Advertisement

City of Brass

City of Brass

nuclear Iran

Daniel Larison has a February 11th/22nd Bahman post-mortem:

The case for real, sustained engagement with Tehran is more compelling now than it was before. Nothing has better demonstrated the lack of U.S. influence than the meaningless debate here at home over how best to aid the Green movement when the U.S. has no leverage and no means to help them. Cutting ourselves off from Iran has achieved none of our government’s goals, it has failed to alter the Iranian government’s behavior in the slightest, and it deprives the opposition of the political and economic oxygen that such movements need to flourish.

While everything Daniel says above is true, it should be noted that actual engagement has also achieved precisely nothing.

Advertisement

It’s time to accept that Iran is going to be a nuclear power. No one can fault the Obama Administration now for not having tried enough diplomacy. Sanctions against Iran are inevitable and will further isolate the country, further suppress the Green Revolution (sort of economic collateral damage) and do nothing materially to impede Iran’s progress towards nuclear capability.

Attacking Iran (as favored by the Palin/Pipes axis of Insanity), whether a limited an aerial campaign or a full-scale invasion larger than Iraq, is not going to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear state. The only thing that might persuade it not to go nuke would be for two impossible events to occur: the US and the other nuclear powers sign a genuine non-hypocritical nuclear agreement (as per India’s concerns) and the Middle East become a truly nuclear-free zone, by concensus. As I said, this isn’t going to happen (and I’m not sure it should happen anyway, but my general skepticism of the Global Zero ideal is a topc for another day).

  • interpreter

    Iran’s president is evidently one of the demon-possessed kings of the east who start the Battle of Ar Mageddon.

  • http://www.quality-papers.com Krista21

    I do really like your supreme article! Could you write the term paper essays as example? Because I do really know that a masters media essay service could accomplish custom research papers of the best quality.

  • carol

    I do pray there will be a total nuke free world someday! What often seems impossible can be made possible if enough of us work towards this goal with genuine hearts.

  • Your Name

    Things are a lot harder than they appear. The Iranian centrifuges are breaking down so fast that less than half are in operation. The current reactor fuel that Iran is producing is contaminated with molybedenum and other trace elements. The only nation that can take Iran’s contaminated yellowcake and make useable fuel rods for the medical reactor is France, and it would take the better part of a year for them. I doubt Iran can re-invent this process and put it into operation in any reasonable time.

  • http://www.communislam.com Nathan

    Has anyone wondered why China and Russia stalling the process with Iran? They are all on the same side.
    http://www.communislam.com

  • ha

    “Attacking Iran (as favored by the Palin/Pipes axis of Insanity), whether a limited an aerial campaign or a full-scale invasion larger than Iraq, is not going to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear state.”
    Really? Please explain. Because I believe if we were to kick their ass hard enough, and destroy their oil infrastructure, then keep an embargo in place, that they’d mostly starve to death rather than build nukes.
    Iran broke the law: the UN and the non-proliferation treaty. They deserve to be made an example of.

  • resputin

    it really amases me , how daft can this world be ,the americans[foreighn minister a wife ofa pervert], germany,france and italy[the latter 2 headed by 2 perverts], they are just out wantung to dominate the world, WHEN HAS IRAN EVER ATACKED ANY NEIGBOUR ORFOR THEMATERANY OTHER COUNTRY.was’nt it not these same countries which supported saddam against iran,,,, why do they notquestion the ZIONIST oppressor occuping PALESTINE ,,,,THE ZIONIST ARE THE ONLY TERRORIST INTHE MIDDLE EAST WHO HAVE N’bombs, AND HAVE THE RECORD OF USING CHEMICAL WEAPONS, THIS HYPOCRESCY STINKS,SO ITSBEST FOR THE USAAND ITSALLIES TO SHUTUP

  • Alicia

    I think attacking Iran would be a huge mistake. As for the goal of zero nukes, it is not going to happen. I have a friend who thinks any country that wants nukes should be able to have them because it is a “fairness issue.” That is just bonkers, in my opinion. We should endeavor to halt nuclear proliferation because nuclear proliferation increases the likelihood that someone will use their nukes, and kill millions of people or even start WWIII.

