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What I Learned Today...

2.28.2006

The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament is an opium addict;
[From Persian Journal:]

Nuclear dossier is merely a pretext for exerting pressures on Iran by the US, said Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel here on Tuesday.

Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel (known as "gholam shire'i" for his addiction to opium) told Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy Yuri Volkov that Iran's peaceful nuclear technology poses no danger to regional and global security.

Which I'm sure reassures all of us who seek a peaceful resolution to the current nuclear standoff.

There was a song by The Streets which encouraged us all to imagine the "worlds leaders on pills", all love tonight, tomorrow I dont know ya.

Cian
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  1. Blogger Mary | 2:15 p.m. |  

    The Bush administration's new nuclear doctrine contains specific "guidelines" which allow for "preemptive" nuclear strikes against "rogue enemies" which "possess" or are "developing" weapons of mass destruction (WMD). (2001 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations (DJNO)).

    The preemptive nuclear doctrine (DJNO), which applies to Iran and North Korea calls for "offensive and defensive integration". It explicitly allows the preemptive use of thermonuclear weapons in conventional war theaters.

    In the showdown with Tehran over its alleged nuclear weapons program, these Pentagon "guidelines" would allow, subject to presidential approval, for the launching of punitive bombings using "mini-nukes" or tactical thermonuclear weapons.

    While the "guidelines" do not exclude other (more deadly) categories of nukes in the US and/or Israeli nuclear arsenal, Pentagon "scenarios" in the Middle East are currently limited to the use of tactical nuclear weapons including the B61-11 bunker buster bomb. This particular version of the bunker buster is a thermonuclear bomb, a so-called Nuclear Earth Penetrator or NEP. It is a Weapon of Mass Destruction in the real sense of the word. Its utilization by the US or Israel in the Middle East war theater would trigger a nuclear holocaust.

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