Page 31 of 42 FirstFirst ... 21293031323341 ... LastLast
Results 301 to 310 of 412

Thread: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

  1. #301
    Sage
    Medusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Turkey
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    38,065

    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    medusa, I was a fan of PNAC long before they became the center of everyone's favorite conspiracy theory.
    think tanks dont work for pakistanis
    "Sovereignty is not given, it is taken." ATATÜRK

  2. #302
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    okla-freakin-homa
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    12,620

    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Sharon-
    The Middle East isn't nuke free and hasn't been for decades. What the Saudis fear is many nations in their region would have to give the Shiite majorities or large minorities more say in government. Right now Shiite majorities in countries like Bahrain are treated as second class citizens while a large Shiite minority sits on the vast Saudi oil fields, benefiting little from the huge wealth being generated.

    The Saudis don't fear Shiite nukes, they fear Shiite power sharing

  3. #303
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    08-09-13 @ 08:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    11,600

    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Sharon-
    The Middle East isn't nuke free and hasn't been for decades. What the Saudis fear is many nations in their region would have to give the Shiite majorities or large minorities more say in government. Right now Shiite majorities in countries like Bahrain are treated as second class citizens while a large Shiite minority sits on the vast Saudi oil fields, benefiting little from the huge wealth being generated.

    The Saudis don't fear Shiite nukes, they fear Shiite power sharing
    Shia are a tiny minority in Al Hasa mostly around Qatif and Hofuf... and they are pretty loyal.. The SAG has improved their situation many times over the past 50 years or so.

  4. #304
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    08-09-13 @ 08:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    11,600

    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    As for Iran "heating up":


    Twenty years ago, in 1992, Netanyahu declared Iran would deploy nuclear weapons in 3-5 years. In 1995, Israeli officials warned Iran would have nuclear arms by 2000.

    In 1998, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned that Iran would have intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads by 2003 that could strike the United States.

    Netanyahu now insists Iran will have nukes within a year. US intelligence denies this claim. Even biased UN nuclear inspectors say Iran has no nukes.

    Even so, hysteria and disinformation about Iran’s nuclear program continues without relent, intensifying war fever in America which is in the midst of election fever.

    Courting Nuclear Disaster | Alternative

  5. #305
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    As for Iran "heating up":


    Twenty years ago, in 1992, Netanyahu declared Iran would deploy nuclear weapons in 3-5 years. In 1995, Israeli officials warned Iran would have nuclear arms by 2000.

    In 1998, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned that Iran would have intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads by 2003 that could strike the United States.

    Netanyahu now insists Iran will have nukes within a year. US intelligence denies this claim. Even biased UN nuclear inspectors say Iran has no nukes.

    Even so, hysteria and disinformation about Iran’s nuclear program continues without relent, intensifying war fever in America which is in the midst of election fever.

    Courting Nuclear Disaster | Alternative
    Sharon, the inspectors don't know anything because Iran is not honest with them. They hide things and they outright lie too.

  6. #306
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    08-09-13 @ 08:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    11,600

    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Sharon, the inspectors don't know anything because Iran is not honest with them. They hide things and they outright lie too.
    Anybody can hide anything anytime.. including the Israelis.

    However, Bibi's experts and Meir Dagan think he's nuts.. Further, by last count only 18% of Israelis think Iran is a threat.

    Read Van Crevald .. Israel's military historian.

    Say Iran did drop a nuuclear bomb on Israel, they would be bombed to smithereens in the next 30 minutes.

    You can't trust Bibi... or his motives.

  7. #307
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Anybody can hide anything anytime.. including the Israelis.

    However, Bibi's experts and Meir Dagan think he's nuts.. Further, by last count only 18% of Israelis think Iran is a threat.

    Read Van Crevald .. Israel's military historian.

    Say Iran did drop a nuuclear bomb on Israel, they would be bombed to smithereens in the next 30 minutes.

    You can't trust Bibi... or his motives.
    Says you Sharon. Sorry, I would trust him more than the Mullahs or Ahmed ANY DAY.

  8. #308
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    okla-freakin-homa
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    12,620

    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Chris-
    I can't help remember the faces of protesters brutally tortured by the state secret police of our good friend and ally the Shah. We installed him, we propped him up and we kept him from facing justice in his homeland. Our hand is all over the current situation in Iran, we have left no stone or dictator unturned to hurt Iran, to include big hugs for Saddam.

    I think if we take the long view of our attempts to control Iran since WWII we would see the 'wart' as one we created.

    But we refuse to admit that and just call 'em crazy Mullahs...

  9. #309
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    08-09-13 @ 08:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    11,600

    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Says you Sharon. Sorry, I would trust him more than the Mullahs or Ahmed ANY DAY.
    Bibi has been jerking the US around on this issue since 1992... and continues to threaten Iran.. Does he have any obligation to diffuse the situation and resolve the conflict?

  10. #310
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Bibi has been jerking the US around on this issue since 1992... and continues to threaten Iran.. Does he have any obligation to diffuse the situation and resolve the conflict?
    And Iran has been jerking US around for years, not to mention threatening us, telling us that they hate us, burning our flags, kidnapping and holding our citizens for ransom, etc., etc., etc.

    Sorry, but Israel is IMO is MUCH more trustworthy than Iran is any day Sharon.

Page 31 of 42 FirstFirst ... 21293031323341 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •