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Submitted by No Dhimmi (United States), Nov 15, 2006 at 11:03

Whether he is the person in the photo or not really is moot. The important issue is how do we deal this man today.

We now learn that their program is almost complete. They are not halting their enrichment program. The truth is they have lied in past. I don't think anyone believes that their nuclear program is for peaceful uses only. The rhetoric against Isreal and the West is reminiscent of the Soviets. What is frightening is that I don't believe "MAD" is a concept that they ascribe to and thus are unafraid of employing nuclear weapons or a radiologic dirty bomb to further their Islamic Revolution and bring harm to the West so that Islam can take it's rightful place as the only Religion/Political System on earth.

I don't think direct negotiations is the answer. They have been evasive to out conditions in the past. Direct negotiations will only inflate their belief that their actions are successful. I think "intensifying" talks with Russia and China; who are the two obstacles to initiating serious containment, needs to continue. A nuclear Iran will destablize the region even further. Other middle eastern countries are exploring ways of obtaining nuclear technologies. The "Genie" is out of the bottle and will never go back. What maybe a way of containing Iran once their dream is realized is to sign treaties with surrounding countries or a Middle Eastern NATO.

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