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No nukes for Iran

Reader comment on item: White House Nonchalance toward the Middle East
in response to reader comment: Islamism and Nukes

Submitted by Richard Lion heart (United States), Mar 22, 2006 at 14:01

I sincerely believe that the west cannot allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Now why do I say that? Simple. Iran has missiles that can hit Israel, american bases in Turkey, and even central and parts of western europe. Iran does not even have the bomb and yet we see how they try to blackmail the world with the threat of oil and terrorism.

If Iran ever gets the bomb God forbid, they will definitely use it. But how? Simple. Iran is the biggest financier of terror around the world. Any terrorist group that's waging jihad against the U.S and the west gets Irannian backing. The terrorist group hizbollah comes to mind. Would Iran strike Israel, Great Britain or America with a direct strike? Of course not. The mullahs are mad but they are not that mad. Iran would do it via al-quaeda or hizbullah. In other words they would smugle a nuclear device in a major American city and detonate it.

Now it is important that the U.S and Europe develop a new foreigh policy doctrine that will let Iran know that it would pay a terrible price if any a nuke goes off in a western city.

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