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#1 IOW, HILLARY + BAMMER ADMIN = IRAN CAN N-E-V-A-R HAVE NUCWEAPONS OF ANY KIND, TACTICAL ANDOR STRATEGIC.
Read, NO OWG "CALIPHATE", ISLAMIST OR OTHERWISE.
Sorry, Hillary, Bammer, me don't think Iran or Radical Islam [Shia or Sunni] + aligned are gonna go for that.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-03 00:53||
#2 DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > IRAN, CHINA TO INCREASE TRADE TIES TO [minima]US$50.0BILYUHN IN 2012: IRAN VP.
* SAME > THANKS TO XI JINPING [aka Deng Xiaoping] CHINA ABANDONS [historical]"KEEP A LOW PROFILE" POLICY | CHINA SEES US AS A [competitive, b-u-t also ...] DECLINING POWER, INSIDER SAYS. The poor USA just doesn't know its time is up.
China will now "be out there", in the forefront, + will also engage in non-traditional, INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE(S)-MAKING to counter the US.
ARTIC = 'Tis a question of HOW MANY YEARS, NOT DECADES, before China takes over from the US as World #1.
Wehell, I've always said Rising China isn't going to wait until Year 2080 or 2100 or 2200, etc. to achieve its perceived "Manifest Destiny" - LIKE ANY OTHER "YOUNG TURK" AGRESSIVE NATION-STATE WANNABE IN HISTOIRE', THEY WANT THEIR POWER + INFLUENCE ASAP AMAP ATAP ALAP.
* TOPIX > CHINA REJECTS US MILITARY OPTIONS ON IRAN.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-03 01:53||
#3 Hole in the ground is my guess (Israel).
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-04-03 03:19||
#4 DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > NO ATOMIC RACE AFTER IRANIAN BOMB | [Foreign Policy = Steven Cook] DO NOT FEAR A NUCLEAR ARMS RACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THE CONVENTIONAL WISODM HAS IT WRONG:IRAN'S DEVELOPMENT OF A NUCLEAR WEAPON WON'T SPUR ITS NEIGHBORS TO GET THE BOMB. DO NOT FEAR IRAN'S NUCLEAR ARSENAL.
IIUC ARTIC, not unlike Mama Russia vee Pakistan's NucProgs, despite any rhetoric to the contrary Iran's two most likely Muslim nuclear opponents in the ME, Turkey + Saudi Arabia, possess much of either the Political or National W, nor Scientific-Econ-Technological, etc. infrastructure to dev a Nuke Arsenal capable of challenging, let alone defeating, the NPT's "Big Five" Nuke Club.
TRUE ENOUGH IN THE PRESENT, BUT THE REAL THREAT STEMS NOT FROM ORGANIZED GOVTS/NATION-STATES BUT FROM ASYMMETRIC "NUCLEAR MILITANCY-TERRORISM", VEE "DIRTY BOMBS", BIOWAR + CHEMWAR WMDS, + NUCTECH "SUFFICIENCY"
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-03 23:46||