posted on Nov, 7 2005 @ 03:19 PM
Firstly, Iran doesn't have the means to be "the most dangerous country in the world", now or anytime in the near future.
Secondly, while the current Iranian president is clearly a bit of a nut, he does not hold the reigns of power the way the President dooes in the US.
Shortly after he made his comments, the Iranian foreign ministry said they had no intention of attacking Israel, and the Israeli MoD said an Israeli
attack on Iran was not going to happen. The Revolutionary Council is the real center of power in Iran, and for all their obvious faults, they don't
seem to be very big on openly launching major wars.
Iran has a legal, public nuclear power program, and (probably) a secret nuclear weapons program. That program is said to be several years from
actually building a single bomb, let alone the hundreds or thousands that would be needed to represent a credible threat to Israel or the US
As far as I can tell, this sale is entirely within Iran's legal rights, being part of their civilian nuclear power program - which even the US does
not contest their right to have.
Last, Iran has certainly never publicly stated they will share nuclear technology with terrorists, they're more cagey than that. Personally I think
any nukes they get will be kept under very tight control, unlike say our "allies" in Pakistan whose AQ Khan shared their nuclear tech with anyone
with a Koran and a bad temper. And yet we haven't invaded Pakistan, despite the fact that OBL appears to be comfortably sheltered there as well.
Of course, I don't think Pakistan has much in the way of oil...
[edit on 11/7/05 by xmotex]