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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but my impression is Hamas and Hezbollah are more or less limited to attacks on Israel and don't have a world-wide agenda.

    As far as I can tell, the main difference between the threat ISIS is posing and the one posed by Iran is that Iran is not likely going to resort to the same kind of guerilla/terrorist/asymmetric warfare as the ISIS fanatics. Iran is not likely going to commit terrorist attacks in Western countries, because if such attacks can be traced back to them, retaliation would cost them much more than they benefit, and if it cannot be traced back to them, there is not much sense in terrorism. The threat by Iran is that if they successfully develop nukes, they can shift the balance of power in the ME and severely damage Western interests there.

    ISIS, on the other side, is a bunch of fanatized radicals who don't really have to care for a state and are not required on the approval of the people they are "governing", and they do have a fanatic global agenda. Their warfare is based on asymmetric tactics and terrorism, and there already is a competition among them about who's the first to commit the next successful big terror attack against the West.
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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    All Muslim countries are a threat. It's a matter of opinion which is the more immediate threat.
    Stupidity is also a threat to humanity

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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by serato View Post
    Stupidity is also a threat to humanity
    Liberals prove that daily.
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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    All Muslim countries are a threat. It's a matter of opinion which is the more immediate threat.
    You only wish the world was in black and white, dont cha?


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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    from what i've read i tend to agree, but there's nothing to stop the saudis from funding any group that they want to fund. They are going to do whatever they want to do, they won't be asking for permission.
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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Recently Netanuahu stated at the UN General Assembly that Iran is a greater threat than ISIS. Do you agree with this statement?
    Video can be found here: Netanyahu: Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State
    Though the jury is still out on that, I tend to believe that proliferation is more dangerous as the probability of nuclear war grows enormously with it. That does not mean that IS does not pose a threat to the stability of the whole region. But even the proliferation increases the probability that criminal groups like that one get a hold on nuclear weapons.

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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    You only wish the world was in black and white, dont cha?
    Out of 2 billion people, no one can eradicate the Islamofacists? What's that tell you? It tells me that a very large majority of those 2 billion people sympathize with the Islamofacists.
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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Short term no, long term yes.

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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Saudi Arabia's sectarian policies behind resurgence of al Qaida in Iraq.

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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Hamas and Hez are not a threat now?


    They're a threat to Israel, not to the USA.

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