Robert Ariail by Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

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  1. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, about 8 hours ago

    Ford’s team endorsed Iranian plans to build a massive nuclear energy industry, but also worked hard to complete a multibillion-dollar deal that would have given Tehran control of large quantities of plutonium and enriched uranium — the two pathways to a nuclear bomb. Either can be shaped into the core of a nuclear warhead, and obtaining one or the other is generally considered the most significant obstacle to would-be weapons builders.

    Iran, a U.S. ally then, had deep pockets and close ties to Washington. U.S. companies, including Westinghouse and General Electric, scrambled to do business there.

    “I don’t think the issue of proliferation came up,” Henry A. Kissinger, who was Ford’s secretary of state,
    The Ford administration — in which Cheney succeeded Rumsfeld as chief of staff and Wolfowitz was responsible for nonproliferation issues at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency — continued intense efforts to supply Iran with U.S. nuclear technology until President Jimmy Carter succeeded Ford in 1977.

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 7 hours ago

    @Beau Nobo

    Well, come on. If we don’t spend loads of money to build up potential enemies, how can we spend loads more money tearing them down later?!

  3. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 7 hours ago

    When the “Pulley Bone” snaps, how many will die?

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    As the U.S. tries to increase our nuclear energy production, and have fostered “small” reactors for nations around the world, we’re supposed to block Iran, and tell them to keep using their oil domestically instead of selling it to us? Wow, not that’s backward.

    Iran becoming only the second nuclear weapon (one, singular, maybe) holder in the Middle East might stop the other country’s theft of land and brutal repression of territories it has under its thumb. Hmmm.

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