I do not agree with the main premise of this article. All you say Nema is reasonable if we assume that the regime in Iran is following Iranian self-interests. I beg to differ. You yourself posted an article befoe of how good relations with Israel is clearly in Iran's best interest. Do you see good relations? This regime idfentifies itself as Islamist in its core not Iranian. As Islamist it considers Palestine to be its top priority, it sees itself as part of Islamic umma and thus having shared borders with Israel who has supposedly usurped "muslim" land. Iran is a commodity, a resource, nothing more. Indeed since 26 years ago many of the leaders have become more and more pragmatic in dealing with the Iran-Islam duality, but nothing suggests that this is the result of any change in the core value system of the regime. It is rather... [more at the permalink of the entry above]
National Nitwit has the untold story of Iran's true nuclear aims. Guaranteed at least 50% truthful.
Why do you believe air strikes on Iran would cause "hundreds of thousands" or MILLIONS of deaths?
I agree with the main theme of the article that if Iran attacked or threatened to be attacked will go nuclear (militarily) and it would be very rational and logical to do so. Is Iran after the nuclear weapons? Should Iran posses nuclear weapons? From what I have read and been able to interpret about Iranian politics, I have to conclude that the mainstream Iranian leaders and public have concluded that Iran does not need nuclear weapons and when they say they are not after nuclear weapons I believe them. My line of reasoning and pretty much theirs would be something like this: 1.The immediate threats to Iran from Taliban and from Saddam not only have been disappeared but have been reversed in direction thanks to the naivete and inexperience of G.W.Bush and his neocon goons. Iranian government very successfully walked Bush into Baghdad after all they knew Iraqis... [more at the permalink of the entry above]
So you are back, my dear Dr. Strangelove! I'd thought I'd see you on the other side of the line, but now I understand you survived that last scene after all. I just couldn't foresee you would resurface from the East! heydarbaba - sounds you just need a space ship with a sail and you'd be fully set for your next a-love :) Perhaps we could even collaborate on another film. What do you think?
ahh.. Heydrababa (the buddy) is too dumb to be Dr. Strangelove...but he is more of a psycho, I give you that much.
To AIS, (the keyboard Shaaban Bimokh, Shaaban the brain dead )' In one of your later posts you wrote: "as a Popperian the main point of all my discussiona and efforts is to get rid of ideas so that we won't allow people to be get rid off. let ideas die and people live."...it is fair to say that "the main point of all your discussiona!! and efforts" just fizzled...
Sir, It is very very sad that a great country such as Persia will tolerate such a totalitarian ruler and system of government. The people of Iran deserve much much better. Militant religious fanatacism is doomed. No matter if it is Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Islam, Hindu or whatever, extremist religion WILL NOT BE TOLERATED in this the civilized world.... The dark ages are long gone. Intolerance is absolutely long gone. America DOES NOT want war with Iran, or anyone else for that matter. Quite the contrary, America did not want the war with extremist Al Queda and/or Bin Laden. Americans do not want to die in a country like Iraq or Afghanistan. We want to live and prosper and continue to enjoy the freedoms of DEMOCRACY. But we have absolutely no choice but to attack the crazy militants who want to wipe us off the map!!! What choice do... [more at the permalink of the entry above]
We need a smart revolution. People of Iran need to oppose this oppressive government by staying at home and shout the word "Freedom" from their houses every night. It should start on Thursday 9th of February at 8 pm. And again on Saturday 11th Feb 2006 and every two days from then on. Pass this on to all your friends and relatives within Iran. With the help of the West and all decent human beings around the world, and the effort of the Iranians themselves, We as the community of decent humans around the world should be able to get rid of these murderers ruling Iran by force. Remember, Thursday Night, 9th February 2006 at 8 pm