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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:22 PM

Ynetnws said:


Police close Tehran's main bazaar for security reasons as authorities clash with demonstrators over collapse of rial to record low; protesters blast Ahmadinejad's economic policies.

Iranian riot police clashed on Wednesday with donstrators and foreign exchange dealers in the capital Tehran over the collapse of the country's currency, which has lost a third of its value against the dollar in a week, witnesses said.

Police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, angered by the plunge in the value of the Iranian rial. Protesters shouted slogans against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying his economic policies had fuelled the economic crisis.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 03 October 2012 - 02:22 PM, said:

It's an interesting development.  I hope the pressure cause some change in the behavior of the rulers but so far it has had zero effect in slowing the progress of an Iranian bomb.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

View Postand then, on 03 October 2012 - 03:10 PM, said:

It's an interesting development.  I hope the pressure cause some change in the behavior of the rulers but so far it has had zero effect in slowing the progress of an Iranian bomb.
Can that statement be proven in any way?  Our own inteligence agencies have stated recently that they're not trying to build a bomb.http://www.nytimes.c...ild-a-bomb.html

This is not a George Orwell novel we're living in but it certainly is starting to feel like one.  People parroting fear monger headlines and propaganda.  NO MORE WAR.

Edited by OverSword, 03 October 2012 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

View PostOverSword, on 03 October 2012 - 03:17 PM, said:

Can that statement be proven in any way?  Our own inteligence agencies have stated recently that they're not trying to build a bomb.http://www.nytimes.c...ild-a-bomb.html

This is not a George Orwell novel we're living in but it certainly is starting to feel like one.  People parroting fear monger headlines and propaganda.  NO MORE WAR.
Really?  REALLY?  Exactly how much evidence do you need this side of a mushroom cloud to put the pieces together?  First - I did not say they had or were assembling a bomb.  They are WORKING on the bomb.  As in, scientific and technical aspects of production of warheads including miniaturization for a ballistic missile payload.  Explosives tests for triggers (Parchin) and non stop enrichment - soon to be raised to 60% according to one of their majlis members if the west doesn't give them verification of their right to enrich.  A person would have to either be a fool or an Iranian shill to disbelieve their intentions at this point.  I have no interest in arguing with either.  If you truly think Iran's enrichment activities are benign then so be it.  But I have no taste for that kool aid - thanks anyway.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

Why do you have to dramaticise everything? It seems that every time you mention Iran, you mention utter death, destruction, mushroom clouds and so on. Perhaps if you stick to the facts rather than such emotionally invested comments, more people would be willing to hear you out.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

Seems to me sanctions are starting to bite,well done to Obama for not jumping the Gun and one in the eye for Netanyahu....

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

View PostStellar, on 03 October 2012 - 04:46 PM, said:

Why do you have to dramaticise everything? It seems that every time you mention Iran, you mention utter death, destruction, mushroom clouds and so on. Perhaps if you stick to the facts rather than such emotionally invested comments, more people would be willing to hear you out.
Because he's kind of obsessed with the subject..

Edited by shaddow134, 03 October 2012 - 04:51 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:11 PM

View Postand then, on 03 October 2012 - 03:40 PM, said:

Really?  REALLY?  Exactly how much evidence do you need this side of a mushroom cloud to put the pieces together?  First - I did not say they had or were assembling a bomb.  They are WORKING on the bomb.  As in, scientific and technical aspects of production of warheads including miniaturization for a ballistic missile payload.  Explosives tests for triggers (Parchin) and non stop enrichment - soon to be raised to 60% according to one of their majlis members if the west doesn't give them verification of their right to enrich.  A person would have to either be a fool or an Iranian shill to disbelieve their intentions at this point.  I have no interest in arguing with either.  If you truly think Iran's enrichment activities are benign then so be it.  But I have no taste for that kool aid - thanks anyway.
Tell this.  If the USA, UK France, N. Korea, China Russia India, Pakistan can have nukes, why, in your opinion, can't they? Is it because of all of the wars they're constantly involved in?


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

Just funny how China is under everyones radar. Is it not obvious what is coming? Iran is just a coverup.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:50 PM

View Postodas, on 03 October 2012 - 06:44 PM, said:

Just funny how China is under everyones radar. Is it not obvious what is coming? Iran is just a coverup.
Off topic but please explain.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:19 PM

View PostStellar, on 03 October 2012 - 04:46 PM, said:

Why do you have to dramaticise everything? It seems that every time you mention Iran, you mention utter death, destruction, mushroom clouds and so on. Perhaps if you stick to the facts rather than such emotionally invested comments, more people would be willing to hear you out.

But hyperbole is the official language of these forums!

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:46 PM

View PostOverSword, on 03 October 2012 - 06:11 PM, said:

Tell this.  If the USA, UK France, N. Korea, China Russia India, Pakistan can have nukes, why, in your opinion, can't they? Is it because of all of the wars they're constantly involved in?
If it's your opinion that Iran's current government is as stable as all the aforementioned then I'd say no problem.  Other than the fact that there are already too darned many of the things.  But this government is lead by religious extremists who have quite openly and repeatedly expressed a desire to end another UN nation.  I'm sure the apologists will ride in on their semantic bandwagons but the statements have become too many and too clear for that old tired trick.  The Iranians Islamists want Israel destroyed.  THEN they want America destroyed.  In a world where 19 guys with box cutters can tank a nation's economy and cause the deaths of thousands I think this threat deserves a little more circumspection by the powers that be.  But most here simply yawn.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:47 PM

Isn't this about their money's value falling compared to the dollar? How did their nuclear program get involved?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:51 PM

View PostHasina, on 03 October 2012 - 08:47 PM, said:

Isn't this about their money's value falling compared to the dollar? How did their nuclear program get involved?
The problems they are experiencing are due to the sanctions imposed on them by the international community due to their nuclear work.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:55 PM

View Postand then, on 03 October 2012 - 03:40 PM, said:

Really?  REALLY?  Exactly how much evidence do you need this side of a mushroom cloud to put the pieces together?  First - I did not say they had or were assembling a bomb.  They are WORKING on the bomb.  As in, scientific and technical aspects of production of warheads including miniaturization for a ballistic missile payload.  Explosives tests for triggers (Parchin) and non stop enrichment - soon to be raised to 60% according to one of their majlis members if the west doesn't give them verification of their right to enrich.  A person would have to either be a fool or an Iranian shill to disbelieve their intentions at this point.  I have no interest in arguing with either.  If you truly think Iran's enrichment activities are benign then so be it.  But I have no taste for that kool aid - thanks anyway.
Alright, I understand the sanctions, but is there proof that they are actually going into the business of producing nuclear warheads? Simple yes or no and some evidence to back it up. Anyway, don't the Israeli's have nukes? Iran's just as vulnerable as they are.

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