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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 09:57 AM
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Iran too slow in proving it has no nuclear bomb program: Powell
US Secretary of State Colin Powell on Friday criticized the Iranian government for moving too slowly in showing the world it is not trying to build an atomic bomb and urged Tehran to give up its suspected weapons of mass destruction program.

"After 18 years of trying to deceive the International Atomic Energy Agency and the world, Iran is slowly -- still too slowly -- coming forward with answers needed by the IAEA and by the rest of the international community to make sure that they are not violating their obligations," Powell said.



http://www.spacewar.com/2004/040220233114.o7f91lwq.html
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:03 AM
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1. Oh geez....
here we go again... :eyes:
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:06 AM
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2. Not much more needs to be said.
:eyes:
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:06 AM
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3. Yep...the NeoCons are sounding like a broken record.
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whirlygigspin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:06 AM
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4. I ask again
Edited on Sat Feb-21-04 10:07 AM by whirlygigspin
how do you prove you do not have something?
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:08 AM
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5. Well, Bush Proves That He Doesn't Have A Brain
every single day.
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DUmbrella Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 03:03 PM
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17. Simple
You allow the IAEA full access to the nuclear "power plant" that is being built and disclose all documents related to its construction.
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willat Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 10:31 AM
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30. They don't want to...
...do that because they are hiding something. Their days are numbered, unless they wise up.
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 10:54 AM
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31. So you approve of the idea?
That we should invade Iran, if they don't "wise up"?
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willat Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 12:28 PM
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32. No
No, I think the people of Iran are not very happy with their government and they will effect a change.
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Mokito Donating Member (710 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 06:53 PM
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40. By not showing it.....????
So *-logics teaches us they have to show that they can't show what * and his evil minions wants them to show...but then...they're hiding it!

Pull Up G12, Please!


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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 10:26 AM
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28. My thoughts exactly
Same old, same old....

If you compared today's utterances to the run-up to the Iraq invasion, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
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Sinistrous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:38 PM
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11. Yep. The old "They aren't proving a negative" bullshit.
Well, it worked perfectly in deceiving the masses when they used it on Iraq. I guess they figured it was time to trot it out again.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 12:04 AM
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23. COLON getting ready to move his BOWEL again
With baby Bowel controlling the air ways old ICUML (I Covered Up My Lai) is back on the (HE'S GOT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION) kick,
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:12 AM
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6. And as soon as Bush finds out they don't have nukes he will invade...
...them and steal their oil like he did in Iraq. Wonder why they don't want to cooperate?

Don

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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:21 AM
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7. That's about right....no nukes, safe to invade...get'em!
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PsychoDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:26 AM
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8. Iran needs to convince the west...
That like North Korea it has a few bombs, to insure we won't invade. Maybe they can take advantage of the latest rumor that Israel sold nukes to India and Pakistan by claiming to have also bought a few, and produce some reciepts :silly:

That should heep us off their backs...
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:34 AM
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9. I have seen no evidence that Israel sold nukes to India and Pakistan
Edited on Sat Feb-21-04 10:46 AM by NNN0LHI
But it does appear that an Israeli businessman has been accused of doing so.

Don

Accused Nuke Trader Also Helped India

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=513&ncid=703&e=9&u=/ap/20040219/ap_on_go_ot/nuclear_trader

WASHINGTON - An Israeli businessman accused of being a middleman in the nuclear black market worked to supply not only Pakistan but also its archrival India, court records indicate.



South Africa-based Asher Karni faces felony charges of exporting nuclear bomb triggers to Pakistan. But court files in the case also include e-mail exchanges between Karni and an Indian businessman who was trying secretly to buy material for two Indian rocket factories.


"Be careful to avoid any reference to the customer name," warned one message from Karni's Indian contact, Raghavendra "Ragu" Rao of Foretek Marketing (Pvt.) Ltd.


The messages offer a rare glimpse into such dealings. Federal prosecutors filed them in court as part of their attempts to persuade a judge to keep Karni behind bars before his trial.

MORE


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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 04:35 PM
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20. sounds like good sense to me
Edited on Sat Feb-21-04 04:39 PM by Marianne
worked for North Korea. What country that is otherwise small and vulnerable, but has some goods that the US covets, would not try to do everything it could to protect itself and it's citizens? No one can invade the US,especially not Iran, so what is the deal coming down here? Iran is no threat to the US and never can be, and further, countries such as Pakistan and India, Israel and others have nuclear weapons--they, should the winds change, are a threat to the US, although India is not of an imperialistic and aggressive mind set or does it have a religion that fosters aggression and conquoring. What country would want to remain so vulnerable without at least something to counteract the threats from these countries?
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waterman Donating Member (585 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:06 AM
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10. It should read:
"US too fast in demanding Iranian nuclear bomb evidence"
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:47 PM
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12. Yada, yada, yada...do Republicans EVER learn any life lessons??
This man belongs behind bars.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 01:20 PM
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13. Well, Goodness Gracious! Send in some B-2's to hurry 'em up!
Little carpet bombing, some preciscion munitions down some mullah's privy vent, and they'll get hopping to Rumsferatu's and Wolfenstein's tune soon enough...

What gets me is the way Colon Bowel gets all indignant and shit when somebody calls him on his whoring....Somebody needs to say "Why, General, if that's the way you feel about it, I'd be more than happy to take this outside and see what you got, old man..."
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 04:54 AM
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26. Maybe that's what the B52s in Guam are for
Edited on Sun Feb-22-04 04:57 AM by lebkuchen
Just before the election, Bush will "capture" OBL, invade Iran and bomb Cuba.

