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A golden opportunity to drag Iran into the conflict

Reader comment on item: Hold Damascus Responsible [for Hezbollah Violence in Southern Lebanon]

Submitted by Bidyut (United States), Aug 4, 2006 at 03:39

The limited war in Lebanon exposes the true remote control of Hezbollah that is Iran. Most of the short and long range rockets, their delivery systems in Hezbollah's arsenal have come from Iran via Syria. Neither Hezbollah, as an organization, has the technological capability nor does it have the money to develop such a wide array of weapons. We also know that Iran is the chief backer of the Mahdi army in Iraq. The Iranians have lived by their words. A year ago they said that it is their inalienable rights to develop nuclear technology and they still continue to say so. The E.U has failed to lure them with incentives. They have also said that Israel must be wiped out; they will do so if they have the bomb. Only God knows how far the Iranian's are from developing a nuclear bomb. This country is holding the world to ransom. Democracy in the Middle East will remain a pipedream if Iran and its satellites, the Mahdi and Hezbollah, is not held accountable for their actions.

The Bush administration has been preparing for an attack on Iran since the beginning of 2005. It is high time that Iranian hard-line leadership is removed by force. With Iran's mullahs gone Hezbollah, Hamas and the Mahdi army will be like fishes without water. It is easy to talk about starting a war but at times war becomes inevitable. Iran with its actions and its hatred towards Israel is a fitting case for military action. We must not forget the North-Koreans, who might raise the stakes when Iran is under attack as both the countries have backed each other when they are under presure and have secret collaborations in nuclear and missile technology. So, let the oil price touch the sky and let the share markets go to hell, Iran's nuclear ambitions must be put to an end by hook or by crook.

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