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Ahmadinejad: Those who backed UN sanctions will soon regret it
Haaretz.com ^ | December 24, 2006 | Haaretz Service and Agencies

Posted on 12/24/2006 10:39:04 AM PST by edpc

A defiant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday dismissed the United Nations Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program as "a piece of torn paper" that would not deter Iran from its nuclear activities.

"It is a piece of torn paper... by which they aim to scare Iranians... It is in the Westerners' interests to live with a nuclear Iran," the semi-official Fars news agency quoted him as saying.

In his first response since the 15-member Council voted unanimously Saturday to impose economic sanctions, the hard-line Iranian president said that the supporters of the resolution would soon regret their "superficial act," the Irna news agency reported.

"This resolution will not harm Iran and those who backed it will soon regret their superficial act," Ahmadinejad said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iraniansanctions; nuclearweapons
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Some interesting quotes from the article.

"Iranians are neither worried nor uncomfortable with the resolution... we will celebrate our atomic achievements in February."

"From Sunday morning, we will begin activities at Natanz -site of 3,000 centrifuge machines - and we will drive it with full speed. It will be our immediate response to the resolution,"

"Before going to war it is possible to achieve what we want without war, if the world will take the right steps," continued Peres.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said it sends "a clear message to the Iranian leadership that Iran's nuclear program is total unacceptable and the community of nations will act to prevent the Iranian regime from obtaining nuclear weapons."

"We don't think this resolution is enough in itself," Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said. "We want the international community to take further action. We're certainly not going to put all our eggs in the UN basket."

Enjoy the remaining days of 2006. It looks like 2007 will be an interesting year.

1 posted on 12/24/2006 10:39:09 AM PST by edpc
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To: edpc

It appears that the vertically-challenged Ahmadinejad isn't a big fan of the U.N. I guess he and I have ONE thing in common.


2 posted on 12/24/2006 10:42:06 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (When I was a kid, "global warming" was known as "the weather.")
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To: edpc

Hey, not to worry, John Kerry wants to go over there and "dialogue"! Everything is ok now. We all know he was the nominee because of his foreign policy experience!


3 posted on 12/24/2006 10:43:32 AM PST by cardinal4
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To: edpc
"It is a piece of torn paper... by which they aim to scare Iranians... It is in the Westerners' interests to live with a nuclear Iran," the semi-official Fars news agency quoted him as saying.

It's not in my interest to live with Iran. Nuclear or otherwise.

4 posted on 12/24/2006 10:45:24 AM PST by Gunny Gene
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To: edpc

Stupid, stone-age BS artist. Everybody has to have something...and he has his hot air. Some day, he will pay for pulling the tiger's tail!! Wadda jerk!!


5 posted on 12/24/2006 10:46:09 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: edpc

Enjoy the remaining days of 2006. It looks like 2007 will be an interesting year.
= = =

Indeed. And . . . interesting in the classical Chinese idiomatic sense.


7 posted on 12/24/2006 10:49:23 AM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: edpc
"those who backed it will soon regret their superficial act," Ahmadinejad said.

C'mon, Achmad. Have the spine to be specific.

8 posted on 12/24/2006 10:50:22 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: edpc

Every day another threat. If someone got in my face every day threatening to kill me and my family and everyone I know it wouldn't take that long for me to react, what the hell are we doing?

This guy is begging to be killed, taunting us.


9 posted on 12/24/2006 10:50:58 AM PST by word_warrior_bob
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To: word_warrior_bob

Threats = terrorists' currency


10 posted on 12/24/2006 10:53:09 AM PST by bannie
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To: edpc

Sanctions rarely work for the purposes for which they were imposed and should only be used to modify non-violent threats.

If someone is threatening violence, the correct response is overwhelming force, not sanctions.


11 posted on 12/24/2006 10:54:01 AM PST by umgud (I love NASCAR as much as the Democrats hate Bush)
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To: edpc

So the UN has imposed sanctions...will they seriously enforce them? I think not. Iran will have a nuke by the end of 2007 and only Israel or the US acting on their own will be able to stop it. The new Congress has already capitulated to the Arab world so I don't think the US is about ready to do anything except plead for UN protection.


12 posted on 12/24/2006 10:57:59 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: edpc
The sooner this jerk finds his cave the better. Buzz off ACK..men..ah jad!
13 posted on 12/24/2006 11:00:10 AM PST by Ditter
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To: The Great RJ
How pathetic we have become, we have the power to wipe out any country on the face of this planet, and yet we refuse to use that power. We have a magnificent military capable of achieving any task assigned to them, but we use them so poorly. We put them amongst the enemy and force them to do a job other than what they are trained for, social work. Democrats and Republicans have made us the laughing stock of the world. A pox on both their houses, we Americans will have to protect ourselves our government does not have the will to oppose the PC that has left us impotent.
14 posted on 12/24/2006 11:11:32 AM PST by CremeSaver
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To: edpc

Wonder why France/Germany/Russia/China went along with the vote for sanctions? They usually veto everything.

