Posts Tagged ‘Qum’

Rep. Ron Paul (R-RX), opposing H.R. 2194: Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009 saying, “Sanctions are an act of war!” Dr. Paul reiterates that Iran has been compliant with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and this act of war is similar to the way the Bush Administration drummed up a pre-emptive war against Iraq under false pretense. Experts have a near consensus that sanctions would mostly harm Iranian citizens and further strengthen the hardliners in power (5:13):

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Current transparency compliances, technological incapabilities, lacks of enriched uranium, domestic and geopolitics prevent Iran from having a nuke, Joseph Cirincione writes at The Washington Post.

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Israel Lobby conference highlights encouraging U.S. support of an Israeli military strike on Iran.

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) takes questions on the Federal [sic] Reserve, fiat money and U.S. imperialism in the wake of his most recent book, End the Fed, on al Jazeera’s (AJE) “The Riz Khan Show” (22:25):

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Part Two (11:30):

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Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter discussed the latest farce surrounding Iran civilian nuclear program with Scott Horton at AntiWar Radio, Tuesday (49:08):

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The country with the most nuclear weapons is also the only country to use them—twice. President Barack Obama—who titled his 1983 undergraduate thesis at Columbia University, “Soviet Nuclear Disarmament”—is surpassing hypocrisy with his Energy Department expanding proliferation while bringing non-proliferation resolutions before the U.N. Security Council. Mr. Obama continues to enable Israel’s covert proliferation of nuclear weapons and the threat to use them against Iran’s international agency-safeguarded low-enrichment facilities for its nuclear energy program while repeating ‘demands’ at the compliant Iran. Matthew Cardinale reports at Inter Press Services (IPS).

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The U.S. secretary of defense and secretary of state talk tough on Iran’s non-operational facility for uranium low-enrichment near Qum (also spelled “Qom”) that will be open to the appropriate international weapons inspectors.

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After all of the headlines and soundbites, the watchdog and intelligence agencies can’t make a case for Iran being a threat.

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Obama interviewed about his executive order to police thought-crime; Saudi Arabia grants consent for a pre-emptive strike on Iran to Israel; U.N. envoy calls Free Gaza aid-delivering activists’ kidnapping by Israel ‘criminal’; Iran clerics declare gov’t illegitimate; Glenn Greenwald notes NYT hypocrisy in classifying Iran’s treatment of prisoners as “torture”; China and India protest the U.S. ‘cap-and-trade scheme’; and more… (more…)