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Rumi - Quotes
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
― Rumi

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”
― Rumi

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
― Rumi

“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”
― Rumi

“What you seek is seeking you.”
― Rumi

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Rumi

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
― Rumi

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
― Rumi

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
― Rumi

“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
― Rumi

“When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.”
― Rumi

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
― Rumi

“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
― Rumi
“Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”
― Rumi

“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live. Destroy your
reputation. Be notorious.”
― Rumi

“My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
― Rumi

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
― Rumi

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Trinity versus First Lightening:

Why Evil regimes like Khamnei’s should not be allowed to have nuclear bomb

By Freydoon Khoie

On August 29, 1949, at a remote test site at Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan, the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, in short, the Communist Russia successfully detonated its first atomic bomb, code name "First Lightning." In order to measure the effects of the blast, the Soviet scientists constructed buildings, bridges, and other civilian structures in the vicinity of the bomb. They also placed animals in cages nearby so that they could test the effects of nuclear radiation on human-like mammals. The atomic explosion, which at 20 kilotons was roughly equal to "Trinity," the first U.S. atomic explosion, destroyed those structures and incinerated the animals.

According to legend, the Soviet physicists who worked on the bomb were honored for the achievement based on the penalties they would have suffered had the test failed. Those who would have been executed by the Soviet regime if the bomb had failed to detonate were honored as "Heroes of Socialist Labor," and those who would have been merely imprisoned were given "The Order of Lenin," a slightly less prestigious award.

On September 3, 1949 a U.S. spy plane flying off the coast of Siberia picked up the first evidence of radioactivity from the explosion. Later that month, President Harry S. Truman announced to the American people that the Soviets too had the bomb. Three months later, Klaus Fuchs, a German-born physicist who had helped the United States build its first atomic bombs, was arrested for treason for passing nuclear secrets to the Soviets. While stationed at U.S. atomic development headquarters during World War II, Fuchs had given the Soviets precise information about the U.S. atomic program, including a blueprint of the "Fat Man" atomic bomb later dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, and everything the Los Alamos scientists knew about the hypothesized hydrogen bomb. The revelations of Fuchs' espionage, coupled with the loss of U.S. atomic supremacy, led President Truman to order development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan.

On November 1, 1952, the United States successfully detonated "Mike," the world's first hydrogen bomb, on the Elugelab Atoll in the Pacific Marshall Islands. The 10.4-megaton thermonuclear device instantly vaporized and entire island and left behind a crater more than a mile wide. Three years later, on November 22, 1955, the Soviet Union detonated its first hydrogen bomb on the same principle of radiation implosion. Both superpowers were now in possession of the so-called "superbomb," and the world lived under the threat of thermonuclear war for the first time in history.

Rise of the Evil Empire

The Fuchs’ treacherous act of revealing the nuclear secret to Communist Russia gave birth to the Soviet’s evil empire which strangulated the Russian population and much of the Eastern Europeans, Cubans, later Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans and where ever the mind slaving communist ideology took hold of and fell victim to the post Second World War communism and the world for over seventy years paid dearly and many are still paying the price for this tragedy even after the fall and disintegration of the Soviet Union.

Beside the economic and social catastrophes caused by the communist Russia and enslavement of over five hundred million people and preventing their growth and liberty, contamination of air and soil due to atmospheric testing has been part of a wider environmental catastrophes by a regime that has shown no concern for humanity. Water contamination due to improper disposal of spent uranium and decay of sunken nuclear-powered submarines problem in the Kola Peninsula in northwest Russia and despite the Russian government’s statements that the radioactive power cores are stable is an environmental time bomb. Various scientists have come forth with serious concerns about the 32,000 spent nuclear fuel elements that remain in the sunken vessels. There have been no major incidents yet, other than the explosion and sinking of a nuclear-powered submarine in August 2000, but many international scientists are still uneasy at the prospect of the hulls eroding, releasing uranium into the sea and causing considerable contamination. Although the submarines pose an environmental risk, they have yet to cause serious harm to public health. However, water contamination in the area the Mayak test site, especially at Lake Karachay, is extreme, and has gotten to the point where radioactive byproducts have found their way into drinking water supplies. It has been an area of concern since the early 1950's, when the Soviets began disposing of tens of millions of cubic meters of radioactive waste by pumping it into the small lake. Half a century later, in the 1990's, there are still hundreds of millions of curies of waste in the Lake, and at points contamination has been so severe that a mere half hour of exposure to certain regions would deliver a dose of radiation sufficient to kill 50% of humans. Although the area immediately surrounding the lake is devoid of population, the lake has the potential to dry up in times of drought. Most significantly, in 1967, it dried up and winds carried radioactive dust over thousands of square kilometers, exposing at least 500,000 citizens to a range of health risks. To control dust, Soviet scientists piled concrete on top of the lake. Although this was effective in helping mediate the amount the amount of dust, the weight of the concrete pushed radioactive materials into closer contact with standing underground groundwater. It is tough to gauge the overall health and environmental effects of the water contamination at Lake Karachay because in Russia’s closed system figures on civilian exposure are unavailable, making it hard to show causation between elevated cancer rates and radioactive pollution specifically from the lake.

