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Two ways to stop Iran

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Submitted by Irving Weisdorf (United States), May 10, 2006 at 16:25

Sometimes I think that we who fancy ourselves intellectuals are the most hesitant to face reality. There is no substantive difference between what the Security Council is doing re Iran, than what they did re Iraq. There is no substantive difference between the Chinese and Russian strategy today than 4 years ago (namely, the weakening of the United States). ...

There are only two ways of stopping or slowing down Iran. One is target bombings, and the other is targeted assassinations. The latter might work at a minimal cost of life. Just think if someone had assassinated Hitler prior to 1939. There would probably be mountains of books written about how this was an undemocratic and uncivilized use of force. But 50 million people might have avoided being slaughtered by one side or the other.

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