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Reader comment on item: The Unthinkable Consequences of an Iran-Israel Nuclear Exchange
in response to reader comment: The End of the Islamofascist Regime of Iran

Submitted by Straight_Talk_Luigi (United States), Jun 22, 2008 at 21:16

Saudi Arabia would have reason to be concerned about a strong Iran. Iran is Shia Muslim, and Saudi Arabia is Sunni.

I did hear about one analysis on the news (hard to believe, I know) that if Iran did get a nuclear weapon, it would mean Saudi Arabia would too, mostly because they would threatened.

Make no mistake, Iran wants to dominate the region, not just Israel. Your post is good, but don't forget even the radicals have some secular twists to them. In Iranian government's case, it's being able to influence (harass) oil shipments from the Black Sea and the Persian Gulf.

A strike on Israel with the right prevailing winds and a big enough bomb could mean no more pilgrimage to Mecca due to radiation fall-out, and Palestine would go right along with Israel, not that the Iranian government would care if it got a spot on the Mediterranean.

It's hard to believe Iran would go that far, but in Islam, Muslims and mosques aren't sacred cows if they feel Islam will be better by it. Remember, they are willing to kill their own all over Iraq and Afghanistan just for a chance to get a shot at coalition troop.

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