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Are the ‘owners’ of our country just the biggest hypocrites in the world – or am i missing something?

No Oil for Pacifists
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Actually, previous US Administrations (Democrats and Republicans) insisted the Shah accept safeguards similar to those the Obama Administration seeks now.

Michael Dawson
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Nice try, NOFP. Nice, but extremely weak, of course. Why don’t you explain the principle I’m missing? Are you claiming that what US Rs and Ds agree on is the letter of the law?

No Oil for Pacifists
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Actually, the point I was making was that, contrary to your implication and your commenters’ explicit claims, U.S. policy toward Iran’s nuclear reactors has been consistent for 40 years.

Michael Dawson
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“U.S. policy toward Iran’s nuclear reactors has been consistent for 40 years.” ROFLMAO In a secret letter dated April 13, 1974, to the Shah’s confidante Amir Assadollah Alam, US Ambassador to Iran Richard Helms wrote, “We have noted the priority that His Imperial Majesty gives to developing alternative means of energy production through nuclear power. This is clearly an area in which we might most usefully begin on a specific program of cooperation and collaboration…” In two National Security Decision Memoranda dated April 22, 1975, and April 20, 1976, US President Gerald Ford authorized selling Iran uranium enrichment and reprocessing… Read more »

No Oil for Pacifists
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Using profanity and calling me a moron means debate with you over. But I also note that you don’t seem to have understood the link I provided.

Michael Dawson
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I understood that article perfectly well, NOFP. It’s you who obviously miss the point. The NPT permits Iran to have nuclear power and uranium enrichment. When our boy the Shah was there, we cut deals to build the infrastructure. Now, despite our own disregard of the NPT as it applies to us, we are trying to convert Iran’s pursuit of its treaty rights into grounds for sanctions and possibly war, all while ignoring Israel’s refusal to sign the NPT.