1. Hillary Clinton Iran Nuclear Capability, Kambui Tumblr Blog

    This is not subtle stuff. The previous US policy was to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just scratched that idea and said the US will prevent Iran from having nuclear weapons capability.

    In other words, the US does not want Iran to have nuclear power, even though Iran’s program has not broken any international law – without Iran receiving more than a fistful of incoming missiles.

    Iran has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which allows for uranium enrichment up to 20 percent. All estimates say Iran has complied with that provision. Building a weapon requires 80% enrichment, but some will argue that an ambitious weapons fiend can make a less-efficient dirty bomb with 20% or less.

    Running with the rationale du jour means Brazil, Japan and South Africa could get bombed if they have cross words with the US since all three countries have nuclear power plants, tested their ability to make nuclear weapons but vowed to never build a nuke. At this point, Iran can wind down all activity and confine their research to one lab at the university of their choosing and still be eligible for a bombing campaign.

    Meanwhile, even President Obama and members of his team do not believe Iran is building a nuclear weapon.

    Do we just want to throw-down or what?

    After all this war talk, who would be surprised if Iran finally decided to build one?

    song currently stuck in my head: “feel me” - cameo


  2. netanyahu to visit obama in US regarding Iran attack Kambui Tumblr Blog

    Who didn’t see this coming?

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting Washington to squeeze President Barack Obama for a commitment to attack Iran or else Israel will do the deed, and – as speculation goes – before the US Presidential elections in November to cripple Obama’s chances of getting reelected.

    Yeah, it’s strange how the US arrived at this point, but there is also something strange about the Netanyahu ultimatum. Wouldn’t Israel simply attack without publicly asking for US assistance, assuming Israel felt compelled to attack and and is capable of doing so? The question makes me think furious diplomatic activity is happening as I write. Of course there are no guarantees for a negotiating breakthrough.

    I’ll have much more to say about this needless conflict-in-the-making later. I’m trying to hit the bed early for once…

    song currently stuck in my head: “deep river in her voice” - karmu daahoud


  3. IAEA Says Iran Talks Fail on Denied Request

    This is not good.

    Bloomberg reports that The International Atomic Energy Agency was denied access by Iran to visit the country’s Parchin military base as a means of verifying whether or not Iran is building a nuclear weapon.

    Sooooo, expect an increase in the talk of war and the price of gas.

    I keep asking myself “Why did Iran refuse? Do they have something to hide, or is denying the inspection request a matter of principle?”

    My question may sound idiotic, but don’t you see the eerie parallel between the current Iran situation and the events leading to the Iraq War? Saddam Hussein also refused requests for weapons inspections during the months preceding the US invasion of his country. Iraq clearly had nothing to hide since the US could not find Hussein’s supposed weapons of mass destruction after Shock and Awe. Perhaps Hussein – as contemptible a human being as he was – did not want to be treated like a little boy on the world stage, even if his desire for respect risked his cities being bombed.

    US Navy Kambui Tumblr Blog

    The story about nukes in Iran’s Parchin is not new and there has been no reliable data that supports the “Iran Is Building Nukes” accusation since 2003, the year when Iran was reported to have abruptly stopped its nuclear weapons development program.

    That’s why I keep asking “Why did Iran refuse…?”

    song currently stuck in my head: “images of april” – pearls before swine