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Discussions Discussion Global Geopolitics
Bedford Wells, Feb. 14, 2012

Could Saudi Arabia and Iran Soon Engage in a Nuclear Cold War?

The controversy surrounding Iran’s nuclear program has one very important international dimension: What happens if Saudi Arabia carries out its assertion of going nuclear in response to Iran itself going nuclear? The implications are serious, because there would be little the West can do to affect the policy behaviour of a rich, oil-exporting country, let alone how it chooses to approach its relations with Iran.

For the wider region, a nuclear Iran and Saudi Arabia will certainly make Iraq, Syria, or Turkey think really hard about their relative positions. Already, Turkey is investing into building nuclear power stations, and this may translate into the militarization of nuclear energy within a decade.


Bedford Wells
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  • Maja A-Sweden Maja A-Sweden Feb. 15, 2012
    aaaaaah, Fox News… that explains all the paranoia.
    if Israel and Pakistan already have nuclear weapons, then why haven't they used them? Or at least, why haven't they showed them up, if only to threaten?
    With all the anciety going on around the Middle East, one would think that they'd use all of their arcenal to at least TRY and make peace…
    If Iran gets nuclear weapons it's most likely to come from Russia (whom already all too eagerly assists the middle east countries in their quest for fire arms), though I don't think that very likely, or they'll find some way to make them themselves.
  • Maja A-Sweden Maja A-Sweden Feb. 15, 2012
    what exactly does this have to do with potential nuclear wars?? O.o

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Discussions Discussion Global Geopolitics
Bedford Wells, Nov. 26, 2011

Iran threatens to target NATO missile shield in Turkey if attacked by US or Israel.

Tensions have been rising between Iran and the West since the release of a report earlier this month by the International Atomic Energy Agency that said for the first time that Tehran was suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose was the development of nuclear arms. Israel, which views Tehran as an existential threat, has warned of a possible strike on Iran’s nuclear program. Iran says its program is for peaceful purposes.


Tensions have increased in recent weeks between Iran and the U.S., with several American neoconservatives urging the Obama administration to use covert action against Iran and kill some of its top officials, including General Ghassem Soleimani, chief of Iran’s elite Quds Force.

Critical, skeptical, view of the authenticity that Iran isbuilding a bomb follows…

Bedford Wells

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Discussions Discussion Korean Food
Cylvia Cho, Nov. 9, 2011

I’m thinking about our Thanksgiving menu and you know what I love about this holiday…? It’s “American” in the best sense. Whatever country you came from to get to this country, and whatever culinary traditions you brought with you, rest assured, the Thanksgiving dinner table welcomes them. It’s fascinating how Italians, Greeks, Mexicans, Tahitians, etc. (you name ‘em!), have injected their favorite dishes into the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Yes, let’s not leave Koreans out, either. After all, what’s turkey and gravy without kimchi (see pic below :)???

Here’s a fun blog entry from Esther Sung that echoes my sentiments… http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/blogs/editor/2007/11/turkey-with-a-s.html

Cylvia Cho

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