posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 07:34 AM
I can appreciate that realities of war and what it means for the citizens of a country and the everyday people who have nothing to do with it. I can
appreciate the view of the OP and the sentiments. You are right that most people don't worry about that kind of stuff in the US because it is so far
from the troubled areas that it seems almost like an alien world.
The biggest thing I have to question is the certainty and finality of a lot of the people on ATS.... I realize there are tensions with Iran (which
have been there for almost 5yrs now) and I realize that Israel is running on with a lot of rhetoric and the British press has gone on a field day with
the speculations etc. The problem I have with it all is I do not see impending war. I mean I felt more sure there would be a war with North Korea
when they sunk a ship then I do with Iran right now. This is a snippet I grabbed from one of the first stories I read about the US and Iran in a week
as an example.
"What we're focused on is a diplomatic strategy," said Rhodes, "which increases the pressure on the Iranians, through financial pressure, through
economic sanctions, through diplomatic isolation."
I realize this is from Fox News and most of you hate it but let's be honest of all the MSM out there they are the ones most likely to be fear
mongering and they aren't even doing that.... So I closing I do not feel we are on the brink of WW3. Israel will eventually shut up or be told to by
the US and UK. Which of course means we will have to sell our souls like we did in the Gulf War. As I saw in another post Iran has done nothing wrong
at least that we can really prove was there government. The assassination plot was more then likely from a terrorist group in Iran. There is nothing
that says Iran can't cross the Suez Canal (I remember when that was going to be the end too). Finally this is not the first time we have been at Iran
over nukes anyone remember the Stuxnet virus that we had nothing to do with....
I for one am sick of America, Russia, and Britain running around with nukes and not doing anything to get rid of them while preaching to the rest of
the world. Everyone knows Israel has nukes and they aren't even a member of the IEAE and no one is doing anything to investigate there intentions.
It's is sickeningly such a double standard in the Middle East. I feel sorry for the countries that have to put up with Israel not the other way
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Also to have another perspective. Think of all the mothers, fathers, teens, and people in general that might have just signed up for ATS or just
checking out the site. Who live in fear because they aren't used to the site yet and see all the constant we are all going to die, the SHTF is
happening now, and omg we are going to die posts that are made on a near hourly basis.
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