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Iran , another evil empire - to Heather Clark

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jan 16, 2006 at 17:52

"I hope the Western governments will be convincing enough to deter the Iranians. If that does not work I expect them to take the necessary steps to prevent the nuclear weapons from going forward."

"Dr. Pipes!

Don't tell me H.T. Webster is speaking for you. "

Putting Dr. Pipes' diplomatic phrase "the necessary steps to prevent the nuclear weapons from going forward" in the Near East context it seems to mean nothing else than "repeat the Israeli operation of 1981 in Iran", if I am not mistaken.

On June 7, 1981 the Israelis bombed the Nuclear Reactor in Oseriq near Baghdad thus ending the dream of an Iraqi atomic bomb. Besides, the Iranians tried to achieve the same in Septemebr 1980 but due to their notorious inefficiency they failed. I am sure they'll understand , however, Dr. Pipes' subtle hint without an explicit statement.
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