View Poll Results: What do you think the U.S. should do with regard to the current situation in Iran?

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  • Stay completely out of it, this is none of our business.

    13 28.26%
  • Offer limited verbal support, nothing more.

    9 19.57%
  • Offer verbal support as well as covert material support.

    12 26.09%
  • Actively pursue a multi-national coalition in support of the protesters.

    4 8.70%
  • Offer both covert and over military assistance to oust the regime.

    3 6.52%
  • Other.

    5 10.87%
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    Iran: What do you think the U.S. should do?

    Quite simple. No need to explain your answer if you don't want. I'm just curious as to the opinions. However, if you pick other, please give some brief explanation if you would be so kind.

    On the fifth option it should read "overt" not "over."
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    Re: Iran: What do you think the U.S. should do?

    I went with "offer limited verbal support, nothing more". I would not mind seeing covert aid, but don't think there is time to do it. I suspect this will blow over before long. Rushing to do something like covert aid is asking for fatal mistakes.

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    Re: Iran: What do you think the U.S. should do?

    At this point, America has very little to do in the internal affairs of Iran. However, we need to be ready to move with a coalition if violence overtakes the country. The region is too unstable and a civil war in Iran could be devastating.

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    Re: Iran: What do you think the U.S. should do?

    As it stands, I think the US should ratchet up international support in favor of the protestors. Should things in Iran turn towards civil conflict, I say we go in and offer overt military support to those that oppose the current regime.
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    Re: Iran: What do you think the U.S. should do?

    Stand well to the side and see if the fit hits the shan.

    Ensure that pro-western leaders of the opposition in Iran are aware that if a full armed factional conflict erupts in Iran that the US is willing and able to provide arms to those seeking a real democracy free of theocratic nonsense, and make it happen if luck is with us.

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    Re: Iran: What do you think the U.S. should do?

    Many Republicans are saying that we should do more. Its just more war mongering. Its like want a third war and they want to create another headache for U.S.

    No, this is what should happen. Obama should stay silent, I mean he should obviously be a bit verbal on it, but its really not our business anyway.

    How you like it if Iranians said they "had to do something" about our presidential elections last year? Oh dear people would be crying war from the rooftops.


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    Re: Iran: What do you think the U.S. should do?

    I advocate open verbal support, but covert material support, in order to prevent this from becoming a U.S. liberation of Iran, rather than one created by the Iranians.

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    Re: Iran: What do you think the U.S. should do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    What do you think the U.S. should do with regard to the current situation in Iran?
    Just support Israel.

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    Re: Iran: What do you think the U.S. should do?

    The only nation that has a say in the outcome of Iranian elections is Iran.

    Neither the US nor the rest of the world has any business telling Iranians whom should lead their nation. The United States certainly should not advocate for Mousavi and the protesters, for several reasons:

    1. Mousavi has no more desire to end Iran's nuclear ambitions than Ahamenijad.
    2. Neither Mousavi nor Ahamenijad have complete public sentiment on their side.
    3. Khameni's support within the Assembly of Experts and Revolutionary Guard is unknown. The presumption is that he has these as his power base, but this past week's events make that unclear.

    What the United States can and should do, is speak up in defense of political values and civic virtues that are at the core of our American Republic.

    1. We should promote the rights of people to order their own government according to their own choices.
    2. We should promote the importance to political legitimacy of free and fair elections.
    3. We should promote the value of peaceful protest, and argue in favor of every person's right petition the government for redress of grievances.
    4. We should promote the right of all nations to have their sovereignty respected within their own borders.
    5. We should promote the rule of law.

    If, or perhaps when, the Islamic Republic is toppled and a new government is formed, the United States should move quickly to extend diplomatic relations to the new regime. Until that happens, no nation should seek to influence the outcome.

    This is an Iranian issue and must be resolved by Iranians.

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    Re: Iran: What do you think the U.S. should do?

    Verbal support. This election is none of our business. The only thing we should do is let the Iranian people know that we stand with them in support of their right to choose their next leader, and not be taken for fools.

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