From the Muckraker, . Given the fact that nuclear power plants are currently operating in 31 countries with 7 more countries in pursuit of atomic energy, is it possible that the United States of America is honestly threatened by Iran seeking nuclear power capabilities? And given the fact that there are currently approximately 31,000 nuclear warheads deployed or in reserve in the stockpiles of eight countries: China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, is it plausibly that Iran, even if it had 20 nuclear warheads, wouldnít be pulverized if it ever attempted to launch a nuclear weapon against the United States or any of our allies? Nuclear or not, Iran will never be a nuclear threat to the United States. It is a mathematical improbability. According to Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, of these 31,000 nuclear warheads, about 13,000 are deployed and 4,600 of these are on high alert, i.e. ready to be launched within minutes notice. The combined explosive yield of these weapons is approximately 5,000 megatons, which is about 200,000 times the explosive yield of the bomb used on Hiroshima. None of these nukes are in Tehranís control. With this perspective intact, is it possible that the United States of America is really threatened by Iranís nuclear ambitions? It does not seem possible, yet the propaganda machine is churning out battle cries daily that do not match reality. Thatís what propaganda is, words masquerading as news that defy and deny reality.
Posts: 2196 | From: Newburg, Ar,Lizard | Registered: Apr 2001
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Answer me this---why does Iran needs "peaceful" nuclear power when they are sitting on some of the largest oil reserves in the freaking world?
-------------------- En la vida se presentan dos o tres ocasiones para ser heroe, pero casi todos los dias se presentan la ocasion para no ser cobarde" Posts: 4440 | From: San Antonio, Texas, USA | Registered: Sep 2001
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