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Submitted by StonewallJackson (Switzerland), Apr 2, 2012 at 11:36

No offense, Barry, but your comment reflects an unbelievable naivete on your part.

The Soviets and even the most radical of all communist nations, North Korea, were no sectarian fanatics who understand their utopia as happening in their afterlife. One can deal with opportunists and pragmatists of their likes, albeit, dealing with sectarian fundamentalists, willing to commit suicide, if not even collective suicide to further their notion of Khalifate on earth, is impossible, as they are not predictable. They do not respond to MAD concepts and see a scorched earth approach as acceptable, as long, as their enemy is being destroyed in the process. With the Sovjets as with the North Koreans it is all about power and sphere of influence, their ideology never as deeply penetrated throughout their respective societies as in Iran. That regime is on a holy mission from Allah. It is irrational, erratic, unrealistic and emotional, collectively mentally unstable. The same motives apply as with the many suicide bombers, they produce. It is comparing bean-counting Apparatichiks with hate-filled, ranting and rambling religious zealots, at all times willing to risk the well-being of many to destroy a few.

No, my friend, you do not want to see the ultimate weapon in the hands of such people, as you never in a million years would hand a loaded AK47 to a mentally unstable, manic person. The North Koreans are predictable insofar, as they first and foremost want to survive and stay in power. While willing to blackmail the world to their advantage, they most certainly are not willing to die for their ideology. Can you say the same for the Mullahs in Tehran?


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Nuclear War [14 words]Robin RosnblattMar 16, 2012 21:28194446
Israel vs. Iran, This involves many more states who are Israel's neighbors. [137 words]AnneMar 15, 2012 16:27194421
Israel vs. Iran [115 words]Barry BlackMar 15, 2012 15:56194417
So what is your proposal then? [73 words]saraMar 15, 2012 17:47194417
Reply [74 words]Barry BlackMar 15, 2012 19:00194417
Iran's having a nuclear bomb would suit their defence [55 words]BJApr 1, 2012 05:15194417
1Naivete [275 words]StonewallJacksonApr 2, 2012 11:36194417
Iran will not allow Jewish Israel to live. [51 words]Phil GreendMar 11, 2012 23:08194278
1the only way out [129 words]BenMar 8, 2012 08:37194154
I agree with you, but... [77 words]sonnyMar 16, 2012 15:57194154
3Will Israel bomb Iranian nuclear sites? [134 words]Lujack SkylarkMar 7, 2012 19:50194123
Dont play the Iranian game [156 words]Abdulkarim Al-habsiApr 2, 2012 04:34194123

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