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FordGT90Concept Feb 07, 2007, 01:49am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Short answer to the title: no; the situation in Iran is much worse.

Basically, Hussein wasn't all that popular in Iraq where the whole population of Iran is religiously and specifically anti-American (starting back with US involvement in the Iran/Iraq war). This means replacing the government in power is out of the question and a land attack is extremely risky (suicide bombers by the hour). Because they are, without a doubt, developing nuclear weapons, we have to do something in the near future. It's a very sticky situation.


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Carter Sudeith Feb 07, 2007, 02:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Iran: The Next Iraq?
It's only a problem if you're American --- they're leaving everybody else alone for the meantime.

FordGT90Concept Feb 07, 2007, 03:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Does last year when Hezbollah captured some people and Israel launched a counter not ring a bell to you? How about most of the embassy bombings in the Middle East? Iran is responsible for most of the bombings through funding terrorist cells and providing them with weapons they wouldn't be able to obtain otherwise (e.g. roadside bombs); therefore, Iran had their hand on killing many British and other foreign fighters in Iraq.

And did you not catch the word "nuclear?" If any country launches a single nuclear weapon these days, a nuclear war is destined to follow which simply means, everyone will perish--maybe not the day of, but within a few years.

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Josh Feb 07, 2007, 04:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yep, I'm afraid us in the US will be longing for another battle like Iraq when we end up going to Iran. If/When we go, it is going be extremely dirty.

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Adam Kolak Feb 07, 2007, 04:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I hope we don't.

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Sean Costello Feb 07, 2007, 08:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Scumbag Blues Feb 07, 2007, 08:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Iran: The Next Iraq?
It's interesting to see how with these countries are finally catching up (after the American government screwed them over in the 40s to 70s) that they are only starting to get nuclear weapons. It's like the Cold War all over again except this time, there is a real threat of a nuclear attack and not a petty war of espionage.

However, the situation in Iran is certainly a delicate one. If Bush decides to go "cowboy" on this one, we're are all screwed. If Iran fires their missiles, what is stopping North Korea then? Nothing. So the result of the Iraq situation could easily result in repercussions that US does not want.

Canada, unfortunately, is stuck in the middle of this mess. I'm hoping we don't get into another war because the American pull out in Iraq has forced Canada into war for the first time in years.

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FordGT90Concept Feb 07, 2007, 08:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Iran: The Next Iraq?
The sad thing is that the USA was providing everything to Iran to build a nuclear weapon back when it was a dictatorship. Once the Islamic radicals took over, they destroyed most of that equipment because they wanted to break all connections to USA. Now, they are pursuing it again using, most likely, the old equipment and connections in Pakistan. There's some estimates that place known facilities at Iran capable of assembling 50 nuclear weapons a year. Those working devices would quickly wind up in terrorists hands and it's just a matter of days before they are all over the world. Imagine every major city outside of the Middle East getting a nuclear detonation near simultaneously--that's what we're talking about.

radicalism + oppression = terrorist
terrorists + nuclear devices = unfathomable

We need to take nuclear out of the picture as soon as possible and not just USA. USA, no doubt, is the first target but, that doesn't mean the rest of the Western world will be spared.

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