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    Re: Should we bomb Iran to prevent their getting nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    "Inflation-adjusted" doesn't apply to this graft. OPEC price-gouging caused all that inflation. With this in mind, the left side of the graph should start at $2 a barrel. The graft's economists' gimmick proves that the self-appointed experts are just shills for sheiks.
    OPEC's 17 crude price basket is always less the North Sea Crude or Texas crude.

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    Re: Should we bomb Iran to prevent their getting nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Look, I'm not an Iran fan. However, our involvement with the Shah and our subsequent poor diplomatic efforts don';t earn us a gold medal either.

    One thing I've learned through life is that being "right" is not always as valuable as being "smart".

    Lets say we approached Iran and said "look, we're sorry for pissing you off. We feel we may have done the wrong thing. We'd like to try to start over with a clean slate. We have a lot to offer you and if you'll hold off on your bomb-biz for 3 years, we'll trade with you, tour you, exchange education with you and help you develop nuclear plants if you want us to. All we ask is to give all this another try.Not only that, but we'll throw some money at the Palestinians and we'll tell Israel that building one more ****ing settlement will cost them their foreign aid."

    So, maybe it works - yowser. Maybe they tell us to **** off - hey, we really tried. It's LOGICAL to try to avoid killing 10s of thousands of people, isn't it?

    So, maybe you say "sure Mr. Logical, and what if they say yes but they sneak around and build a nuke?". Well, it's not as if we don't have about 3,000 nukes ourselves and we'll be incapable of defending ourselves.

    Just a speculative opinion of course.....
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    Re: Should we bomb Iran to prevent their getting nuclear weapons

    Iran is not going to use a nuclear missile on us. The Iranian administration might say some crazy things, but they're not suicidal.

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    Re: Should we bomb Iran to prevent their getting nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Thanks but no thanks, we just got finished with an almost decade long goose chase in Iraq that cost us more lives than were lost on 9/11 and a couple trillion dollars of taxpayer money.
    Why bring 9/11 into this? The issue is Iran and nuclear weapons.

    I offered an alternative to bombs and even that you reject. It appears you wish for Iran to have nuclear weapon capability and an arsenal which to launch at their whim.

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    Re: Should we bomb Iran to prevent their getting nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Those numbers of nuclear weapons are obscene and insane. There's thousands kept on alert and ready to be launched within minutes.

    When you consider that current day thermonuclear weapons are more powerful than the two bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and knowing the devastation inflicted on them as a nation, why do these Countries have stockpiles in the thousands?

    It's a mad world.

    The article also states, "the graph does not take into account that in many cases the missiles themselves may contain up to 12 warheads, nor does it take into account the size or kilo tonnage of the weapons themselves".

    This world could never withstand launching all those missiles there would nothing but a barren wasteland afterward.

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    Re: Should we bomb Iran to prevent their getting nuclear weapons

    I understand your emotions but sometimes wisdom is not doing what we feel, but what brings the best results.

    I've apologized to people who I thought were in the wrong. I did this for the greater good of the situation, particularly situations that affect others indirectly. I didn't want to but I had to make a judgement that included other possible victims of the circumstance.

    With millions of lives at stake, both ours and theirs, every alternative to combat should be explored.


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    Re: Should we bomb Iran to prevent their getting nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by comedy4all View Post
    First of all America is not the only one with the bomb. I say let them have the nuclear bomb, and after Iran and Israel use them against each other the area will be devastated. This can only be a good thing for us here in America. The pesky problem of the people in the Middle East will be solved now that they are all irradiated. The Oil Supply for the world would come from north and South America (more money for us). We also could take over whatever we want to go over there under the guise of it being a humanitarian mission. Let’s not be stingy now; share the nukes.

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    Re: Should we bomb Iran to prevent their getting nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    That is not so. Here is a story and a graphic of the various arsenals around the world.

    The world’s nuclear missiles



    Click on link to get the enlarged image.

    World’s nuclear arsenal graphic | News | National Post
    but those nations dont try to accuse the other nations of having nuke and they dont claim to be world power .)))))))))))

    also they dont threaten to bomb those countries either .)))
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    Re: Should we bomb Iran to prevent their getting nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    Why bring 9/11 into this? The issue is Iran and nuclear weapons.

    I offered an alternative to bombs and even that you reject. It appears you wish for Iran to have nuclear weapon capability and an arsenal which to launch at their whim.

    You mean your suggestion here:

    "The US should go in there kick some ass, take some names and go through these underground nuclear facilities and determine once and for all what they are doing down there. Enough talk, enough delays. If Iran is developing nuclear weapons take capability away from them."

    We just made the same mistake in Iraq. Unless, we learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.
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    Re: Should we bomb Iran to prevent their getting nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    but those nations dont try to accuse the other nations of having nuke and they dont claim to be world power .)))))))))))

    also they dont threaten to bomb those countries either .)))
    Several of those countries have stated that Iran, the other country in this instance, is working on developing nuclear weapons. "Under an offer that the United States and its Western allies, along with Russia, presented to Iran privately in late spring, Tehran would be allowed to retain some enrichment capability if it turned over its entire stockpile of 20 percent-enriched uranium and answered the questions posed by international inspectors about evidence that it has worked on a weapon."

    Iran's Nuclear Program (Nuclear Talks, 2012)


    As far as countries claiming to be a world power I have not thought about that.

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