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Reader comment on item: Israeli Jets vs. Iranian Nukes
in response to reader comment: So what would be the wise move Dan?

Submitted by Dan (United States), Jun 20, 2007 at 18:34

Moshe and the other guy,

How could Iran "rule the world" if practically everyone around them has nukes as well? They realize very well - especially with our carriers and destroyers off of their shores at this moment - that we'll turn that place into glass were they to act offensively against Israel.

Besides, I'm sure the Arabs, Russians and others complained that Israel would nuke everyone before the goods got to Dimona, but that hasn't been the case, now has it?

The same stakes that make you (erroneously) believe that Iran with a nuke or two would "rule the world" (nice faith in American primacy there, Moshe!) - namely, their positioning at the flank of the Gulf - should also give you pause over what would occur if a bombing campaign were to take place. Look to my prior post for a list of those nasty geopolitical and environmental fall-outs...

A better way to deal with Iran is to think outta the box - namely, to eventually flood them with global capital and watch their people come around to throwing the mullahs out of power due to the anti-isolationist forces of globalization. Rather than investing measly sums in rinky-dink reform movements that they'll cut off, we should be working to shift their economic infrastructure from within. And you can't do that with a combination of sanctions and a lack of intel said capital would bring on the ground.

Bombing Iran opens up a cosmic black hole that will be near impossible to close up without destroying the US economy, your fears or mine notwithstanding. Unless, that is, you could care less about the eventuality of the US economy anyway.


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