Saturday, June 6, 2009

Electronic Revolution in Iran: My 72 year old mother joins Facebook!

It's a vivid campaigning community; shows me the pulse of my nation ... that's why i am absent here! I'll be back soon with a recap of everything ... next Friday: I will vote after 16 years ...

I am beginning to fear that no one else has the qualification to stand up to Zionists and to Al-Quaeda, simultaneously, other than Ahmadinejad ... yeah i am surprising myself ...

11 comments:

Utah Savage said...

This all sounds very exciting. Glad your mother is keeping up with things.

nunya said...

"yeah i am surprising myself"

You are surprising me. That stupid little banty rooster Ahmadinejad is asking for trouble.

McClatchy isn't known to accept articles written by Mossad.

UN: Iran expands uranium efforts, is blocking monitoring
...Iran has refused to take actions required to "exclude the possibility of military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program," said the report to the IAEA board of governors, which was made available by the Institute for Science and International Security, an independent research organization.

The report also said that Iran is refusing to support an IAEA investigation into past nuclear weapons-related research activities and is impeding monitoring of the construction of a heavy water research reactor. At the same time, IAEA inspectors had been able to account for all of Iran's nuclear materials.

The U.N. Security Council has passed four resolutions, three of which imposed sanctions on Iran, to back its demand for a suspension of the uranium enrichment program that Iran had concealed from the IAEA for 18 years...

Iranians are weird. I didn't know you could have a superiority AND an inferiority complex at the same time, but I guess it takes a Persian to know them.

Anonymous said...

nunya:

Calling Dr. Ahmadinejad “stupid little banty rooster” does not advance understanding.

Here are some of what he has done:

1. For the first time in 30 years, he sits and listens to the speech of the President of the United States as a positive action to advance the national interest of Iran.

2. For the first time in 30 years, sends a congratulatory letter to the US President-Elect and ignores, once again, ancient taboos of post –Revolutionary Iran.

3. For the first time in the political life of Iran, he refuses to lobby power center in an “off-the-record” manner and issues a “Constitutional Warning” based on his legal authority.

4. For the first time in Iranian history he tried to promulgate value-added taxation so that the commerce and industrial sectors of the economy could be transparently treated and shift taxation from employee to employers.

5. Has tried very hard to rationalize and make real the prices that Iranians pay for energy, water, etc. – make them pay the real process; the real enabler of thrift, industry, and innovation among the citizenry.

6. Has made outreach to expatriate Iranians one of his main polices
7. Bravely stood up to the humiliation heaped on him at Columbia University and defended Iran’s sovereign rights to nuclear industry and know-how.

8. As much as has been in his power, he has tried to diminish the role of Doctors of Religion in the political decision makings of Iran.

9. Has consistently tried to increase the prestige of the Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran to the limits stipulated in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

10. During his Presidency, after 12 years of confusion among the Majlis, the Guardian Council, and Expediency, finally has passed the Law Governing Money Laundering which will contribute significantly to making the economic space of Iran healthy and diminish the power of various “mafias”.

11. The only Iranian statesman after the Islamic Revolution (and one of the few in all of the Iranian history of the last 100 years at the very least) to have made no distinction based on the notions of “in-group” and “out-group”.

12. Has gone toe-to-toe with the greatest military/economic/political power that has ever existed on this planet and lived to tell about it.

13. Advanced the agenda of Palestinians by correctly pointing out how Shoah is being instrumentally used to oppress the Palestinians.

14. Taught himself Azeri-Turkish while Governor of Ardebil so that he may speak with the inhabitants of that governorate in their own language.

On a persoanl level - he is not corrupt, he is brave, pragmatic, smart, humble, religious, and indefatigable.

No Muslim leaders has been like him since the assasination of Imam Ali 1400 years ago.

I wish I could cast a million votes for this man.

Ya Ali Maddad!

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Anonymous said...

nunya:

In regards to IAEA:

We are complying with the letter of our obligations under NPT. We do not have to disclose design blueprint for any nuclear facility nor are required to allow inspection until and unless nuclear materials are introduced into that facility.

And were sanctioned by UN because of US & EU and India - South Korea and Egypt both had similar violations cited against them. But then they have been your client states and you are not going to enforce the rules against your servants, are you?

IAEA is not a disarmament agency; US & her allies cannot unilaterally modify or expand its madate - it has to be done through the IAEA general conference.

Your government successfully prevented the Final Report of the 2000 NPT RevCon from even being discussed at the 2005 RevCon, much less "affirmed."

Why?

Well, because, among other things, the 2000 RevCon Report had affirmed:

"An unequivocal undertaking by the nuclear-weapon states to accomplish the total elimination of their nuclear arsenals leading to nuclear disarmament to which all states parties are committed under Article VI."

Disarm?

"The importance and urgency of signatures and ratifications, without delay and without conditions and in accordance with constitutional processes, to achieve the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty."

Ratify the CTBT?

"The [2000] Conference reaffirms that IAEA is the competent authority responsible for verifying and assuring … compliance with its safeguards agreements … with a view to preventing diversion of nuclear energy from peaceful uses to nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.… It is the conviction of the [2000] Conference that nothing should be done to undermine the authority of IAEA in this regard."

