posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 05:05 AM
reply to post by beckybecky
Do you honestly believe Iran wants to invade the USA?
Never mind the facts that they lack the capability to invade ANY country and it's generally agreed that no country on earth has the logistical support
to enable any full scale land invasion of the USA when has Iran ever expressed any intention whatsoever to invade your country?
Iran has made several peaceful overtures to the US recently - sanctions are starting to seriously effect the lives of the ordinary, every day Iranians
and the more conservative elements within Iran have prevailed in the recent power struggle, (of course the term 'conservative' is very much a relative
description, they are still Islamic fundamentalists - they just recognise that a more conciliatory approach is necessary).
In earlier posts you allude to Ahmadinejad's apparent belief that Israel 'should be wiped off the map' - I agree, not the words one would expect from
the leader of a peaceful nation - but you seem to be unaware that Ahmadinejad is no longer President of Iran and had a much publicised fall out with
the true power in Iran, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and other influential elements within Iran and that for the last few months of his Presidency
Ahmadinejad was very much a lame duck President with no power or influence at all.
The current President, Hassan Rouhani, was previously Iran's chief nuclear negotiator and as such has extensive experience in negotiating with 'the
Iran has every right to develop a domestic nuclear power programme - who is the 'the west' or anyone else to deny them this?
The development and possession of nuclear arms is a completely diferent issue altogether.
But it seems that the current Iranian administration is genuine in it's desire to come to some sort of agreement and it's imperative that 'western'
leaders are prepared to at least enter in to negotiations with Iran with an open mindset and a willingness to accept that if progress is to be made
then there may indeed be a need to compromise.
The MSM driven frenzy and fear mongering over the imminent prosepect of Iran gaining nuclear weapon capability is so clearly agenda based - reacting
in the paranoid and ill informed manner that you appear to be doing is just the reaction they hope for. It's a mixture of deflection from other events
and deliberately provoking an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty that will surely result in either unwarranted military action and / or increased
security measures and infringement of civil liberties.
edit on 4/11/13 by Freeborn because: Spelling, grammar, clarity etc