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    Re: Feds Seize New York Office Building Tied to Iranian Government

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Most people don't recognize threats until they are marching through their country.
    Well the largest threat is usually there already.

    Iran is no threat to Britain.
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    Re: Feds Seize New York Office Building Tied to Iranian Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Well the largest threat is usually there already.

    Iran is no threat to Britain.
    Yea, we are all best of pals. Given the chance they would never try to hurt us. "DEATH TO AMERICA!"

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    In the case of the Iranian gov't, we hate them for who they are. And justly so.
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    Re: Feds Seize New York Office Building Tied to Iranian Government

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Yea, we are all best of pals. Given the chance they would never try to hurt us. "DEATH TO AMERICA!"

    Welcome to Fantasy Land.

    In the case of the Iranian gov't, we hate them for who they are. And justly so.
    Known of this makes them a threat to Britain. I will not risk my domestic liberty and external security on ideological, interventionist crusades for that kind of reasoning.
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    Re: Feds Seize New York Office Building Tied to Iranian Government

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    Known of this makes them a threat to Britain. I will not risk my domestic liberty and external security on ideological, interventionist crusades for that kind of reasoning.
    Its "interventionist crusades" that ensured that you wouldn't be speaking Russian today, comrade.
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    Re: Feds Seize New York Office Building Tied to Iranian Government

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    Its "interventionist crusades" that ensured that you wouldn't be speaking Russian today, comrade.
    Bollocks.

    Interventionist, ideological crusades are more liberal than conservative, so I don't know who you are calling comrade, commissar scourge.

    I'm voicing an ancient Tory and Old Whig distrust of foreign wars and standing armies, that goes back at least as far as Clarendon and the Cavalier parliament.
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    Re: Feds Seize New York Office Building Tied to Iranian Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Bollocks.

    Interventionist, ideological crusades are more liberal than conservative, so I don't know who you are calling comrade, commissar scourge.

    I'm voicing an ancient Tory and Old Whig distrust of foreign wars and standing armies, that goes back at least as far as Clarendon and the Cavalier parliament.
    I'd say Liberal Democracies have gotten along very well. Your distrust is misguided and your reasoning is antiquated.
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    Re: Feds Seize New York Office Building Tied to Iranian Government

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    I'd say Liberal Democracies have gotten along very well. Your distrust is misguided and your reasoning is antiquated.
    I take the bolded part as a complement.

    Iran is still not a threat to Britain.
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    Re: Feds Seize New York Office Building Tied to Iranian Government

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    Iran is still not a threat to Britain.
    When would Iran be a "threat", in your opinion? When is one justified in acting against a perceived "threat"?
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    Re: Feds Seize New York Office Building Tied to Iranian Government

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    When would Iran be a "threat", in your opinion? When is one justified in acting against a perceived "threat"?
    When it was actually likely to impinge on the liberty and external security of Britain.

    When is a country not a threat in your opinion?
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    Re: Feds Seize New York Office Building Tied to Iranian Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    When it was actually likely to impinge on the liberty and external security of Britain.
    Because reactionary and isolationist strategies have worked in the past, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    When is a country not a threat in your opinion?
    When a country's national slogan isn't "Death to America!". I'd say that's a good starting point.
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