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Preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear
4 weapon is among the most urgent national security
5 challenges facing the United States.
(8) Nevertheless, to date, diplomatic overtures,
21 sanctions, and other non-kinetic actions toward Iran
22 have not caused the Government of Iran to abandon
23 its nuclear weapons program.
b) DECLARATION OF POLICY.—It shall be the policy
4 of the United States to take all necessary measures, in5
cluding military action if required, to prevent Iran from
6 threatening the United States, its allies, or Iran’s neigh7
bors with a nuclear weapon.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I honestly don't think the leadership acting on these assumptions believes them any more than many of us do in terms of Iran posing a first strike, offensive threat. I really don't. It sells well though and the Media can make it look mighty scary with graphics and slanted reporting, so it's the bill of goods they're going to sell us.
IF...Iran were truly seen as a threat (in a first strike way..that's a critical distinction..Iran is no peace-loving wonderland either) then the uprising within Iran's own borders that could have been supported, possibly right into regime change, WOULD have been to the max. As it was, it was given lip service at best. Why? We didn't control that one and we wouldn't have owned the outcome. The current crop who are directly in charge of THIS effort don't want freedom in Iran or give two hoots for the civilians anywhere over there. It's control.
In THAT vain? 2013 will, hopefully, see the end of the war. It should be well under way by then and I'm betting within 45 days or less now. Too much in real world property and systems are now physically moving into place and high levels of alert can't be maintained indefinitely. Everyone in this knows that. We aren't seeing them set up to keep posturing forever, at this point. I think we're only about one step shy of seeing everyone line up to the final jump off points on all sides.
Originally posted by QUANTUMGR4V17Y
No way, that is assuming there is a world after the 21st of December...
On a serious note, I'm still not convinced that Iran has a nuclear weapon nor am I convinced that it is our business to dictate whether they have one or not. As the only country in the world to ever utilize such a weapon on a large populous, why are we even considered as a "good source" to judge when we're clearly biased.
Let them have a nuke, Israel has their own, let them take care of themselves. If they're so afraid of being wiped out, maybe they shouldn't be committing genocide on a daily basis against the Palestinians, that my friend, seems like karma.
Regardless, still not our business.
Originally posted by Doalrite
Originally posted by Wonderer2012
Originally posted by Doalrite
Such a fitting picture!
Can I ask, how do you imbed a picture into the page like that?
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
reply to post by Wonderer2012
now here's a picture worth a thousand words:
scroll down halfway