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Originally posted by LastOutfiniteVoiceEternal
That's not what he means. The economic and military industrial complexes are planetary and international markets for the most part. Iran obviously doesn't have eveyr resource that they need within their land to build the things that they have.
Originally posted by WhatTheory
I know what he means. Are you a mind reader?
Of course they don't have every resource they need which is why the Russians are helping them build nuclear facilities.
However, Iran is more than capable of building their own basic weapons. They just need a little help when it comes to big ticket items like radar, anti-aircraft systems and nuclear facilities.
Originally posted by Ownification
reply to post by WhatTheory
I'm still waiting on your evidence Mr. WhatTheory, do you accept your mission??
Originally posted by toreishi
The OP vehemently suggests that the US attack Iran to protect the lives of American soldiers and to protect Israel as well. I just have one question to ask, where was this clamor for action when the USS Liberty was deliberately attacked by Isreali military assets back in June 8, 1967?
and wait, Isreal has a nuclear facility so the US would have to nuke them too if the US is really serious about a nuke-free middle east.
... US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was suddenly and brutally attacked on the high seas in international waters by the air and naval forces of Israel. The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that this was an American ship and lied about it.
... After surveilling USS Liberty for more than nine hours with almost hourly aircraft over flights and radar tracking, the air and naval forces of Israel attacked our ship in international waters without warning. USS Liberty was identified as a US naval ship nine hours before the attack by Israeli reconnaissance aircraft and continuously tracked by Israeli radar and aircraft thereafter. Sailing in international waters at less than five knots, with no offensive armament, our ship was not a military threat to anyone.
Boy, are you misguided
Are you saying that we should not have used them to end the war and save thousands of U.S. lives?
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt needed a war. He needed the fever of a major war to mask the symptoms of a still deathly ill economy struggling back from the Great Depression (and mutating towards Socialism at the same time). Roosevelt wanted a war with Germany to stop Hitler, but despite several provocations in the Atlantic, the American people, still struggling with that troublesome economy, were opposed to any wars. ...
... To enrage the American people as much as possible, Roosevelt needed the first overt attack by Japan to be as bloody as possible, appearing as a sneak attack much as the Japanese had done to the Russians. From that moment up until the attack on Pearl Harbor itself, Roosevelt and his associates made sure that the commanders in Hawaii, General Short and Admiral Kimmel, were kept in the dark as much as possible about the location of the Japanese fleet and it's intentions, then later scapegoated for the attack.
... On November 29th, Secretary of State Hull showed United Press reporter Joe Leib a message with the time and place of the attack, and the New York Times in it's special 12/8/41 Pearl Harbor edition, on page 13, reported that the time and place of the attack had been known in advance!
Originally posted by WhatTheory
[Israel] are not lunatics who will do anything to destroy America or its allies.
Originally posted by dave420
Neither is Iran. Iran is one of the most peaceful nations in the Middle East. And, last time I checked, the US had toppled an Iranian democracy, and Iran hasn't done squat to the US.
But I guess "muslim! ooooh! dangerous brown folks!!! they're trying to kill us!!!" would explain that logical short-coming.
Originally posted by Conspiracy Theorist
Am I? Thank you for pointing that out
Why is it that when the U.S uses nukes it somehow saves lives but if Iran were to have one it would be deadly. I'm confused.