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Submitted by Sidda (United States), Feb 16, 2006 at 09:09

Gary, it is my understanding that what we are concerned about is that Iran will give or sell nuclear weapons to terrorists. Sure, it is a given that if Iran itself nuked the U.S. or one of its allies, it would be turned to glass. And I'm sure they know that also. But, the whole problem with this terrorism is that these people represent no one country. I mean, look at the situation in Iraq: "Well, Iraq never attacked us, etc." They don't represent any particular country, yet they represent the Muslim ummah.

We've never fought a war like this. We are used to fighting wars against nation-states. So, a nuke goes off in a U.S. city or Israel or Europe; who do you trace it back to? And if it is traced back to al Qaeda or one of its offshoots, what particular country do you retaliate against? If I were in charge, I'd let it be known through back channels to the powers that be in Iran that if so much as a firecracker goes off in the U.S. that Iran will be toast. But then I'm not in charge and that is probably a good thing for everyone concerned ;-).
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