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Originally posted by neformoreAny nation can pose a danger to another one. Even us lil old Brits could pose a really rather severe danger to the US if circumstances required it.
Now, the next question is - why - exactly - does Iran pose a danger to the US?
And if you want to harp on about state sponsored terrorism, please present a logical argument why they would wish to do that
Please present arguments logically and clearly. The phrase "they hate our freedoms" is forbidden, because it means nothing at all except in propaganda terms.
Originally posted by darkbluesky
What's with the self deprecation and posturing? Of course the UK could pose a threat to the US but doesn't because of the long standing "special relationship". I'm really having diifficulty grasping your point. In fact you have answered your own question indirectly.
I suspect the real question you're trying to get answered in this thread is
"What evil deeds perpetrated by the US have caused Iran to take it's current agressive stance" I say this since it's so obvious that Iran does pose a threat to the US, that the question becomes almost rhetorical.
It's clear now that you're fishing for someone to illustrate your view that Iran is percieved as hostile to the US, by bringing up the US's policies of "isolation", the backing of the former Shaa', support of Israel, exploitaion of the oil riches of Arabia and Persia, etc.
True, it's not the "freedoms" per se, but rather our secularized modern "everything is permissable" western culture. I don't think this argument applies to Iran, but does with many groups in the Muslim world. I'll add that I stand with many Muslims in my distaste for many aspects of our western culture, I however, do not call for jihad or issue fatwahs.
If it will satisfy you I'll say it....
And as you've been tying to get some one to say.....it's our own fault due to our greed and stupididty for electing Adolf Hitler reincarnate.
Originally posted by deltaboy
Sounds like you are underestimating what poor 3rd world countries are capable of. Especially when you consider terrorists as a bunch of stupid idiotic, can't speak English, live in caves, gun totting AKs can hurt the U.S. by inflicting harm by psychological and physical. So imagine some country like Iran are capable of as they gain access to nuclear technology to achieve what they could not do using proxy groups like Hezbollah and other groups.