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    • Bob
    • 08.12.07 | 13:01 (IST)

    Isn't it strange, that a US defense secretary compares Iran to highly aggressive and militaristic countries like Nazi Germany and imperial Japan, when according to wikipedia: In 2005, Iran's military spending represented 3.3% of the GDP or $91 per capita, the lowest figure of the Persian Gulf nations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran#Military Isn't it strange, that we make so much out of the speeches, of a populist Iranian "president", who does not seem to have much power. According to the Iranian constitution he has no power over the armed forces, he has no power to declare war. Actually he had not even the power to allow Iranian women, to watch soccer games in public. How can people even start to compare such a figure with Hitler?

    from the article: Gates: Israel doesn't pose nuclear threat like Iran
    First published 00:00 08.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 08.12.07
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