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    Re: Can Iran's nuclear program be stopped by military force alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    There is no question in my mind that the Iranian nuclear program can be stopped by military means alone. In this context it would be wrong to assume that it would require indefinite engagement. It could, but that would depend on the instruments chosen and the plan one wanted to follow. I would ask other questions.

    I would worry more about whether it is necessary or advisable. Only after that has been answered, would I ask, what military means I wanted to employ ie what I wanted to achieve.
    So, tell us how it can be stopped by force alone?

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    Re: Can Iran's nuclear program be stopped by military force alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    As to your first point, I do not believe anyone has a problem with that or has had in the last few administrations. Where there is a great difference of opinion is in verify-ability id est in what means should be employed to verify that there is no program to develop nuclear weapons capability.
    If I recall correctly there are some that do not want them to have any type of nuclear program whatsoever.

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    The second point I have been following for many years. It is true that the exact size and capabilities of their arsenal are unknown. But I think it would surprise everyone, if the Israeli did not have a number of nuclear weapons and the capability to deliver them.
    It's pretty much a given that they have them.

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    Re: Can Iran's nuclear program be stopped by military force alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Worked on Iraq. Thus far it's worked to delay the Iranian nuclear program, because we've only used a very, very, very limited portion of it.
    It cannot work in the long run by force alone.

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    Re: Can Iran's nuclear program be stopped by military force alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    So, tell us how it can be stopped by force alone?
    Give me a break. There are many ways that it could be done from bombs to boots. The question is whether you want to do it and by no means whether it can be done.

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    Re: Can Iran's nuclear program be stopped by military force alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Give me a break. There are many ways that it could be done from bombs to boots. The question is whether you want to do it and by no means whether it can be done.
    You are saying it, so tell us how it can be done.

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    Re: Can Iran's nuclear program be stopped by military force alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    If I recall correctly there are some that do not want them to have any type of nuclear program whatsoever.

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    Who says that they would not allow Iran to have nuclear facilities if the framework, monitoring and inspections are robust and believable?

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    Re: Can Iran's nuclear program be stopped by military force alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    You are saying it, so tell us how it can be done.
    I just told you. There are any number of instrument combinations. The question is which you would want to use. I do not understand your question.

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    Re: Can Iran's nuclear program be stopped by military force alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Who says that they would not allow Iran to have nuclear facilities if the framework, monitoring and inspections are robust and believable?
    I should clarify that. I think there are those who do not want them to be able to enrich uranium at all. That's what I mean.

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    Re: Can Iran's nuclear program be stopped by military force alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I just told you. There are any number of instrument combinations. The question is which you would want to use. I do not understand your question.
    No you did not tell me anything.

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    Re: Can Iran's nuclear program be stopped by military force alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by spangledbanner View Post
    I don't see why they can't have one. Israel has one. And Israel didn't ask anyone if they could make nukes. They just made them. And nobody knows how many they even have. Do they?

    Why can't Iran have nukes? What is the big deal? If BB was really worried about it would he want all Jews in Europe to move to Israel? I doubt it. Nobody cares about Iran getting nukes. North Korea has them. Why would Iran having them be worse than North Korea or Pakistan. Normal people do not care about this issue at all.
    I'm so sick of hearing people say they want jihadists to have nukes! It doesn't matter that Israel or anyone else has them. And who says we're okay with North Korea having nukes or Pakistan, who says they're for it? Name them!
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