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Submitted by Werner (United States), Aug 3, 2005 at 22:28

Iran doesn't develop a nuclear power because they aren't treated equally but because they want to be THE power in the muslim world. Who ever challenges the US successfully is getting credit for it in the muslim world.

whether they hate us or not is not the point, they can do whatever they please. as long as they respect standing regulations. Abviously Iran doesn't.

Why should one treat the Iranians as equals if they are not? The Mullahs and Ayatollahs don't treat their people as equals. They sent them into the war with Iraq to become martyrs. They even drove out to catch youngsters and sent them to the front to be killed. I say don't treat Mullahs and Ayatollahs as equals. mostly they are not, they religious tyranns. Treat them as such.

That their 'civilization' is thousands of years older doesn't mean it is better. A tin Lizzy doesn't compare to a Mustang.either. There are objective measurements to see whether their is a 'civlization' or not. Election performed after democratic rules is one of those. Good Governance can also be observed. If a 'civilization' abolishes interest like Iran did in the past without understanding solely because the Qu'ran said so is stupidity and not good governance.

Whether other states loathe the US or not is of no interest of the US. States are not about friendship they are about common interests. Any state has an interest that Iran doesn't develope nuclear weapons. They would be delighted if the US destroyes their abilities. Officially they might condemn the US but no other action will follow. secretly I am sure, many arab states asked the US already to do so. (If not even Israel).

The US has to be careful because it depends on the oil. If the dependance can be broken by developing alternative fuel (hybrid, propane, hydrogen etc) then nobody would have an interest in muslim states. If lets say, the US makes it a national focus to develop hydrogen engines and infrastructure in 10 years all muslim states would collaps economically and they would knock on our doors to beg for developement. Then you can use your leverage and demand whatever you want.

Instead of putting billions into the development of Iraq we could put billions into hydrogen technology and defeat all muslim states in a positive way without killing or coercing them.

greetings

W.
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Title Commenter Date Thread
iranian situation [168 words]nick wrightAug 15, 2005 02:5624642
Iran already has nuclear weapons [357 words]Norm GrantAug 11, 2005 21:4624585
Response to Asim [250 words]No dhimmiAug 8, 2005 00:3424416
Further Comment [313 words]Peter J. HerzAug 7, 2005 01:4524404
Answer to Asim [389 words]WernerAug 3, 2005 22:2824322
Answer to Iran [176 words]Tony AAug 3, 2005 20:5724317
Monty islamists are after epople like you [108 words]Asim AhmedAug 3, 2005 19:2524312
no nuclear war -Iran already has bomb [259 words]haydarJan 8, 2006 21:4424312
Soft power [277 words]WernerAug 1, 2005 20:1224198
USA – playing for the mullahs! [127 words]John MAug 1, 2005 19:4724196
Soft-Power Works and Is Cost Effective [98 words]GWAug 1, 2005 15:3224187
Iranian Quagmire [88 words]John MAug 1, 2005 07:4624176
Disposition of the Military [78 words]MontyJul 31, 2005 11:3924152
Iran--stay out [249 words]Peter J. HerzJul 31, 2005 10:0824149
MAD makes sense [64 words]WJ HalversonJan 26, 2006 23:5524149
Shias & Sunnis [172 words]michael cJul 31, 2005 06:3524147
Which option [391 words]WernerJul 30, 2005 22:3124139
Israel's role? [109 words]Yehoshua ZellerJul 30, 2005 19:3124131

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