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Agree with the Logic but not the Conclusion

Reader comment on item: A Tiny Silver Lining in the Otherwise Bad Iran Deal

Submitted by Alex (United States), Sep 13, 2015 at 18:05

All the conversations I have had with Iranian citizens living as expatriates in the US provide anecdotal evidence that Dr. Pipes is correctly comparing the long-term effects of openness on the Soviet Union with those the JCPOA would bring to Iranian politics.

I predict that there will not be enough time for the US to reap such benefits, however, due to the apocayptic ideology of the Islamic Republic regime combined with the P5 + 1's appeasement. I think in the next 5 years or less, we will see some breaking point where an Iranian miscalculated aggression or perceived slight sets off a genuinely catastrophic chain of events that most of the regime in Iran would only be too happy to engage.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Hope is planting a feather and chicken grows [4 words]nuritGSep 15, 2015 00:38225043
1The "Deal" and Hitler [65 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Tim HunterSep 14, 2015 23:55225042
Agree with the Logic but not the Conclusion [121 words]AlexSep 13, 2015 18:05225019
2The chador vs Western fashion [12 words]EdwardSep 11, 2015 14:09224987
Carter- Brezhnev like Hillary-Suha Arafat [11 words]EdwardSep 11, 2015 14:01224986
What if the Ayatollah rejects the treat? [71 words]Lyle SmithSep 11, 2015 10:00224980
a very thin bit of ice you're standing on [20 words]Frumious FalafelSep 10, 2015 18:49224973
That sliver of a silver lining seems unlikely to me. [143 words]Lionel gaffenSep 10, 2015 13:54224967
1Storm Cloud [76 words]DajjalSep 9, 2015 23:51224963
Democrats oath of loyalty! [43 words]steven LSep 9, 2015 21:37224961
The Iranian "everything for nothing deal' only makes sense if Obama is a twelver. [92 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
David MacKAYSep 9, 2015 18:45224960
BHO and the USA. [37 words]steven LSep 11, 2015 22:09224960
1Mohammed, Moslem or Christian? [157 words]Tim HunterSep 22, 2015 18:47224960

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