posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 10:58 AM
There have been plenty of views expressed here. Some politely, some very rude and disrespectful. But even some of the rude ones have had valid
A lot of the replies have painted the situation as pure black and white with no room for anything in between. Those are the ones who completely missed
the mark. There is more than enough blame to go around for all parties concerned from the U S and Israel to Iran, North Korea and others.
What some fail, or refuse, to see is that in this complicated world of geopolitical one-upsmanship there is no such thing as pure black or white, but
rather a million shades of gray.
Has the U S stuck it's nose in places it shouldn't have; without a doubt. Has Israel acted in a less than innocent manner; again, without a doubt.
Has Iran made threats that should have the rest of the world worried about the true intentions of their "peaceful" nuclear program; and once again,
without a doubt.
In do doubt though that the U S will ever launch a nuclear first strike. Not after the negative PR, they got, and still get, over Hiroshima and
Nagasaki. I cannot say I feel the same way about both Israel and Iran.
My real problem with Iran acquiring nuclear weapons is that they have, on countless occasions, made threats to "wipe the little Satan (Israel) and
the Great Satan (the U S) off the face of the map". These threats have been made in broadcasts from Iran and in front of the United Nations. They
have been recorded and transcribed to the point where no one can claim that they didn't mean what we say they said.
Then we have the fact that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and most, if not all, of his close political and religious associates are members of a sub order of
Islam known as "Twelvers". Their belief, and the reason behind the threats made by Iran's leaders, is that it is their sacred duty to cause as much
chaos as possible to pave the way for the return of their Twelfth Imam, otherwise known as the Hidden Imam or the Mahdi. The Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini, who took over Iran after the ouster of the Shah of Iran (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi) even went so far as to outlaw the Twelver sect of Islam as
being too dangerous. This from someone who still wanted to turn the world into an Islamic Caliphate by peaceful means if possible and by bloody force
Then some of the replies claim that I, and others, don't know anything about Islam because we mention the Twelvers and their agenda. But is is they
who don't know Islam. Islam is not a single religion and/or ideology; it is made up of a few major sects like the Sunnis and the Shiites as well as a
few minor divisions. One of these sects is the twelvers. Their beliefs and agenda are well recorded and documented even in their own holy book, the
Koran, as well as the hadiths and other holy writings that support the Koran.
So, while I will admit that the U S and other players are guilty of some majorly bad actions, that still doesn't mean that I am going to stop
worrying about Iran's leadership's threat to the world if they do acquire nuclear weapons; if they haven't already done so.
Then there were a couple of statements that if Iran did have nukes they would have already used them. That is not necessarily true. The Muslim
Jihadists are known to wait until they have enough of an upper hand to win, or at least cause maximum damage, before acting. If that means that they
want 10 or 20 nukes before making their move then they will bide their time until they do have them. They are also known to wait until a time, like
one of Israel's feast days, to strike so as to cause maximum political damage or personal demoralization to the enemy.
A peaceful Iran is not necessarily a peaceful Iran. There is a word for peace in the Koran, I forget what it is, that simply means they will abide by
a peaceful coexistence only until they can regroup their forces for a greater chance of success when they do strike again. And they are, again by
their own holy writings, allowed to lie to the infidels to accomplish that goal. So I don't see how anyone can trust anything a Muslim says to his
And finally, If you doubt the desire of the Muslims to control the world by whatever means necessary then you need to look up the words "Dimity"
"dhimitude" and "Jizra" tax and learn their meanings to the followers of the Islamic faith.