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Iran Elects Moderate(ish) President. Will it change anything?

 
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 28 Sep, 2013 05:54 pm
@izzythepush,
I so hope he doesn't fall off or get pushed. I have been amazed at what he has done so far......the holocaust comment especially.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 28 Sep, 2013 06:00 pm
@dlowan,
Ditto, bunny.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 02:38 am
@dlowan,
Those that were protesting represent about 5 - 15% of the population but they're very powerful. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard runs/owns lots of industry. Trying to open up the country to investment is fraught with difficulty, there's a powerful vested interest sitting in the way.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 06:29 am
@izzythepush,
Quite a handy guide to 60 years of prickly US/Iranian relations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24316661
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 09:23 am
@izzythepush,
Awfully short on the 60 years of terrorist actions taken by the US against Iran, Izzy.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 09:30 am
@JTT,
That's because it's written by journalists, not monomaniacal obsessives.
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 09:39 am
@izzythepush,
That's because journalists almost always omit the actual crimes and terrorism of the US and the UK, Izzy. You know that but still you make these lame attempts at deceiving.

But given your track record that isn't at all surprising.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 06:28 am
Things are moving apace, and it should be welcomed.

Quote:
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has urged negotiators to "seize the moment", as talks in Geneva over Iran's nuclear plan enter a third day.

Mr Hague hailed "good progress" but said there was still uncertainly about whether a deal could be reached.

Under a possible deal, Iran could freeze expansion of nuclear activity for limited sanctions relief.

UK, French and German foreign ministers have joined their US and EU counterparts for the unscheduled talks.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are also expected to attend on Saturday.

"It's certainly not possible to say that we can be sure there will be a deal at the end of today," said William Hague

Michael Mann, a spokesman for top EU diplomat Catherine Ashton, said there had been further contacts between the delegations during the morning.

"There has been clearly progress but like in all these things it's always a bit more complicated than people think, so we're working very hard and intensively to try and move things forward," he said.

For the first time in years, talks about Iran's nuclear programme are moving fast, the BBC's James Reynolds reports from Geneva


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24877014
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 10:34 am
Let us hope that Israel dosent do something stupid in an attempt to break up the talks cause the U S of A dosent have the balls to tell them if they do well drop them as "allies".
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 11:02 am
@izzythepush,
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UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has urged negotiators to "seize the moment", as talks in Geneva over Iran's nuclear plan enter a third day.


The terrorists running the show. Foxes guarding the hen house.
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 07:42 pm
Seems the French arnt buying into Giving Iran a break. Wonder why. Could it be that the French are worried that Israel will quit buying Marage fighter bombers? It seems that the U S of A isent the only tail being wagged.
oralloy
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 09:46 pm
@RABEL222,
RABEL222 wrote:
Seems the French arnt buying into Giving Iran a break. Wonder why. Could it be that the French are worried that Israel will quit buying Marage fighter bombers? It seems that the U S of A isent the only tail being wagged.

All the French want to do is make sure that Iran is unable to fire nuclear missiles at Paris.

That is a reasonable goal for France to pursue.

What's this nonsense about Mirage warplanes? Israel gets all their warplanes for free courtesy of the US taxpayers. We'll be giving them a full complement of F-35s soon.
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Sun 10 Nov, 2013 12:27 am
My mistake. What I get for not checking before I posted. Was thinking Isralie bought their planes. I was wrong.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 10 Nov, 2013 02:08 am
Let's just point out a fundamental fact here. Since the Islamic revolution Iran has not attacked any other country. They were attacked by Iraq.

This record stands in stark contrast with some of the other players in the Middle East.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 10 Nov, 2013 02:48 am
And the latest.

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Talks between world powers and Iran have failed to reach an agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton told a press conference that there had been a lot of "concrete progress but some differences remain".

Baroness Ashton said talks would resume on 20 November.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was not disappointed with the outcome in Geneva, and that the talks were "something we can build on".

He said all parties were "on the same wavelength" and "there was the impetus to reach an agreement".

US Secretary of State John Kerry said: "There is no question in my mind that we are closer now than we were before."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24887253

One of the pundits on the BBC last night said, that the main reason for the delay is that the Iranian nuclear programme is very complicated, so there's one hell of a lot of loose ends to tie up.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 10 Nov, 2013 10:47 am
@izzythepush,
Quote:
This record stands in stark contrast with some of the other players in the Middle East.


Don't be shy, Izzy. The worst one by far is the USA. How the poodles UK/Canada/Australia/... fit in is harder to determine.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 10 Nov, 2013 11:25 am
@JTT,
And don't you ******* love it. The thought of peace terrifies you.
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 10 Nov, 2013 11:55 am
@izzythepush,
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And don't you ******* love it. The thought of peace terrifies you.


It's hard to accurately place that right out of left field nutty knee jerk comment in position among your frequent right out of left field nutty knee jerk comments, Izzy.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 10 Nov, 2013 12:17 pm
@izzythepush,
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The thought of peace terrifies you.


It also terrifies Ramsey Clark.

Quote:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/stop-the-campaign-of-terror-against-iran-and-its-scientists

Stop the campaign of terror against Iran and its scientists!
By Ramsey Clark
Global Research, January 21, 2012
International Action Center 21 January 2012


Another Iranian Scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, has been assassinated in Iran by a car bomb. This is the fifth Iranian scientist targeted by assassins working in Iran in two years. Four attacks succeeded. This is a deadly escalation of the covert criminal activities conducted by the U.S., Israel and their terrorists and domestic spies in Iran against the government and people of Iran.

While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has denied any U.S. involvement, the important and undeniable truth is that the governments of the U.S. and Israel have openly declared Iran as an enemy and have publicly stated that they will use all means necessary, not excluding military attack, to change the Iranian government using Iran’s efforts to produce nuclear energy as an excuse.

The assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists is an effort to create fear in the Iranian people, opposition to their own government and monopolize nuclear research and development of nuclear power. The aim is to stop Iran’s drive for industrial and technological independence on which the independence of Iran and the freedom of its people depends.

Those who forget the past are condemned to its repetition. Do we remember the Shah, who ruled Iran for 25 years on behalf of the U.S., had a huge nuclear energy program intended to replace depleted fossil fuels? Do we realize his billions of dollars of arms purchased from the U.S. with wealth of the Iranian people helped fund U.S arms research, development and production that now threaten Iran?

In the decades since the Shah fled, sanctions, sabotage and threats have escalated into dangerous new decisions to send a U.S. nuclear aircraft carrier, destroyers and nuclear submarines into the Persian Gulf and impose harsher sanctions on trade, and an oil embargo. All of these threats are threats against peace and violations of international law.

A just society can have no interest in stopping the peaceful progress of other nations and peoples.

No to another war for oil, no to foreign government domination and foreign corporate exploitation of Iran, or any other country.

Ramsey Clark

We urge all who oppose another war of ever greater massive destruction and death to speak out and act in this hour of maximum peril.



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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 10 Nov, 2013 12:43 pm
@izzythepush,
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The thought of peace terrifies you.


You've stolen that right from Oralloy, Izzy.

Something more to add to your resume.
 

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