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It aint gonna happen

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Submitted by Gamaliel Isaac (United States), May 9, 2006 at 16:07

Russia and China know that the way to curry favor with the Muslim world is to oppose U.S. intervention and will continue to do so. The Europeans know this as well. The Europeans may hope that the U.S. will do something about it but they certainly won't come out and say that and incur the wrath of their own Islamic populations as well as the Arab world. The Iranians know that the more power they have the more the West will appease them. The appeal of nuclear bombs which they could use to destroy Israel and the great Satan is too great to deter. The appeal of power that will turn the United States into the craven supplicating cowards that Europe has become is too great. Nothing short of massive air strikes will slow Iran down. Slow down not stop.

The only way to stop Iran is to overthrow the regime and then occupy Iran and stop the anti-Western incitement. That is what worked with Nazi Germany and Japan and that is what is necessary.

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