Report: IAEA has proof Syria built nuclear reactor
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Ben Hur ,   Manhattan, USA   (06.19.08)
Norway   (06.19.08)
We've long known that America's addiction to oil pays for the spread of extremism. If this Bush nuclear deal moves forward, Saudi Arabia's petrodollars could flow to the dangerous expansion of nuclear technologies in the most volatile region of the world. While the scorching Saudi Arabian sun heats sand dunes instead of powering photovoltaic panels, millions of Americans will fork over $4 a gallon without realizing that their gas tank is fueling a nascent nuclear arms race.
Norway   (06.19.08)
Ahmadinejad has already promised anti-American regimes in Latin America "full support and protection" against the "Great Satan" - - Washington. Iran is laying the foundations for an armaments industry in Venezuela, and one day the Islamic Republic may extend its nuclear umbrella to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador and, why not, even Cuba. The Islamic Republic has been at war against the U.S. and the international system it leads for almost 30 years. As in all wars there are three ways to end this one: surrender, make a deal, or win.
4. #2- As long as Israel has nukes, other must have a deterrent
Johan Odin ,   Oslo, Norway   (06.19.08)
Arab states are forced to develop nuclear technology to counter the threat that a rogue nuclear armed regime such as Israel poses to their own national security, for to not do so would leave them with no deterrent should Israel choose to threaten them or violate their security as it so often proves it will do. One must remember also that the only regime in the region that refuses to support a nuclear weapons free ME is Israel, and Israel also refuses to sign the NPT or allow inspections of its own nuclear facilities as well. Israel should lead by example and sign the NPT, allow inspections of its own clandestine nuclear program and destroy its own existing nuclear arsenal that it hid from the world all these years, but it not it cannot complain if others follow their lead.
5. Israel has done it before, every country has right to do so.
Za ,   USA   (06.19.08)
6. Elbariday on the payroll of Iran, Syria, N. Korea, huge LIAR
Bunnie Meyer ,   Santa Monica,CA USA   (06.19.08)
7. Riiight, Johan.
Roman ,   Lod, Israel   (06.19.08)
Israel's nuclear project was itself a deterrent to prevent a total war scenario with weapons of mass destruction - in case you forgot, Egypt, Syria, and Iraq have had large stockpiles of chemical weapons over the years, which the have had no scruples in using. Israel was one of the few places which the aforementioned armies *didn't* bomb with chemical weapons when fighting against - Saddam bombed Iranians and Kurds, Egypt bombed Yemenites, and Syria bombed its own Islamist dissidents with chemical weapons - wheareas Israel has never used its nuclear arms, nor has it ever threatened to for any political goal. So somehow, I doubt that Israel is the great danger to the ME. At least Israel never tried to remove another country entirely from the ME - something that can't be said for the rest of the ME.
8. #4 Johan - You need to check you facts
Eric ,   Tel Aviv   (06.19.08)
1. Israel has never initiated aggression with any of its neighbors, let alone Iran, Iraq, of Saudi Arabia. To date in the just over 60 years since modern Israel was proposed and existed Israel has been threatened or attacked every one of those years and has shown restraint in response. And never has Israel even implied a threat that included Nuclear weapons. 2. Israel is the only country in the world surrounded by people that do not acknowledge its right to exist, in spite of the UN creating Israel and even when the UN claims that Israel fulfilled its obligations to leave Lebanon Israel was attacked because we did not give back land that the UN says belongs to Syria to Lebanon. So giving up the implied threat and only defense is not a survival option. And claiming that other countries need bombs to counter the "treat of Israel" is a blatant lie.
9. MAHATHIR MOHAMMED: 1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated...
Norway   (06.19.08)
by a few million Jews. There must be a way. And we can only find a way if we stop to think, to assess our weaknesses and our strength, to plan, to strategise and then to counter attack... We must win their (the western world) hearts and minds. We must win them to our side not by begging for help from them but by the honourable way that we struggle to help ourselves. MAHATHIR'S SPEECH ATTACKS ISRAEL JEWS Malaysias fhv.statsminister Mahathir Mohammed, mente at 57 muslimske land med sine 1,3 mrd mennesker, nå måtte sette alle indre motsetninger til side for å kunne hamle opp med trusselen fra Jødene. Han mente at Muslimene nå måtte vinne den vestlige verden over på sin side, ved å slutte med selvmordsterrorisme, og slik inngå en midlertidig fredsavtale, slik at Muslimene under en felles strategi, med tiden kunne triumfere over den knøttlille minoriteten på 12 mill. Jøder. HOWEVER, THE NEW iSLAMIC SWORD, WMD IS TAILORED TO THE BASIC ATTITUDE OF THE MUSLIM CULTURE, A SCALE GRADED ACCORDING TO STRENGTH, - FROM WEAKNESS TO DOMINANS. A GATHERING SYMBOL WITH FRIGHTENING PERSPECTIVES.
