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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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