Don’t "undermine" the authority of the IAEA?

"The [2000] Conference notes the reaffirmation by the nuclear-weapon states of their commitment to the United Nations Security Council resolution 984 (1995) on security assurances for non-nuclear-weapon states parties to the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons."

Give assurances to Iran and Syria that we won’t attack them with nuclear weapons?

Your government could never "comply" with any of those NPT "obligations."

What to do?

Well, first allege that the NPT – which depends exclusively on the International Atomic Energy Agency to "verify" that no amounts of NPT-proscribed materials had been "diverted to a military purpose" – had failed to even discover the "secret" nuclear-weapons programs that Bush-Cheney-Bolton falsely alleged North Korea, Libya, Iraq and Iraq all had.

Then, urge the 2005 NPT Conferees to sign-on – instead – to a really effective program, the US Government Proliferation Security Initiative.

In response, Iranian Foreign Minister Kharrazi focused on how to strengthen the "pillars" of the Treaty: (a) nonproliferation, (b) peaceful use of nuclear energy, and (c) disarmament.

Excerpts on nuke disarmament:

"Following the major efforts by states parties to strengthen the treaty, the 2000 NPT Review Conference welcomed enthusiastically ‘the unequivocal undertakings by the nuclear-weapon states to accomplish the total elimination of their nuclear arsenals leading to nuclear disarmament, to which all States Parties are committed under Article VI.’

"Therefore, we propose that the Conference would establish an ad hoc committee to work on a draft legally binding instrument, on providing security assurances by the five nuclear-weapon states to non-nuclear-weapon states parties to the treaty, and to submit the draft of the legal instrument to the next review conference for its consideration and adoption."

end of part I

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Anonymous said...

nunya:

Part II:

Excerpts on the peaceful use of nuclear energy:

"Mr. President, the ‘inalienable right’ of the states to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes emanates from the universally accepted proposition that scientific and technological achievements are the common heritage of mankind.

"The promotion of the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes has been, therefore, one of the main pillars of the NPT and the main statutory objective of the IAEA.

"It is unacceptable that ’some’ intend to limit the access to peaceful nuclear technology to an exclusive club of technologically advanced states under the pretext of ‘nonproliferation.’ This attitude is in clear violation of the letter and spirit of the treaty and destroys the fundamental balance which exists between the rights and obligations in the treaty.

"The treaty itself has clearly rejected this attempt in its Article IV by emphasizing that ‘nothing in the treaty shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all parties to the treaty to develop, research, produce, and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination.’"

What about the Proliferation Security Initiative?

"Let me make it absolutely clear that arbitrary and self-serving criteria and thresholds regarding proliferation-proof and proliferation-prone technologies and countries can and will only undermine the treaty."


Of course, as far as a "non-nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty" – such as Iran has been since 1974 – there is really only one rule, namely

"Each non-nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty undertakes to accept safeguards, as set forth in an agreement to be negotiated and concluded with the International Atomic Energy Agency in accordance with the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Agency’s safeguards system, for the exclusive purpose of verification of the fulfillment of its obligations assumed under this Treaty with a view to preventing diversion of nuclear energy from peaceful uses to nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices."

As of this writing, no one – including, especially, the on-the-ground IAEA inspectors – has found any evidence that Iran has failed to fulfill its NPT obligations.

Of course, the same cannot be said for the United States.

There is a NPT RevCon next year and the Agenda for it has already been agreed to. If it isn’t already on there, the first item ought to be to reaffirm the Final Report of the 2000 NPT RevCon.

Especially, the part where it says –

"The [2000] Conference notes the reaffirmation by the nuclear-weapon states of their commitment to the United Nations Security Council resolution 984 (1995) on security assurances for non-nuclear-weapon states parties to the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons."


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Naj said...

Pen Name: cut it our buddy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbbQeZDbSMo

Anonymous said...

What is this supposed to establish?

And I never stated that he is ma'asoom.

But he is the best we have at this moment.

And I enumerated 14 items that I consider to have been positive actions by him in a major way.

What is your rebuttal?

And a vote for him is a vote for Imam Ali.

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nunya said...

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. I believe this is a safety issue.

Date: 19 February 2009

"9. Iran’s refusal to grant the Agency access to IR-40 could adversely impact the Agency’s ability to carry out effective safeguards at that facility, and has made it difficult for the Agency to report further on the construction of the reactor, as requested by the Security Council. In addition to the roofing having already been completed for the other buildings on the site, construction of the reactor building’s domed containment structure has also been completed, as observed in images taken on 30 December 2008, rendering impossible the continued use of satellite imagery to monitor further construction inside the reactor building or any of the other buildings."

David G said...

Ah, Naj, I see that controversy follows you much as it does me.

May it long continue!

P.S. Perhaps it shows we are making progress?

Anonymous said...

nunya:

Under NPT, we have no obligation to grant access to Iran-40.

And not having raped anyone yet does not make one a non-rapist, or does it? Per your logic.

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Gene said...

I trust your judgment, Naj. May your candidate win. Kindest regards.