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Is Iran involved in TWO illegal wars of occupation?

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Does Iran have some 720 military bases on every continent in most countries across the globe?

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Is Iran spending $57,077.60 per minute on a war in Texas? Saskatchewan?

Has Iran dedicated $1.03 trillion in fiscal year 2010 for "defense." Well, no. They have dedicated 6.2 billion. Saudi Arabia has decided to spend 25.4 billion. Israel's 2009 defense budget was 53.2 billion, with a little help from the U.S. Andorra doesn't have a defense budget because it's taken care of by France & Spain.

Israel has some 400 nuclear warheads.

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So, the voice of Imperial America is threatening to punish Iran for her belligerence. Iran is intimating that it may develop nuclear weapons to defend itself. From what? In 2006 the American nuclear arsenal stood at roughly 18,561.95 kilotons with an additional assortment of 165.71 megatons of incomprehensible destruction deliverable more or less anywhere on earth. These numbers are ridiculous & dizzyingly absurd. If the reader would like to take a shot at doing the math in order to understand where we were under the helm of a Republican Congress & a Republican store-front president in 2006, go here.

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