reply to post by neves49
I know the history of the region and I have seen that history distorted by people on both sides of the argument.
If you don't think that colonial powers half a world away have any authority to create nations, then you don't support the creation of the nations
of India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Australia, New Zealand, the Phillipines, Indonesia, and Singapore.
Hmmm. Somehow I don't think that your case holds water there.
I would also point out that the state of Israel was not created by Great Britain, but was in fact created by the United Nations. Do you consider the
UN to be an illegitimate body? I'll bet that you don't.
More importantly, I know the history of the area over the past 40 years. During this time we see the Palestinian movement becoming ever more radical
and confrontational. While they strap bombs to their own kids. I consider this kind of behavior to be insane and those who practice it are both insane
and evil. Unlike you, I cannot excuse anyone who would kill their own child for any reason.
On the subject of Iran, can you make an argument for me that shows them to be sane? I remember when the Ayatollah Komeni came back from exile. He was
the darling of the western media for about a year.
Then he started talking about drinking his own urine to purify himself. He said that sex with a sheep or a goat was no sin and was better than laying
with women. Then there were the executions, 50,000 people were killed in the first year of the Ayatollah's reign. That's more than the entire reign
under the Shah, by about 10 times.
It didn't stop there either. The purges continued. Then they took diplomats hostage, not just US diplomats either. They attacked ships in
international waters, not US ships either. Then they created Hezbollah to export terror.
The Iranian regime is the kooky gift that just keeps on giving. They are kooks, actually they are Kooks with a capital K. They do not deserve nukes
and they cannot be trusted to handle them responsibly.
As I pointed out before, the other nuclear powers around the world have shown that they can handle nukes and that they have the maturity to not use
them. I don't think that Iran fits that description. I also don't think that North Korea does either but at least the North Koreans don't have a
reliable delivery system, yet.