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    Re: Bargain With Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    The truth is that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program because it has every intention of attacking the petrodollar system and it believes (rather foolishly) that an arsenal of ballistic nukes will give them strategic leverage against the threat of any American military defense of the petrodollar system.

    Regardless, they are of no military threat to the US.
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    Re: Bargain With Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post

    We went to war with Iraq ( Australia went too) for various reasons, chemical warfare against the Kurds, supposed possession of WMD and to finish the job Bush Senior had started ( Kuwait).
    Make no mistake about it. The Iraq War was our response to Saddam Hussein trading in petroeuros. Why do you think we did not just plant some evidence of WMDs while we were tear-assing around Iraq? We could have done so quite easily.

    We did not plant such evidence for the simple reason that we wanted to make one specific point crystal clear for all concerned parties: Start trading crude oil for something other than dollars and we will turn your nation inside out and hang you with your own rope.
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    Re: Bargain With Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Regardless, they are of no military threat to the US.
    Which is why it is foolish for Iran to continue with their nuclear arms program. It's not going to deter us. To the contrary, it will only serve to provide us a defensible argument for attacking them.

    Nevetheless, this appears to be the course which Iran is continuing to pursue.
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    Re: Bargain With Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    Which is why it is foolish for Iran to continue with their nuclear arms program. It's not going to deter us. To the contrary, it will only serve to provide us a defensible argument for attacking them.

    Nevetheless, this appears to be the course which Iran is continuing to pursue.


    I agree.


    But its ok,,,, Iran will see the Light soon .... the nuclear light!

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    Re: Bargain With Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    And neither should we. That is my point. Let's not repeat the costly blunder we made in Iraq.
    I have already responded in post 93 how this is different from Iraq. However, I think the point you are making is Iran is not a threat to the US. This is an uninformed analysis because you are not taking into account the threat Iran is to one of our closest allies, Israel. One cannot deny that Iran pursuing nuclear weapons is a threat to Israel. The US being concerned and a reliable Allie to Israel is certainly in our self interest.

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    Re: Bargain With Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    I agree.


    But its ok,,,, Iran will see the Light soon .... the nuclear light!
    So you believe that America or Israel should actually stop Iran's nuclear weapons program by what... initiating a nuclear attack on Iran? Or are you just trying to be cute? Seriously, we need to know...

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    Re: Bargain With Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    Which is why it is foolish for Iran to continue with their nuclear arms program. It's not going to deter us. To the contrary, it will only serve to provide us a defensible argument for attacking them.

    Nevetheless, this appears to be the course which Iran is continuing to pursue.
    It seems to me that bluff and bluster is the way of many in the middle east who aren't allowed to have the same weapons we possess. It doesn't change fact they are still of no military threat to us.
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    Re: Bargain With Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    I have already responded in post 93 how this is different from Iraq. However, I think the point you are making is Iran is not a threat to the US. This is an uninformed analysis because you are not taking into account the threat Iran is to one of our closest allies, Israel. One cannot deny that Iran pursuing nuclear weapons is a threat to Israel. The US being concerned and a reliable Allie to Israel is certainly in our self interest.
    Isreal has hundreds of nukes. They more than outmatch Iran in that regard.
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    Re: Bargain With Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You let me know what I got wrong, How about that? Be sure to include your sources. Thanks!
    You left the part out about why we supported Iraq. But go ahead and keep lying, how about that. I don't need sources, it's common knowledge, and everyone here sees what you're doing. But that's typical of your debate style and why only extreme-nuts take you seriously.
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    Re: Bargain With Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Isreal has hundreds of nukes. They more than outmatch Iran in that regard.
    So that means Israel has no concern if Iran develops nuclear weapons (and goes against an international treaty doing so). Are you being serious?

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