If threatened, Iran will use Hormuz card

Senior lawmaker Kazem Jalali says if faced with a threat Iran will definitely use the defensive potential of the strategic Strait of Hormuz.     Pointing to the strategic importance of the Strait of Hormuz,…

While Iraq is being partitioned

Iraq was an equation with three unknowns. After the withdrawal of the US, one of the unknowns in this equation was resolved, leaving two parameters to compete with each other. Still, Iraq will be divided…

UK’s Secret Plots For Syria

January 02, 2012 “Daily Star” — BRITAIN is gearing up for fighting in Syria that could be bigger and bloodier than the battle against Gaddafi. The Ministry of Defence is drawing up secret plans for…

Japanese Utilities and Gov’t Regulators Dismiss Tragic Nuclear History

The core issues about Japan’s nuclear program still remain more than 40 years after inception. Throughout the decades, nuclear accidents have had little impact on government policy, while disasters in the island country continue increasing in size and danger to public health. While on one hand loudly declaring as long as the proper safeguards are in place nuclear power is safe, clean, and exceptionally powerful, utilities and regulators have knowingly shirked the responsibility to follow through, even to carry out routine safety checks.

From Fukushima to Disarmament

Today, that means preventing the threat of climate change and eradicating nuclear weapons. But we cannot afford efforts to address one challenge that end up aggravating the other. Attempting to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions through nuclear energy, thereby fueling the dangers of the ultimate global incendiary – nuclear war – could be the most tragic of all miscalculations.

The Lessons of Fukushima: Surviving Nuclear Disasters

Instead this tragedy will go down as one of the most criminal examples of near-universal mismanagement and misdirection, a glaring recurring fact that has prevailed in nuclear disasters decades past. In hindsight it is easy to see that we have always looked to nuclear energy as a form of salvation, “an energy too cheap to meter”, but some of our creations have led us to seek a salvation from our technology.