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Originally posted by The_Modulus
I am not an American, and this does not mean I don't understand what is happening with America and its leadership.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Israel will just NOT accept Iran's nuclear program, no way, no how, not never. Ever. And they're going to do something about it whether the world likes it or not.
Originally posted by Curio
The only chance I can see is that somebody behind the scenes in Iran might see what's coming and do away with the president, then take a more moderate stance on the issue. There do seem to be some rumblings of discontent towards Ahmadinejad from a few places in Iran lately.
• U.S. says Israel may have violated agreement by using clusters in Lebanon
• U.S. supplied the bombs, which have killed more than 20 people since end of war
• Israel says it "acted as any government would in ... self-defense"
• Congress expected to be notified of the situation Monday
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The Bush administration will notify Congress Monday that Israel may have violated agreements with Washington when it fired U.S.-supplied cluster munitions into Lebanon in its war with Hezbollah last summer, The New York Times reported in Sunday editions.
Citing State Department officials who spoke Saturday, the Times said the preliminary findings had spawned a sharp debate -- which one official characterized as "head-butting" -- within the administration over whether Washington should penalize its ally for using cluster munitions in towns and villages where Hezbollah guerrillas placed rocket launchers.
The Times reported some midlevel Pentagon and State Department officials contended Israel violated U.S. prohibitions on using cluster munitions against populated areas.
Originally posted by SteveR
Ideological war is a thing of the past. Today's capitalistic world is profit motivated. I am of the firm belief that a nation shall wage war if it makes good business sense. Judging by this, it makes little sense to see Russian or Chinese troops involved in the Middle East.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
So military superpowers have to ally and fight against it.... like the allies did against Hitler and Germany hell-bent on invading foreign country to expand their influence...
When faced with the reality that conventionally the US couldn't stand a chance against a force like that- even with the help of hesitant allies- there would be only one choice: retreat or break out the nukes.
So now the question is, would Bush have used nukes in a case like that? Was he so intent and sure that Iraq was going to blow up the world that he would engage in global thermonuclear war to make his point and quell this wretched supposed threat from Iraq?
I'd like an answer from someone who thinks that he would have used nukes in that case. I don't feel he would have, and would have likely backed down due to overwhelming congressional and public opposition, not to mention getting Lord only knows how many US troops killed conventionally.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
I think he may have used nukes. He doesn't care. I'll go with the NWO reduction population plan theory, you all know that the NWO wants to wipe out 90% of the human population by various means, including wars. So I don't think they would have cared if a nuclear war would broke out.
Even if the US would have nuked all middle-eastern countries, I don't think Russia or China would have nuked the US back, because they wouldn't be attacked personnally.