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Minor(?) Damages

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Submitted by Pat (United States), Nov 1, 2005 at 11:53

"application of an atomic bomb would not leave anything in Israel but the same thing would just produce minor damages in the Muslim world."

Do the Palestinians realize that the Iranians regard them and their elimination as "minor damages"? Palestinians want a state with a capital in Jerusalem. Did anyone tell them that the Iranians would vaporize Jerusalem and the third most holy place in Islam, making it impossible for anyone to live there? Surely the West Bank and Gaza would be devoid of life after a nuclear strike on Israel.

How can anyone say that Iran's nuclear ambition is purely peaceful and meant solely to generate electricity? Their leaders' many statements have made plain that the goal is not deterrence but nuclear annihilation.

Statements of condemnation by countries like Russia and China mean little, given their history of support for Iran's nuclear program.
Radiation from an accident at Chernobyl traveled over one thousand miles, even though every effort was made to contain it. The idea that a deliberate nuclear detonation would not have ramifications for the entire Middle East cannot be taken seriously.
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