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Richard Pearce

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  • Top Myths about Iran's Nuclear Enrichment Program
    • Richard Pearce 09/17/2012 at 6:58 pm

      Also Iran's substantial investments in solar, wind, and hydro power. That if one wanted to build a wind farm, using the closest source for the parts, anywhere in the ME, one would be buying from Iran, sort of makes the 'they have oil, the only real reason for developing non-oil power they have is as a front for weapons development' meme sound idiotic, doesn't it.

    • Richard Pearce 09/17/2012 at 6:53 pm

      I would imagine the IAEA reports about where Iran's enriched material is.

    • Richard Pearce 09/17/2012 at 6:50 pm

      But, wouldn't you say a country that stuck to its principles that WMDs were so evil that even the threat of immenent destruction could not justify their creation even when faced with that threat of immenent destruction has earned a great deal of trust when it comes to possessing knowledge that could, theoretically, and with much effort that can be fairly easily detected, be turned into a WMD? If so, I will remind you that Iran had all the knowledge and equipment,as well as almost certainly a still to be destroyed remnant of the Shah's stockpile of chemical weapons, to answer in kind the WMD attacks by Saddam (attacks that were fully approved of by the US)at a time when it was fully reasonable to predict that Iran could not stand up to Saddam's army equipped and backed by the 'civilised world' unless it adopted similar weapons/tactics and refused to do so.

  • Did the Egyptian Generals make their Coup because of a Conspiracy Theory?
    • Richard Pearce 06/17/2012 at 4:21 am

      Does anyone see echoes of the Honduran 'judicial coup' in this Egyptian one? At least in Egypt the people are being given an opportunity to vote for someone other than merely another face for the same unresponsive system (though they no doubt suspect that the odds of their preferences not being reflected in the vote count are fairly high)

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