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No real negotiations for Iran; they've burned this bridge. Onward to jihad!

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Submitted by MelM (United States), Nov 2, 2006 at 01:25

How, after all these speeches promising the Iranian people that Israel and America will be annihilated soon, could Iran negotiate this lovely prospect away? Trade away the heady feelings of heroic jihad for cheese or something? There's nothing practical that could replace the fanatical escape from everyday life into "idealism" called jihad?

My point? Iran is preparing its people to embark on a great totalitarian adventure like the ones that destroyed so many people in the last century. Iran today reminds me of all the crazed parades and rallies of the Nazis. Is Iran looking for another Neville Chamberlain to assure Europe that "peace in our time" can be had by letting Iran destroy Israel? Or maybe they sent up a trail balloon to see if there were any strong objections. Perhaps I missed it but I don't remember much uproar from Europe or the U.S. Iran is acting as if they believe their path is clear and they can proceed into a great indulgence in madness.

Can a surgical strike on some nuclear facilities put an end to this? I don't think so.

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