I opened the article from Reuters and I about lost control of my bladder. Read on>>>
It was hard hitting pulled on punches, straight to the point. I hit me totally by surprise, they usually dance and sing about, and oh they would not think of such a thing. But not this time, not this time.
President Bush refused on Tuesday to rule out nuclear strikes against
Iran if diplomacy fails to curb the Islamic Republic's atomic ambitions.
Iran, which says its nuclear program is purely peaceful, told world powers it would pursue atomic technology, whatever they decided at a meeting held in Moscow on Tuesday.
That meeting ended without any substantial results, a source close to the negotiations told Interfax late on Tuesday.
Im I living through another Cubin Missile Crises, only with a Mad Man on each side? We went through this back when I was 4 years old, and no I don't remember it. I really don't want to have to remember this one though.
This sort of reminds me of the movie Oil Storm, and if you didn't see it never mind, because you are about to live it. The link I posted is to a review from a right-wing site. The reason I did this if you read how they run the movie down, while building Bush. If you notice all they say that was used to make Bush look bad is about to happen. If you want a download of the movie press HERE
The title of this diary is misleading in that almost every line in the article makes me want to wet my pants.
Bush said in Washington he would discuss Iran's nuclear activities with China's President Hu Jintao this week and avoided ruling out nuclear retaliation if diplomatic efforts fail.
Asked if options included planning for a nuclear strike, Bush replied: "All options are on the table. We want to solve this issue diplomatically and we're working hard to do so."
Speculation about a U.S. attack has mounted since a report in New Yorker magazine said this month that Washington was mulling the option of using tactical nuclear weapons to knock out Iran's subterranean nuclear sites.
The United States, which accuses Iran of seeking atom bombs, had been expected to push for targeted sanctions against Tehran during the Moscow meeting with the Un Security Council 's other permanent members -- Britain, France, China and Russia -- plus Germany.
Russia and China oppose sanctions and five of the six states oppose the use of force. The U.S. has left it open as an option.
In a IAEA meeting held in Moscow Foreign Ministers are trying to decide if Iran is meeting with U.N. demands that it halt all refining of uranium. Iran's Foreign Minister stated, "Whatever the result of this meeting might be, Iran will not abandon its rights (to nuclear technology),"
In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said that preliminary discussions in Moscow had indicated "there is wide agreement on the fact that Iran can't be allowed to possess the means to develop a nuclear weapon."
But McCormack made a point of stressing no major decisions would be taken in Moscow and the meeting's goal was to make preparations for decisions to be taken in various capitals.
I wrote a diary on Con Rice flying all over the world gathering support for an invasion of Iran. (6-23-2005) Around the same time I did a diary on the Oil Shockwave game . The article opens with this statement:
The United States would be all but powerless to protect the American economy in the face of a catastrophic disruption of oil markets, high-level participants in a war game concluded yesterday.
Veto members of the Security Council want to wait until the IEA has finished its report on Iran. Two of the Veto holding members, Russia and China don't feel that the sanctions will work against Iran, even thought they doubt Tehran's intents.
At the end of the meeting the United States was the only country that would not rule out the use of military action. (I bet you are shocked at that news.) It is my personal belief, that the words spoken by the U.S. is why other countries are thinking about things like this:
The head of the International Energy Agency, Claude Mandil, said it had strategic stocks of around 4 billion barrels.
"That means that it would allow us to last for around four years," he said on France's RFI radio. "We could manage."
But Mandil added that with demand high and oil production and refining capacity stretched, the market is worried about the impact of any political shock on supplies.
As you can see there are any number of reasons that might make you worry about the condition of your pants.
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