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  •  I'll point out (8+ / 0-)

    you need to identify a problem to fix it. She's saying, OK let's focus on this problem. Day light is the best thing here. That is the message I think.

    Iran is not even breaking any nuclear laws or treaties. This sanction embargo is a right wing conservative Israel and even joined by extreme christian elements attempt to promote a war. Hello Dick Cheney. This is one he wants.

    A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

    by onionjim on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 02:12:53 PM PST

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    •  We play by their rules, we get their results. (5+ / 0-)
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      What about all the other sanctions that are hurting the regular Iranian people?  Nobody talks about that, like those are OK, but just one more is wrong.  

      "Fragmented and confused, we have no plan to combat any of this, but are looking to be saved by the very architects of our ruination."

      by BigAlinWashSt on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 02:26:56 PM PST

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    •  "Real men go to Tehran" — since back in 2003 (9+ / 0-)
      It's a matter of public record that this war with Iraq is largely the brainchild of a group of neoconservative intellectuals, who view it as a pilot project. In August a British official close to the Bush team told Newsweek: ''Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran.'' In February 2003, according to Ha'aretz, an Israeli newspaper, Under Secretary of State John Bolton told Israeli officials that after defeating Iraq the United States would ''deal with'' Iran, Syria and North Korea.

      What should the progressive Democratic base do about Democrats who, it turns out, share John Bolton's aims and are going all out to bring the neocons' plans to fruition?

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war. ♥ ♥ ♥ Forget Neo — The One is Minori Urakawa

      by lotlizard on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 03:02:55 PM PST

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    •  Iran isn't signing on to the additional protocols (1+ / 0-)
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      of the NPT, and most of the world wants them to.

      Iran was breaking the treaty back in the 90's.  They've pretty much come clean about that.

      It's not unreasonable for the IAEA to seek to get them into compliance with the modern version of the treaty - but then, it's not unreasonable for Iran to suspect that the US only wants inspections so they can gauge the thickness of the bunkers prior to bombing.

      "I read New republic and Nation/I've learned to take every view.." P. Ochs

      by JesseCW on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 01:35:05 AM PST

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