Should Israel Attack Iran This Week?

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Should Israel Attack Iran This Week?
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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 4:02pm

I say "no," because a nuclear power plant isn't that much of a threat, and because (if I remember correctly), Iran has agreed to return the spent nuclear fuel to Russia.

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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 4:11pm
Israel is a free nation..they can do whatever they please. However, the US should NOT be involved and that should be made clear to Israel.
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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 4:38pm
I am not sure Israel really wants to do this.

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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 9:03pm

I have many personal and professional reasons to absolutely despise John Bolton. I won't get into it, but the man is very close to number one on my enemies list (i.e., the people who have seriously complicated my ability to do my job effectively.) Anyway, with that caveat, let me say that this is the most IGNORANT, STUPID, IRRELEVANT and INFANTILE thing the man has ever said. He knows that Bushehr has nothing to do with Iran's nuclear program. It is a power reactor, built and fueled by Russia. Iran is not producing the fuel itself, so it learns nothing about centrifuge technology with this reactor. It is not keeping the fuel, but will send it back to Russia, when it is spent fuel, so Iran will neither store nor reprocess it. And John Bolton knows all of this because, when he was Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, the Bush Admin made it absolutely, unequivically clear that the U.S. did not care about Bushehr as long as Russia did not sell reprocessing technology to Iran (it did not) and as long as Russia planned to take back the spent fuel (it does).


So, when Bolton was making U.S. policy he had NO PROBLEM with Bushehr. There's no reason to have a problem with it now, except to be an unequivical idiot.


Sorry, but I just don't like the guy....

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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 9:30pm
I'm hoping the Israelis don't hold Bolton in any level of esteem. Imagine if they looked to him for advice over such things. I gather from your post that you don't like Bolton. You were subtle, but I picked up on your sentiment.

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Registered: 02-28-2010
Wed, 08-18-2010 - 12:50am

Bolton reminds me of Slim Pickens in the Dr. Strangelove movie - wish I was good at photoshop.

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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 1:05am
LOL! That was good!

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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 4:48am
Bolton also helped spread the yellowcake nonsense back in the day. He is a total neo-con stooge.

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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 4:49am
LOL, we have to have a coffee one day. We must know some of the same people.

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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 4:51am

Some of the very hardcore "israel-firsters" in DC are quite bent on pushing Israel to be more aggressive. They are also close to Bibi Netanyahu. If you remember, in the 90s they were trying to get him to attack Iraq.

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Edited 8/18/2010 4:57 am ET by rollmops2009
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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 4:56am
In reality, the US will not have a choice. At least that is what people like Bolton are counting on. There is also a huge battle playing out right now over US support of Turkey, given the breakdown of the Israeli-Turkish military alliance. I suspect this blathering by Bolton is part of putting more pressure on the administration to put the screws on Turkey to back away from the Turkish cooperation with Iran.

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