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At Summit, Iran Overshadows Economic Plans

By Ben Pershing
Friday's storyline in Pittsburgh was supposed to be all about the economy, as leaders of the G-20 are set to announce plans to work together on the kinds of global economic reforms that had previously been driven by the G-8.

But talk of economic cooperation has been overshadowed by concerns about Iran, which has admitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency that it is building a previously secret uranium enrichment plant outside of Teheran. The admission comes after President Obama, Gordon Brown andNicolas Sarkozy were reportedly preparing to confront Iran publicly on the subject. The New York Times reports: "American officials say that they have been tracking the covert project for years, but that Mr. Obama decided to make public the American findings after Iran discovered, in recent weeks, that Western intelligence agencies had breached the secrecy surrounding the project."

The Times of London adds, "The emboldened calls to action came after Russia finally conceded that sanctions may be inevitable, after intense lobbying by the Americans." (And after Obama's controversial decision on missile defense that was aimed partly at earning Russia's cooperation against Iran.) Iran's admission occurred two days after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave a rambling speech to the UN in which he largely ignored the nuclear issue, and after he told the Washington Post he wanted to build trust and "engage in cooperation" with the U.S. on the subject.

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Posted at 8:18 AM ET on Sep 25, 2009  | Category:  The Rundown
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So much for the alleged safety of nuclear power.

Posted by: rooster54 | September 26, 2009 10:52 AM

President Barack Obama once again shows that America made the right choice in 2008..

Posted by: ruraledcomm | September 25, 2009 10:10 PM

This just in: Russians 'shocked - just shocked that gambling going on at Ricks!' ; ) In Related news: Secret Enrichment centrifuges in Iran said to be housed in former industrial scale borscht curring tanks. International investigators are perplexed - just perplexed.


Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-bradley/obamas-summiteering-high_b_300163.html

Posted by: PulSamsara | September 25, 2009 3:32 PM

NUKES ARE NOT THE ONLY 'WMD' THREAT...

MICROWAVE AND LASER RADIATION ELECTROMAGNETIC DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS CAN DO WHAT NUKES DO -- SILENTLY, INVISIBLY, TO ENTIRE NATIONS OR TO 'TARGETED' INDIVIDUALS.

AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS DEPLOYED THIS HARMFUL, MIND- AND BODY-DEGRADING TECHNOLOGY AGAINST ITS OWN CITIZENS...

A BUSH-LEGACY AMERICAN GENOCIDE THAT TEAM OBAMA HAS FAILED TO STOP.

A federal-local multi-agency coordinated action program -- an ongoing legacy of the Bush-Cheney years -- is committing a quiet genocide on thousands of unjustly targeted Americans via microwave/laser weaponry; covert financial exploitation; and a grassroots vigilante army fronted by community policing, town watch and anti-terrorism units who use covertly placed warrantless GPS devices, and cell phones, to stalk their targets -- protected by federal and local law enforcement who know all about it...

...an American Gestapo hiding in plain sight, unreported by a complacent mainstream media, unaddressed by naive and apparently misinformed Obama officials.

http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america OR (if link is corrupted / disabled): http://NowPublic.com/scrivener RE: "GESTAPO USA"

Posted by: scrivener50 | September 25, 2009 10:29 AM

Gadhafi trashed Ahmadinejad at U.N. Read the funny story @ http:www.thelintscreen.com

Posted by: guzelvis | September 25, 2009 9:39 AM

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