Unless they realize that the sanctions are a useless gesture anyway and they can score points with us without really doing anything.


15 posted on 12/24/2006 11:13:42 AM PST by joonbug
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To: edpc

.....and then we are going to turn the bombs on ourselves and get our reward of 70 virgins each, early. See how smart we are, you western infidels?


16 posted on 12/24/2006 11:14:03 AM PST by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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To: Ditter

Do we in the west have the balls to take this clown out? I think you can count on my country, Canada, to assist.


17 posted on 12/24/2006 11:14:22 AM PST by canadianally
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To: cardinal4

"John Kerry wants to go over there and "dialogue"!


Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Didn't you hear, Bush sent him up an Iranian river this Christmas Eve on a secret mission to speak with Amadjihad?


18 posted on 12/24/2006 11:16:24 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: edpc
I worked with a female Iranian many years ago. She told me Iranian men talk a lot but when it comes time to deliver the goods they fall short.

OUCH!
19 posted on 12/24/2006 11:35:07 AM PST by SomeoneNeedsToSayIt
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To: catalog311
Time for Israel to strike against this nut.

Nope, Israel is smart enough to wait until they can do so with most of the world's OK (or at least mild acquensence) on it. That time is not yet here, but if this ass-clown carries forth on his threats, he will bring that time much closer.

20 posted on 12/24/2006 11:39:52 AM PST by hunter112
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To: edpc
"Iranians are neither worried nor uncomfortable with the resolution... we will celebrate our atomic achievements in February."

The world is acting like it has an Iranian knife to its throat and Iran is acting like it has a knife to the world's throat.

Nothing will end this but military action. Nothing.

21 posted on 12/24/2006 11:43:56 AM PST by Cogadh na Sith (There's an open road from the cradle to the tomb.)
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To: catalog311

Why should little Israel be expected to carry the water for us?


22 posted on 12/24/2006 11:48:55 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell ( BP agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, Patriots betrayed and punished for their competence!!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
the supporters of the resolution would soon regret

Who didn't support the resolution besides N Kor and Venezuela? And Cuba.

23 posted on 12/24/2006 11:52:00 AM PST by RightWhale (RTRA DLQS GSCW)
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To: hunter112

"Israel is smart enough to wait until they can do so with most of the world's OK (or at least mild acquensence) on it."

That time will never come. The majority of the world are anti-semitic and wish only for Israel to disapear. When the right thing needs to be done, you don't wait for other's approval, you just do it.


24 posted on 12/24/2006 12:00:28 PM PST by MaDeuce (Do it to them, before they do it to you! (MaDeuce = John Browning's gift to freedom))
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To: cardinal4

"Hey, not to worry, John Kerry wants to go over there and 'dialogue!'"

Please! Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please! Let's hold a Freeper Bake Sale to buy him a one-way ticket; you know how he likes to take handouts, LOL!

Carrot, meet Stick, LOL!


25 posted on 12/24/2006 12:03:59 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Can't we just declare open-season on this jerk now?


26 posted on 12/24/2006 12:05:13 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: edpc
It is in the Westerners' interests to live with a nuclear Iran," the semi-official Fars news agency quoted him as saying.

Thank you for your concern with your attempt at setting our directives strait Imanutjob, however trust in the idea that we can figure out what is best for us without your impetuous rhetoric as a national leader.

27 posted on 12/24/2006 12:05:30 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: F.J. Mitchell

This is a big problem and I don't think we should put the burden on them. The biggest reason is that Israel is like the US and has lots of internal enemies in its own government.

We gave them a free hand this summer and they basically stopped short of doing what they should have done - because of internal opposition and a wimpy government. This made them look weak and made us look like idiots.

If we're going to take out Iran, we have to do it ourselves. That said, we won't do it, and I'mANutJob is perfectly safe in taunting us, threatening Israel and developing all the nukes he wants.


28 posted on 12/24/2006 12:05:55 PM PST by livius
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"Hey, not to worry, John Kerry wants to go over there and 'dialogue!'"

Swell, all we need is to affirm that we are a bunch of idiots striving for direction at the knee of a helmsman who is capable of being stuck in forward and reverse at the same time.

