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The region cannot tolerate a new war, but in case of any military action occurring in the region, Pakistan will pursue a neutral policy, IRNA quoted Qureshi as addressing the Pakistani Senate Friday.
Originally posted by Sonya610
Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
The Shiite Government in Iraq would loose favor with the Americans and not to mention it would rally Iranians around an otherwise unpopular regime.
I visited Iran at the beginning of the gulf war (I am European American but always wanted to visit and thought the window of opportunity might be closing). Anyway I was surprised at the number of Iranians (well those that spoke English) that claimed they wanted the U.S. to take out their government.
I told them I doubted they would feel that way when the bombs started dropping. They all replied basically the same way, saying something about change and sacrifice. I still believe that their “overthrow the regime” ideas would change very quickly when the first pictures of dead/wounded Iranian kids hit their news channels.
Then again they may be able to handle those images better. After seeing the government sponsored music videos featuring bombs and wounded children (all real footage) I am quite surprised the Middle East doesn’t turn out more extremists. Americans can’t handle the sanitized images of the carnage this war as caused; if pictures of 8 year old American kids with their limbs blown off flooded the U.S. TV networks I think our populace would go absolutely nuts.
Originally posted by jasonhb
Once it's all said and done I hope the iranians will establish a true democracy like they had with the shaw only with the religious extremists under control and dis armed.
Originally posted by MBSCSDDI think in some ways Iran is using their nuclear program in a concept that is meant to throw their muscle around in the region.
""All options are on the table, not only in the future."
In the end, I am sure they want what we all want- a sense of security knowing they will not be attacked.
Originally posted by wow23
reply to post by Sonya610
Are you for real? They wanted the US to take out their government? PMSL. Iran and its people hate the US with a passion! I was in Iran last night and they told me that they wanted the flag of Ireland as their national flag, and they wanted Hitler to be their nations Godfather, and they all wanted to be converted to be Jews. What a stupid statement to make about a country that has no love at all for the US. You seem to foget that it was not that long ago it wa the people of Iran who elected this government. Oh wait, an Elected Government in the middle east, Huge oil reserves, DAMN, bang goes world peace.