Originally posted by DerekJR321
I guess my main question would be... why is this an American problem?
Iran has not threatened the continental United States. Iran has not threatened our troops in the middle east. Iran hasn't even threatened Israel
directly. If Israel thinks Iran is a threat and wants to attack them, be my guest. But do it on your own. Don't expect American soldiers to die for
you. You start the fight, then you better be prepared to finish it.
I find it ironic that every time this man opens his mouth, there is some generalized translation that causes people to go into a frenzy. Yet any time
Israel calls for striking Iran, its OK? Why is that alright? Why is it alright for Israel to have undeclared nuclear weapons, but Iran can't?
Seriously... because they are a predominantly Muslim nation? Both India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons. And if any nation is a bigger threat to the
UNITED STATES safety, it is Pakistan, not Iran.
In terms of American interest, ask yourself this. Which of the two nations (Israel and Iran) have attacked us and killed US personnel? Which of the
two nations have the biggest spy ring in operation against us? Which of the two nations have stolen nuclear secrets from us?
Food for thought...
The israelis are claiming they will strike to prevent the development of "breakout capability" where a bomb can be made in a few weeks after the
enrichment facilities are underground.
Israel has not signed the NPT, Iran has but is trying to get full control of the fuel cycle so that it can acquire at minimum the same nuclear
capacity as Japan. Now Japan is a far more rational country not run by Twelver Shias. I don't want piles of plutonium in the hands of ayatollahs.
Iran has funded the Sadrists in Iraq which did kill Americans in the Iraq War, they also are beleived to arm the Taliban and possibly train them.
The biggest spy ring against us is the PRC, Russia 2nd.
The Israelis got the nuke designs from France, it was alleged that the CIA tried to sell a faulty bomb design to Iran back in 2002 to slow down the
program but the Russian scientist we hired to sell it told them the design was wrong which aided the program.
The Iranians may be delusional, but not mentally retarded. They know that if they assemble and weaponize a bomb in enough numbers we will catch it.
But if they acquire these capabiliteis and put them underground:
-U235 enrichment to 95% (submarine excuse)
-Plutonium breeder reactor, heavy water reactor
Then we can't do much because they have a bomb design either from AQ Khan, China or that botched CIA job.
They will have the fissile material enriched and the delivery system, that means that a weapon can be made in two weeks once Khamenei says OK (and
remember he said do it in 1984, remember taqqiya)
That means they will give a bomb to hezbollah who will nuke Tel Aviv with it. It only takes one bomb to destroy Israel and MAD doesn't work when you
think this will make the 12th Imam come out of hiding.