Contemporary efforts to manage radioactive contamination in the former Soviet Union are few and far between. Public awareness of the past and present dangers, as well as the Russian government's investment in current cleanup efforts, are likely dampened by the lack of press freedom and other sites have gotten in comparison to isolated nuclear incidents such as Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl and Three-Mile Island. The domestic government's investment in cleanup measures seems to be driven by economic concerns rather than care for public health. The most significant political legislation in this area is a bill agreeing to turn the already contaminated former weapons complex Mayak into an international radioactive waste dump, accepting cash from other countries in exchange for taking their radioactive byproducts of nuclear industry. Although the bill stipulates that the revenue go towards decontaminating other test sites such as Semipalatinsk and the Kona Peninsula, experts doubt whether this will actually happen given the current political and economic climate in Russia.

So why Khamnei’s evil regime should not have Nuclear Bomb?

For several years we have witnessed a heated debate over the best way for the United States led 5+1 to respond to Khamnei's nuclear activities. As the argument has raged, the United States has tightened its already robust economic, political and diplomatic sanctions against the Islamist terrorist regime, and the European Union, under US and international pressure joined the embargo on Iranian oil on July 1, 2012. Although the United States, the EU, and the terrorist regime have recently returned to the negotiating table, a palpable sense of crisis still looms.

Most U.S., European, and Israeli commentators and policymakers have rightfully warned that a nuclear-armed dictatorship regime like the one in Iran, armed with nuclear bomb would be the worst possible outcome of the current standoff. In fact, I would add that it would probably be the worst possible result: the one most likely to lead not only to nuclear arms race in the region and eventual confrontation, but more importantly, it will delay the inevitable regime change in Iran just as it happened in Communist Russia and communism lasted for seventy years while the world was blackmailed and caused tremendous human tragedies and destruction of life and liberty for over 500 million people for three generations and imprisonment, torture and death of innumerous millions in the Gulags of the evil empire, while prevention of Khamnei’s ambition for nuclear bomb would lead to a national implosion and regime change and a democratic political system in a post Khomaini Iran which will be the greatest contribution to build stability in West Asia and North Africa.

The crisis over Khamnei’s tyrannical regime’s nuclear program could end in three different ways. First, diplomacy coupled with effective and continued sever sanctions could convince Khamnei to abandon its pursuit of a nuclear weapon and give up the idea of blackmailing the free world and allow peaceful political transformation to democracy. This outcome is very likely: the record indicates that the last few years sanctions have taken its toll and brought the terrorist regime to its knees which is why they have sent a smiling Mullah like Hassan Rouhani to claim to be a moderate and secretly beg for respite from the sanctions, but staying the course by the U.S. will do the trick just as Khamnei’s partner Bashar Assad agreed under threat of a military action to give up its chemical weapons. Punishing the terrorist regime in Iran through economic sanctions not only will inexorably derail its nuclear program but open the door for political reform in Iran and Syria. If the US and her allies stand firm and press on with harsher sanctions, Khamnei’s regime will fall and disintegrate and the post Khamnei democratic government will certainly abandon the ambition for nuclear weapons. In fact, adding still more sanctions now would make Khamnei’s regime even more vulnerable and push it over the cliff and bring an end to this 34 years of nightmare for the people of Iran and much of the world.

The second outcome from harsher sanctions is that the U.S, could allow the nationalist Iranians who take pride in their nuclear technology to stop short of testing a nuclear weapon but develop a breakout capability, the capacity to build and test one quite quickly should they be threatened by neighboring countries like Russia and Pakistan who possess nuclear bomb. Post Khamnei’s democratic government of Iran would not be the first country to acquire a sophisticated nuclear program without building an actual bomb. Japan, for instance, maintains a vast civilian nuclear infrastructure. Experts believe that it could produce a nuclear weapon on short notice.

Such a breakout capability might satisfy the nationalist factions in Iran who despite being in favor of regime change consider joining the global nuclear club a national prestige and subject to ending the despotic regime, they can enjoy all the benefits of having the technology to build a bomb for greater security without the downsides of international isolation and condemnation. The problem is that a breakout capability in the hands of undemocratic and dangerous regimes like Khamnei’s will not work as intended because dictatorship and closed regimes are not transparent and cannot be trusted. Under a totalitarian and despotic regime like the former communist Russia or Khamnei’s in Iran in which there is no freedom of speech, press, assembly and opposition political parties, everything is done in secret and world cannot be a safe place. The free world made the historical mistake of allowing the Soviet evil empire develop nuclear bomb back in 1949 and have been paying the price ever since and we should not make the same mistake again and allow another evil, irrational and suicidal regime to have nuclear bomb. If Khamnei ends up having a nuclear bomb then every suicidal terrorist and maniac like Bin Ladins in the world who believe murdering innocent people is a service to their version of Allah will have one and that will be truly the end of peace and security in the world.

Sanctions on Iran and Syria must continue and even intensified and the U.S. should openly demand regime change in Iran and Syria and bring an end to the 34 years of nightmare in Iran and much of the world since the inception of Khomaini’s evil regime.

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