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Old 06-17-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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Now that this has been brought out, I find myself kind of agreeing that this can be seen as a form of terrorism.


(Side note on Iraq and WMDs: While doing some research on uranium mining, I came across some information (publicly available) from the IAEA (IIRC) pertaining to a facility in Iraq which was about to go on-line- including a description of the facility and technology, and an estimate of the number of nuclear warheads it would be capable of producing if it were to go into operation.

This information was sufficient to lead me to believe that the real reason for the attack on Iraq (even after Iraq delivered to Syria a substantial amount of weapons, some of which were subsequently turned over to the US for disposal) was to destroy this facility and Iraq's nuclear weaponry program, while maintaining the facade that the intent was because of more 'ordinary' types of WMDs in order to prevent the public from panic were they to learn that Iraq was on the verge of becoming a nuclear-armed power.

This is, of course, little more than speculation on my part and based on information which may or may not have been accurate. I can't prove that this is what actually happened but I believe the scenario credible enough not to be completely dismissed.)
There were a lot of false and misleading reports during that period. What the general public fails to understand is that you need highly-enriched uranium to developer nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, most people just hear the word uranium and think nuclear weapons, forgetting that some countries are just trying to develop reactors. That's not to say no one is also trying to develop weapons. But again, it goes back trying to scare people. Say a couple key buzzwords and you get people to sit up. But leave out the full story, then you're just guilty of fear-mongering. It reminds me of how in 2008, people kept emphasizing Obama's middle name, no doubt to make you think he was a Muslim. Never mind that he was, in fact, a Christian.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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There were a lot of false and misleading reports during that period. What the general public fails to understand is that you need highly-enriched uranium to developer nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, most people just hear the word uranium and think nuclear weapons, forgetting that some countries are just trying to develop reactors. That's not to say no one is also trying to develop weapons. But again, it goes back trying to scare people. Say a couple key buzzwords and you get people to sit up. But leave out the full story, then you're just guilty of fear-mongering. It reminds me of how in 2008, people kept emphasizing Obama's middle name, no doubt to make you think he was a Muslim. Never mind that he was, in fact, a Christian.
True. There are a whole lot of people who will believe a whole lot of crazy...manure...without a shred of evidence to back it up...sounds like...nevermind...

We'll probably never know the real truth on Iraq until 50 years from now they de-classify the papers...but I'll probably be dead by then and won't care.
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