  • http://www.aaatorontopaydayloans.com/ payday loans toronto

    blog.beliefnet.com is great! Bad Credit Payday Loans Getting the Money You Need When You Need it Online There are ways to get bad credit payday loans that will allow you to handle your emergency and move on

  • http://www.bestcanadianpaydayloans.com payday loans canada

    This site is a complete internet resource for this. You’ll find all you wanted or needed to know, here.

  • http://www.aaafaxlesspaydayloans.com faxless payday loans

    Great concepts on this internet site. It’s rare these days to find websites with data you are seeking. I’m happy I chanced on this webpage. I will certainly bookmark it or even register for your rss feeds simply to be updated on your new posts. Keep up the nice job and I’m sure some other folks researching valued information will actually stop by and benefit from your web page for resources. szcixgjnooj

  • http://www.aaanofaxloans.com faxless payday loans

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

  • http://www.onlinepaydayloansontario.com payday loan ontario

    This is such a very good resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing websites that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. It is the old what goes around comes around routine. Did you acquired lots of links and I see lots of trackbacks??

  • http://www.aaapaydayloansonline.com online payday loans

    This website is the most popular web portal. tuwjrtxj

  • http://www.sampleresumeexample.org/site-map sample resume

    This website is the optimum net page. ufyvfevt

  • http://www.finsfootball.com football online

    I am looking for how to watch college football online live. How can I find it?

  • http://crazyupload.net/ rapidshare search

    Im happy U did it. Thanks for writing so informative post. Im lookin’ forward to c and read ur next post. Cheers

  • http://www.calendartemplatev.com calendar template

    Thanks for the info about nuclear Iran
    – City of Brass

  • http://www.freepaydayloanonline.com payday loan online

    Your post about nuclear Iran
    – City of Brass rocks!

  • http://www.digitalphotoframev.com digital photo frame

    Amazing post about nuclear Iran
    – City of Brass!

  • http://www.fitnessgymv.com fitness gym

    Unfogettable post about nuclear Iran
    – City of Brass!

  • http://www.greenhomev.com green home

    Unbelievable post about nuclear Iran
    – City of Brass!

  • http://www.hairremovalv.com hair removal

    Very very nice post about nuclear Iran
    – City of Brass!

  • http://www.school-grants-guide.org/site-map school grants

    Excellent read about nuclear Iran
    – City of Brass!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOiAR7BqGqQ payday loans calgary

    Throughout the great pattern of things you receive a B- with regard to effort and hard work. Where you actually misplaced everybody ended up being in the facts. As they say, details make or break the argument.. And it couldn’t be more true at this point. Having said that, let me inform you what exactly did deliver the results. The text is definitely very convincing which is probably the reason why I am making the effort to comment. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. Next, even though I can see a jumps in reasoning you come up with, I am not really convinced of how you appear to connect the points which inturn help to make the actual conclusion. For right now I shall subscribe to your point but trust in the foreseeable future you actually connect your dots much better.

Previous Posts

the 12th Annual Brass Crescent Awards - nominations open
It's that time of the year again! What are the Brass Crescent Awards? Created in 2004 by Shahed Amanullah and Aziz Poonawalla, they are named for the Story of the City of Brass in the Thousand and One Nights. Today, the Brass Crescent - ...

posted 5:13:45pm Aug. 21, 2015 | read full post »

Obvious: The Iraq War created ISIS
This is something that is so obvious, it is in danger of never being said, in which case those who led us into war will try to ...

posted 1:48:22am Jul. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Eid at the State Department
I am honored to be invited to celebrate Eid al Fitr at the State Department again this year. And I am relieved that this time, it's actually taking place after Ramadan, which means I can actually attend for the first time! :) I am looking ...

posted 11:01:00am Jul. 21, 2015 | read full post »

The Empire State goes green for Eid
As is tradition, the Empire State Building - the most beautiful skyscraper in the world - was illuminated in green to mark Eid al Fitr. Of course, in 2015, this is announced via the official twitter account ...

posted 1:21:00am Jul. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Ramadan Pearls roundup
Here is a link to all the posts in the Ramadan Pearls series I did during Ramadan: Criterion Non-existence Mystery Angels Objective Expectant Reed Veils Lend Good I hope you enjoyed these nuggets of wisdom as much as ...

posted 3:01:31pm Jul. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.