That would make it rather difficult for Kerry/Edwards' message to be heard over the din of yet more warfare. War is the only food that sustains the Bushy shark.

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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 01:58 PM
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14. Oh! Be quiet Colin, just be quiet and go away
Let the real experts and people who know what they are doing and don't lie for the BFEE take-over. Your credibility on everything is gone, gone, gone. And that makes you a danger to the US
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shamanstar Donating Member (326 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 02:05 PM
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15. its getting to be about that time
build up to war II now playing in theaters near you.
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 02:11 PM
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16. Wolf! Wolf! Wolf!
Quick, herd the sheep!

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drb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 03:24 PM
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18. Why doesn't Iran say they'll provide the nuke data as soon as...
...Bushy Boy cooperates with the 9-11 Commission?

These diplomatic types are just not creative enough, that's their problem!
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yorgatron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 03:43 PM
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19. we're already short on troops
or so i am told.where do they get another 150,000 or 200,000 people to invade iran? isn't halliburton and kellog ,brownn,and root making enough off iraq?
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 05:06 PM
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21. The military draft will provide the troops in mid-2005.
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NickB79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:59 PM
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22. Iran has 3X the population of Iraq
~75 million in Iran vs. 25 million in Iraq. So logically, you'd assume we'd need at least 3X the number of troops: 450,000-600,000. Iran has also not been under sanctions for the past decade, so it has a much more well-equipped and trained military. So we'd be looking at deploying 750,000+ soldiers to overtake and control Iran!!! NO F-ING WAY!!!
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 08:21 AM
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27. I agree they aren't going after Iran
There is no way right now, that the sheeple and the people are disposed for another street fight.

Maybe, CHIMPANZEE McSHRUB is on his knees praying for the Empire State Building or Sears Tower to get smoked.

Then according to God's plan he can assume the identity of a modern day Joshua and SAVE US</Sarcasm>
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Kinkistyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 01:34 AM
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24. Democratic "Domino Effect" theory is gonna happen dammit!
Even if we have to go in there and push over each and every domino by force!
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TheWhitneyBrown Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 03:37 AM
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25. Nuclear Weapons in Iran
I hate to say this, but it would be darn right irresponsible of Iran not to be trying to produce nuclear weapons after watching what happened on both borders in Afghanistan and Iraq.
If I were an Iranian citizen who had any pride or dignity I would be out in the street demonstrating if I found out my government wasn't developing nukes. Sad, but true.
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willat Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 10:28 AM
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29. Topple that government
Hopefully, this will lead to a new government in Iran, with our help.
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 02:14 PM
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34. And we will....
...see you on the lead tank as it heads into Tehran, right?
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willat Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 02:55 PM
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36. No tanks will be...
...needed. It's an Iranian do-it-yourself kind of thing, right?
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 02:45 PM
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35. It worked so well last time....
When the US installed the Shah.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 04:10 PM
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37. OH YES
THE US HAS SUCH A GOOD TRACK RECORD OF TOPPLING GOVERNMENTS AND INSTALLING DEMOCRACY. :puke:
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Mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 07:00 PM
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41. Are you willing to go do the fighting?
Or do want someone else's kids to die for you? How many in Iraq so far 550? and counting? You make me sick!
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porkrind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 12:53 PM
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33. OK, Colin, we'll get right on it.
You lied to the U.N. and the whole world about Iraqi WMD, and we knew you were lying when you said it. Why would anyone ever believe you again? You betrayed us all. Liar. Have some dignity and disappear.
:argh:
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 04:14 PM
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38. Did Colon Bowels hold up a vial of dogshit and say "Iran has a zillion
of these" in the U.N.? Or was this just another typical RW saber rattling fest by Traitor Powell?
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 04:51 PM
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39. Didn't They Learn From Last Time? YOU CANNOT PROVE A NEGATIVE!
Ferchrissakes, it hasn't even been a year yet. What can be said about these fools that has not already been said?

Arrogant... check
Jingoistic... check
Stubborn... check
Unilateralist... check
Hypocritical... check

and on
and on
and on
and on
and on.......

Jay
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 07:03 PM
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42. How do I know this proven LIAR is not LYING AGAIN????????
If he was willing to tell so many LIES about Iraq, well, what abbout Iran????
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 07:44 PM
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43. Okay, let's see if I have this right-
Mr. Powell thinks that we must be patient and let our inspectors take their time looking for weapons in Iraq. But Mr. Powell can't wait one more minute for Iran to prove whether or not they have WMD. Hurry up and wait, in regards to Iraq. Show us now, to Iran. When do we plan to start the bombing there? Why doesn't anyone try to inspect OUR weapons of mass destruction? Why are we "entitled" to have enough nukes to destroy the world about 50 times, and no one else is? We're the only ones that ever used nuclear weapons, for crissakes. I never have understood the double standard.
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 07:53 PM
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44. Colin Powell should be highlighred
on the cartoon network

Anything he says at this point is comical . I for one, imagine him as a cartoon character.

Here is a man who was once lauded as a sober thinking stable general who inserted common sense into military decisions.

He has squandered everything he once enjoyed by joining up with the Bush neo cons. He is now trash.

Never should anyone praise him again. There is nothing there that is honorable or redeemable at this point.

I watched him last week testifying before the budget committe and heard how he defended George Bush . His face and his words and his defensive arrogant demeanor disgusted me. He is another actor and another puppet. He has the facial expressions down pat as well as the v oice inflections, but his record belies him--he has no credibility.

He is only a "let's pretend" shell of a man who is dancing to the tune of an administration that has him in their grips because his son Michael, makes his very lucrative career off of it--He is bought and paid for and not to be trusted ever in view of his lies told before the UN in order to support the lies of his massa, George Bush.
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