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Submitted by Jon from Euroland (France), Nov 15, 2011 at 05:25

I cannot imagine that the US and Israel could be so foolish as to allow Iran to go forward on this. Iranian Nuclear capacity has to be destroyed BEFORE it becomes operational, or the results will be the death of perhaps a million or more people, and the destruction of a significant proportion of the capacity to pump oil into the world economy, implying the poverty of millions more. The fact that Iranians might be upset does not weigh in this balance, nor that conventional rockets will likely hit US or allied ships or assets.

The leaders of Iran are clearly not suceptible to deterrence doctrines and a number would seemingly welcome their own demise if such was in their cultist view a step on a path to their vision of "paradise".

Their access to such weapons must simply be denied, and not negotiated. If in the course of such responsible actions many in Iran were to loose their lives, that is unfortunately the price to be paid, as it has been for time immemorial, and more particularly in WW2, when another group of "millennial cultists" dominated another great nation, reduced to graves and ashes to save the civilized world.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
What about Pakistan? [44 words]stanley bJan 20, 2012 16:34192711
1HELP WITH THE IRANIANS [28 words]Albert R. FrombergerNov 27, 2011 22:08191237
You can fool some of the people, some of the time......... [765 words]Peter, ScotlandNov 23, 2011 17:15191141
you can fool some of the people, some of the time............. [43 words]Peter, ScotlandNov 23, 2011 17:10191140
5Trying to fool all the People All the Time [183 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 24, 2011 10:33191140
off topic [15 words]Peter, ScotlandNov 25, 2011 15:35191140
3The Main and Only Topic is Sanctity of Life [219 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 27, 2011 02:01191140
1clear headed [21 words]rhoda pochterNov 23, 2011 10:38191131
2Yes. Something can be done. It's called EMP. [318 words]Vlad TepesNov 19, 2011 12:15191025
1ISRAEL; Iran and the Islamists are just selfish!! [136 words]Nur el Masih Ben HaqNov 17, 2011 00:56190978
5Internationalize Oil - The Rest will follow [108 words]EdwardNov 19, 2011 21:28190978
US Military Required [56 words]RickyDec 4, 2011 09:23190978
1Just be Romantic [199 words]Jay1Nov 15, 2011 23:29190953
Iran's nuclear program [31 words]Lujack SkylarkNov 15, 2011 15:30190946
1Not necessarily [71 words]yBNov 16, 2011 09:25190946
1Iran's Nuke Program and Its Poorly Kept Secret [228 words]M. ToveyNov 16, 2011 10:41190946
5"keep the eye on the ball" and that is a ball of U235 [200 words]Jon from EurolandNov 15, 2011 05:25190939
Stopping Iran From Making Nuclear Weapons-Requires Russian and Chinese Intervention [37 words]M. ToveyNov 14, 2011 18:05190912
8Iranian Public Opinion Is Secondary [38 words]DaveNov 14, 2011 17:34190909
9It 's a lot more than making one [114 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 15, 2011 00:40190909
1Regime change [25 words]BANov 17, 2011 19:35190909
3party unavailable [42 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 19, 2011 19:19190909

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