[extropy-chat] nuclear non-proliferation as energy strategy ?
brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 17 18:26:12 UTC 2006
I don't think Iran's race has anything to do with it (re: the "brown people"
comment). It has more to do with their terrorist nation status. Maybe it's
just me, but Iran having nuclear weapons scares me. Nuclear power doesn't. I
think it's smart for Iran to pursue nuclear power as it may take 20 years to
really get serious power output and they need to start now if they want to
be ready when the oil is gone. But I don't think Iran has shown itself
responsible enough to have nuclear weapons.
>From: user <user at dhp.com>
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>Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] nuclear non-proliferation as energy strategy ?
>Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 11:25:36 -0500 (EST)
>On Tue, 17 Jan 2006, Brian Lee wrote:
> > The last plan I saw was that the EU/US wanted to provide the enriched
> > uranium to fuel Iran's future reactors. Iran was against that and so
> > at where we are today. So I guess there's no solution that gives Iran
> > capability to make nuclear fuel without the capability to make weapons
> > material.
>Which seems sensible from a "we're scared of brown people" standpoint, but
>from Irans standpoint ... I would reject that plan as well. If they
>really were (a big if) interested in modern electrical power
>infrastructure to tie their developing country to, why shackle yourself to
>the goodwill of others to provide the necessary fuel ?
>Again, it seems like a perfect role reversal, and if I were Iran I would
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