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Originally posted by johnlear
Thanks for the post BitRaiser.
It was well presented and, in my opinion, dead on accurate.
I posted a thread about Afghanistan now supplying 93% of the worlds opium up from about 14% prior to 9/11/2001.
That thread received almost the identical number of response as yours.
What you and I consider important many people don't.
We are probably going to nuke Iran and that is a tragedy. We are going to kill lots of people, lots of our military personnel are going to get killed. And its all over Irans oil and their strategic location between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf.
Of course, we don't have to nuke Iran we just want to. The U.S. will probably make conventional weapon strikes and the Israelis will do the nuking.
We will then say, "Bad, Bad Israel. Naughty, naughty Israel. And then give them $25 billion for anger management rehab.
Thanks again BitRaiser for your thoughtful, articulate and timely post. It is greatly appreciated.
"Before reading any further, I want you to understand that I do NOT believe that Iran is a land of all flowers and sunshine."
"Truth is, their government is largely unpopular, their leaders claim to be inspired by a god that the masses don't believe in,)
and their population is largely under-educated (other than a handful of elites)."
Originally posted by Redge777
reply to post by Regensturm
I did like this thanks for posting, but I have to say the History Channel cleaned up the part about oil. Here is 1987 pbs clip
VIENNA, Austria, Aug. 10--Iran is a nuclear fuel cycle technology holder, a capability which is exclusively for peaceful purposes, read a statement issued by the Islamic Republic at the emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors here Tuesday evening.
The Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has issued the fatwa that the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons are forbidden under Islam and that Iran shall never acquire these weapons, IRNA quoted from the statement.