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    Worst kind of threat!

    Angry Iran threatens to expose Western officials who took bribes to make nuke deal happen

    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/05...-happen-633970

    If you sleep with dogs don't complain about fleas. I imagine the fear of exposure may have something to do with why Trumpís rejection of the Iran Deal is meeting with so much determined resistance in Europe, to the point that some leaders have suggested going it alone without the US.

    We have come to expect corruption from the Chinese and Russians, while we know top end Americans like Kerry are straight as a three bob note, but it might be a productive exercise to learn which Brit, French and German individuals were purchased by Iran, though the EU is so genetically corrupt that absolutely nothing would come of it.

    Perhaps Qatar was more subtle, which is why they still own the WC.

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    Well that's backed with some solid research.
    Good to see names being named.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    but it might be a productive exercise to learn which Brit, French and German individuals were purchased by Iran,
    Along with any other countries trying/suceeding to influence politicians. Suggesting that only Iran is able and willing to influence foreign politicians, is short-sighted and untrue.

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    I came nowhere near suggesting that, and yes it would be short-sighted and untrue.

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    Politically spaeaking? ...Yes, Iran is a threat

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    Personally, i think the EU has much more commonality these days with China, Russia & Iran than it does with the US. Not sure how that will reflect in diplomatic relations. Do understand- the US has just declared a trade war on the EU.

    Certainly, the 'Belt n Road' initiative has just been given a major hoist, and if the world does not work out a system of international trade payments independent of the USD & US banking system, it is totally nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    I imagine the fear of exposure may have something to do with why Trump’s rejection of the Iran Deal is meeting with so much determined resistance in Europe, to the point that some leaders have suggested going it alone without the US.
    Of course, without fear of being exposed, there would be no "restistance" and the EU would gladly follow Trump's dictate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    i think the EU has much more commonality these days with China, Russia & Iran
    Spot the odd man out.



    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    Iran is a threat
    Who and how is Iran threatening?
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    It's worth considering the source and the timing...

    ....A Middle East analyst for The Jerusalem Post, Ghashghavi posted....on his Twitter profile Tuesday afternoon, only about an hour or so after Trump’s announcement.
    And, lets not forget this from last week:
    Israeli agency told to find incriminating material on Obama diplomats who negotiated deal with Tehran
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...n-nuclear-deal
    Last edited by foobar; 14-05-2018 at 03:49 PM.

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    Ohoh I think you have the wrong end of the stick; nobody knows the details of the deal, so we can only speculate whether it is overall good or bad, whatever those terms mean, and for now we can leave that.

    But there is nothing new about corrupt politicians, and in my book if there was any inappropriate fondling Iran should not be faulted as it is rightly looking out for what its leaders perceive to be in its own interests; to this end bribery is a standard tool. Otoh, any Brit/French/German/US in this critical mix that accepted bribes did so in return for questionable concessions or deliberate oversights, and clearly did not negotiate in good faith or in the best interests of those they represent.

    Right or wrong, I believe this is at least part of the reason for European dismay.

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    Let's face it...the worst kind of threat most of us face is diarrhea while riding the skytrain.

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    i don't ride the sky train

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    i don't ride the sky train
    Scared? I don't blame you. None of BTS stations have toilets, as I've discovered to my shame.

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    A six hour electrical black out and all the beer is warm.

    And then they bring out buckets of half diluted ice cubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Scared? I don't blame you. None of BTS stations have toilets, as I've discovered to my shame.
    on your way back home hopefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Let's face it...the worst kind of threat most of us face is diarrhea while riding the skytrain.
    You've obviously never been stuck in a M25 traffic jam, on a Friday night.

    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    I came nowhere near suggesting that
    No you didn't, my apologies.

    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Ohoh I think you have the wrong end of the stick; nobody knows the details of the deal, so we can only speculate whether it is overall good or bad, whatever those terms mean, and for now we can leave that.
    As I posted before, we should be grateful its only the same verbal diarrhoea for the BB. It could have been much worse, actual missiles being launched instead of just possibilities.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    If there were bribes paid most likely the big bucks came from the same folks who normally curry favor from our fine politicians. Big business money. Let's get those sanctions lifted so we can sell airplanes, cars and other must haves to the mullahs and their followers.

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    Great timing.

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