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Thread: Iran orders more enrichment, prompting US to call for the world to stand together

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    Exclamation Iran orders more enrichment, prompting US to call for the world to stand together

    Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has asked the country's nuclear chief to begin enriching uranium to 20%.

    The move comes amid a worsening stand-off over a Western offer for Iran to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel.

    The West fears Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons - and have threatened new sanctions. Iran insists its programme is peaceful.

    The US defence secretary urged the world to "stand together", saying there was still time for sanctions to work.

    "Pressures that are focused on the government of Iran, as opposed to the people of Iran, potentially have greater opportunity to achieve the objective," Robert Gates said during a visit to Italy.

    In London, the Foreign Office said Mr Ahmadinejad's announcement was "clearly a matter of serious concern".

    "This would be a deliberate breach of five UNSCRs [United Nations Security Council Resolutions]," it said in a statement.
    BBC News - Iran makes new uranium enrichment challenge

    Now choose the option you feel appropriate in the poll.
    Do you think an armed assault by NATO is due? Surely such a thing is inevitable, if this hard liner insists on dragging down Iran with him.
    Last edited by MetalGear; 02-07-10 at 09:36 AM.

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    Re: Iran orders more enrichment, prompting US to call for the world to stand together

    I voted no but I'd vote 'other' on a second thought.

    Military action should be the last resort, right now the western powers should strike Iran with massive sanctions.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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    Re: Iran orders more enrichment, prompting US to call for the world to stand together

    Military action should never be pre-emptive. Look at the mistake we made in Iraq that we are still having to deal with.

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    Re: Iran orders more enrichment, prompting US to call for the world to stand together

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Military action should never be pre-emptive. Look at the mistake we made in Iraq that we are still having to deal with.
    Not all of the pre-emptive wars through the history of the modern warfare were failures.

    Some were actually absolute successes.
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    Re: Iran orders more enrichment, prompting US to call for the world to stand together

    Nato is going to do nothing to Iran


    Perhaps France and the UK, but that is it.

    Turkey will not take part, (unless it undergoes a military coup bye bye democracy)

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    Re: Iran orders more enrichment, prompting US to call for the world to stand together

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I voted no but I'd vote 'other' on a second thought.

    Military action should be the last resort, right now the western powers should strike Iran with massive sanctions.
    I haven't seen any evidence in my life time, ever, to suggest sanctions work. Name me a single regime which has collapsed economically due to sanctions? Regimes just turn to isolationist economic policies and always seem to get along just fine. Look at Cuba for instance, or what the UN tried to do to Cyprus, unjustly or not. In fact, they fair far better than us when we come to our knees every decade because of inevitable capitalist market failures.

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Military action should never be pre-emptive. Look at the mistake we made in Iraq that we are still having to deal with.
    I think NATO should do what the Jews done and what NATO done to Yugoslavia. Just some large scale air strikes here and there into Iran and sabotage to disengage known nuclear plants. I wouldn't want to see a single western foot soldier deployed in the ME again for at least half a century for reasons of war once Iraq/Afghanistan is over.
    Last edited by MetalGear; 02-07-10 at 11:55 AM.

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    Re: Iran orders more enrichment, prompting US to call for the world to stand together

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalGear View Post
    I haven't seen any evidence in my life time, ever, to suggest sanctions work. Name me a single regime which has collapsed economically due to sanctions? Regimes just turn to isolationist economic policies and always seem to get along just fine. Look at Cuba for instance, or what the UN tried to do to Cyprus, unjustly or not. In fact, they fair far better than us when we come to our knees every decade because of inevitable capitalist market failures.



    I think NATO should do what the Jews done and what NATO done to Yugoslavia. Just some large scale air strikes here and there into Iran and sabotage to disengage known nuclear plants. I wouldn't want to see a single western foot soldier deployed in the ME again for at least half a century for reasons of war once Iraq/Afghanistan is over.
    South Africa, sanctions worked on South Africa

    It gave up nuclear weapons, and stop its regime regime

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    Re: Iran orders more enrichment, prompting US to call for the world to stand together

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Nato is going to do nothing to Iran


    Perhaps France and the UK, but that is it.

    Turkey will not take part, (unless it undergoes a military coup bye bye democracy)
    Why France and the UK? Thats an interesting observation, please elaborate.

    A coup? To be honest, i believe it will only take the AKP to loose elections for it to take part. Its not public Turkish policy to support war criminals like the Sudanese leader or Ahmedinejad.

    Anyway, logic would have it a war between the West and Iran would suit Turkey and a half.

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    Re: Iran orders more enrichment, prompting US to call for the world to stand together

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalGear View Post
    Why France and the UK? Thats an interesting observation, please elaborate.

    A coup? To be honest, i believe it will only take the AKP to loose elections for it to take part. Its not public Turkish policy to support war criminals like the Sudanese leader or Ahmedinejad.

    Anyway, logic would have it a war between the West and Iran would suit Turkey and a half.
    The UK because they have become bootlickers of American policies

    France because of its president

    A coup because I doubt the AKP will lose in mid 2011 ( it would probably have to form a coalition government), and that should the US or Nato decide to attack, it will likely be before then anyway


    Generally because the second leg downward on this economic trainwreck will have occured by then, and no european country will have money to launch another war.
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    Re: Iran orders more enrichment, prompting US to call for the world to stand together

    Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has asked the country's nuclear chief to begin enriching uranium to 20%.
    Uranium for a typical nuclear power plant is enriched to 3-5 percent U-235 to ensure fission. I think North Korea was the exception here at 10%.

    The fissile uranium in nuclear weapons, containing 85% or more of 235U is known as weapons grade, though for a crude, inefficient weapon 20% is sufficient (called weapon(s)-usable)
    Uranium-235 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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