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  1. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 11 months ago

    @Tigger

    Links?
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    I mean, other than Breitbart.com, please.

  2. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    She hears voices…or so she attests.

  3. Kip W

    Kip W said, 11 months ago

    They’re in the area around Tehran and Shiraz and east, west, south and north somewhat.

  4. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    Iran is not North Korea. It is not controlled by one family that demand a cult like devotion. Whenever given a choice between an extremist and a moderate, the Iranian people have chosen the moderate. Ahmadinejad was an aberration who was elected because of his success as Mayor of Tehran. He had to steal his reelection.
    The first popularly President elected after the Islamic Revolution wasn’t a religious fanatic but a French trained economist, Abollhasan Banisadr.
    Iran currently has very large population between the age of 20-30. Many of them are well educated but the current Iranian economy cannot support them. Iran desperately wants to become part of the international community but they cannot engage in a complete surrender to Western demands. They have to save face.
    The Iranians have had a nuclear program since 1950s. German intelligence was predicting that Iran was 18 months a from having nuclear weapons capability in 1986.
    Iran and it’s current leaders are not going to engage in behavior that will lead to it’s own self-destruction.

  5. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    Let me correct myself: Jane’s Defense Weekly reported in April 1984 that West German intelligence believed that Iran could have nuclear weapons within 2 years.
    The nuclear program had started under the Shah, which included a clandestine weapons program even though Iran had signed a non-proliferation in 1968.
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    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8b/Shah_of_Iran_building_two_nuclear_plants.jpg/428px-Shah_of_Iran_building_two_nuclear_plants.jpg
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    Ayatollah Khomeini stopped the weapons program because he considered nuclear weapons against Islamic teaching.
    He restarted the weapons program as the Iraq-Iran war dragged on.
    This is the unique nature of nuclear weapons; India has the bomb because China has the bomb; Pakistan has the bomb because India has it. Well, Iran had a weapons program because the believed Iraq may get the bomb.
    Iran has never been a threat to Israel. There are 2 large countries – Iraq and Jordan – between Iran and Israel. Any attack on Israel can lead to a fallout on its Arab neighbors. It is still using airplanes from the Shah’s Air Force.
    Iran’s number one goal is creating enough jobs for a large work age population.

  6. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 11 months ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    Funny, I would never have called the Ayatollah
    Cockamamie a moderate. A lot of other things,
    but never a moderate!

  7. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    @watmiwori

    Khomeini wasn’t elected, Banisadr was.

  8. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 11 months ago

    Iran’s history certainly proves that they can’t be trusted. Who can forget how back in 1953 they deposed an elected government in the USA in order to reinstall a brutal dictator who was friendly to their economic interests? Since then, of course, they’ve been funding and sometimes directly carrying out terrorism across the globe, including the occupation of Palestine and a brutal coup in Indonesia. More recently Iran invaded and occupied two countries halfway around the globe, killing millions. And of course there’s the general hypocrisy of demanding that other nations prove that they aren’t making nuclear weapons while all the while Iran maintains the biggest nuclear arsenal in history.

    No, I certainly wouldn’t trust a nation who did all of that.

  9. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    I guess we have two camps here: One that thinks it may be possible to arrive at a diplomatic solution with the new Iranian leader and one that wants to start another meaningless trillion dollar war.

  10. zeimetr

    zeimetr said, 11 months ago

    According to the deal we will be looking in both sleeves.

  11. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 11 months ago

    @Oscar54

    Psst. There’s a concept called “sarcasm.” Look it up. Pass it on.

  12. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    @Gary Kleppe

    I think, Oscar is using sarcasm himself.

  13. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    @ypoons7666

    Maybe, we should do what that “heavyweight” Bush did and create a pretext for an invasion? How do you think that will work out? Attacking a country of 80 million people? Do you think the Saudis will provide troops? Israel might be all for blowing up the nuclear sites but do you think it ready for the consequences that come afterwards?
    Ted Lind is right about the 2 camps; one camp believes in finding a diplomatic solution, if possible.
    The other side believes in opposing anything this President does.

  14. Rymlianin

    Rymlianin said, 11 months ago

    The last time the Iranians trusted the Americans, we overthrew their government (1953).

  15. Gregory Kruse

    Gregory Kruse GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Was that the African magician?

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