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2006-03-08 Iraq
The Scary Shadow of Iran
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Posted by Steve 2006-03-08 09:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [288 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 This is my argument, that Iran cannot continue to exist as a unified state, without inherently threatening the whole region. In a way, it was like the Soviet Union was to Europe. Only when the empire was busted up could Europe even conceive of treating Russia as a peer.

But, with its oil-producing Arab region given to Iraq, its Kurdish region given to Kurdistan, its resourch-rich Baluch region given to Pakistan, and perhaps even its Azeri region given to Azerbaijan, Persia would finally be able to be, not a dominating threat, but a peer.

A reduced Persia still has all the ingredients to be an independent state, only stripped of its minorities that it neither appreciates nor respects.

What must first occur is that their military, and their Revolutionary Guard, must be annihilated, and their mullahtocracy government decapitated.

I fear this will not be done in the precision manner of the past, but only in response to an anticipated, and thwarted use of nuclear weapons. Only this would give the US the 'carte blanche' to do to Iran what it desired.

Only if they launched one or more nuclear missiles which could be shown as such to the other powers, who would known by their own satellites and intelligence, both what the trajectories were, and their contents, even when intercepted; would the US be able to slaughter the hundreds of thousands it would have to kill, without opposition.

Because this is the bottom line. The only real crime in the world that merits such a response is first use. All the powers admit that killing even hundreds of thousands is still less than the use of a bomb, each of which could kill millions.

We can but pray that none of their weapons makes it through our defenses, that peace is not finally achieved at the cost of millions of lives.
Posted by Anonymoose 2006-03-08 10:19||   2006-03-08 10:19|| Front Page Top

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