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Old 06-30-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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Oh for sure. Democrats and Republicans are tripping over themselves using American lives and taxpayer Trillions to further Israel's strategic goals in the Middle East.

Rightwingers you can have your kids go over there an die for them. Not my family.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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I think it's interesting that Saudi Arabia feels threatened by the prospect of a nuclear Iran while their "mortal enemies" in Israel have had them for decades without complaint. I guess the Saudis know who the real danger is.
Yes the real danger is the USA and Israel if Saudi Arabia doesn't fall in line. Who would prop up their dictatorship?

You see what happened to Ghaddafi when he refused to go along with Western powers right?
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I wonder what the USA and Israel had to do in order to get their lackey dictators in Saudi Arabia pretend to want these weapons in response to Iran's make believe weapon program.

You are all being conned. Saudi Arabia puts this out in order for Israel and the USA propagandize it, for an excuse to start yet another war.
Perhaps. But no matter, Saudi Arabia can have nukes if they want them.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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Mutually assured destruction
Precisely.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Precisely.
Yes, but what happens when people who aren't afraid to die get these weapons, like religious zealots?
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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Yes, but what happens when people who aren't afraid to die get these weapons, like religious zealots?
They die.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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They die.
Everyone dies. Thats the problem with mutually assured destruction. If you ever encounter an enemy who isn't afraid to die, it fails to continue to be a viable option.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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Everyone dies. Thats the problem with mutually assured destruction. If you ever encounter an enemy who isn't afraid to die, it fails to continue to be a viable option.
It worked for the US and the USSR for decades.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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It worked for the US and the USSR for decades.
Yes, but neither of them wanted to die.

Religious zealots in Iran don't care if they die. Remember, they beat back Saddam not because of their military ability, but because they sent waves of human targets at the front lines until they overwhelmed them. The Iraqi's lost about a quarter of the people in the Iran/Iraq war, but Iran still won.

Like I said, MAD works, until someone doesn't care if they die.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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Yes, but neither of them wanted to die.

Religious zealots in Iran don't care if they die. Remember, they beat back Saddam not because of their military ability, but because they sent waves of human targets at the front lines until they overwhelmed them. The Iraqi's lost about a quarter of the people in the Iran/Iraq war, but Iran still won.

Like I said, MAD works, until someone doesn't care if they die.
Then it will be a matter of attrition.

[less religious zealots]
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