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Old 07-08-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Mutually assured destruction
But... but... then all the oil will be radioactive...oh well back to windmills and solar cells.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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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.
Could you start a new thread on the fascinating topic of how the US is going to use ABC as an excuse to attack Iran?

We haven't had one in a few weeks and I'd hate for our near decade long streak of these predictions to come to a stop.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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Excellent point

Iran has attacked many, many times. The Iranian proxy armies are financed, trained, militarily supplied, and directed by the mullahs. They are part of the Islamic Republic's military forces just as the Revolutionary Guards are:
- The Islamic Republic created Hezbollah. Revolutionary Guards are embedded within its ranks. Hezbollah is Iran. This Iranian proxy has attacked Israel many times, including starting a major war in 2006. It has showered Israel's cities and towns with Iranian-supplied missiles.
The Iran-Hezbollah Alliance - The Israel Project
The UN has indicted Iranian agents for the murder of the Lebanese PM.

-Ditto for Hamas. It could not exist without Iran financing and weapons.
Hamas wages Iran’s proxy war on Israel - Times Online

-The Islamic Republic is responsible for thousands of American casualties in Iraq:
Cox & Forkum: Iran's Proxy War
Iran's Proxy War Against the United States and Iraq | Institute for the Study of War
http://noblesseoblige.org/wordpress/...ories-located/
LiveLeak.com - Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq: IED on US Humvee, Canal Street Baghdad
U.S.: Iran helped in deadly Iraq strike - USATODAY.com
http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblog...k_for_iraq.asp
- Army News, news from Iraq, - Army Times

As we speak, the Revolutionary Guards are inside Syria directing the massacres of the Syrian democrats. The Guards were sanctioned last week by the EU for these crimes against humanity.

Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East, and indeed the world, has very good reason to fear the Islamic Republic.
Iran has chilled out somewhat in Iraq ever since we started funding some terror groups to plant bombs in their marketplaces, tit for tat and all that.

OMG....sanctioned by the EU? In what? A tersely worded letter? Those pikers couldn't\wouldn't even do crap about Bosnia in their own back yard LOL and all Iran has to do is slip Russia some $$$ and then EU starts having oil pipeline problems. Toothless old dogs growling from the porch.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Has there been any changes in this Phony War recently?
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Saudi Arabia has actually never fought a war with Israel. All of Israel's wars were against Lebanon, the Palestinians, Jordan, Egypt, and Syria. The Saudis really do not care about the Palestinians that much. Iran is a much bigger threat to Saudi Arabia now that Iraq has been neutralized.

Iran and Israel have also never fought before and their relations were never this bad before Ahmadinejad came to power. Iran did support Hezbollah as a proxy in Lebanon but that was more out of hating America following the Islamic Revolution.

We need to stand firm and not support any Islamic fanatics anywhere in hindsight it was wrong to support the Egyptian and Libyan rebels, the Kosovars, the Bosnians, or the Afghan mujahideen, especially the Afghan mujahideen.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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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.
Theocratic leaders of Saudi are a bit brighter than the average American liberal...
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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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.
Have you followed the Pak-Indian conflict?

Just because they can whip some 16yo kids into a religious fervor or launch terror attacks etc. doesn't mean that the leadership, driving their mercedes and living the good life are stupid or irrational.
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