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    Iran says it's produced first nuclear fuel rod

    Is this just blustering similar to what their neighbor Iraq was doing 10 years ago? Considering what's going on in the Gulf now, we could possibly be drawn into action by another Gulf Of Tonkin type of ruse. I think we need to be alert to the language of those who might rush in.

    Iranian scientists have produced the nation's first nuclear fuel rod, a feat of engineering the West has doubted Tehran capable of, the country's nuclear agency said Sunday.

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    Re: Iran says it's produced first nuclear fuel rod

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    Re: Iran says it's produced first nuclear fuel rod

    we don't have the money or public support for another preemptive war, thankfully.

    plus, it would be damned dumb. Iran is not isolated like Iraq; China and Russia are backing it.

    if we want to have an impact on Iran, we should dedicate our resources to innovating a replacement for oil that can be produced domestically.

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    Re: Iran says it's produced first nuclear fuel rod

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    we don't have the money or public support for another preemptive war, thankfully.

    plus, it would be damned dumb. Iran is not isolated like Iraq; China and Russia are backing it.

    if we want to have an impact on Iran, we should dedicate our resources to innovating a replacement for oil that can be produced domestically.
    China and Russia are bluffing! They will not go to war with the west over Iran...

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    Re: Iran says it's produced first nuclear fuel rod

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    China and Russia are bluffing! They will not go to war with the west over Iran...
    I'd rather not find out.

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    Re: Iran says it's produced first nuclear fuel rod

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    we don't have the money or public support for another preemptive war, thankfully.

    plus, it would be damned dumb. Iran is not isolated like Iraq; China and Russia are backing it.

    if we want to have an impact on Iran, we should dedicate our resources to innovating a replacement for oil that can be produced domestically.
    A replacement for oil would be great, but that's not near-term.

    I just want us to be vigilant for now, and keep an eye on the people capable of seemingly justifying another US war.
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    Re: Iran says it's produced first nuclear fuel rod

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Is this just blustering similar to what their neighbor Iraq was doing 10 years ago? Considering what's going on in the Gulf now, we could possibly be drawn into action by another Gulf Of Tonkin type of ruse. I think we need to be alert to the language of those who might rush in.
    Why would it be neccesary to do anything? Iran wants to become a global superpower. How can it do that without nuclear capabilities? In order to be respected by their neighbors they have to attain nuclear weapons. This is nothing like Iraq because Iraq never had the capabilities to even want to produce nukes. More unstable nations have nuclear capabilities such as North Korea and the trouble-causing Israel (Israel has never admitted to having nukes but you can't tell me they don't). It's just a neccesity in this world.

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    Re: Iran says it's produced first nuclear fuel rod

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    China and Russia are bluffing! They will not go to war with the west over Iran...
    war is not the only weapon in their arsenal.

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    Re: Iran says it's produced first nuclear fuel rod

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    A replacement for oil would be great, but that's not near-term.

    had we devoted the necessary resources to this problem in 1973, the world would be a very different place now.

    instead, we waited on the market to address this significant national security issue. and still, we wait.

    this problem needs to be addressed publicly.

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    Re: Iran says it's produced first nuclear fuel rod

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Why would it be neccesary to do anything? Iran wants to become a global superpower. How can it do that without nuclear capabilities? In order to be respected by their neighbors they have to attain nuclear weapons. This is nothing like Iraq because Iraq never had the capabilities to even want to produce nukes. More unstable nations have nuclear capabilities such as North Korea and the trouble-causing Israel (Israel has never admitted to having nukes but you can't tell me they don't). It's just a neccesity in this world.
    In my opinion, its not necessary to do anything now, except sanctions.

    Yes, Iran wants nuclear ability so the world has to take it seriously.

    Of course Israel has nuclear bombs.
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