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    Iran cleric wants 'special weapons' to deter enemy

    Iran cleric wants 'special weapons' to deter enemy - Yahoo! News

    TEHRAN, Iran – The hardline spiritual mentor of Iran's president has made a rare public call for producing the "special weapons" that are a monopoly of a few nations — a veiled reference to nuclear arms.
    The Associated Press on Monday obtained a copy of a book written by Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi in which he wrote Iran should not deprive itself of the right to produce these "special weapons."
    Iran's government, as well as its clerical hierarchy, have repeatedly denied the country is seeking nuclear weapons, as alleged by the U.S. and its allies.
    The Security Council last week imposed a fourth round of sanctions in response to Tehran's refusal to halt uranium enrichment, which Iran maintains is only for its nuclear energy program, but could conceivably be used to produce material for weapons.
    The new U.N. sanctions call for an asset freeze of another 40 additional companies and organizations, including 22 involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities.
    Yazdi's hardline views, including devotion to the Mahdi, a messiah-like figure to reappear ahead of judgement day, have had a strong impact on Ahmadinejad, who shows him more respect than any other senior cleric.
    Yazdi's book, "The Islamic Revolution, a Surge in Political Changes in History," was written in 2005 and then reprinted last year, but would have only had a very limited circulation among senior clerics and would not have been widely known.
    "The most advanced weapons must be produced inside our country even if our enemies don't like it. There is no reason that they have the right to produce a special type of weapons, while other countries are deprived of it," Yazdi said.
    Yazdi is a member of the Assembly of Experts, a conservative body of 86 senior clerics that monitors Iran's supreme leader and chooses his successor. He also heads the Imam Khomeini Educational and Research Institute, an Islamic think tank, in the holy city of Qom, 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of the capital.
    In his book, Yazdi said Iran must acquire the necessary deterrent weapons in order to be able to stand up to its enemies.
    "Under Islamic teachings, all common tools and materialistic instruments must be employed against the enemy and prevent enemy's military superiority," he said.
    He also said Muslims must not allow a few powers to monopolize certain weapons in their arsenal.
    "From Islam's point of view, Muslims must make efforts to benefit from the most sophisticated military equipment and get specific weapons out of the monopoly of powerful countries," he said.
    The last time a high ranking official made such remarks was in 2005 when Mohammad Javad Larijani, now a senior judiciary official, said Islam has not tied Iran's hands in producing nuclear weapons.
    But Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters, has repeatedly denied that Tehran was seeking nuclear weapons because Islam forbids weapons of mass destruction.
    Khamenei has reportedly issued a fatwa, or religious decree, saying the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons was forbidden under Islam.
    In May, a senior reformist cleric warned about the increasing power of Yazdi and his loyalists within the ruling system, calling them "a very dangerous and harsh current who won't show mercy to anybody."
    Earlier this month, a hardline website called Yazdi an "Imam", a title given only to Shiite Islam's saints and the founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Such a title has not been awarded to Khamenei, Iran's current leader

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    ,, are we gonna sit around and wait to see if they build a nuke,,
    and then ,are we gonna sit around to see if they will use it .
    the planet doesn't need this .

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    What say you, sabang?

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    ok escrew it i lost my post lol very brief

    mesbahe yazdi is a cleric and he and others say a lot of things. from reformist points of views or very conservative ideas etc etc

    Basides, the problem is that the rest of the world is not allowed to get knowledge of stuff like nucleare and other technologies. Most of the world is not happy about this, though you hear on tv about international community whole the time which actually means Usa+europe+ the countries who get incentives ( read tea money or are intimidated into...) to join the so called international community.

    Why would iran wanna have the bomb? to do what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    Iran should not deprive itself of the right to produce these "special weapons."
    IS NOT-
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    a rare public call for producing the "special weapons"
    A glaring logical mismatch from the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post

    TEHRAN, Iran The hardline spiritual mentor of Iran's president has made a rare public call for producing the "special weapons" that are a monopoly of a few nations a veiled reference to nuclear arms.
    Uh huh...

