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Russia: Iran Nuke Plant To Start Aug 21st

From a cheering Associated Press:

Russia: Iran’s nuclear plant to start next week

By Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press Writer
August 13, 2010

MOSCOW – Russia will load fuel into Iran’s first nuclear power plant next week despite U.S. demands to prevent Iran obtaining nuclear energy until the country proves that it’s not pursuing a weapons capacity, officials said Friday.

Uranium fuel shipped by Russia will be loaded into the Bushehr reactor on Aug. 21, beginning a startup process that will last about a month and end with the reactor sending electricity to Iranian cities, Russian and Iranian officials said.

"From that moment the Bushehr plant will be officially considered a nuclear-energy installation," said Sergei Novikov, a spokesman for the Russian nuclear agency, told The Associated Press.

Our ‘re-set’ relationship with the Soviet Union Russia is paying off at every turn.

Russia signed a $1 billion contract to build the Bushehr plant in 1995 but it has dragged its feet on completing the project.

Moscow has cited technical reasons for the delays, but analysts say Moscow has used the project to press Iran to ease its defiance over its nuclear program.

This is a blatant lie. The delays have been due to Iran not paying their bills. Once they paid Russia what they owed, work was resumed.

Russian officials say, however, that U.N. sanctions against Iran, including a new, more stringent set approved in June, don’t directly prevent Moscow from going ahead with the Bushehr project. It has argued that the Bushehr project is essential for persuading Iran to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog and fulfill its obligations under international nuclear nonproliferation agreements.

Sure. That makes sense. After all, this strategy worked so well with North Korea.

Russian officials did not say why they had decided to move ahead with loading fuel into the Bushehr plant now

As if this is any mystery. The Russians have decided to move ahead because the plant is now ready – and they have been paid. Besides, it’s another nice poke in the eye to the United States, which is still pretending that sanctions against Iran have any effect.

But speaking of nuclear power plants, think of all the nuclear power plants that we could have built with Mr. Obama’s $1 trillion dollars of ‘stimulus’ money.

Such a program would have doubled our nuclear capacity. It would provide a clean energy source, and real long term high tech jobs. It would also help the economy in the long run by supplying us with cheap electricity for the future.

Instead, all that money was squandered and we now have absolutely nothing to show for it. Unless, of course, it buys the Democrats a few more votes in November.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 13th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “Russia: Iran Nuke Plant To Start Aug 21st”

  1. bill says:

    The measure of the Obowma is ‘coning’ up short.

  2. oldpuppydixie says:

    And anyone hoping Israel will actually take a HAND in defending its long term existence by blowing the joint off the map…forget it. Israel and its leadership have been terminally infected with political correctness and limp wristed, spineless, leftist policy. The nation will cease to exist–probably in a big puff of smoke–within a year. Problem is, who will American Jews falsely claim to support then???

    • canary says:

      I disagree. Israel knows Obama is their new Hitler

      Obama’s proposal of selling weapons & jets to other countries. 2 weeks ago, it’s stop supporting Lebanon who is attacking Israel, which means Obama is doing the opposite and sending weapon support to Lebanon & Palestine under the rue to defend themselves against Iran, when they have in common with Iran is destroy Israel.
      Obama’s appalling treatment toward Israel, led to their preparing a year ago. Citizens have gas-masks, maps, & plans.
      Israel is not going to sit there in liberalism and be destroyed in a puff of smoke. What does Israel have to lose. The UN that shuns them. It’s a sure death if they don’t act.
      And if you go by the bible, it will take months & months to clean up the blood of whoever attacks Israel. And Israel wins in the end, because the bible says it’s Jesus birthplace.
      Russia, China, any muslim country Obama wants to lead in his world order, are possible tools to commit his murder by proxy.


  3. tranquil.night says:

    The pieces have fallen into place. America is divided but leaning towards thwarting what ails it. Strategically now is the ideal time to push the advantage against BiBi. I severely doubt that Russia’s dubious time-frame is simply related to finances. Putin’s putting the boy’s club to shame right now on how to be an effective tyrant. Barack plays with sand. Vlad fights fires in his choppa.

    Cheers to praying for a third option between what is likely to happen and what needs to happen.

    Because on this chess board intuition tells me our King isn’t playing on our side. He certainly isn’t on the domestic front.

