Originally posted by Athenion
How wonderfully condescending of you. America was perfectly capable of undergoing it's own revolution, as have hundreds of other countries, when it
was time for significant change and the atmosphere was ready for that change.
What exactly makes what I said condescending? America was not perfectly capable of undergoing it's own revolution, I believe we had some assistance
from the French, no? And you are talking about a time of muskets and cannon balls, militaries now are just a bit more advanced and capable of killing
alot more people at once than they were back then. From my understanding the atmosphere in Iran is that they want change, but I guess I could be
If the on going struggle in Iraq has shown us anything, it's that you cannot force a country to become a democracy at gunpoint.
I agree. And I don't think we should occupy Iran, or Iraq for that matter and force anything on them. But I also don't think the world should allow
nuclear powder kegs to form, we don't need that, so if a large enough majority of the population wants the radical leadership out, I say
we help them.
And people wonder why the outside world views Americans as arrogant? Here's the perfect example. Iran can't undergo a revolution without our help,
because they are like little children, and we are the heros of the world? Trust us, because you don't know what you're doing?
And people wonder why Americans could care less and less what the outside world thinks? Because they are so quick to say we're arrogant without at
all trying to see the valid point we may be making. The radical leadership of Iran is trying to obtain nuclear weapons, if they succeed, it's gonna
be ALOT harder for the Iranians to undergo that revolution than it is now, and the world will be a much more dangerous place. We all live on this
planet, and we should be striving for less nuclear weapons, not more. I'm not in favor of any
religious fanatics in control of nukes, be it
the mullahs or Jerry Falwell. This issue affects everybody, not just the Iranians...