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A 4th Option.....

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Submitted by W. Sturm (United States), May 10, 2006 at 01:08

The third option is better than the first two but it is risky. If it fails they buy the time and get the nukes.

Far better to write off the U.N. and its blubbering and babbling and take a new hard line approach.

Tell IRAN and the entire Arab World that supports them ....go ahead and build all the Nukes you want.

Use or deliver one accidently or on purpose and the United States of America will erase the Arab World. Not just the peace loving folks in Iran, but all across the globe.

This is much better than the old deterrance of mutual destruction. We hold the power card and if this regime or any other goofy regime wants to join the club...so be it. Same rules.

This would put immediate pressure on the folks in the Arab World to pressure Iran into terminating this folly.

We save money, sit back and do nothing until we have to! Not against any nation or people. But, what is ...is! Like it or lump it. This applies to other tin-horn dictators around the globe as well.

Once this national policy stance is taken we can pull out of many areas of the world where we are trying to insert democracy and force the peace. If they want peace they only need to live peacefully with the rest of humanity. If they insist on causing havoc....they and their kind will be the first to be obliterated.

I realize these are harsh and extraordinary measures. But, isn't the situation in IRAN where they threaten to hit Isreal and wipe them off the map rather harsh too? Who would be the aggressor in any such situation?

(This is a reason I don't care for the pre-emptive strike on IRAN's nuclear operations. Whoever hits them would be viewed as the aggressor.)

If IRAN and their friends choose for the world to end this way....so be it.

Submitting....

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