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What does Russia Want?

by wiseprince Tue Aug 12th, 2008 at 08:23:06 AM EST

Originally Posted at Voices in the Wilderness

Russia and Georgia have found themselves in military conflict for 3 or 4 days now and there does not seem to be any let up despite calls by The United States and the European powers (demands without weapons in the real world does little to change facts on the ground). The conflict will not stop until Russia has achieved its goal but the real question is what is the end state for Russia?

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Planning Ahead: The Wisdom of Iran's Nuclear Energy Program

by wiseprince Mon Sep 18th, 2006 at 07:17:25 PM EST

Originally Posted @ Voices in the Wilderness

If nuclear technology is clean and desired in the United States, Canada and other industrialized nations there should be an understanding that Western cultures are not the only nations that have a responsibility to the environment and to their local populations, national security and economic growth. The entire debate over Iran's nuclear energy program has been framed by the leaders of the world as solely a nuclear weapons debate and very little has been made of the constant claims and seeming validations of independent bodies that Iran's nuclear program is for energy use. Without the filter of the mainstream media it isn't hard to argue that Iran is being a responsible citizen of the world by trying to use a cleaner source of energy.  I will write, for the most part, with the assumption for now that Iran is indeed trying to develop nuclear plants to supply their energy needs

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