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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Doing nothing while Iran kills our troops isn't the answer. I would rather kill a few thousand Iranian civilians than lose one American soldier.
    WHAT? Aside from the obvious moral objection of placing one innocent life above thousands of others simply on grounds of common origin, that's not even an effective military policy because it would provoke far too strong a retaliation from Muslims and nations who wouldn't have been our enemies, including key trading partners like Saudi Arabia. Ultimately, more American soldiers would be killed because of such over-sensitivity.
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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    It is no big surprise that Iran is causing problems in the area since they allways have. I had said a long time ago that Bush missled us very badly by ignoring Iran and taking his eyes off of Afghanistan and of going into Iraq.

    Now we want President Obama to solve the "problem" in a few months after Busg ignored it for years and missdirected our resources.
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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's plenty of justification for bombing Tehran into dust.
    No dust can get swept up. If you want a permanent solution you need to turn the place into glass.
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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    WHAT? Aside from the obvious moral objection of placing one innocent life above thousands of others simply on grounds of common origin, that's not even an effective military policy because it would provoke far too strong a retaliation from Muslims and nations who wouldn't have been our enemies, including key trading partners like Saudi Arabia. Ultimately, more American soldiers would be killed because of such over-sensitivity.
    So, at the end of the day, we're worried about what the Muslims think? We're actually worried about pissing off a religion?
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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, at the end of the day, we're worried about what the Muslims think? We're actually worried about pissing off a religion?
    Consider the following: Islam has somewhere between 1.3 and 1.8 Billion followers. If even 10% of them turn into radical terrorists, well, we have a big friggin problem.
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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Seeing as my country intervened in Afghanistan even though it is halfway around the world I'm not too outraged if Iran is intervening in a country next door.
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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    This Article forgets a VERY important point:

    Iran, before we got into a **** fight with them, was HELPING us fight Al Queda in Afghanistan. You see, we share something in common with Iran, and that is that Al Queda hates us both. Some would say equally. And we all know the Talaban's opinion about Al Queda (aka, a positive one). I really doubt that Iran would be helping the Talaban, even if it is to strike at Americans. I bet these weapons are either left-overs from when Iran was helping us, or they were smuggled into Afghanistan without the Iranian Government's knowledge.
    I'm quoting my post again because those posting in this thread are making a big mistake. They are assuming that Iran would help the Taliban.

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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    I'm quoting my post again because those posting in this thread are making a big mistake. They are assuming that Iran would help the Taliban.
    From the article:

    Additional intelligence suggests that Iranians have been providing support directly to the Taliban.

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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Seeing as my country intervened in Afghanistan even though it is halfway around the world I'm not too outraged if Iran is intervening in a country next door.
    Your country had the justification of being part of NATO, which responded an attack on one of its members (9/11) by taking out the Taliban who sheltered the terrorists who did it.

    Iran has no justification for helping out a group that sheltered terrorists.

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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    First off, in the process of killing jihadists we're going to take out many civilians. Second, the culture in the ME most amicable towards western style republic is most probably Iran. They have the demographics and education for it, I think it can be more highly encouraged there and adopted there than any other country in the ME.
    Amazing isn't it? The civilian population of Tehran is probably the most pro-American seven million or so people to be found anywhere in the middle east. Yet our "conservative" friends here are just itching to bomb them into oblivion.

    And they wonder why it is that they are virtually powerless and irrelevant in the current scheme of things.

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