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February 3, 2010
Ahmadinejad’s compromise offer met with skepticism

Iran this week offered to accept a deal that would swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel and launched yet another rocket into space.

Geneive Abdo of the Century Foundation and the editor of the website insideIRAN.org joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the implications of President Ahmadinejad’s latest actions and the challenges faced by the U.S. as it refines its policy toward Iran.

Read more on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s inner circle here.

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#13

Karl Kettler (#3- Feb 4) has some timely observations, which are repeated below:
If the U.S. and EU were really smart, which they aren’t, they would ditch Israel and drop all this sanction non-sense and restore diplomatic relations with Iran because the problem isn’t Iran it’s Israel and always has been. It’s Israel that has the Nukes not Iran. It’s Israel that commits war crimes repeatedly not Iran. It’s Israel that has violated dozens of UN Resolution. The Israeli tail is wagging the U.S./EU dog.

#12

I like watching your 30 minutes of newscasting and look forward for 5pm to do so.
But lately, I have noticed that the only guests that you invite to make comments, are Zionist Jews who happen to be Iraeli subjects. If you want to be even handed please invite completely neutral people who are not Jews or Arbs. Thanks

#11

NO #5 & 1O] Someone needs to watch over them! lol
WHAT IS YOUR BELIEF & CONCLUSION THAT OBAMA & W.H. ..will get this done right ? bowing down ,bending over, or rolling over..doesn’t count !!!!Ahmadinjah’s fist is clinching most tightly ..towards the U.S.A. & With his own people !
WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO FREE THEM-SELF FROM THE TYRANNICAL REGIME …but some still sing the praise ..as if he & the regime are good ole boys
not to worry ! IF him own people can’t TRUST HIM OR HIS GOVT’,WHY IN THE HELL SHOULD WE [.U.S.] !

#10

I fully agree with Earle and Karl Kettler, the problem lies with israel which bys and controls members of both houses of parliment. Even the president of our country is unable to accomplish a great deal of his agenda because of the israeli agents operating within the legistlative branch as well as the White House to keep an eye on the president.

#9

I like this, continue pushing Iran and you just make them that much stronger and before long they will be a real force to reckon with, then there will a real balance of power in the middle east, then peace at last.

#8

An Iranian rocket? Feels like Sputnik all over again. The stakes just went up in Iran. ‘Looks like we could be facing a whole new cold war, interceptor missiles, etc. Fortunately, Iran shouldn’t be too hard to contain. I just hope we’re not spread too thin in Afghanistan (and, maybe Pakistan) to provide that containment. It will take international cooperation to contain Iran militarily. But, hopefully we can do that without alienating the Iranian people. I’m wondering where Iran’s internal conflict is headed; it seems to have been eclipsed in the western media by the nuclear question.

#7

Suspect election in Iran? Solution;
have results verified by old pal Jimmy Carter… ;^)
— saw a cool site; Balkingpoints ; incredible satellite view of earth

#6

Spoken like a true left winger earle,florida.

#5

Memo: The Iran Hostage Crises was a well thought out plan to aggravate Iran’s youthful(the US knowingly knew this would provoke a reciprocal response,…the favorable “Best-Kind”!) democracy,having United States arrogantly influencing unabashed blatant interference, regarding Iranian sovereignty the right of electing someone other than the CIA’s puppethead! Thus the United States pays for all the necessary military cost giving Iraq the thumbs-up to invade Iran in 1981,…and you wonder why Iran is skeptical of the World today ie.)United States! Note: The U.S. in 1981 began it’s lifelong sanctions of Iran,and froze the “Shaw of Iran’s” money accounts that were held at Chase Bank,NY (The Bank that Rockefeller built,and owns now, called JP Morgan Chase)! Now,…let’s move to present day “Middle East”. The UAE,and Saudi Arabia bought more than $25bn US Arms/Weapons in the past two years. Conversely, Abu Dhabi has bought $17bn in US Arms/Weapons/Hardware since 2008 including the “Patriot Anti-Missle Defense Systems”,…while the UAE as a “Whole” has recently purchased/bought “80”,yes eighty total F-16 fighter jets! Here’s the best part,…the “US-Warlords”, con-currently have an agreement at minimum $$$ with the “Six Gulf States Cooperation Council”,ie.) Saudi Arabia,UAE,Kuwait,Oman,Qatar,and Bahrain for $100 bn plus over the next five years,nice! Interesting,…wouldn’t you say the least? The United States is also expanding it’s presence in the Gulf,and Mediterranean Sea with state-of-the-art missle defense systems. General Petraeus (Iraq miricle worker,naught?) has said this month that the United States has stationed,and upgraded “Eight Patriot Missle” batteries in four Gulf (two each per country/state)countries being( I myself will disclose as) strategic Bahrain,UAE,Kuwait,and Qatar. Finally,…wouldn’t this make Iran alittle paranoid,…I know it would make me? What’s Going On,…with this Lion versus the Mighty Mouse? It’s almost commical if not for the United States willingness to actually provoke another war!

#4

IF…the Islamic Republic of Iran ,The REVOLUTION
WOULD A,COULD A,SHOULD A BEEN …A-HAND -OF-GOOD-HOPE TO THE REGION & TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE’S NEEDS .
The most cambative policy’s & mean-spirited attitude…not-knowing -when-to-zip-the-lip !!
They make gestures of willingness..then take them back..[ ? }The IRANIAN REGIME-has a most odd
[pecular] behaviour ? It go’s back to trust & character, WE need not have to GAZE into the CRYTAL-BALL ..very long to see the Forshadowing Events ..IF..Iran who is most tyrnniacl ..even on good-days ,is allow to go nuclear to what chain of event of doom or gloom ..does that mean & for
WHO ???..HEAR..HERE’S A HIT…TICK,TICK..TALK
TICK,TICK…T A L K
T i m e s – r u n n i n g out !
who-will…B L I N K in the end ?

#3

If the U.S. and EU were really smart, which they aren’t, they would ditch Israel and drop all this sanction non-sense and restore diplomatic relatiosn with Iran because the problem isn’t Iran it’s Israel and always has been.It’s Israel that has the Nukes not Iran. It’s Israel that comits war crimes repeatedly not Iran. It’s Israel that has violated dozens of UN Resolution. The Israeli tail is wagging the U.S./EU dog.

#2

It seems earle,florida slipped from your mind is the 31 year ago Hostage Crisis.Ahmadinejad did take part in that. I do not think the 53 Americans that were held would agree with you.

#1

Why is Iran even on our “Radar Screen”,to begin with? They never attacked the United States. Their Shiite’s…not Sunni,and their a fledgling democratic society that wants “Nuclear Energy”,period! If Marvin Gaye were alive today he’d rewrite his lyric’s “What’s Going On” at,and about a country that just wants too better itself. Who do we,…the almighty Evangelist, Christian, and Jew’s think we are,…once a mature democratic,and compassionate country,…really, “What’s going On”? Enough with throwing darts at middle-east countries,destroying the whole,where the problem lie’s within/upon a few hundred bellicose souls! What insanity has encapsulated our (America) great country’s infalible tolerance? Get back,..get back to where you once belonged,…

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