Thursday, February 02, 2006

Nuclear Attack!

I was so furious yesterday that I decided to talk about the weather. But today, I am going to kick some ass.

Jeffery Simpson wrote a column "Stopping Iran is no easy task" in yesterday's Globe and Mail.

I agree. President Ahmadinejad is a religious extremist that doesn't understand international politics. His ways of thinking is no where close to democracy or diplomacy and he is not interested in learning. The man is adanger to Iran and the world.

But when Mr. Simpson poses the question "why Iran has a nuclear program when it sits on the globe's second-largest oil reserves", you see why I am furious.

Does Mr. Simpson know that Iran has a population of 70 million? Does he know that all the 70 million use electrical power? Does he know that Tehran alone has a population of 15 million, while its air is one of most polluted in the world? Does he think these people should burn oil to produce electrical power and then die of smog inhalation?

does the world realize that nuclear technology has other uses than weapons? Does the world realize that they have given the tyrant regimes of Russia and China the permission to bear nuclear arms? Same as Indian and Pakistan? Do they know that most terrorists are from Pakistan?

Mr. Simpson admits that even if Iranians are pursuing weapons"Viewed from Iran, it makes sense, since everybody else in the neighborhood has them: India, Pakistan, Russia, Israel, and the United States, whose presence surrounds Iran through troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and a nuclear-powered navy. After all, the U.S. invaded Iraq, but won't touch North Korea, which has nuclear weapons."

So, it is evident that for a country who is surrounded by U.S invaded countries, it is necessary to be able to defend its sovereignty.

Basically, everyone with a working brain can see that Iran has every right to continue its nuclear program for so many reasons. But Iran doesn't have the right to use it to invade the neighbors, of course. (unlike the U.S which apparently does!)

Therefore, legally speaking, you cannot ban Iran from developing a nuclear program (especially that the country has large reserves of uranium). However, they can put certain restrictions in place to avoid the use of such weapons in an invasion.

What restrictions? Well, the officials who are getting the big bucks can figure that out.


At 10:44 a.m., Blogger Jackal said...

Can I not agree with you? I would write my reasons if you won't get furious with me. I don't want my ass kicked [;)]

At 11:20 a.m., Blogger Leili said...

Good post Bahar. The weather post, yesterday looked kind of odd to me. I know you never let us down! :x

Well, unfortunately, people in power make the rules. So as far as the world is concerned, US people can invade wherever they want, and people around the world should thank them for that!

At 11:36 a.m., Blogger Bahar said...

To Jackal, shoot!
Let's see what you've got.

To leili :) Merci

At 2:31 p.m., Blogger Bahar said...

What happened? I see that your connection is working, but your comments not coming through!!!

At 2:50 p.m., Blogger Jackal said...

it's a bit long-ish, i'll email it to you if you don't mind [:D]

i'm also putting some material together, wish me luck for i have a telephone job interview tomorrow with a major company; let's see how much pay rise i can pull [;)]

At 3:11 p.m., Blogger Bahar said...

1- good luck with your job interview. is the company in Scotland?

2- don't e-mail me the stuff. I don't read e-mails.

3- summarize! make them in point form!(or people wont read)

4- let's start a good conversation here.

At 3:23 p.m., Blogger Jackal said...

1- Thanks darling. I need that [!]
2- Yeah, it is for the Aberdeen (Scotland) office though they've got offices almost everywhere in the world [;)].
3- Make an exception for me this time and read my email please. I've already sent it.
4- We'll do it tomorrow. I'll advocate a position close to the US & E3 single handedly and you can all attack me. I have to go home now and prepare for battle [:D].

At 3:37 p.m., Blogger Bahar said...

that's ok.

I suppose you want to argue that regimes like Iran can use the weapons against their own people.

This is where we get to another controversial issue. Are other countries responsible for rescuing people from their own elected officials?

Remember: people voted for Ahmadinejad.

Is the USA the world police? Are Iranians calling 911? Or is it just our active imagination?

At 3:39 p.m., Blogger Bahar said...

I think the world is already messed up.

Once we gave the "go ahead" to China, India, North Korea, Russia, Isreal and of course USA to bear nukes, well, the job is pretty much done!

At 5:23 p.m., Blogger Jackal said...

US, Russia, UK, France and China formed the first atomic powers in a different time and cirumstances. Pakistan and India are not threatening anyone else. North Korea is also an isolated case and would not provoke a race to arms. You cannot generalise every case and conclude once you've given a go ahead to them, why not to Iran.

Iran is in a very critical geopolitical position. Unstability in the balance of power in our part of the world has a very high potential of propagating regionally and soon internationally. A race to arms would spark among, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and who knows where. Remeber Lybia had an identical programme to Iran which recently gave up.

On the issue of domestic politics, well Saddam Hossein has much more votes than Ahmadinejad, didn't he? And Yes, iranians have been dialing 911 for a long time, but the phones been dead. That's why me and you are on the other side of the borders. Isn't that right?

At 9:49 a.m., Blogger Jackal said...

hey, i'm back now; the interview went well until i mentioned my intended salary [:D] they said they'll get in touch with me later!!! then i went off to our respected embassy to extend my passport and after a very nice baghali-polo with maahicheh in the nearby iranian restaurant - jaatun kheili sabz - I'm at your service!

At 11:40 a.m., Blogger Bahar said...

my internet today is shady!

At 11:53 a.m., Blogger Jackal said...

you're not in the office today, are you? how's school?! [;)]

At 12:45 p.m., Blogger Bahar said...

I disagree.

People who voted for Ahmadinejad, are not you and me. We wouldn't have done that.

Also: As far as I know, Ahmadinejad is provoking the international community to demonstrate to the nation that the "enemy" is still at large. He is trying to once again like in the 80s, fool the nation with the idea that if the economy is bad, if the government can't get a single thing done, it's the "enemy" that is responsible!

Well, the international community is not really helping here, either.

Looking back at the history of 19th and 20th century, Iran has always been preyed on, because of that strategic location. UK, USA and Russia always had their eyes on that land. Iraq tried to invade the country in the 80s. To be fair, if there is one country that should worry about self-defence, it is Iran (and Israel)

and all this fight is about Isreal. They are scared. The cookoo extrimists of Iran and Lebenon don't mind taking on Israel.

The international community should just come out of the closet and put the facts on table:

- you have every right to nuclear power-generation and self-defence.

- but we think you will attack Israel. So, sorry we can't let you do that.


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