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Posted: 8/24/2006 7:05:27 AM EDT
As they say: Oh snap!

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Link Posted: 8/24/2006 7:07:16 AM EDT
[#1]
Is it DU fodder because you think it's false or because it makes us look bad?
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 7:07:38 AM EDT
[#2]
This going to be good! Cue popcorn!

ANdy
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 7:12:02 AM EDT
[#3]
Sometimes the enemy of our enemy is not our friend.  
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 7:15:53 AM EDT
[#4]
At the time it was given the Shah was in power, not only that but the reactor wasn't the best when we built it nor has it been very well maintained from my understanding.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 7:19:58 AM EDT
[#5]
So can we tell them we want it back?

This is no big deal IMO..........Just look at all the tech Clinton gave to NK.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 7:24:48 AM EDT
[#6]
Iran was not run by lunatics at that time.  Unlike North Korea and China when Billy Boy gave them goodies.

Also.... The US gave the USSR untold Millions in weapons and aid during WW2.  Then we were at odds with them for decades.  Who is bitching about that?  Is FDR considered evil by the DUers?

Politics change.

Also, I am VERY suprised that Iran has not gotten a weapon built by this point.  One can imagine that the country is very fucked up and it is run like the soviet union in regards to research and manufacturing.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 7:39:15 AM EDT
[#7]

Quoted:
Iran was not run by lunatics at that time.  Unlike North Korea and China when Billy Boy gave them goodies.

Also.... The US gave the USSR untold Millions in weapons and aid during WW2.  Then we were at odds with them for decades.  Who is bitching about that?  Is FDR considered evil by the DUers?

Politics change.

Also, I am VERY suprised that Iran has not gotten a weapon built by this point.  One can imagine that the country is very fucked up and it is run like the soviet union in regards to research and manufacturing.


Not only run like the soviets but run WITH THE HELP OF them too!

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/12/8d2c57b3-16e0-4927-9a87-8abdfc09b400.html
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 8:05:58 AM EDT
[#8]
If we ran down the list of our current allies with whom we share military technology, who's to say that any of them will be our allies in 40 years?

Will Israel be our ally in 40 years?  How about India and South Korea?  After the UK and Western Europe is completely overrun by Muslims, will they still be our allies?  Or will they be using military technology that we've shared with them to help defeat us?
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 8:14:10 AM EDT
[#9]

Quoted:
If we ran down the list of our current allies with whom we share military technology, who's to say that any of them will be our allies in 40 years?

Will Israel be our ally in 40 years?  How about India and South Korea?  After the UK and Western Europe is completely overrun by Muslims, will they still be our allies?  Or will they be using military technology that we've shared with them to help defeat us?



Run that one past me again?

USA: 9,992,860 muslims, 3.75%
UK:  1,579,229 muslims, 2.7%

Seems like you are the ones being 'overrun'

ANdy

Link Posted: 8/24/2006 8:23:01 AM EDT
[#10]
OK, you're not overrun just yet.

From the CIA Factbook

Link Posted: 8/24/2006 9:11:37 AM EDT
[#11]

Quoted:
Is it DU fodder because you think it's false or because it makes us look bad?


Neither.

It's undoubtedly true.  It does not make us look bad.  The political realities of the 1960's are just a tad different that those of 2006.

My point is that that this is spin material for the SEE, IT'S ALL OUR FAULT! crowd.

ETA: the wording of your question is such that it indicates that you believe that this "revelation" makes us look bad.

Why does this make us look bad?  Please keep the context of the time period when this reactor was built, the political climate of the 1960's, and the leadership of Iran at the time in mind while framing your answer. That is unless you just want to again point out that this is all really our fault in the first place.  We've heard that one enough.  



Link Posted: 8/24/2006 9:40:58 AM EDT
[#12]
The leftists want to have it both ways - to somehow show that Amercia is full of racist reactionaries who hate all Muslims and have irrational support for Israel based on religious beliefs, but also to show that the US govt. is corrupt and stupid in its programs to help various Muslims populations.  Most people see through the contradictions.

Sadly, the so-called "right-wing" is no better or more logically consistent.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 9:48:22 AM EDT
[#13]

Quoted:
Is it DU fodder because you think it's false or because it makes us look bad?


It is DU fodder because it is irrelevant to the problem at hand. You cannot change the decisions of past generations.

Don't make us look anything… it was 40 years ago the people making the decisions are mostly dead and it is a different world.

A bad decision in hindsight but that is about all. Might have been a good decision if Jimmy Carter had stayed in Georgia.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 10:16:10 AM EDT
[#14]

Quoted:

Quoted:
If we ran down the list of our current allies with whom we share military technology, who's to say that any of them will be our allies in 40 years?

Will Israel be our ally in 40 years?  How about India and South Korea?  After the UK and Western Europe is completely overrun by Muslims, will they still be our allies?  Or will they be using military technology that we've shared with them to help defeat us?



Run that one past me again?

USA: 9,992,860 muslims, 3.75%
UK:  1,579,229 muslims, 2.7%

Seems like you are the ones being 'overrun'

ANdy



It would be easier for 2.7% of the population to overrun a country of unarmed cowards than a country with gun rights despite a whole freakin' 1% higher population of muslims.
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