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Submitted by StonewallJackson (Switzerland), Apr 2, 2012 at 11:36

No offense, Barry, but your comment reflects an unbelievable naivete on your part.

The Soviets and even the most radical of all communist nations, North Korea, were no sectarian fanatics who understand their utopia as happening in their afterlife. One can deal with opportunists and pragmatists of their likes, albeit, dealing with sectarian fundamentalists, willing to commit suicide, if not even collective suicide to further their notion of Khalifate on earth, is impossible, as they are not predictable. They do not respond to MAD concepts and see a scorched earth approach as acceptable, as long, as their enemy is being destroyed in the process. With the Sovjets as with the North Koreans it is all about power and sphere of influence, their ideology never as deeply penetrated throughout their respective societies as in Iran. That regime is on a holy mission from Allah. It is irrational, erratic, unrealistic and emotional, collectively mentally unstable. The same motives apply as with the many suicide bombers, they produce. It is comparing bean-counting Apparatichiks with hate-filled, ranting and rambling religious zealots, at all times willing to risk the well-being of many to destroy a few.

No, my friend, you do not want to see the ultimate weapon in the hands of such people, as you never in a million years would hand a loaded AK47 to a mentally unstable, manic person. The North Koreans are predictable insofar, as they first and foremost want to survive and stay in power. While willing to blackmail the world to their advantage, they most certainly are not willing to die for their ideology. Can you say the same for the Mullahs in Tehran?


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