Ok, this might not make me popular, but time for me to play devil's advocate:
Why should Iran not be allowed to have nuclear weapons?
Ok, I admit that their leaders are not the best in the world... but that can be said of other countries with nuclear weapons, North-Korea, right from
the axis of evil. Why are we not complaining about N-K anymore?
Contrary to what many people believe, Iran is not some kind of huge sand dune. Ever seen what Teheran looks like?
TEHERAN - Mega Capital of IRAN - photos of Tehran on Worldisround
(warning: broadband only, huge page!)
How many people here do know that in Iran there are more women attending university than men?
How many here know that about 70% of the population is under 30? All you people who are fairly progressive and looking forward for the older religious
influences to pass away so that they can take over?
How many know that most Iranians actually _love_ America for it's freedom, opportunity, etc?!?
And plenty of people want to nuke them and turn them into a 'large sheet of glass?'
Look, I know that they've made bold statements about Israel into the see and so forth.
But let's be honest, Israel isn't exactly the most friendliest nation in the world either..
Would Iran if it acquired nuclear weapons use them?
I do not believe so: the Iranian leaders might be somewhat crazy, but they're not suicidal.
In my humble opinion, the only reason that Iran wants to acquire nuclear weapons is to have that big card in its hands that says: "everyone will
think 10 times before invading you now!"
This, even if one would start selling oil in Euros.. undermining the petro-dollar.
I'd suggest taking a very good look at our own administration first, because they have plenty of odd ideas themselves, being seemingly h***-bent on
starting that war with Iran using almost any means possible.
Why? I'm not sure.. do they want to give the final blow to the U.S. economy? personal gains? (oil, Haliburton and co.)
h***-ben you say? YES
Let us not forget:
"There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don’t we build — we in our shipyard
— build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the
Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up.
Might cost some lives. And it was rejected because you can’t have Americans killing Americans. That’s the kind of — that’s the level of stuff
we’re talking about. Provocation. But that was rejected. "
You know.. this is really starting to look like Germany 1920-1945 ALL OVER AGAIN.
9/11 : Reichstag
Economy : Weimar Republic
Cheney war idea : this is the same as the Gleiwitz Incident that Hitler used in 1939 to provoke war with Poland.
Prison Camps? "Kellogg Brown & Root, a Halliburton subsidiary, is constructing a huge facility at an undisclosed location to hold tens of thousands
of Bush's "unlawful enemy combatants." Americans are certain to be among them". www.alternet.org...
Trains to the camps? Fear the coming train: www.rense.com...
Bringing democracy? HAH! Let's look at and fix our own country first instead of dragging the ENTIRE WORLD INTO ONE DARK ABYSS.
YOU THINK THAT OIL ISN'T ALREADY EXPENSIVE ENOUGH, HUH?