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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Russia: Iran's Bushehr nuke plant 'almost ready'

Okay, it's an Iranian report, but it's still not good news. According to Iran's FNA News Agency, Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko said on Saturday that Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant was moving through its final phase of construction at a 'good pace.'
In the meeting, Shmatko briefed Putin on his recent visit to Iran, where he visited the Busher facility and participated in a meeting of the Russian-Iranian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation. Russia has resisted calls for sanctions against Iran despite its disregard for UN calls to reign in its illegal nuclear program.
The problem is that Russia has no incentive to play along with the West to stop Iran and there is no one in Washington with the strength to cajole them into playing along. When Russia decides it's to its benefit that Iran's nuclear plant go online, Iran's nuclear plant will go online.

There are things that can be done to 'persuade' the Russians this is not a great idea. The Obama administration would never take those actions, but the Mossad just might.


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Good For The Jews with special guests DeLeon and comedians Morgan Murphy, Seth Herzog, and Rachel Sklar is happening at the Highline Ballroom tonight! It’s going to be a great time, hope to see you there!
December 7, 2009
Concert starts @ 8PM
Doors open @ 6PM
Tickets $15.00

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The hilarious music duo Good For the Jews bring their national tour to New York for a night of unorthodox music and comedy on December 7, the minus-fifth night of Hanukkah.


Jewish music for people who don't like Jewish music.

No songs about dreidels.

And no Israeli folk-dancing.

“Good For the Jews is a hilarious musical act. Don’t miss them.” National Public Radio

“Like Sarah Silverman and Jon Stewart, Good For the Jews is wickedly hilarious.” Village Voice

“Good For the Jews: a Jewish Flight of the Conchords.” Denver Westword

“Like Adam Sandler with a few additional IQ points.” The Onion

“Good For the Jews is part of the sharp new culture presented by such talents as Jon Stewart, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Sarah Silverman.” Washington Post

DeLEON makes “Spanish-Jewish indie rock” by infusing 15th hcentury folk music with the entrancing cadences of the ancient Sephardic tradition. They have toured with Gogol Bordello and recently completed a 20-city tour with Brazilian legends Os Mutantes.

MORGAN MURPHY has been a writer for the TV shows Crank Yankers and Jimmy Kimmel Live. She has performed standup comedy on Premium Blend and Last Call with Carson Daly, and is currently writing for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

SETH HERZOG has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Chappelle’s Show, and VH1’s Best Week Ever.


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