10. #4 are u a complete idiot?!?!?
ari ,   israel   (06.19.08)
"a rogue nuclear armed regime such as Israel " where the hell do you get this crap from??? you are a perfect example of one who has the cold hard facts/truth in fron of his eyes yet chooses to make up crap that spews forth from your mouth. shame on you.
11. 50 Years of Islamic Terror
Prince ,   Netanya   (06.19.08)
50 Years of Islamic Terror and the West and the U.S still do not comprehend what it means for nuclear weapons to be in the hands of unstable Islamic regimes hell bent on spreading Islam to the rest of the world .
12. #9 Who the hell is mahathir
NT Atilla ,   Tel Aviv   (06.19.08)
13. #10, you have to wonder if these people are simply wind-up
Danny   (06.19.08)
merchants. Can anyone really be that thick? Israel isn't a signatory of the NPT, so what? North Korea was and it developed nukes, Libya was and it was developing nukes, Iraq was and it was developing nukes. Apparently ditto for Syria. So is the argument that Israel should be condemned because it is not cynical enough to sign a treaty is has not intention of keeping. Does this moron really think that Iran is building nukes as "defence" against Israel - a country that has not only never attacked it, but armed it during it's life and death struggle with Iraq? Why do all these countries SUDDENLY need nukes when Israel - apparently has had them for 40 years.
14. # 12 "For well over half a century we (the Muslims)
Norway   (06.19.08)
have fought over Palestine. What have we achieved? Nothing. We are worst off than before," he said. "If we had paused to think, then we could have devised a plan, A (COMMON) STRATEGY THAT CAN WIN US FINAL VICTORY." (Over the tiny minority of Jews). (Former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammed). MAHATHIR'S SPEECH ATTACKS ISRAEL JEWS
15. #8 Eric - Israel attacked Egypt, Iraq for starters
Johan Odin ,   Oslo, Norway   (06.20.08)
You probably forgot about Israel attacking Egypt (1967 war) (the Lavon Affair) and bombed a nuclear power plant, it attacked the Osirak reactor in Iraq being built by France for starters. And please state the exact binding UN resolution that created Israel while noting that like the 60+ UN General Assembly Resolutions that Israel ignores today such as those declaring Israel's annexation of Jerusalem null and void, as well as the UN Security council resolutions such as 242 which states calls for Israel's withdrawal from land it occupied in 1967 and reiterates that the acquisition of land by war is illegal under both the UN Charter and international law when considering your response. And BTW, just Israel's admission that it has nuclear weapons is a threat that cannot be overlooked given Israel's aggressive history that I cited above.
16. # 15 Declaration of Establishment of State of Israel
Norway   (06.20.08)
The right of the Jewish people to national rebirth in its own country was recognized in the Balfour Declaration of the 2nd November, 1917, and re-affirmed in the Mandate of the League of Nations which, in particular, gave international sanction to the historic connection between the Jewish people and Eretz-Israel and to the right of the Jewish people to rebuild its National Home. UN Resolution 181, defined the outline of a settlement in Palestine creating both a Jewish and a Palestinian homeland. The 1947 UN Partition divided the area into three entities: a Jewish state, an Arab state, and an international zone around Jerusalem. On the 29th November, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel; the General Assembly required the inhabitants of Eretz-Israel to take such steps as were necessary on their part for the implementation of that resolution. THIS RECOGNITION BY THE UNITED NATIONS OF THE RIGHT OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO ESTABLISH THEIR STATE IS IRREVOCABLE! This right is the natural right of the Jewish people to be masters of their own fate, LIKE ALL OTHER NATIONS , IN THEIR OWN SOVERIEGN STATE! THE MEANING OF RESOLUTION 242 Israel's acquisition of territory resulted from a defensive war which is permitted by international law. Moreover, Israel has already complied with its major obligation under Resolution 242 by surrendering more than 90% of the territories it captured in 1967 (the entire Sinai Peninsula, the whole of the Gaza Strip, and large portions of Judea and Samaria). And have since made peace with Egypt and Jordan.
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