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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:15 am    Post subject: Canadians reject strike against Iran Reply with quote

From the CanWest News Service:

Just 13 per cent of Canadians think the United Nations should authorize military action if Iran doesnít end its nuclear program, even though two-thirds believe the Islamic nation wants nuclear fuel to make weapons, says a sweeping new international poll.

The Canadian results largely mirror those in the 25-nation poll done for the BBC by GlobeScan, which surveyed 27,407 people between May and July.

Globally, 60 per cent of people think Iran plans to use the fuel in nuclear bombs. Only 17 per cent accept its assurance it is producing the fuel strictly for peaceful use in nuclear energy.

Yet only one in nine worldwide think the UN Security Council should authorize strikes on Iranís nuclear facilities if it doesnít abandon its program.

Thirty-nine per cent think the UN should employ only diplomatic means, and another 30 per cent favour economic sanctions. Ten per cent say the UN should do nothing at all.

"Clearly world opinion rejects Iranís claim that it is simply trying to develop nuclear energy," said Steven Kull, director of the Program on International Policy Attitudes, which collaborated with GlobeScan on the poll. "But at this point the world public favours addressing the problem through diplomacy rather than a confrontational approach."

Canadians tend to be slightly more open to hard-line responses.

Fully 87 per cent of them say they would be concerned if Iran were to develop nuclear weapons - a greater proportion even than in Israel, where the comparable figure is 82 per cent.

The international average is 72 per cent, but just 43 per cent say they would be very concerned if Iran had nuclear weapons. By contrast, 63 per cent of Canadians would be very concerned.

Canada is one of just five countries in which a majority favours either economic sanctions or military force to rein in Iran. The others are the United States, Iraq, Israel and Australia.

Interestingly, Iraqis take the hardest line of all, with a full third supporting UN-authorized military action.

In Israel, three in 10 endorse military strikes on Iran. The U.S., at 21 per cent, is the only other nation where as many as one in five back a military option.

Notably, majorities in Britain and France - two of the three countries taking the lead in negotiating with Iran - oppose anything more robust than diplomacy. People in the third, Germany, are evenly divided between diplomacy and more confrontational options.

Just over half of those polled support expanded UN efforts to prevent more countries from developing the capacity to produce nuclear fuel.

People in 20 countries endorsed that idea - a departure from the current arrangement, which prohibits new countries from developing nuclear weapons but does not limit the development of nuclear energy. Respondents in Muslim nations - Egypt, Indonesia and Turkey - were most likely to feel all countries should be free to produce nuclear fuel under UN oversight.

The pollís margin of error ranges from 2.5 to 4 percentage points, plus or minus, depending on the country, 19 times in 20.

http://www.judeoscope.ca/breve.php3?id_breve=2652
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The opinion of Canadian's in this connection cannot be measured by polls taken of 27000 individuals - when even more people - know little to nothing about the real threat that is Iran on its present course. How many of these other Canadians would read the letter which the Iranian president wrote to Mr. Bush?

If they read that letter would it help them to understand that this threat isn't propaganda in the least - it's an agenda of a large group of radicals - would they see that Iran is actually the greatest threat to world security - followed by Syria and groups like hezbollah and hamas?

So do we have to wait for the radical's barking - to turn to snarling - then biting before we act to check this problem?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is unfortunate that all issues have become polarized. If you support this issue you are on George Bush's side. If you don't support a certain issue you are helping conservatives. Everything has become politicized. People don't make decisions based on common sense anymore.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think people are taking a "wait and see approach", and not just in Canada. According to this poll, only 21% of Americans support direct military action, which leads me to believe that many US conservatives don't have the appetite for war either.

I am surprised that less than a third of Israelis support military strikes, considering that Israel would be one of the top targets.

Does anybody know how long before Iran can launch these nuclear missiles? And if we are talking about preemptive strikes, why not add North Korea to the list?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The really bad news is the middle Eastern arms race that a nuclear Iran would likely start. Saudi would get in, Egypt, pretty soon there would be a handful of nations with new bombs. Then if a bomb gets in the hands of terrorists, where did it come from? No way to know for sure, so no retalliation is possible.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig wrote:
Everything has become politicized. People don't make decisions based on common sense anymore.

Truer words have never been spoken.

-Mac
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad but true
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry and don't underestimate the power of the canwest empire. Once israel rattles it's stick they will have every canadian convinced Iran is out to get them..the new boggey man cometh.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

right...

its those israelis up to their no good dirty deeds again...

just like the holocaust they faked, right?

If only NASA had REALLY landed on the moon, we would see everything so much clearer...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

biggie rection wrote:
right...

its those israelis up to their no good dirty deeds again...

just like the holocaust they faked, right?

If only NASA had REALLY landed on the moon, we would see everything so much clearer...


I belive the holocaust REALLY happened. Unfortunately israel didn't learn nothing from it. The double standard imposed on the world, the de nutting of the UN, and the problems they created in the middle east with US help has now got Iran ready to repeat it.

Unlike the holocaust from 60 years ago that took years to implement..this one will be over in minutes.

Here is a neat video exposeing israels nuke and biological programs: BBC yet!

http://brasscheck.com/videos/middleeast/me4.html

As far as moon landings go....It was necessary at the time to show the Russians how technologically advanced the US was..and as we all know when the US is intimadated they will do anything...even go to the moon.

Unfortunately they invite conspiracy theories by doing stupid things like hideing super quality videos of the moon landing that could with todays technology expose any fakery.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buddy Kat wrote:
biggie rection wrote:
right...

its those israelis up to their no good dirty deeds again...

just like the holocaust they faked, right?

If only NASA had REALLY landed on the moon, we would see everything so much clearer...


I belive the holocaust REALLY happened. Unfortunately israel didn't learn nothing from it. The double standard imposed on the world, the de nutting of the UN, and the problems they created in the middle east with US help has now got Iran ready to repeat it.

Unlike the holocaust from 60 years ago that took years to implement..this one will be over in minutes.

Here is a neat video exposeing israels nuke and biological programs: BBC yet!

http://brasscheck.com/videos/middleeast/me4.html

As far as moon landings go....It was necessary at the time to show the Russians how technologically advanced the US was..and as we all know when the US is intimadated they will do anything...even go to the moon.

Unfortunately they invite conspiracy theories by doing stupid things like hideing super quality videos of the moon landing that could with todays technology expose any fakery.


hahaha, invite conspiracy theories? there have been astronauts and cosmonauts from all over the planet in space - anyone who denies it is a complete nutcase ;) conveniently these are also generally the israel detractors and the 911 theorists as well ;)

As for your comments on the mid-east crisis; anyone who blames that on one side(israel OR Arab countries) is demonstrating their complete lack of understanding of the situation. Both sides have made mistakes, both sides have concessions to make(although, Israel has certainly made many many more to date).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buddy Kat wrote:
I belive the holocaust REALLY happened. Unfortunately israel didn't learn nothing from it.

I'm curious... what lesson do you think the Jews should have learned from the Holocost?

-Mac


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you think they left Europe? ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, who really cares what canadians think? They've already proven they have basically no balls anyway.
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