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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    I had not realized that this was a comparison, but, the beginnings of a negative discourse of the US and how "No one has attacked more countries in modern history than the US".
    It is directly related to the relative lack of threat Iran poses to the region and to the US.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It is directly related to the relative lack of threat Iran poses to the region and to the US.
    That is not what you wrote, but, forget that for the moment.

    Here is how those in the region feels about Iran:

    The poll surveys six Arab nations’ attitudes towards Iran and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) issues. The key finding is that a substantial majority of Arabs believe that Iran plays a negative role in both Iraq and the Arab Gulf region.

    Executive Summary

    • Most Arabs look askance at Iran's role across their region, with substantial majorities seeing Iran playing a negative role especially in Iraq, Bahrain and the Arab Gulf.

    • Iran's favorable ratings have dropped significantly in recent years. It is seen as not contributing to "peace and stability in the Arab World" and there is scant support for Iran's nuclear program.

    • Significant majorities desire that the Middle East become a "nuclear free zone". When asked if they "had to choose one nation other than Israel to be a nuclear power in the Middle East" - for most Arabs, Egypt is the preferred choice, followed by Turkey.

    • There is regional support for the GCC's new and more assertive role in Bahrain, Yemen, and in their concern with Iran's nuclear program.

    • Lebanon's attitudes toward Iran differ from the rest of the region, revealing a troubling sectarian divide.

    • Overall, Turkey receives the highest favorable ratings in most Arab countries, with the U.S. Receiving the lowest rating in every country but Saudi Arabia, where Iran is lowest.
    Arab Attitudes Toward Iran: 2011 | The Arab American Institute


    As far as the US
    On Wednesday the Iranian ambassador to Moscow, Seyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi declared that Iran has the capabilities to carry out military strikes on US interests around the globe.

    This comes after President Obama announced the United States would freeze all Iranian assets held in the US. The executive order which was signed on Monday was in reaction to what the US is calling deceptive practices by Iran
    Iran threatens to hit US targets

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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    That is not what you wrote, but, forget that for the moment.

    Here is how those in the region feels about Iran:
    I can't find the part where the majority of Arabs think the US should attack Iran. Did i miss it somehow?

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    "We think that it's not prudent at this point to decide to attack Iran," said Gen. Dempsey."
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It is directly related to the relative lack of threat Iran poses to the region and to the US.
    I answered the above post.What you ask next is a different question of which, is a position I do not hold.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I can't find the part where the majority of Arabs think the US should attack Iran. Did i miss it somehow?

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    "We think that it's not prudent at this point to decide to attack Iran," said Gen. Dempsey."

    The ambassador holds the position that Iran is a threat to the US.

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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    The ambassador holds the position that Iran is a threat to the US.
    Who's ambassador? And do they think it is a threat that justifies the US going to war with Iran? Do you have a link for your source? Thanks!
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Who's ambassador? And do they think it is a threat that justifies the US going to war with Iran? Do you have a link for your source? Thanks!

    Post 352 will answer your questions. My pleasure.

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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    Post 352 will answer your questions. My pleasure.
    Interesting:

    "The building provocation by Washington has been cornering Tehran and Sajjadi has stated that a US-led attack on Iran would be like committing suicide. Sajjadi went on to say Iran would by no means attack first. According to Sajjadi, “Even if it (US) attacks, we have a list of counter actions.”

    So, the threat is, if the US attacks Iran, then they will fight back. Pretty much what I expected.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Interesting:

    "The building provocation by Washington has been cornering Tehran and Sajjadi has stated that a US-led attack on Iran would be like committing suicide. Sajjadi went on to say Iran would by no means attack first. According to Sajjadi, “Even if it (US) attacks, we have a list of counter actions.”

    So, the threat is, if the US attacks Iran, then they will fight back. Pretty much what I expected.
    Hmm. That seems contrary to what deputy head of the Islamic republic's armed forces, Mohammad Hejazi says:
    "Our strategy now is that if we feel our enemies want to endanger Iran's national interests, and want to decide to do that, we will act without waiting for their actions.

    "[We will] not wait for enemies to take action against us."
    Iran nuclear talks a failure, says IAEA | World news | guardian.co.uk

    It sounds like Iran plans to strike first and thus, is a threat.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    this:
    ... Overall, Turkey receives the highest favorable ratings in most Arab countries, with the U.S. Receiving the lowest rating in every country but Saudi Arabia, where Iran is lowest.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    So you want to sit around and do nothing while the Iranian Army makes plans to attack America?
    Be careful you don't shove your tongue so far into your cheek that it gets stuck...... wait a minute, is there a chance you were not jesting but were, in fact, serious? .... no, not possible, but you had me going for second.

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