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Default Re: Kerry planning Mideast visit as US faces pressure to calm violence in Israel

Originally Posted by Dog Man View Post
Let's start with some facts. According the all of the US intelligence agencies Iran has not had a nuclear weapons program since at least 2003 and the recently negotiated agreement will prevent any nuclear weapon program in Iran for at least ten more years.

Currently there's only one Middle East nation that has nuclear weapons and that's Israel that is a rogue nuclear weapon nation not authorized to have nuclear weapons under the NPT and it represents the only creditable nuclear weapon nation in the Middle East today.

Next is the fact that, based upon history, the violence does not occur in Israel. In both the first and second intifadas the violence has occured in the Israeli occupied territories that Israel has refused to withdraw from in direct opposition to UN Security Council Resolution 242. Israel was not attacked in 1967 and has wrongfully been in the military occupation of the West Bank, E Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights since 1967. It's time for Israel to get it's mililtary out of the occupied territories so that peace between Israel and the Palestinians can be successful.

So when the statement "You incompetent f*cks have done enough." we need to understand who the "You" is really referring to and it's those that spend too much time listening to and watching Fox News.
Sorry Shiva, Your facts are not accurate. You need to quit cruising the basement blogs for the "Facts" that you want to spread. I used to read your posts, but you are getting so far "Out There" that I really don't need to anymore.
... and which of my facts are wrong?

U.S. Agencies See No Move by Iran to Build a Bomb

WASHINGTON — Even as the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said in a new report Friday that Iran had accelerated its uranium enrichment program, American intelligence analysts continue to believe that there is no hard evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear bomb.

Recent assessments by American spy agencies are broadly consistent with a 2007 intelligence finding that concluded that Iran had abandoned its nuclear weapons program years earlier, according to current and former American officials. The officials said that assessment was largely reaffirmed in a 2010 National Intelligence Estimate, and that it remains the consensus view of America’s 16 intelligence agencies.

While all 16 US Intelligence Agencies have continuously agreed that Iran is not attempting to build a nuclear weapon there is a little confusion. In 2003 the IAEA was allowed complete access to not just the Iranian nuclear facilities but also to Iranian military installations and concluded that Iran did not have a nuclear weapon program at that time. It did not conclude that Iran had ever had a nuclear weapon program prior to 2003 because it found no evidence at all related to such a program. We don't know if Iran ever had a nuclear weapon program because we only have the IAEA report that none existed in 2003.

According to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), nine nations — the United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea — possess approximately 16,300 nuclear weapons. in total.
Nine Nations Have Nukes ? Here's How Many Each Country Has - Business Insider

Of those nine nations five (United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China) are authorized to have nuclear weapons under the NPT and four (India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea) are not. Only a nation with nuclear weapons represents a threat of using nuclear weapons and Israel is the only nation in the Middle East to possess nuclear weapons in violation of the NPT.

There has been mixed success in dealing with nations that possess nuclear weapons not authorized by the NPT. In South Africa, that previously had nuclear weapons, economic sanctions eventually lead to South Africa giving up nuclear weapons and dismantling it.

In dealing with North Korea the economic sanctions have not been successful presumably because North Korea and the US are still technically at war and the US is a nuclear weapon nation. A promising sign is that North Korea wants to negotiate a peace agreement with the United States to formally end the Korean War which would remove the threat of a nuclear attack by the United States.

India, Pakistan, and Israel have not been effectively addressed by the United Nations and economic sanctions should be imposed in order to convince these nations that nuclear disarmament is in their best interests as well as the best interests of the entire world community of nations. Additionally the US and Russia, that have far too many nuclear weapons, need to resume negotiations to further reduce their respective nuclear arms stockpiles.


Shortly following the tragic death of eight Palestinian workers after they were hit by an Israeli truck driver, a popular uprising erupted in the Occupied Territories on 9 December 1987 that lasted for seven years. A similar Palestinian revolt began on 29 September 2000 after Israeli forces killed seven Palestinian protesters at Jerusalem's Haram al-Sharif. Although there are parallels between these two uprisings, there are also contrasts in their methodology, available resources, and political context.


During the first intifada, mass popular protests, including various methods of nonviolence, demonstrated the overriding ideology. Protests took the form of strikes, boycotts, and other civil disobedience techniques. High among the ideological and practical approaches was the boycott of Israeli products that had a national alternative. General business and school strikes were also a common way to show public discontent. Additionally, Palestinians refused to follow the timetable Israel used for daylight saving time, thereby demonstrating independence in a small way which was nevertheless very challenging to Israelis. Palestinians made appointments, opened schools, and followed business hours according to 'Palestinian time.' Soldiers often broke the watches of Palestinians which were not set on 'Israeli time.'

Violent actions were part of the protests during the first intifada, but were rather limited. Palestinians used stones'the 'weapon' most available to them'to attack soldiers and settlers. Settlers, who had no alternative but to use roads that went through or near Palestinian communities, became constant targets of Palestinian stone throwing. On the other hand, Israel was in control of all the areas, so Israeli soldiers could launch attacks from all sides.

The second intifada has utilized violent methods more extensively than the first. The Palestinians' use of firearms, especially against settlers and settlements near populated Palestinian communities, is perhaps one of the key differences between the two uprisings. Coupled with this development is Israel's unprecedented use of tanks, missiles, and attack helicopters to suppress Palestinian protesters. Not since the 1967 war has Israel used such heavy weapons against Palestinians.

Israel's redeployment of troops and the establishment of Palestinian autonomy in some areas of the Occupied Territories has also changed the character of the protests. The second intifada's leaders and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have worked to provide a sense of normalcy. Rather than call for general strikes as in the earlier uprising, they stress that life should go on as usual in the cities to show that soldiers at the perimeters cause the instability. Full Palestinian security control in Area A zones has largely restricted confrontations to the outer parts of the city limits. These autonomous zones also have served as a place to which Palestinians can retreat.
"The Two Intifadas: Differing Shades of Resistance," by Daoud Kuttab

As I stated accurately in both the first and second intifadas the violence occured in the Israeli occupied territories.

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