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    • Larry
    • 13.12.05 | 22:34 (IST)

    I was quite impressed with your remarks. Hopefully the small role that you feel The President of Iran plays in the picture of Iranians opinions as a whole is worthy of some discussion. You are quite right in that countries like to flail and raise the verbal threat levels. The nature of the comments are initially disturbing, yet should constitute some concern. If for nothing else and no other reason, Iran is a power in the region. Unlike the Saudi's that hide in their palaces waiting for the day Al Qaeda may want a bigger blackmail payment that they just can't afford. Iran does have a large population that will be determined to defend itself much as it did during the Iran Iraq war. Today however, there is no Saddam Hussein power to balance things in the region. There is a serious power vacuum which is becoming an ever larger black hole. The Americans are getting sucked into this vortex more and more on a daily basis. Eventually the reality of the failure of George Bush's "democratization" of Iraq will become absolute. He will be forced to pull the troops out and let the factions battle it out amongst themselves. Yes Saddam is gone, but the people still live there and exist, so who knows what will come. Israel does fear a nuclear Iran, yet, would Iran risk total annihilation of its people by pre-emptively launching a nuke on Israel?? Who knows?? Depends on which crazy is running things that day, and how much thought he has put into the matter. The more serious concern is what Iran would do with the technology. Since it adores using proxy terrorism or terrorism by proxy, it could provide a series of "suitcase nukes" to its terrorist buddies. That in itself would be much more difficult to detect before a serious amount of devastation were to occur. It is and must be obvious to the State of Israel, that while the Americans are their friends, and there is a public fear in Europe of Iran having a nuke, nobody will go to the mat unless it is in their own best interests. Subsequently Israel cannot rely on its "allies" to push the Iranian nuclear issue too far. Therefore the more serious question is whether Israel will take matters into its own hands and cause a severe escalation in the region from which it may not recover.

    from the article: Ahmadinejad can continue to smile while the world argues
    First published 00:00 13.12.05 | Last updated 00:00 13.12.05
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