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Appeasing who, Iran.why?

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Submitted by Stephen Margolis (Switzerland), Oct 22, 2008 at 18:24

Iran today is not the Iran of last month. After a month of world financial chaos and the resultant economical global meltdown, Iran has to familiarize itself with stark reality. Crude oil, its number one export has lost its way on a spiralling downward plunge.

Iran has had its share of economic woes, high unemployment of some 10 percent, inflation reaching somewhere in the 15 percent region, shortages of gasoline and most important are the young and well educated citizens. Iran has the largest young population in the MIddle East. Who will guarantee a future for these aspiring engineers,medical researchers and scholars of the arts and literature. Are they the next generation and future of Persia, or will these professionals be forced to emigrate to the West.

Iran requires a leadership that cares, not to so often threaten its people in keeping only to religous or extemist views and having the religous police cruising the campus for offenders. Women should be allowed choices as well. Maybe, a change will occur, some say a change in the leadership. This writer believes that Iran is a threat, only to its citizens.

Israel and the US know this, so does the EU,Russia and China. For a country that cannot even produce a cellphone ...cannot have the advanced technology and engineering required to build a nuclear weapon that can be mounted onto a war head of a Shahab 3 missile. Iran needs rather a change of leadership, for its empty threats against Israel and subsequent commentaries vis a vis the holocaust, show only hatred and frustration of a government losing control. The lastest Air Force,Army and Navy exercises has showed that Iran is lacking in every sense a modern and competant military .

Maybe the time is now approaching ,to show Iran that diplomacy, without the Chamberlain effect can work. However one cannot approach Iran on certain "preconditional only" points. That is a question of most importantance to the Persians. The Persian history goes back many thousands of years, yet it is ingrained in todays people. Diplomacy must be handled forcebly, yet with full respect, something sorely lacking in the last 8 years of GWB•s Roadshow to Nowhere.

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