posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 03:15 AM
Mehran, since you're relatively new to ATS, you should know that usually when you post an article such as this, the only thing they expect is your
comments and analysis of the article. Otherwise, you can go to any news organization to get the stories. It's the comments and analysis that make ATS
special. Could you add your thoughts on the article please?
To me this article pretty much sounds like a propaganda rally cry, from someone that has nothing better to do than cook up reasons why Americans on
the overall prefer diplomacy first and military action last. Even though I am no fan of our administration or the Iraq war, one thing is very true:
America has tried for a very long time every avenue of diplomacy first with Iran over the nuclear issue. And still, despite Iran's stalling tactics,
the US pursues a solution through further diplomacy, albeit with more pressure and heated warnings, rather than through an immediate war.
Make no mistake. America is not afraid of Iran, or of losing a war with Iran. Losing is simply a calculated risk that any nation must consider when
taking preemptive action. But remember, a full scale war or invasion of Iran is not what at issue here. If anything, limited strikes to curtail
Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions are at issue, which is why this article IMO is useless, inflamatory rhetoric. It is almost as if the author is
trying to penalize America for using diplomacy first rather just going over and wiping Iran off the map. Oh no...off the map? Now where have we heard
You see, Mehran, with attitudes such as your author here displays, is it any wonder that Israel will not tolerate your country obtaining nuclear
weapons? They know that in Iran, if it obtains the bomb, diplomacy may well take a back seat. Nuclear weapons and "shoot first, ask questions later"
should never be subject to the same mentality. Ever. If the human race is to survive.
And yet on the same token, I will turn that right back on this administration as well as Israel, and any intentions they may have of using tactical
nukes on Iran. It MUST not happen.
[edit on 18-3-2006 by TrueAmerican]