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

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Well, you have built that anti-missile system, haven't you? So, why bother?
    As to Israel, they have lots of nukes, why not let them deal with Iran?
    Israel most likely will not attack Iran unless the US says "okay, go ahead."

    Problem with that is that an Izzy attack on Iran would be even more polarizing and likely to provoke drastic over-reaction than the US doing it.

    On the whole I'd rather us take care of it... we can take the heat better, we have thousands of miles of oceans offering us a certain amount of buffer zone.

    But whatever we're going to do, it had best be fairly soon, or else it will be too late.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'm sorry reality squelches your buzz. It's still reality. Carry on.

    No, it is merely your unprovable opinion, and I will carry on nicely thank you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    That is a piss poor reason to not have someone as a ally. Its like saying don't be friends with the kid with glasses because a lot of people hates the kid with glasses.
    But they're not our ally, that's the whole point. Allies work together toward mutually beneficial goals. They're not doing a damn thing for us, they're just sucking up foreign aid money and when we ask them to do anything for us, they flip us the bird. Being allies is not a one-way street, they're just clinging to us for protection, the second they don't need us, they're gone.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    But whatever we're going to do, it had best be fairly soon, or else it will be too late.
    So, you want to prove the Maya right and open the gates of hell?!

    Not good, not good at all... Very sad indeed...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But they're not our ally, that's the whole point. Allies work together toward mutually beneficial goals. They're not doing a damn thing for us, they're just sucking up foreign aid money and when we ask them to do anything for us, they flip us the bird. Being allies is not a one-way street, they're just clinging to us for protection, the second they don't need us, they're gone.
    I don't see how you can say that. You really don't know unless you're privy to government secrets. I'm sure any action Israel takes as an ally isn't announced in the news.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It's not snark, it's honesty.



    Not if you look at the Old Testament where his "father" used to order mass murder and even took a hand in it himself from time to time. Of course, most Christians believe Jesus and God are one and the same, so... do the math.
    No, it's snark.
    And I am not "most Christians".
    I have studied the teaching of Jesus and his teaching are very clear. Killing innocent woman and children is not something he would ever consider. No matter how you try to spin it.
    Neither would Ghandi or Martin Luther King.

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

    Optimal scenario would entail Iran backing off their nuclear aspirations for fear of alienating their own people and their respective economic interests, but I don't see that happening due to China and Russia's continued support of Ahmadinejad. Otherwise we will most likely endure a prolonged, watered down rehash of the cold war between multiple parties, and constant threats to interrupt petroleum supply, and other goods in the region, or play a supporting role in an preemptive Israeli military strike. Any of the three above would be preferable to the scenario posed by the OP, which would only strain US relations with virtually every country in the Middle East save Israel, not to mention the international community at large.

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

    I am seeing that there are some people who have never been to Iran, do not know any people from Iran and are totally misinformed about the situation in Iran.
    Instead of being misinformed and listening to the sabor-rattlers on Fox news and the corporate-driven talk radio hate mongers, how about doing a little research. You have been blessed with a strong mind. So use it. Dont just repeat the soundbites from the Right-wing echo chamber. Show some individuality. Show some intelligence.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    So, you want to prove the Maya right and open the gates of hell?!

    Not good, not good at all... Very sad indeed...

    Yeah, people said stuff like that about Iraq too.


    Not trying to open them bud, trying to keep them shut. Sometimes you have to get proactive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Based on what they've said, they may well launch on Israel based on their messianic Isalmic beliefs, and perhaps the US too if they have anything that can reach us.... and there are more ways than just by ICBM btw.
    What did they say exactly?

    They call Israel "the little Satan".... but they call us "The GREAT Satan". Might want to bear that in mind.
    That doesn't mean they will attack anyone.

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