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War, Science, and Philosophy in a Fractured World.

Don’t Nuke Iran

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dont_nuke_iran.jpg
From a blogger in Iran, click on image to visit his blog.

Well, Iran is still in the news. US plans for targets in Iran have been leaked, they appear to include widespread attacks on the Iranian military. Since some of this would almost certainly involved the use of “depleted” uranium weapons, we are talking about nuking Iran. Yeah, using the nuclear waste from our weapons production to bomb them them into abandoning their peaceful nuclear program really makes us the good guys. It’s been announced that basically there are two triggers that will cause a US attack on Iran, first their nuclear program and secondly a large scale attack on US forces in Iraq that can be traced to Iran. This obviously has people in Iran rather alarmed, I pulled the poster above from an Iranian’s blog. Guess what, President Ahmadinejad is about as popular in Iran as Bush is popular in the US. How did we end up in such a predicament? Sigh.

I can only continue to hope that Bush’s sabre rattling is just that, sabre rattling. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are both going badly, he can’t seriously think that bringing Iran fully into the war is going to improve matters, can he? Sadly, he can. Bush and his supporters are living in the 19th century, they think colonialism and the era of gunboat diplomacy are still going strong. They actually believe that the American way of life has some sort of innate superiority over the brown people of the world. People should have realized after Vietnam that those days were over, but instead like an addicted gambler, we have just doubled and redoubled our bets in a fruitless attempt to bring back the glory days of old.

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
James 4:1-3

(The above image is being used with the permission of the author.)

Written by unitedcats

February 20, 2007 at 7:58 am

Posted in Bush, Iran, Peace, War, WMDs

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  1. Well, let us hope after failure called Afghanistan, disaster called Iraq, we will not withess the President ending his term in office with a real world catastrophe called bombing of Iran!!!

    balkanbalkan

    February 20, 2007 at 10:09 am

  2. I don’t like this banner. This seems to suggest that those who support him are worthy of being nuked! Good or bad, nobody deserves to be nuked.

    Manas

    February 20, 2007 at 11:39 am

  3. Neither do I understand such kind of “creativity”, Manas. It’s a pretty lunatic idea and btw. resolving not one single problem, to the contrary.

    Helena

    February 20, 2007 at 1:46 pm

  4. How come Iran gets a pass when it comes to building nuclear power, yet nuclear power gets no such pass in the US?
    A country with 10% of the worlds oil needing nuclear power?
    True they import refined oil products like gasoline of all things. Why?
    Would it not make more sense to develop Iranian refineries? Become self sufficient for obvious reasons?
    No, instead, the rather meager infrastructure budget has been diverted to a very expensive nuclear program. This makes it all rather transparent really.

    And on my ealier point.. Why OK nuclear power for Iran, yet not ok here? Or should we develop more power here?

    ET

    February 20, 2007 at 6:23 pm

  5. BB: I agree, an attack on Iran could be more catastrophic than the occupation’s of Afghanistan and Iraq. However, Bush appears to make decisions for political and ideological reasons, instead of military and geopolitical strategic reasons. So anything is possible. Fun times. :)

    M/H: I chose the banner because it was made up by an Iranian, primarily to illustrate that President Ahmadinejad is not beloved by all Iranians. I agree, the English in it could be parsed in different ways, some of them probably not as the author intended, I hope.

    ET: The USA has the same rights under the NPT as Iran to process Uranium and use peaceful nuclear power. That we are not building more nuclear power plants is because of domestic political concerns.
    Oil is essentially Iran’s only export that generates hard foreign currency, as far as I know it actually makes economic sense for them to export their oil and use nuclear power to satisfy their domestic power needs. This also eliminates the health and pollution problems associated with oil fueled power plants.

    More on Iran tomorrow, I have had a few other odd thoughts. :)

    unitedcats

    February 20, 2007 at 10:26 pm

  6. Yes I know that the banner was created by an Iranian (exiled). All the worse!

    Helena

    February 21, 2007 at 3:26 am

  7. Exiled? You mean self imposed or forced?

    Manas

    February 21, 2007 at 5:38 am

  8. The banner is linked linked to its creator’s blog, I can’t speak for him and don’t recall the circumstances of his leaving Iran. :)

    unitedcats

    February 21, 2007 at 8:06 am

  9. Judging by the material this man is putting up on his blog, it seems to me that he is not opposed to a war at all!

    Manas

    February 26, 2007 at 1:18 am

  10. Yeah, well, maybe. He’s further from my philosophy than I thought upon further reading, but, I link to a number of blogs I disagree with. It takes all kinds, I strive to listen to multiple points of view, and as an Iranian expatriate, he has an uncommon viewpoint. In fact expatriate’s views of their homelands can be very deceptive, one should always take them with a grain of salt. Especially ones who haven’t been home in decades, but that’s a story for another blog post.
    JMO —Doug

    unitedcats

    February 26, 2007 at 3:29 pm

  11. Blessed are the peacemakers:
    for they shall be called the
    Children of God
    (Mat 5:9)
    Jesus’s way is not by sword but by cross
    http://club.us.cyworld.com/prcc

    David

    May 17, 2007 at 11:25 pm


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