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  •  This could really screw up the Preppers' (27+ / 0-)

    End of Days planning. And John McCain is probably having an infarction over the possibly of never having to bomb Iran. Lets hope peace breaks out all over.  

    "Let's stay together"--Rev. Al Green and President Obama

    by collardgreens on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 01:39:53 PM PDT

    •  It won't matter (3+ / 0-)
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      we won't stop until we have implemented a military Junata and/or morally bankrupt monarchy there to allow the complicit extraction of fossil fuels and the protection of Israel.

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        Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

        by Wee Mama on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 03:16:30 PM PDT

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        •  is it? (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Thank you for posting this, and the links (0+ / 0-)

        Many here at dKos are getting the vapors over this announcement by a temporary Iranian President, and a letter from a temporary American President, both of whom will have graduated to other duties within the next few years. Elder statesmen, or some such.

        People especially need to read the Saudi link you posted, and understand that the nations of the Middle East are not going to turn aside from their economic, religious and political competition with one another over a simple pledge or a simple letter between elected -- temporary -- Presidents.

        To Israel, unfortunately, a pledge to never develop nuclear weapons -- even if scrupulously observed -- means nothing. What Israel fears from Iran is their operation of nuclear reactors, because that generates nuclear waste, including plutonium. Tiny nation that it is, Israel calculates that it would only take a couple of dirty bombs to irradiate the entire country, so they are absolutely adamant that no Muslim nation in the Middle East will be allowed to run nuclear reactors.

        Recall that Israel destroyed Saddam's reactor at Osirak in the Eighties, and they destroyed Syria's reactor a couple years back as well. In both cases, they just flew in and blew them to pieces.

        They have repeatedly said they absolutely will do the same to Iran's uranium enrichment facilities, and will do it no matter what anyone in the world says or does about it. It is an existential problem for Israel, and they will deal with unilaterally.

        The Saudis do not want a Shiite nation running along fine on nuclear energy in 20 years when the oil runs out. Hell, the Wahabi Saudis don't want Shiites succeeding at anything in the Middle East. They're 'not real Muslims' you see. So the Wahabis are very much against Iran and Hezbollah.

        There's more. Russia does not want the Americans to control or conquer Syria and Iran because they know that then the Americans will move right on up into the little Muslim nations of the Caspian region, with its enormous natural gas and oil reserves. That's Russia's back yard, and that fossil fuel is theirs, not ours, in their opinion.

        The neoconservatives have been openly planning to conquer or dominate the Middle East for 20 years now ("seven nations in five years"), and then move on the Caspian Basin. It's all spelled out in the Project for a New American Century.

        China doesn't want America dominating or controlling Iran, either. Iran is an important ally and trading partner of China, India, and Brazil, bartering oil for imports or selling it in currencies other than the petrodollar, thus threatening American oil hegemony globally.

        So no, this lovely pledge and exchange of letters means nothing in the long term. Nations go to war the same way glaciers collide, slowly and unstoppably trying to occupy the same space at the same time. Only one can come out ahead, especially if war is considered the best political option by one or more nations, as it is with Israel, with Saudi Arabia, and with America. All three have implacable, existential reasons to take Iran down:

        Israel because they fear dirty bombs or actual nukes,

        the Saudis because they fear Iran as a future economic powerhouse, and for religious reasons,

        America because Iran is weakening the petrodollar and is in our way as we set our sights on the Caspian Basin.

        This is why there will be war on Iran and Hezbollah in the Middle East no matter what the whole world says, does or thinks.

        Who's going to stop the aggressors? Who?

        "The 1% have no wealth. They have our wealth."

        by antifa on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 01:13:29 AM PDT

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    •  Yea. Way more important people in Iran than the (5+ / 0-)

      mere President have insisted that Iran will not pursue nuclear weapons.

      If people aren't convinced by the statements of actual shot callers like the Ayatollahs, why would the oaths of a mere President persuade them?

      "But the traitors will pretend / that it's gettin' near the end / when it's beginning" P. Ochs

      by JesseCW on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 06:37:49 PM PDT

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