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The U.S. says it wants the meeting tomorrow in Geneva to be the start of a dialogue aimed at ensuring Iran doesn’t develop a nuclear weapon.
“The Obama administration is going into these talks with much more leverage than it’s had in a while,” said Gary Sick, who worked for Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

He said,“They’ve been caught with their nuclear pants down.”
I am glad to report that the USA was not red faced when Israel had its fly open. Mordecai Vanunu the whistle blower cried out,”Your fly is open!” For his pains he was bundled up on charges of treason among other things(18 years of prison). Now Mr. Sick has said of Iran’s pants being down. All that the US and others will do is stare at it long and hard. Would it not have been better for them to rid themselves of their nuclear arsenals that are poorly hung?
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This Iran issue shall certainly cause great ripples of unrest. Households of Israel shall spend many a sleepless night as the USA during the cold war did. It was an age of mass hysteria but of their own making.  Did it not play a part in loosening up moral restraints all around, thereby creating its own group waves that changed the outlook of the world forever?
Looking back we see Einstein was clueless as FDR to go on with the Manhattan project. Oppenheimer more of a savant than a cold-eyed scientist later admitted his error and for his pains he was hounded as a Pariah by his own countrymen. The Israeli who made the world know of the Dimona bomb actually did a great service to his nation. As always no nation or individual know what effect an individual will have, for good or evil.
We have not yet plumbed the end of this mischief. Who can ever tell if some ragtag terrorist group will not get hold of nuclear secrets? They may go nuclear and peddle their weapons from nation to nation to stoke disaffection in every part and create hotspots everywhere. Nations shall be too busy to contain them than work for the good of the people. The terrorist groups may want nothing to achieve except see a great conflagration as Hitler wanted to set the world on fire to the strains of the last act of Götterdämmerung.
Hitler revered Wagner too well for his own good. Whereas the Goths of the latter days want to hear or see nothing.

(Ack:news item on Iran secret plant -bloomberg.com Gregory Viscusi and Janine Zacharia Wed Sep 30)

benny

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Uncertainty principle ought to teach every life the importance of making a stand even where there is nothing to hope for. Moses was a timid man by nature and it was on him God had entrusted the children of Israel. Consider him stuck between the Red Sea and the chariots of the Pharaoh and his army. Each of us is like Moses in one sense. We are hemmed in by circumstances. The vital point to remember is that circumstances are always on uncertain mode while how we make a stand is on certain mode.
Just because of recession and economic meltdown do we  throw down the towel? Do we give up our lives as of no consequence? Do we leave our wives and children in the lurch because some crooks have  made off with our life savings?
Circumstances are of uncertain mode while our actions have certainty: energy spent in one sense is part of our energy profile. In addition our options are progressively narrowed according to what choices we make. Our actions after we have finished whether good or bad have a life of their own.
Look at history: At the close of WWII the Allies dropped bombs  in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It ushered in the atomic age. What was its effect? The Allies won the war but created a condition for a nuclear war between the USA and USSR. Now the world’s biggest worry is that rogue nations may decide to use one in order to score a point. It may be to prove the devil’s ideology or it may be sheer out of malice. The effect is a no man’s land and makes a mockery of cause for which a nation would make a stand. The WWI was a war to make an end of all wars. We are living still from the hangover of that war.
Tailspin: Circumstance that Moses faced was uncertain but his certainty of God’s promise was rooted in something else. What is our certainty in our everyday lives, (leaving aside connotations of God,) but our character?
Benny

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