29 posted on 12/24/2006 12:10:58 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: edpc
Why does not get a sign that says "kick me" and have it stapled to his hairy Iranian back. This buffoon is going to be riding the lightning very soon and as the smoke clears so will he....
30 posted on 12/24/2006 12:13:10 PM PST by Wraith (To have peace prepare for War.)
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To: edpc
Why does HE not get a sign that says "kick me" and have it stapled to his hairy Iranian back. This buffoon is going to be riding the lightning very soon and as the smoke clears so will he.... P.S. Merry Christmas to all
31 posted on 12/24/2006 12:14:31 PM PST by Wraith (To have peace prepare for War.)
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To: edpc
This guy needs to be dead sooo bad....

FMCDH(BITS)

32 posted on 12/24/2006 12:17:27 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: edpc
"U.N. diplomats say the 15-member council will vote on an amended version of a resolution drafted by Britain, France and Germany."
http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-12-23-voa9.cfm

These are the backers of the resolution. Ahmadinejad threatened them. I wonder if there will be a NATO comment? France is screwed if this becomes a NATO action.
33 posted on 12/24/2006 12:17:37 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever
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To: edpc

Phew- and here we thought the sanctions were going to be viewed negatively- I guess i underestimated the severity of the sanctions- my mistake- not http://sacredscoop.com


34 posted on 12/24/2006 12:17:58 PM PST by CottShop
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Carrot, meet Stick, LOL!

I think its more like dope meets dork!

35 posted on 12/24/2006 12:19:30 PM PST by cardinal4
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To: edpc

Winning friends through threats.


36 posted on 12/24/2006 12:19:38 PM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!! GO RUDY GO!!!)
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To: cardinal4
...John Kerry wants to go over there and "dialogue"! Everything is ok now.

Hey, it might work. Kerry's such a yawn -- maybe the plan's to bore Ahmadinejad to death...

37 posted on 12/24/2006 12:19:39 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: livius
If we're going to take out Iran, we have to do it ourselves.

The last election period showed us as a country to be more concerned about real issues that are more threatening than the WOT and the "axis of evil".

38 posted on 12/24/2006 12:19:56 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: cardinal4
I think its more like dope meets dork!

More like "ME, ME, ME meets his rival ME, ME, ME".

39 posted on 12/24/2006 12:23:07 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: SomeoneNeedsToSayIt
I worked with a female Iranian many years ago. She told me Iranian men talk a lot but when it comes time to deliver the goods they fall short.

I don't think that Iranian men are alone in this. Just take look at Saddam. Remember he was talking big before we went into Iraq

40 posted on 12/24/2006 12:27:21 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: livius
I know. It frustrating as hell, isn't it?

When the time comes, (and it will), when there is no choice left but to take Iran out, the cost for doing so (in terms of lives lost, suffering and destruction) by then will have multiplied a thousand fold.
41 posted on 12/24/2006 12:36:28 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell ( BP agents Ramos and Compean, Patriots betrayed and persecuted for just doing their job!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Ahmadinejad is a terrorist.


42 posted on 12/24/2006 12:56:45 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (In case of doubt, attack - General George Patton)
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To: EGPWS

Errr...exactly is it that you believe to be "more threatening," pray tell.


43 posted on 12/24/2006 12:57:07 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

Sorry, that would be "what is it" etc.


44 posted on 12/24/2006 12:58:13 PM PST by livius
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To: EGPWS

I was thinking more along the lines of his impending "status" as a hostage, LOL!


45 posted on 12/24/2006 12:59:41 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: F.J. Mitchell

Sadly, you're right. It's going to happen, but I honestly believe the US is going to wait until Iran strikes Israel or strikes us or some ally directly. I can't believe we're offering up our people as sacrifices to Islam, but that seems to be what's happening. A certain number of us will have to die before any US government will have permission from the Dems to strike back.


46 posted on 12/24/2006 1:00:20 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

BUMP!


47 posted on 12/24/2006 1:06:06 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell ( BP agents Ramos and Compean, Patriots betrayed and persecuted for just doing their job!)
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To: edpc
“It is a piece of torn paper... by which they aim to scare Iranians... It is in the Westerners' interests to live with a nuclear Iran,”

I can live with a nuclear Iran, Mr. Ahmanutjob would you please provide us with your current latitude and longitude and we will resume our nuclear testing program.

48 posted on 12/24/2006 1:12:27 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free!)
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To: catalog311
"Time for Israel to strike against this nut."

Yep. We've got their back....and they know it.

49 posted on 12/24/2006 1:14:27 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I was thinking more along the lines of his impending "status" as a hostage,...

Dream on, for their motivations and directives will lead them to send him back to us to do their bidding on our turf.

Not good for us stateside....

50 posted on 12/24/2006 1:16:19 PM PST by EGPWS
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