A "surgical" strike is not a guarantee of success. It wouldn't be like Israel on Iraq decades ago. the Iranians are bristling with anti-air defences - admittedly few are first tier, but aint a countersystem on the planet that could deal with hundreds of missles at the the same time.
And then there is the reaction of the rest of the world. Now I realize that the right doesn't really care too much, but such action whether successful or not will push a lot of countries into the sino/russian economic spheres (not political, strictly investment/supplier/customer terms), thereby guaranting china's non military acquisition of necessary land, food, mineral, energy. and enabling russia to regain world influence in economic terms instead of the militaristic influence of commie days. Give em a hand - they need it.
My Karma ran over your Dogma.
But, in the end, you and Redress are correct. Negotiations must come first. I just don't happen to think they'll do any good. Stall-build-stall-develop-stall-stall-stall. I guess we'll see, but since it's hardly worked in the past, I just don't hold out much hope. I should be more optimistic, I guess.
Thank you, Quazi!
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
Oh. The money? That would come from you and me just like always.
Cute use of the wave.
Thank you, Quazi!
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
The White House is flatly rejecting the New York Times report and that there is no evidence to substantiate a claim that Iran has agreed to bilateral talks.
BBC News - US denies Iran nuclear talks New York Times report