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Iran is not an irrational actor: rational reasons for it to go nuclear

Think Again: A Nuclear Iran Why it won’t be the end of the world if the mullahs get the bomb. Foreign Policy BY ALIREZA NADER | MAY 28, 2013“Iran is an irrational actor” Wrong. It’s as clear as day that the Islamic Republic pursues goals in the Middle East that put it on a collision course with the United States. Iran is opposed to Israel as a Jewish state, for instance, and competes for regional influence with the conservative Gulf Arab monarchies. But that doesn’t mean it is irrational: On the contrary, its top leadership, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is deliberative and calculating. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s antics and often wild rhetoric shouldn’t obscure the fact that the Islamic Republic is interested in its own survival above all else. When contemplating the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran, we should all be grateful that notions of martyrdom and apocalyptic beliefs don’t have a significant pull on Iranian decision-making.

Iran’s possible pursuit of nuclear weapons capability is motivated by deterrence, not some messianic effort to bring about the end times Continue reading

May 31, 2013 Posted by | Gaza, politics international, weapons and war | Leave a comment

75 tons of depleted uranium in Gaza following Israeli attacks

No less than 75 tons of depleted uranium found in Gaza soil and subsoil as aftermath of Israeli attacks | Gauhar.com, 16 July 2010, Gaza / PNN – ‘Citizens Action to Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Completely’ has prepared a 33 page report showing the presence of tens of tons of depleted uranium in the Gaza Strip.The Israeli attacks of late December and January are the culprit, report the international organization.”The quantity of depleted uranium may amount to no less than 75 tons found in the soil and subsoil in the Gaza Strip,” is the study’s quote. Continue reading

July 19, 2010 Posted by | depleted uranium, Gaza, Uranium | , , , , , , | 70 Comments

High levels of uranium in Palestinian victims of Gaza bombings

Disturbing Findings of Toxic Uranium Levels in Gaza, palestinefreevoice, March 22 2010 Studies conducted by a group of Italian researchers have revealed the presence of dangerous levels of toxins in the bodies of Palestinian victims of Israeli bombings during operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009. The results of tests conducted on a sample of 15 dead and wounded victims of the war on Gaza, in addition to another sample of 95 citizens, showed the presence of 30 toxic components, notably high levels of uranium. Continue reading

May 1, 2010 Posted by | depleted uranium, Gaza | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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