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Could the wiki leaks outrage just blow over?

ASTANA, Kazakhstan – In a sudden turnaround, the former Soviet republic of Belarus announced Wednesday that it will give up all its weapons-grade uranium — fresh momentum for anti-proliferation efforts even as the U.S. welcomed Iran's decision to resume talks on its controversial nuclear program.

On a day of whirlwind diplomacy capped by the Belarus deal, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton praised Iran's return to nuclear talks, urged Europe to do more in Afghanistan and insisted that recent WikiLeaks disclosures would have no lasting effect on U.S. relations around the world.

The Belarus decision is a diplomatic victory for President Barack Obama, who has set a goal of securing all the world's nuclear materials within four years as a centerpiece of his strategy for denying nuclear weapons to terrorists.

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:17 PM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 11:18 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • William Potter, director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, said in an analysis released after the announcement that Belarus is believed to have more than 170 kilograms (374 pounds) of highly enriched uranium fuel, of which approximately 40 kilograms (88 pounds) is enriched to weapons grade. That would be enough to make at least several nuclear bombs.

    "The Obama administration scored a major success today," Potter said.

    Michael Corgan, a professor of international relations at Boston University and a specialist in international security, praised Belarus.

    "Good move. It seems that Belarus wants to be seen in the world as something more than simply another name for Western Russia," Corgan said.


    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 11:19 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Oh sure. So far it hasn't revealed anything too shocking.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 12:00 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • What do you care?

    You're beginning to be here night and day again.


    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 6:33 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • mustbegrace she is probably being paid to be on I have a cousin who works for our current administration her job is to be online in various forums checking to see what people are saying about Obama put out negatives about Republicans. She said she posts links all day that are anti Republican and pro Obama. She wouldn't tell me if she was on here but I wouldn't doubt it. They are on all forums. There are 400 people in the building she works at that do exactly what she does. She loves it was hired by Obama's campaign to do this nearly two years before he was elected. I am sure Republicans do the same thing.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Well, since all the state deparment info is just a bunch of people clucking and bickering, yeah, it will probably blow over. The next dump is supposed to be a bunch of stuff from banks and the financial meltdown. I can't wait to hear the justification for why THIS information should never be released to the public, and how Assange is a terrorist for telling us how the corporatocracy has stolen the nations wealth.

    ...I really didn't know we were concerned about Belarus' weapons program. It's more or less a show program anyway, as far as I understand it they've pretty much just stockpiled the USSR's old stuff and waiting for someone to come and tell them what the hell to do with it.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 10:29 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

    *high tails it to coffee pot*

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 10:30 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • not if people are smart. We should be outraged. However, since mainstream media is liberal based, it will all wash over and exuces will be made and the truth will continue to be twisted. I know that eventually the "wolves in sheep's clothing" will be exposed.

    Answer by kittieashy at 12:31 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • No it just keeps happening with these people. First with the war logs now this. Its not going to blow over it needs to be handled. I think its another terrist effort to hurt us. They are putting so many lives in danger. They need to be put on trial.

    Answer by mueller_amanda at 7:07 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

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