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Cold war, deterrence and Iran (response to Mr Pipes view)

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Submitted by Anubhav (India), May 17, 2006 at 08:17

Dont you think the adversary in cold war was USSR, which had an extreme political system (but not the same as relgious fanaticism). Secondly, USSR was more or less at par with US in terms of technology. Thirdly, USSR had a lot to lose if it went to war. Iran and other religious fanatics have nothing to lose. They have a weird fatalism working in their thought process. its like a drug addict, who has given up hope of recovery and goes back to his daily dose.

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