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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why don't we see the same consternation over Iran's murder of Americans?
    So is that a 'yes' or a 'no', please?

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Like the Khobar Towers? Was that murder, too?
    Yes. Just like murdering sailors from Iran would be. What in the hell is your point? Are you that paranoid that you feel murder is justified because an Iranian destroyer and a helicopter supply ship might come near U.S. territorial waters?
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Yes. Just like murdering sailors from Iran would be. What in the hell is your point? Are you that paranoid that you feel murder is justified because an Iranian destroyer and a helicopter supply ship might come near U.S. territorial waters?
    Iran is a terrorist state. They earned it.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    So is that a 'yes' or a 'no', please?
    Afraid to answer the question, huh?
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Should we wait until they float a nuke into Hampton roads? Or should we make a show of force, now, and discourage them from trying to float a nuke into Hampton Roads?



    Good thing we didn't take that attitude in 1941, or during The Cold War. What would the world look like, if we hadn't? It would be Purdy ****ed up.

    I would probably agree with you, if we weren't talking about a rogue regime, with a hair trigger, that maintains it's own terrorist army. Iran is no different than Nazi Germany. We should learn from history and treat them accordingly.
    So because one day they might have a nuclear weapon, might develop miniaturization technology, might develop suitable naval surface to surface delivery systems, might send a ship towards the United States, and then because they might against all possible odds hurl a nuclear weapon at a US city we should start wantonly bombing Iranian vessels that are just near our territorial waters?

    I'm an extremely hawkish unreconstructed neoconservative and this is just dumb super-patriotism at its worst.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Face it folks. Some of our colleagues cannot resist promoting war. They are not alone. Many people of the neocon mentality cannot resist an excuse to go to war.

    No thread at Debate Politics will ever change that.

    We should just be happy in knowing that these people are not currently in power, pulling the war strings, and content in knowing that cooler head's are. For now, anyways.

    So, don't let a few war dogs ruin your day. They are free to believe in what they want to believe, as we all are. What's important is that their sabre rattling is limited to a webpage such as Debate Politics thus rendering them insignificant and harmless.

    Have a great day everyone.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Like the Khobar Towers? Was that murder, too?
    We barely know who was responsible. There is massively conflicting evidence over the exact identity of the attackers, let alone their would be state sponsors. Moreover even if we did have resounding evidence of Iranian culpability we are a responsible hegemonic democracy, we don't retaliate by wantonly slaughtering people at sea and then say "By the way this was for the Khobar Towers 20 years ago".

    We prepare our retaliation, we plot possible consequences, we organize our contingencies, and then we act and we always make clear why we acted.

    We aren't god damn pirates.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Afraid to answer the question, huh?
    As soon as you answer mine, I will be pleased to answer yours (as soon as you give me a specific, real world example).

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Iran is a terrorist state. They earned it.
    Yeah, that's what the terrorists say about us when they justify their murderous activities. You want to put us on the same level as them. Priceless.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

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    You're delusional. You always have been. You're a prime example of why this country needs to invest in better mental health care for it's elderly.

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