Prediction for 2006: Attack Iran?

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Iran president

From article:

"(he described the Holocaust as a "myth" and called for Israel to be "wiped off the map")"

The Iranian president suggested that if Europeans felt guilty about the holocaust myths that they should have given the Jews European land to settle on. His point was that why take land from people who had no part in these myths.

That is what the "wiped off the map" reference refered to, but taken out of context it takes on a different meaning.

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Posted by Jill Henry (not verified) on 1 January 2006 - 8:36am
The "president" is taken out of context

No, not what he said -- he definitely said that. He's a nut.

What's out of context is what the President in Iran is. He's an elected beaurocrat with little real power. He takes orders from the mullas, and they've been saying the same thing for 25 years.

It doesn't mean the people believe it.

And none of it means that suddenly the United States, whose military right now is stretched pretty thin, even can effectively attack Iran, let alone should.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 1 January 2006 - 9:44am
Gotta agree.

This nutso ex-hostage taker is as scarey as Kim Jong Il.

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Posted by hoopla (not verified) on 1 January 2006 - 5:10pm
NATO Attack Iran?

The part of the equation you can't understand/ignore/hide is that Iran's leader said he wants to wipe a COUNTRY and million of it's citizens "off the map". You may think that is OK or you may hope that they won't use their nuclear weapons this way because they are good guys. If they are good guys, why are they feverishly trying to make a nuke when most free countries (and the UN) are exerting pressure on them to scrap their program? It's obvious to everyone that loves America and/or has a brain, that they will either use the weapon or blackmail with it or give it to some group that will use it the way they would.

Spewing your ignorance is only troubling because our enemies and other ignoramuses take heart and believe it.

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Posted by Glenn (not verified) on 1 January 2006 - 1:49pm
Pot, meet kettle

...for your ignorance is shining for all to see. You also apparently don't know how to read, as I never said that the Iranian gov't are "good guys."

Perhaps you fail to realize that (a) the president has no real power in Iran, and (b) the anti-Israel sentiments he expressed is nothing new -- nor is it held by only that regime.

In fact, such anti-Israel sentiments are expressed by our newly elected "allies" in the new Iraq parliament, who also are Shia and who have close ties with the Iran mullas. So which is it? Push for democracy in the Middle East? Or just nuke 'em? Act with intelligence and finesse, guided by American values? Or react like dopes, swinging wildly, guided by nothing more than blind rage, fear and search for revenge?

Your pollyanna visions of America ridding the world of all the bad men is quaint, but has little bearing on reality. And reacting stupidly, as you seem to advocate, isn't going to help American security anyway.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 1 January 2006 - 2:53pm
Focus--stay on topic

We're talking about Iran's development of nuclear weapons and what may become necessary to stop Iran from having them.

You replied, "Perhaps you fail to realize that (a) the president has no real power in Iran, and (b) the anti-Israel sentiments he expressed is nothing new -- nor is it held by only that regime."

I realize that the President of Iran either has "real power" or says what he is told to say by the "real power". Sorry, I expected you to know that.

Are you actually saying that because his "sentiments" are nothing new, it diminishes the threat? -- Currently, Iran is the only "regime" that is trying to build a nuclear weapon with the president of that "regime" stating that they want to obliterate another country. Sorry, I expected you to know that.

Because of the two points above (and others) it is important to pressure, and if need be, more than pressure Iran to stop their nuclear weapons development.

I'm not going to waste my time responding to your spinning idiocy about our "allies" and your intense desire to "push for democracy in the middle east". Your more intelligent readers will see through your off-topic liberal blather.

Happy New Year!

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Posted by Glenn (not verified) on 1 January 2006 - 4:48pm
If you think America has a future

...bombing and invading everyone it doesn't like, then the "idiocy" is yours. What's more, we don't have the means, short of nuclear attack, to take out Iran's nuclear facilities, which are very deep and very hardened. At least that's what the military experts have been saying.

So what are you calling for? Starting the nuclear war that attacking Iran is supposed to avoid?

As for the "push for democracy in the middle east," it's George Bush, not I, offering up that bit of homily on a daily basis.

So what's the topic, big boy?

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Posted by media girl on 1 January 2006 - 5:40pm