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Wreck (very quickly) the military power, government, mullahs. Then, wreck the nuclear facilities and seize the oil. End the totalitarian fantasy.

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Submitted by MelM (United States), Nov 1, 2006 at 01:30

Totalitarian movements have some sort of insane fantasy of a "perfect world" built on absolute power; glory and perfection attained by giving the rulers total power to fix every problem. Obey and everything will be wonderful! We need to do enough damage to clear out their nuclear activities, reduce conventional capabilities as far as we can, wreck the government, kill the mullahs, and end the fantasy of the Iranian Revolution. Please, no "Operation Iranian Freedom".

If the State Dept. insists on helping the Iranians (and you know they will), drop a few million copies of the Bill of Rights. Use troops only for commando ops and short term, focused incursions. We have just about enough troops to occupy the Grand Duchy of Fenwick; so, I see no reason to try running around handing out soccer balls, keeping law and order, and turning the power back on while getting shot for the effort. If possible, seize the Iranian oil. This regime has no right to anything.

It makes no sense to let a terrorist regime fund itself with oil sales to a world it wants to rule. When we do this, I'd want to see our Armed Forces on a world wide alert and every weapon ready to use if needed. Sometimes, one has to stop running from a monster and turn around and fight it. And, I have no intention of living in another MAD situation. The Soviets knew they were not going to heaven if they were killed. The Iranians believe this stuff.

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