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a war before elections would be cool for personal benefits ... :/
Envidia te mata !!!
The blind leading the blind !!!
[bubba's bold emphasis] http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/19/wo...ear-talks.htmlIranian officials have declared that the West has effectively endorsed Iran’s right to enrich uranium, a step they portrayed as a major strategic coup. American officials insist the United States has not done that and has been deliberately ambiguous about whether it would ever grant Iran the right to enrichment.
notice how the USA is hedging whether iran can enrich its own uranium
now let's look at the previously cited article:
we stepped in it here, when we reneged on a deal to provide the iranians with access to foreign sourced enriched uraniumCommenting on the talks between Iran and world powers in Geneva in 2009, in which the issue of 20 percent enriched nuclear fuel had been discussed, Jalili said, “We told them (at the time), ‘If you are willing, we are ready to buy the fuel… otherwise, we will produce it ourselves.’”
“... If Iran had been provided with 20 percent enriched nuclear fuel, it could not have succeeded in producing the fuel itself, he noted.
we provided justification for iran to pursue its own enrichment capacity
now let's look at the politics of this:
[emphasis by bubba]... But American officials said that at a minimum, the Baghdad meeting should be a genuine test of Iran’s willingness to do more than talk. “They’re nervous enough to talk,” said a senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the delicacy of the negotiations. “Whether they’re nervous enough to act, we don’t know yet.” Another senior official said, “We have a tail wind going into this.” ...
so delicate, yet we anonymously disclose that the iranians are 'nervous enough to talk'
notice how we trot that out for public perusal for the world to see
that iran is willing to sit at a negotiation table is now pointed to by us as an indication of iran's weakness in this matter
that is beyond stupid
rather than try to resolve this issue we instead embarrass the nation we are trying to move toward our direction
as that story states:
[bubba's added emphasis]For President Obama, the stakes are huge. A successful meeting could prolong the diplomatic dance with Tehran, delaying any possible military confrontation over the nuclear program until after the presidential election. It could also keep a lid on oil prices, which fell again this week in part because of the decrease in tensions. Lower gasoline prices would aid the economic recovery in the United States, and Mr. Obama’s electoral prospects. ...
and yet his people are leaking embarrassing information about the iranians almost assuring that no progress will result
but the article is correct. for Obama, the implications are huge
he needs oil prices to settle
the last thing he needs is for oil to again spike
that would cause the economy's slow growth to worsen
so, who really has the upper hand, here?
the USA and its need for stable oil prices
or iran and its ability to upset that prospect
Now we have multiple regime changes at once by Obama/Hillary - Libya, Syria, while invoking 9/11 like Dubya, and if you think the goal in Iran is any less than over turning the government there, it is a short sighted viewpoint, is it not?
In fact, the reason Reagan is pilloried among the left is due primarily to his reckless foreign policies, lies about Iran Contra, the October Surprise, Grenanda, etc. than anything Ronny did domestically, true?
AFP: Iran refuses to stop enrichment in return for isotopesAFP) – Feb 17, 2010
TEHRAN — Iran will not suspend its sensitive high level enrichment in return for radioisotopes as offered in a letter by three world powers to the UN atomic watchdog, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
"We will not examine offers which lead to the shutting down of Tehran reactor," said the spokesman, in an almost word-for-word repetition of a statement he made on February 10.
Iran started enriching uranium to 20 percent on February 9 to fuel its Tehran research reactor making medical radioisotopes amid international concern over its atomic ambitions.
The move comes as world powers seek to convince Iran to accept a UN-brokered deal to supply Tehran with nuclear fuel for the reactor in exchange for its low-enriched uranium being taken out of the country.
The three said they "recognise the need in Iran for medical radioisotopes" which are "available on the world market and could be obtained as a responsible, timely and cost effective alternative to the IAEA's proposal."