posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 09:10 PM
reply to post by OldCorp
I like most of what you put in your videos (you won't see most of this stuff in the MSM), however I think your analysis of Iran is a bit off. The
'religious fanaticism' thing is a ruse; their leaders aren't actually fanatical - at least in the sense that their people are. Ahmadinejad won't
use a nuke (if
he ever gets one) for the same reason that Bin Laden never strapped a bomb to his chest and blew himself up in a crowded market.
The whole theocracy/religious fanaticism thing serves two important purposes for Iran:
1) Scares outsiders into thinking that 'they're just crazy enough that they might do it'
2) Serves as a simple form of population control (we have consumerism, they have extremism)
Point is, an easy way to get a bunch of people to do what you want is by promising them 'eternal life', or alternatively, 'eternal damnation'
(I'm not anti-religious, just anti-organized
religion). The Iranian higher-ups know that using a nuke against Israel would come with the
rather inconvenient consequence of their entire country being turned into a smoking crater. This poses a problem for them, considering they want to
stay in power.
Israel is their Al-Qaeda, their 'boogeyman.'