Weapons-grade uranium found in Iran

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  1. Ben W

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    This is a concern!

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    UN inspectors have found traces of highly enriched uranium at an Iranian research center linked to the military, diplomats said Friday, which could strengthen arguments that Teheran wants to develop nuclear arms.

    The diplomats - who demanded anonymity in exchange for divulging the confidential information - cautioned that confirmation still had to come through other laboratory tests. But they said the density of enrichment appeared to be close to or above the level used to make nuclear warheads.

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    Ben,

    Don't worry about it. Let the UN work their magic. It is just another neocon ploy to justify world domination. :rolleyes:

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    From the article:

    "Still, they said, further analysis could show that the find matches others established to have come from abroad. The International Atomic Energy Agency determined earlier traces of weapons-grade uranium were imported on equipment from Pakistan that Iran bought on the black market during nearly two decades of clandestine activity discovered just over three years ago."

    I have no doubt that the neo-cons will try to use this bit of nothing to attempt to railroad the American people into another debacle of a war in the Middle East.

    I pray that the American people won't be deceived a second time in this decade.
     
  4. Ben W

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    While we watch, Darfur Sudan is becoming another Rwanda. Plenty of cries have been made for U.N action which has clearly fallen on deaf ears.

    If the U.N cannot show leadership in Sudan, I think it clearly indicates that its days as an organisation of peace have come to an end.
     
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  6. KenH

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    The United Nations obviously has had some problems during the past fifteen years but I think it can still be useful in international affairs at times just as NATO and other international organizations have and can be.
     
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    I used to think Ken that the United Nations was a group that could bring about peace to troubled nations. But all I see now is an organisation that would prefer to preach its political correctness over actually making decisions and taking action to help people.

    Darfur Sudan is a massacre. People are being butchered by their own Goverment militia who are in cohorts with the Arabs that want their land. Sudanese women are being rounded up and placed in Rape camps, others are being hacked to pieces with machetes. Property has been seized and people are having to flee their homes to live in refugee camps. These militias are doing all this with their governments backing while the U.N refuses to do a thing about it.

    I would encourage you Ken to get hold of the DVD "Hotel Rwanda". That is a true story and people are not aware that the Canadian that was in charge there and decorated for it suffered a severe mental breakdown over what he saw happen as a result of the refusal of the U.N to act.

    Sudan, Iran, it is all the same, the U.N will do nothing, except critisize and place stumbling blocks in front of those that do want to help.
     
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    The United Nations organization, looks on the surface as being a wonderful organization, of course such is not true. Is a good meeting place, a place of great discussion open lies and deception of every kind, but as for being beneficial to mankind it hardly applies. Because of my American mores and beliefs I do not believe in preemptive strikes. But I do believe in a totally devastating war with others after being attacked. God has given this great nation the big hammer, but we lack leadership with the courage to carry make use of the big hammer.
     
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    Iranians, i suspect, can hardly contain their glee at the ineptitude and ineffectiveness of the UN and the EU.
     
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    Considering that Iran has not violated the Non-Proliferation Treaty, just how has the UN or the EU failed?
     
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    How do you know they haven't?

    They refuse to allow inspections.
     
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    We should not trust UN as the whole world is going wrong.
     
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    Did you read the article at the start of this thread?

    "UN inspectors have found traces of highly enriched uranium"

    Folks are bashing the UN while it is the UN that found the traces of highly enriched uranium. Without the UN inspectors we wouldn't know that there were traces of highly enriched uranium the origin of which needs to be tracked down.

    If Iran was not allowing inspections, then the UN inspectors would not have found the traces of highly enriched uranium.
     
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    So there actually is evidence they are in violation of the NP agreement.
     
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    No. The article stated: "Still, they said, further analysis could show that the find matches others established to have come from abroad."
     
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    You're playing fast and loose with the "evidence", Ken.

    The "evidence" is unproven, but it is also not disproven...and certainly exists.

    I apologize for leaving out the word "snap" when I mentioned inspections earlier. Iran does not allow snap inspections.
     
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    Not really, carpro. Just trying to make sure we know what we are doing this time in case the Bush administration decides that destroying the U.S. and world economies is worth going to war with Iran. That would be a mighty big step to take without knowing without a doubt that Iran is actually violating the NPT and is trying to build nuclear weapons and will actually risk its own destruction by using them against the United States or one of our allies.
     
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    I understand your concerns, but believe they are largely unwarranted and an overreaction to the evidently faulty intelligence preceding the war in Iraq.

    In my opinion, one would have to be a fool to believe the Iranians are not seeking to build nuclear weapons.

    I agree proof is needed, but will not overlook Iran's unwillingness to provide it through scheduled and snap inspections.
     
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    So you think that I am a fool for not believing that Iran is seeking to build nuclear weapons without proof of such?
     
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    So you think that I am a fool for not believing that Iran is seeking to build nuclear weapons without proof of such? </font>[/QUOTE]If that is your belief, yes I do.
     

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