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    Re: Iran Moves Closer to Nuke Weapon Capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    not responsible policy

    you run on that, you won't get 20%
    Reasonableness rarely makes for a popular platform.

    However, it is the strategy that is most likely to be pursued by both Democrats and Republicans, regardless of whether they adopt a dove or hawk stance.

    As much as every attack or sanction against Iran hurts it, it is also a knife in the gut of American-European economies. Mutually assured economic decline is the biggest guarantee of peace. Nothing is more important to a society than prosperity.
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    Re: Iran Moves Closer to Nuke Weapon Capacity

    pretty words

    too pretty for reality

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    Re: Iran Moves Closer to Nuke Weapon Capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    pretty words

    too pretty for reality
    Hardly. 'Pretty' would be saying the trust of the United States in allowing Iran to achieve nuclear capability without fuss would cause great reflection among the political-military-economic elite and cause them to adopt a modern, humanitarian outlook and policies.

    I'm just saying that Iran's government wants its nation to survive and it wants to prosper, which is why they dedicate so much attention and resources to economic/technological development and education. If destroying Israel was their main purpose in existence, they could have just used their army by now. They would have soon be destroyed by NATO bombings and attacks (nuclear or otherwise), but not before they reduced Israel to a modicum of its former power, if not ruined it totally. Iran is hostile to Israel, but not to the point they would confront it directly at the expense of their own economic progress. They don't care that much.

    To be frank, it should be obvious Iran's survival and prosperity is far more important to Iran than doing anything to Israel. Given an ultimatum between one or the other, they would definitely choose their own progress.

    Iran has never acted like a giant suicide bomber. No nation ever has.
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    Re: Iran Moves Closer to Nuke Weapon Capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Who cares if Iran has a nuke or not? "Mutually assured destruction" has worked for 60 years. The United States still has an overwhelming tactical advantage in any scenario.

    If it comes down to disrupting international commerce or letting Iran get a nuke, I say let them have a nuke.


    ****** Can we Get the above entry placed in some Golden setting so it can be studied in the future by what's Left of Humanity ???? Maybe in that Seed bunker in the Norwegian Arctic in a time capsule.

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    Re: Iran Moves Closer to Nuke Weapon Capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinc Route View Post
    ****** Can we Get the above entry placed in some Golden setting so it can be studied in the future by what's Left of Humanity ???? Maybe in that Seed bunker in the Norwegian Arctic in a time capsule.
    Iran can't produce enough nukes to threaten the existence of human civilization.

    Once again, Iran's government has invested a considerable portion of their revenue over the last couple decades into modernizing their economy and improving prosperity. The idea they are willing to "suicide bomb" their country to hurt the West is not a very sound theory.

    Iran's government, while tyrannical, cares far more about Iran than the Palestinians and Israel.
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    Re: Iran Moves Closer to Nuke Weapon Capacity

    whoa

    one nuke is a little too much human civilization for my taste

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    Re: Iran Moves Closer to Nuke Weapon Capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    whoa

    one nuke is a little too much human civilization for my taste
    One nuke would be bad, but it doesn't justify claims that Iran can somehow cause Armageddon. That's hyperbole.
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    Re: Iran Moves Closer to Nuke Weapon Capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    whoa

    one nuke is a little too much human civilization for my taste
    Congratz, because there are about 25,000 nuclear weapons out there, and I doubt all of them are in the hands of countries.

    Iran having a nuke is not as big of a threat as you think it is.

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    Re: Iran Moves Closer to Nuke Weapon Capacity

    Iran having a nuke is not as big of a threat as you think it is.
    He fears Iran's government's sole purpose in existence is to hurt the West and that they are willing to have their own people, language, religion, and culture destroyed to accomplish that feet. That is, that they are going to suicide bomb themselves on a nuclear scale.

    Not a very plausible belief because Iran's government has demonstrated considerable investment in the revitalization of its economy and culture. Taking up the cause of the Palestinians is popular among largely Muslim countries, but not to the extent envisioned by Prof.
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    Re: Iran Moves Closer to Nuke Weapon Capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    One nuke would be bad, but it doesn't justify claims that Iran can somehow cause Armageddon. That's hyperbole.
    who said armageddon?

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