[Marxism] Nuclear Issues

Yoshie Furuhashi critical.montages at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 13:01:39 MDT 2006


On 7/11/06, Mike Friedman <mikedf at amnh.org> wrote:
> nuclear power is untenable
> would hold true, as it does today in the U.S. (and other imperialist
> powers).

If nuclear power were untenable, wouldn't it be also untenable in Iran?

I believe that the Iranian power elite mean it when they say they are
interested in using it for electricity production -- see
<ttp://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/abn050706.html>:

<blockquote>One of the current objectives of the Islamic Republic of
Iran in its nuclear development is electricity production.

Throughout the last three decades, given the increasing social and
economic development of Iran, the strategy of exploitation of fossil
resources has been affected by two limiting factors: on one hand, the
improvement of the living standard and the programs to improve the
economic indices that must supply the new energy demand in all the
domestic and national industrial sectors; and, on the other hand, the
national economy that depends on oil revenues.

Iran, notwithstanding its great oil and gas deposits, cannot depend on
these fossil fuels alone to supply itself with energy, for various
reasons, like the limits of these resources, the greater added value
of these fuels in processing industries, and environmental
consequences of their use.</blockquote>

Is that tenable?  If it is, wouldn't other nations -- especially the
ones similarly circumstanced -- also be interested in it?

-- 
Yoshie
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