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Submitted by Atoo Landarv (Canada), Dec 13, 2007 at 19:30

Never pick a fight you know you cannot win. Iran is a serious country, not another post-imperial rogue waiting to be slapped about the head by the wicked powers.

Iran is a proud country that sits between nuclear Pakistan and India to its East, a nuclear Russia to its North and a nuclear Israel to its West. Dropping any kind of nuclear weapon on Iran will affect these countries indirectly triggering an all out world war III with nuclear weapons.

Add to that Iran's potential to shut down nearly 40 percent of the world's oil trade.This by itself represents a weapon possibly more powerful than its missiles, gunboats or any arms system Tehran claims to possess.

Sanctions on Iran is impossible when Russia is coming back to the world stage in full force while the U.S. is going down economically and politically.

If you cannot stop Iran from building nuclear weapons, the next best bet is to make him your friend, not your enemy.

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