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Uncertainty in Iran

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by vta, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Who to believe? The ousted Pres or the Master Engineer, with an in with the the Holy One?

    This kind of uncertainty is most likely a desired effect of having our military stationed around their country.

    Who blinks first?

    Rafsanjani warns Iran of 'unprecedented' US threats

    Thu. 01 Nov 2007
    TEHRAN (AFP) — Influential former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Thursday warned Iran to be alert in the face of "unprecedented" actions by its arch-foe the United States.

    Washington has never ruled out taking military action against Iran over its nuclear programme although the White House insists it wants to calm the crisis through diplomacy.

    "Since the (1979 Islamic) revolution, the enemies have plotted a lot but the current situation is unprecedented. Therefore everybody must be alert," the powerful cleric said, according to the state-run IRNA news agency.

    "The movements and the presence of US forces and their supporters in the region is unprecedented, as is the creation of a menacing climate of fear," he told army commanders in a speech.

    Rafsanjani's cautious tone contrasts with the rhetoric of his political rival President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has brushed off the idea of an American attack on Iran, saying US forces are too bogged down in Iraq.

    Ahmadinejad famously said in September that his mathematical skills as an engineer and faith in God made him sure that US forces would not launch an attack.

    After suffering a humiliating defeat to Ahmadinejad in the 2005 presidential election, Rafsanjani has staged a political comeback in the last year, winning the chairmanship of powerful clerical body the Assembly of Experts.

    The Assembly of Experts is the body charged with supervising and choosing Iran's all-powerful supreme leader. Rafsanjani also heads the main political arbitration body the Expediency Council.

    The White House has recently ramped up its rhetoric against Iran, warning the world about "nuclear holocaust" and "World War III" if Tehran obtained atomic weapons. But Iran insists its nuclear drive is peaceful.

  2. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    The wack job is pretty much just a mouthpiece for the Mullahs, who really run things.
  3. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    And Rafsanjani is one of those Mullah's...
  4. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    I think Iran wants to be nuked.
  5. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    mullet and mullah.

    so close.
  6. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    They have funny-sounding names. Rasfanjani. Ahmadinejad. People with names like that cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons. :p:
  7. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    new rule.

    have turban = no nuke for you.
    i am nuke nazi.
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    US supports Egypt on Nuclear power the problem with Iran is how they tend to ship arms to groups like Hezbollah and their support for these known terrorist groups.
  9. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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