    • Petronius says:

      t’night : “our King isn’t playing on our side. He certainly isn’t on the domestic front.”

      So very true. If only he were as tough on Iran as he is on Arizona or on American seniors.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Gosh, after hearing his Ramadan remarks today how easy is it to see how much of a spiteful animus he has for everything traditional that built this country? The apparatchiks spin it like “Oh Obama’s just this cool, detached guy. Focussed like a lazer on the mission.” Bull-honkey! His lack of words are usually as telling as his perpetually cascading Niagra of lies. And the only time I’ve heard such words of honoring praise is when he’s talking about himself.

    • proreason says:

      “our King isn’t playing on our side”

      It’s manifest.

      You could spend a week lining up the clues, and never find one that falls on Israel’s side.

      He and his own are not just anti-Israel, they HATE jews in the at the very core of their being.

      Akmanutjob isn’t a problem for Obamy, he’s the personification of evrything that Obamy stands for.

      To cite a handful of thousands:
      – no communist has ever been pro-Israel. There isn’t a mircron of difference between Nazis and Communists re the Jews.
      – Obamy always roomed in college with Pakistani’s
      – The people that got Obamy into Harvard and paid his tuition were Palestinians and Saudis
      – Rev Wright. Enough said.
      – Except for Gates and Hillary, all of his foreign policy advisors are anti-semites.
      – Direct, explicit, out-of-his-way insults to Netanyahu.
      – The moron’s approval rating in Israel is now about 14%
      – billions to Hamas

      If the lamestream press wasn’t so anti-semetic themselves, this would be plainly obvious to the entire country.

      It is highly likely that the Moron has threatened Israel with annihilation if it attacks Iran.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Exactly. It’s probably pretty safe to say our worst fears are being manifested.

      I was just hoping there was some political incentive that would deter him from Harmageddon. Thinking rationally though, this regime has no bullets left to prevent their political downfall. An international crisis of this magnitude would obliterate the domestic news cycle and might present a new set of extreme executive tools.

      Exit question – is this the mother of all hissy fits for not getting his socialist ideal, or has this been the true ideal all along?

      The evidence seems to point through door #2.

    • proreason says:

      “is this the mother of all hissy fits for not getting his socialist ideal, or has this been the true ideal all along?”

      It isn’t either / or. All Marxists hate Jews. Jews are the #1 target of Marxists and all other demagogues. It’s the first play in the playbook.

      That’s how I know the Moron hates them. He has never made an explicitly anti-semetic remark, but he could not possibly have swum in the radical waters that he has been swimming all his life and not be anti-semetic. It’s simply impossible.

      And all of his policies and pronouncements line up perfectly, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. There is no doubt whatsoever.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Hate is an ideal, and a very powerful one at that. We’re in agreement that his messages have been more than clear, but ultimately the question for me was which prevails: The Moron’s love for himself or his hate for everyone who wouldn’t follow him. The answer is simple but not easy to accept.

      I do believe if the Ruling Class can’t have this world then they will see it burn before Western Civilization and individualism are revitalized.

  4. Mithrandir says:

    I am sure the democrat sanctions-scheme will be just as effective against Iran, as they were during Clinton’s 8 year sanction-fest against Saddam Hussein.

    *Nothing scares muslim nations more than liberal threats, hand – wringing, warnings, U.N. resolutions, and other bureaucratic paperwork. “Don’t make me sign this petition buddy! We are warning you! In ten years (if we get the votes) when this takes effect, you are in for it!”

  5. Petronius says:

    deleted duplicate entry

  6. Media_man says:

    John Bolten was quoted in Newsmax that what this means is Iran will be bombed before Aug 21 since if the fuel is installed and then bombed afterwards the radioactivity leak that would ensue would create massive collateral damage.

    Bolten’s a pretty smart guy so maybe this will actually go down. Will Obama shoot down the Israeli planes? My bet is he will. Would anyone on this board be surprised?

  7. Georgfelis says:

    So now the bets left in the office pool are down to:
    1) The reactor is bombed after getting good and hot, as to maximize the lesson.
    2) The reactor and much of the rest of the country is bombed after Iran uses it’s first bomb.

    They take this “Never again” thing seriously.

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