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    Re: Sparks fly’ over US policy on Iran at meeting between Netanyahu and US envoy

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    right ... it's only for electricity right?
    No, it's obviously for a bomb. That's why I pointed out that they were weapons. Read what I wrote
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    Re: Sparks fly’ over US policy on Iran at meeting between Netanyahu and US envoy

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    How could you be so sure?
    Craziness explains actions to a point. As a leader of a nation, there would have to be a significant reward for such a risk. There is no reward except for a global nuclear war which brings no gain even to him other than maybe infamy if the world continues to exist. Nuclear weapons are a power statement. That's why we have them. We aren't gonna use them anytime soon and we really want to get rid of them
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    Re: Sparks fly’ over US policy on Iran at meeting between Netanyahu and US envoy

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    They aren't gonna do anything with the weapons!!!!

    Let's cut to the chase.............even without those weapons Iran has already stated they have targets they would attack, not, because they were threats either.
    "Iran: We Can Hit 35 US Bases in 'Minutes'"

    "Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, told reporters the U.S. has 35 bases around Iran and all are "within the reach of our missiles" and could be hit "in the early minutes after an attack," according to an English-language report from Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency. The bases were no threat but instead an "opportunity" for the Iranian military, Hajizadeh said according to Fars "....


    Iran: We Can Hit 35 US Bases in 'Minutes' - ABC News

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    Re: Sparks fly’ over US policy on Iran at meeting between Netanyahu and US envoy

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Craziness explains actions to a point. As a leader of a nation, there would have to be a significant reward for such a risk. There is no reward except for a global nuclear war which brings no gain even to him other than maybe infamy if the world continues to exist. Nuclear weapons are a power statement. That's why we have them. We aren't gonna use them anytime soon and we really want to get rid of them
    You keep assuming these people are rational. I fear that that's a mistake.

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    Re: Sparks fly’ over US policy on Iran at meeting between Netanyahu and US envoy

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    Let's cut to the chase.............even without those weapons Iran has already stated they have targets they would attack, not, because they were threats either.




    Iran: We Can Hit 35 US Bases in 'Minutes' - ABC News
    Okay. And we can hit Iran in a ,atter of minutes and Russia can hit them just before us and by that time India has already hit them a number of times. Your point?
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    Re: Sparks fly’ over US policy on Iran at meeting between Netanyahu and US envoy

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    You keep assuming these people are rational. I fear that that's a mistake.
    They don't have to be rational as long as they are greedy. They won't do anything unless it will be beneficial to them and attacking Israel will not
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    Re: Sparks fly’ over US policy on Iran at meeting between Netanyahu and US envoy

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Craziness explains actions to a point. As a leader of a nation, there would have to be a significant reward for such a risk. There is no reward except for a global nuclear war which brings no gain even to him other than maybe infamy if the world continues to exist. Nuclear weapons are a power statement. That's why we have them. We aren't gonna use them anytime soon and we really want to get rid of them
    This reasoning is not sufficient, nor , does not it speak to the mind set of a Iran, more it speaks to rational thinking
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    Re: Sparks fly’ over US policy on Iran at meeting between Netanyahu and US envoy

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    You keep assuming these people are rational. I fear that that's a mistake.

    Exactly. Some here seem to equate Iran's nuclear arsenal with the Cold War Soviet Union's arsenal ... that they can be contained the same way... what they can not comprehend is that now, in the case of the Iranian Regime, we are dealing with fundamentalists religious fanatics.


    Big difference

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    Re: Sparks fly’ over US policy on Iran at meeting between Netanyahu and US envoy

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Okay. And we can hit Iran in a ,atter of minutes and Russia can hit them just before us and by that time India has already hit them a number of times. Your point?
    Point is targeting, "bases were no threat but instead an "opportunity" for the Iranian military" is not rational thinking but more like a threat .

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    Re: Sparks fly’ over US policy on Iran at meeting between Netanyahu and US envoy

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    They don't have to be rational as long as they are greedy. They won't do anything unless it will be beneficial to them and attacking Israel will not
    Sigh. You don't seem to get the Jihadist mentality. The will of god is paramount to them, not greed. The only thing they are greedy for is the virgins promised to them as a Martyr. They will gladly sacrifice not only themselves but their families, their children. There is no rationality. Allah will protect them if it is his will, if not then people like him believe they will go straight to paradise for serving him. Doing the will of god is the only thing that matters to them.

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