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Submitted by Parvez (United States), Sep 26, 2008 at 00:33

I fail to understand why the US or Israel want to immorally another small and weak country of Iran or Pakistan, which is no threat to either of them and kill thousands of innocent civilians and add another country to their list of ardent enemies. There are no sensible or plausible arguments to prove that a Nuclear Iran or Pakistan can be any threat to Israel or the US. The Iraq and Afghanistan war already has proven to be pshycologically very unhealthy and draining for the American soldiers. Many who have returned from the combat are showing very aggressive and cruel attitude to their own spouses and families. .

Please be reminded that we have co-existed in the past with a 100 times Nuclear strong Soviet Union.. The US government made it emphatically clear that if the Soviet Union ever attacked the US with nuclear weapons, the U.S. government would respond with an all-out war against the Soviet Union The so-called doctrine of mutual assured destruction (MAD), though it was mad in a certain sense, worked. The Soviet Union never attacked the United States.

Back in 70's, Dr. Henry Kissingre introduced a concept of Deten'te. This political accomodation facilitated hostile nations such as the USSR and the US not to be involved in senseless wars, to de-escalate tensions through diplomacy and confidence-building measures. That is exactly what we need in the Middle East. People are being misled in this country to believe that a nuclear-armed Iran would attack the United States. Lets face it, this would never happen. There is absolutely no plausible argument to prove otherwise. There is very little evidence, for that kind of conclusion.

In the past, we have proven that we could co-exist with the Soviet Union, which was a hundred times more nuclear strong than Iran. There was a mutual understandiing between the both governments that if the Soviet Union attacked the United States with nuclear weapons, the U.S. government would respond with an all-out Nuclear attack against the Soviet Union Thus we mutually agreed to the doctrine of mutual assured destruction (MAD), though it was mad in a certain sense, worked. No nuclear weapons were used.

The Muslim world including Iran wish to see that the US address the "cause" of the problem instead of the "effect" of the problem. The cause of the problem is the inability of Israel, India and the US to agree to an Independent and soveriegn state of Palestine in the Middle East and Kashmir in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent.

It is the Muslim Supreme Council in Iran, and not Amedinejad who calls the ultimate shots in Iran. . This Supreme Guide Council of Iran, had the power to tell Ahmadinejad to shut up when it came to talking about the Holocaust. The position of president there is like the position of vice president in the United States, or at least the position of vice president before Dick Cheney.

It is also feared that if Iran ever develops nuclear weapons, it might turn them over to the terrorists or Extremists ? Why would the Iranian government want to do that? The government would give up a lot of power in return for – what?

1984 that when governments want to have power over us, they come up with threats to scare us. If they scare us enough, then they can grab power. The Democrats do this with global warming, with the goal of having more power over our daily lives. The Republicans, since 9/11, have tried to scare us by exaggerating by a few orders of magnitude the threat of terrorist attacks and nuclear-armed governments run by madmen. This is the stuff of novels, and not very good novels at that. The best way to combat this nonsense is to get knowledge and to confront the propagandists at every turn.

Meanwhile, there is no good reason to attack Iran. Indeed, for the U.S. government to attack a country that has not attacked us and isn't even threatening to do so would be to commit an immoral, and probably illegal, act. But that's another story.

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