US, UK, FRANCE's New Stance on Iran?

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Re: US, UK, FRANCE's New Stance on Iran?

Postby RF » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:10 am

That is why I am inclined to think that the Israeli's would deal with the ''Iraq problem'' rather than the US, even though as you say the US would get the blame. Far better to deal with this behind the scenes with no overt aggression.

Anyway, where is the technical knowledge and assistance for the Iraqi efforts coming from? Russia?
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Re: US, UK, FRANCE's New Stance on Iran?

Postby Bgile » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:18 am

RF wrote:That is why I am inclined to think that the Israeli's would deal with the ''Iraq problem'' rather than the US, even though as you say the US would get the blame. Far better to deal with this behind the scenes with no overt aggression.

Anyway, where is the technical knowledge and assistance for the Iraqi efforts coming from? Russia?


You mean Iran?

Yes, there are apparently Russian scientists helping Iran with their nuclear research. I don't know how long the various intelligence communities have known this, but it's come out recently according to at least one international organization.

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Re: US, UK, FRANCE's New Stance on Iran?

Postby RF » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:43 pm

Sorry Bgile, I should have said Iran and not Iraq. It was much easier back in the days of the Shah when we could call the country Persia....

I was thinking not merely of the technical assistance but also the huge stockpile of nuclear materials that is illicitly available for sale in Russia.
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Re: US, UK, FRANCE's New Stance on Iran?

Postby Bgile » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:52 pm

RF wrote:Sorry Bgile, I should have said Iran and not Iraq. It was much easier back in the days of the Shah when we could call the country Persia....

I was thinking not merely of the technical assistance but also the huge stockpile of nuclear materials that is illicitly available for sale in Russia.


Actually the people there do think of themselves as Persians and they are certainly not of Arabian decent.

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Re: US, UK, FRANCE's New Stance on Iran?

Postby RF » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:10 am

This presumably goes far back into history, to the time of Xerxes....
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