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Iran the Shias or Turkey the Sunni

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Submitted by BA (United States), Dec 1, 2010 at 21:51

I believe that the Mullahs of Iran are evils and must be overthrown out of their power. At the same time we have to remember that the people of Iran are pro the west and secular in nature. I think the estimate is that there are about 70% plus who are pro the west and this is a high percentage that we have to pay attention to. The Iranian regime has got to go but we have to be careful in our approach. We need secular Iran to counter the monster Sunnis.

Turkey, on the other hand, has lost its compass under the current Islamists regime. Muslim wahabbism and salafism have a tremendous influence on the AKP and Turkey is used to neutralize Iran. Turkey, unfortunately, is not a friend that we can depend on anymore and we have to cut out our loses and shift our attention to Iran under secular rulers of course.

I think we or the Israelis eventually will attack Iran, but hopefully the outcome of such a war would be a beneficial to the Iranian people as well. We cannot afford to lose the support of Iranians because there is at least 70% of the population who look at us positively.

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