Saturday, December 03, 2005

Putin To Sell Missiles To Iran


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Another diplomatic disaster for Bush and Condi. After both attacked Putin over and over again and chased him out of Ukraine, he repays in kind, selling missiles to Iran just as Bush steps up pressure on Europe to isolate Iran. Next: China does the same.

From Moscow News:f
Iran has signed a deal to buy Russian tactical surface-to-air missile systems.

Iran plans to buy 29 TOR-M1 systems designed to bring down aircraft and guided missiles at low altitudes, Reuters reported.

The deal is the biggest sale of Russian defense hardware to Iran for about five years. The sources did not disclose the price of the deal.

Tehran is under intense international pressure after failing to convince the United States and others its nuclear scientists are working on fuel for power stations rather than bombs.

Russia is helping Iran build a nuclear power station at Bushehr.
As our space program slowly and silently implodes, and it is dying, everyone, Russia is going around the globe making rocket deals with everyone and anyone. Remember the space race? Russia won many rounds but we got to the moon, yeah! But the real race is on and we are losing it hugely.

We alienated Europe by pretty much ditching the Interanational Space Station. In our country, news about this station rates around zero, sort of like news about the yen, we are ignoring it because we don't really care if we slit our own throats. Party on, dudes!

China, India and Iran are joining the space race. Why?

Ever hear of Star Wars? Our little attempt at becoming invulnerable to nuclear attacks? Well, everyone read the writing on the wall and are now hyperarming themselves as I predicted they would way back in 1980.

Here is a blast from the past, the Clinton years, when we had an intelligent man running America's diplomacy: From Fas.org:
Yeltsin Says Russia Will Not Sell Missiles to Iran

Moscow Interfax, 12 March 1997

MOSCOW, Mar 12 (Interfax) -- Russian President Boris Yeltsin has
assured the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Moscow has not
delivered missile systems to Iran and has no intentions of doing so,
Netanyahu told a final news conference in Moscow Wednesday at the end of
his official visit to Russia. His Tuesday meeting with Yeltsin was planned
as part of the visit.
Nevertheless, he said the sides agreed to keep in touch on the
question and continue consultations.
Continuing the Iranian subject Netanyahu claimed Tehran would use
nuclear arms without hesitation, if only it got them and the means of their
delivery.
Well, kiss all that goodbye.

Yesterday, we nailed the #3 man in Al Qaeda for the 15th time (he is very durable, seems). From MSNBC:
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We are very good at making assassination missiles like the Predator. We think others can't make these things and have them silently glide over America and....I hope everyone remembers 9/11 and how wonderful our military was that day, unable to do anything at all. Yup. They are in much worse shape now with even more troops overseas.

This month, America told China we won't let their scientists work with ours on anything that is related to missiles or space or whatever. We hope this will keep all that nifty killer technology here in America. But wait! Those smart Chinese scientists are going to Russia for the same stuff! And Russia, a very successful competitor in the space race, they nearly beat us into the ground!---Is more than happy to accomodate the Chinese desires! So this is backfiring, too. Literally, eventually. If Iranian students go to Russia or China to learn how to design, build and maintain space and missile technology, we won't be safer, we will be less safe for then all three countries will have an alliance and an axe to grind vis a vis America. Isn't this delightful?

All the Mars propaganda in the world isn't going to fix this. If we drive the Europeans into going to the Russians and Chinese for space research and development, we lose big time. After all, our own space program was nonexistant until all those Germans fleeing the Russians in WWII jumped ship and came to the USA! Our space program has always relied heavily on foreign help.

Many starry-eyed American youth start out trying to get a degree in rocket technology only to find out they can't land a job because they cost too much, everyone here wanted to hire in China because the wages could be so very cheap. Once again, we kill our native will to work in favor of cheap labor overseas. And now we wonder why the whole world is beginning to do an endrun around our puny barriers?

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