF CO2 AND WRECKING THE ENVIRONMENT AND GREEN HOUSE CULTURE AND CREATING HUMAN DESTROYER GLOBAL WARMING.

YOU HAVE TO READ THE NET AND SEE HOW MUCH NON CONCILLIATORY AMERICA IS ALSO ON THE ISSUE.DIALOGUE AND MUTUAL RECONCILLIATIONS CAN BE WORKED OUT.NO BODY IS ANGEL AND NO BODY IS SATANIC TOO AMONGST US HUMANS.IT TAKES WATER TO PUT OUT FIRE AND HONESTLY,THE FIRE IS NOT EVEN THERE AS IT WAS FOUND IN IRAQ CASE.STILL MILLION DIED AND THE COUNTRY IS FINISHED DUE TO WRONGLY CONCEPTED MISTAKE.

BUT,PUSHING IRAN TOO HARD, WHEN THE DANGER IS ONLY IMAGINARY AND PROBABLE, IS SILLY.I THINK US COMMANDER ABIZAID MADE HELL LOT OF SENSE.THERE ARE OTHERS FLOATING CONCILLIATORY APPROACHES IN THE WEST. LET ALL THOSE BE WEIGHED.

IRAN HAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST, IF NOT THE BIGGEST RESERVES OF URANIUM AS WELL BESIDES THE LARGEST HYDROCARBON ENERGY RESERVES IN THE WORLD.IF US PUSHES IRAN TOO HARD AND IT JOINS A PACT WITH RUSSIA,YOU CAN VISION HALF OF WORLD'S GAS AND ONE QUARTER OF WORLD'S OIL BETWEEN THE TWO.BETWEEN THEM AND THEIR FRIENDS IN CENTRAL ASIA,CHINA,VENEZUELLA AND ELSEWHERE,THEY CONTROL MORE THAN 65 PERCENT OF WORLD'S GAS AND 40 PERCENT OF WORLD'S OIL EVEN IF AMERICA WINS OVER IRAQ AND KUWAIT.OTHERWISE,THERE IS LOOMING ENORMOUS ENERGY INSECURITY FOR THE WEST. YOU CANNOT SATISFY 65 PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S ENERGY CONSUMPTION WITH 40 PERCENT GLOBAL CONTROL ON IT.THERE ARE ONLY SEVEN ENERGY RESOURCE GIANTS AND THEY ARE IRAN,SAUDI ARABIA,RUSSIA, VENEZUELLA,IRAQ,KUWAIT AND ABU DHABI.YOU HAVE TO DO BETTER THAN SAUDI AND ABU DHABI ON YOUR SIDE.

Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 21 October, 2007

Iran peaceful country

I am not against your view. But arming guerillas in Lebanon and Iraq is not very decent activity. Your presedent ( official representative of your country) publicly calls for wiping out Israel. How people will trust such a country? Iran is not energey deficiant. Neither it has large industrial base or large number of people. Can you please justify, why Iran need neuclear energy? What will be the reaction from neighbouring countries. I am from India. I know, how neuclear armed China has started alarming situation in our neighbourhood ( Every country has some sort of Nuke with ballastic/cruise missile. They don't have decent medical, railway technology. But China,India and Pakistan has acquired neuclear arms technology). Please convince your govt. to give up the program.

Nikus, Hungary - 22 October, 2007

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