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I think trying to "talk" with Iran is only playing their delay game...

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Submitted by kman (United States), Dec 30, 2008 at 18:30

Iran has made it very clear what their intentions are. Pakistan still thinks they have the U.S. on the playing table so, they will probably continue to play along with being our ally.

Iran is just plain outspokenyly virulent and anti-anything that isn't Islamic. For us to believe they aren't pursuing nuclear weapons capability is just plain ludicrous. We know North Korea probably gave them the technology, and Russia is building their defense systems - that's all right out in the open. Iran is steadfast in their desire to "wipe Israel" off the map. Along with that goes the understanding that once Israel is gone, the rest of the world is just steps away especially the U.S.

Pakistan I'm, sure, doesn't care much for Israel either, but at least they aren't publicly spewing their intentions yet. I understand, that being from India, Pakistan is probably much higher on your radar than Iran. I would feel that way to if I lived in India.

Iran is the bigger over-all threat, because Pakistan is still trying to the play the game of being an ally of the U.S. against the Taliban. To expect Iran to do anything except give only token support of lowering their nuclear ambitions is way off the table. It's just the typical stall game that Russian, China, and North Korea all play. They are pushing nuclear militancy very hard and probably already have a game plan in place in how they are going to use it once capability is achieved.

Compromise and negotiations have always been an Islamic tactic that buys time for them and leaves their adversaries totally vulnerable. In the end they never live up to their side of treaties and settlements.

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