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    No doubt there is considerably more than one Iranian cleric who, publicly or secretly, wishes Iran had 'special weapons', or should develop them. It is indeed the best deterrent against hostile foreign invasion.

    It seems the ascendant viewpoint in Iran is to develop nuclear power generation only- at least in the short term. The economic benefits plus the 'veiled threat' of possessing nuclear capacity will suffice. But many say to believe that is totally gullible. If they can develop nukes they will, and keep it secret. Who says you can't learn from Israel?

    But bottomline I think the 'Issue' of whether Iran will develop nuclear weapons or not is no big deal. So does Rand Paul btw. Worst case scenario, they get nukes- then no one is gonna invade them. Dumb idea anyway, invading Iran. At least it will take that option off the table, just in case some 'Loony' faction US President gets voted back in.

    Like Iran would be stoopid enuff to use them 'first strike'. They're surrounded by nuclear arsenals, and they ain't buddies either.
    Last edited by sabang; 15-06-2010 at 05:37 AM.
    probes Aliens

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    A page right out of Nevile Chamberlin's best seller: "I met with Hitler & Found Him to be a Reasonable Guy"

    OK...

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    Neville met Adolf on several occasions and found him anything but a reasonable guy. He ratcheted up War production in the UK exponentially, and Diplomatically played for time- as the UK was hopelessly prepared for a war of this nature. He knew war was coming, and said so to his inner circle. He probably did the right thing too.

    The convenient Chamberlain hatchet job feeds the popular imagination and the Churchillian omniscience myth- which they particularly love in America. But Neville Chamberlain knew what he was doing, and why.

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    Sadly, the Iranians went from a full-on civilised nation to grade A nut-jobs in 1979, and they're still swilling around in the Dark Ages now. There's no hope for them while Islam crushes them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    The hardline spiritual mentor of Iran's president has made a rare public call for producing the "special weapons" that are a monopoly of a few nations — a veiled reference to nuclear arms.
    it is widely understood that the iranian president has only limited influence on matters such as these....and logic only dictates that his 'spiritual mentor' has even less of an influence.

    Unlike some other countries, for example the United States, in Iran the office of presidency does not bestow full control over foreign policy, the armed forces, or the nuclear policy of the Iranian state, which are ultimately under the control of the Supreme Leader.[2]
    President of Iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I'm just surprised that President Where'smedinnerdad hasn't said that they west are restricting "special weapons" from Iran..



    Is this what they mean..????



    This one could be dangerous...or even against Islam....careful what you wish for....

    He is a Cleric so he should at least have a magic wand!!!!!


    Actual picture of said cleric....


    Sorted....The Cleric's chuffed to bits...EBAY rules....
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    [quote=raycarey;1471575]
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    it is widely understood that the iranian president has only limited influence on matters such as these....and logic only dictates that his 'spiritual mentor' has even less of an influence.

    Sadly the double standard pinko noise emerges yet again. If a US president had a spiritual adviser, say Billy Graham, and he said something that equivocated to something remotely on the same level as Yazd, the pinkos would roll out in full force. It would be on the news for weeks and week and weeks. They would call Grahams removal as the presidents spiritual adviser. They would ridicule the US president for even having a spiritual adviser. And do on and so forth. Of course the pinkos giving Iran yet another pass is no surprise at all to those of us that are sane.

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    ^ Dude what're pinko's when they are at home.....are they like pixies but worse...I'm going on Ebay right now to get my magic purple wand and hairy sack of magic...

    Of course no one says anything about the Iranian cleric or Where'smedinnerdad, simply because they are mad as tables..

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    ^^^ Hey is it me or does O'toole look decidedly stoned in that picture....??????

    Ah those thesbian's...to be or not to be....what was I saying...Oh forget it what's in the fridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr R Sole View Post
    ^^^ Hey is it me or does O'toole look decidedly stoned in that picture....??????

    Ah those thesbian's...to be or not to be....what was I saying...Oh forget it what's in the fridge.
    I think that's Ian McKellan, mate. ;- Have another doobie.

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