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    Iran using Venezuela ties to duck UN sanctions: report


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    Re: Iran using Venezuela ties to duck UN sanctions: report

    No surprise. Mere sanctions preventing Iran from pursuing its will...

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    Re: Iran using Venezuela ties to duck UN sanctions: report

    Which duck is tied to Venezuala?
    Tucker Case - Tard magnet.

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    Re: Iran using Venezuela ties to duck UN sanctions: report

    Such developments don't surprise me. Iran has long been on an ongoing diplomatic offensive aimed at defeating prospects for an effective global sanctions regime and in escaping such sanctions as might be agreed by the UN, U.S., or European Union.

    The effectiveness of that diplomatic campaign has likely increased Iran's incentives to stonewall diplomatic efforts aimed at ending its nuclear program and sustained its willingness to cooperate fully with the IAEA.

    In turn, Iran's stonewalling would increase the prospect that the world could be confronted by the stark choices of taking military action in a last-ditch bid to deny Iran access to nuclear weapons with the attendant risk of massive Iranian retaliation or attempting to live with a nuclear-armed Iran. In my view, the acquisition of nuclear weapons by a state whose President envisions a world without Israel and the United States as “attainable,” openly calls for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” has pledged to spread nuclear technology and know-how throughout the Islamic world, and denies the Holocaust, would be among the world’s gravest developments.

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    Re: Iran using Venezuela ties to duck UN sanctions: report

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Such developments don't surprise me. Iran has long been on an ongoing diplomatic offensive aimed at defeating prospects for an effective global sanctions regime and in escaping such sanctions as might be agreed by the UN, U.S., or European Union.

    The effectiveness of that diplomatic campaign has likely increased Iran's incentives to stonewall diplomatic efforts aimed at ending its nuclear program and sustained its willingness to cooperate fully with the IAEA.

    In turn, Iran's stonewalling would increase the prospect that the world could be confronted by the stark choices of taking military action in a last-ditch bid to deny Iran access to nuclear weapons with the attendant risk of massive Iranian retaliation or attempting to live with a nuclear-armed Iran. In my view, the acquisition of nuclear weapons by a state whose President envisions a world without Israel and the United States as “attainable,” openly calls for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” has pledged to spread nuclear technology and know-how throughout the Islamic world, and denies the Holocaust, would be among the world’s gravest developments.
    I wish more of our friends in the US and Europe would realize the same thing. Unfortunately, they're predisposed to running the diplomatic clock to zero and then letting the genie out of the proverbial bottle. Of course, then, they'll still resist war because, well, Iran cannot threaten us, Remember Iraq, or other such nonsense.

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    Re: Iran using Venezuela ties to duck UN sanctions: report

    My personal belief is that Iran will not attack neighbouring nations and that it simply wants nuclear deterrence, however, since so many nations are against this, I would advice the UN to form a legal military operation before Israel begins to formulate its own plans. If Israel declares war, the regional problems will escalate beyond anyone's ability to control. This will be especially true if Iran effectively develops nuclear weapons.

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    Re: Iran using Venezuela ties to duck UN sanctions: report

    In my view, the acquisition of nuclear weapons by a state whose President envisions a world without Israel and the United States as “attainable,” openly calls for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” has pledged to spread nuclear technology and know-how throughout the Islamic world, and denies the Holocaust, would be among the world’s gravest developments.
    I really appreciate your economic posts, but it seems that here you have fallen short of critical analysis. First, the whole "wiped off the map" comment was actually completely debunked; Ahmedinejad was discussing the eventual demise of the zionist regime in Israel and not the destruction of the Israeli state. I have personally confirmed this with colleagues who speak both Farsi and English.

    Second, Ahmedinejad's denial of the holocaust and his anti-US rhetoric is just that - rhetoric. Ahmedinejad is not that popular in Iran, and is using this rhetoric in the same way that Bush used 9/11 and WoT rhetoric as a means of garnering support.

    Third, Ahmedinejad is not crazy, nor is he stupid. He, and everyone else ruling Iran, fully understand the global political climate and understand completely the implications of all of their actions. They are not going to be so crazy as to nuke Israel, for example, or to give such weapons to "terrorists". This is generally exaggerated by anti-Iranian/pro-Imperialist elements in order to create an "other" from which to rally support. It is an age old tactic of realpolitik.

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    Re: Iran using Venezuela ties to duck UN sanctions: report

    Breaking News: Israel using influence with U.S. to duck UN resolutions!

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