What is it?
Are we stupid or are we just dumb?
I was amazed last week when someone I respect said that nuclear energy would be a OK way to solve our energy and climate problems.
The nuclear energy full court press is on.
International conference on nuclear energy ends in France
Paris (VNA) - An international conference entitled "Nuclear Power for the 21st Century", which drew the participation of representatives from 74 countries and 10 international organisations, concluded on Mar. 22 in Paris.
Participants reviewed the nuclear energy situation in the world and discussed states' future policies on nuclear power. They also assessed the world's natural resources and demand for energy.
Challenges to environment protection, resulting from the consumption of energy, such as climate changes, and radioactive dust management, were also put on the agenda.
It was also declared that all states having or developing a nuclear power programme should give due priority to nuclear safety, and the reduction of air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions, while affirming that nuclear power can make a major contribution to meeting energy needs and sustaining the world's development in the 21st century.
In addition, all states must commit themselves to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Participants also stressed that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plays an important role in facilitating the development and usage of nuclear energy, and ensuring countries' commitments to use the energy for peaceful purposes.
Nuclear energy is a fascist technology.
Why do I say that?
Because a nuclear plant must be guarded.
Its fuel must be guarded.
Its waste must be guarded,
For thousands of years.
It's the most polluting technology man has ever invented.
It is a great target for those who would attack us.
Its like keeping gasoline stored under your house,
along with a bunch of paints and thinners.
Its a recipe for a conflagration.
Then there is this:
Showdown: Battle groups head for Mideast
World Net Daily
Posted: March 23, 20051:00 a.m.
Three carrier battle groups are converging on the Persian Gulf. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson has departed Singapore and is currently crossing the Indian Ocean, en route to the Middle East.
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is also on the move, crossing the Atlantic Ocean, reportedly headed toward the Mediterranean.
Reports are also circulating that the U.S. Navy has dispatched ships containing nuclear armaments to reinforce the battle groups. This will be the first time since February 2004 that the U.S. has had three major carrier groups stationed on or around the Middle East.
Each of the carrier groups are armed with 85 aircraft capable of delivering precision-guided munitions. Each carrier battle group will include nuclear submarine protective cover.
What's going on? Looks like it's showdown time with both Iran and Syria. President Bush has said in words of one syllable that Iran will not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.
How many times do the president and the secretary of state need to say that we have not taken the military option off the table?
The world by now should be getting the point. Vice President Cheney has said very clearly that Israel could be expected to attack Iran the minute Israel decides that the mullahs have reached the "point of no return" and have everything they need to make an atomic bomb.
Neither the president of the United States nor the prime minister of Israel want to find out that the mullahs have nuclear weapons by seeing a mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv.
The president must have privately sworn his own form of "never again" in pledging that he would not permit the U.S. to find out our enemies had shipped an improvised nuclear device into America by waking up one fine day to see a mushroom cloud over New York City or Washington, D.C.
If the mullahs do not intend to build an atomic bomb, then let them destroy their centrifuges and their heavy-water plant. The only purpose of the centrifuges is to enrich uranium to weapons grade. The only point of the heavy-water plant is to produce weapons-grade plutonium.
Anything else the mullahs say is just another attempt by them to play the world for a fool.
George Bush is no fool. Nor does he have infinite patience. The president would clearly prefer to see freedom come to Iran and Lebanon by peaceful means. But, if all else fails, we have three nuclear-armed carrier battle groups in the region that are more than capable of resolving the problem.
Iran may face naval blockade in Arabian Sea
March 15, 2005
Iran is facing possible US Naval blockade. According to popular Radio shows in America, there is a strong rumor that US is going to put Navy fire power around Iran and stop Iran from selling any oil through the sea routes using merchant navies.
In the middle of this Iranians kept their hard word on Bush up. The naval blockade is designed primarily to stop Iran from delivering oil to other countries especially China.
According to sources, US wants to make Iran come to an understanding that they will not be allowed to have nukes.
Another major issue has come into focus. Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs islands will always belong to Iran, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said March 14. The Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) released a statement that backs the United Arab Emirates'' claim to the islands and calls Iran's presence an "occupation."