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Submitted by There is NO Santa Claus (United States), Mar 13, 2012 at 08:03

If the Japanese politicians had preceded the attack on Pearl Harbor with the kind of bluster we've been hearing (in the media, pols, pundits, politicians running for office etc.) for the past 5 years, the attack never would have succeeded.

There is wide consensus that Iran should not possess nuclear weapons. Beyond that, there's no telling truth from fiction regarding this issue from the news media and political debates. That's why I ignore it.

It's not a subject worth talking about. Nobody I know is anxious for war. The scope of a military mission (by anyone, U.S., Israel, others) that could succeed is beyond the knowledge and competency of the average civilian. If you don't see much posted on my blog on the subject, now you know why.

Regards,

TINSC (aka There is NO Santa Claus)

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Sending strong signals is important for a law-abiding democracy to do. It hardly compromises operational surprise.

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