N757ST wrote:DeltaMD90 wrote:N757ST wrote:
A willingness to supply extremest groups and a wonton desire to build a nuclear weapon. Oh what a fantastic combination.
I'm absolutely no fan of their government... They've supported terror, led to American deaths, yadaya. And I think it's foolish to think they simply want "nuclear power" and no nuke.
But come on, they are not suicidal. They don't want to be a huge glass parking lot. I think way too many people make Iran to be a boogyman, and it's this thinking that leads us to another crappy Iraq war.
Do I want them to have nukes? Absolutely not. Should be dangle carrots in front of them or use sanctions to prevent them? Absolutely. But it's hard to 100% stop them short of a war, another war no one wants. I don't think the decades of war and trillion dollars is worth it, they aren't gonna launch a nuke after finishing it, and they know the world isn't stupid enough to be like "omg how did Hezbollah blow up Israel? Wonder who did it? Gee." Any nuke they make that is used IS them using it, and then using it = no mo Iran
They are mining ships, destroying drones, funding terrorist factions that attack our interests, and then attack our embassy. I have no idea what they want, except they do all the above and are developing nuclear weapons. At least to me this doesn’t seem like an all that stable situation. Give up their nuclear interests entirely in agreement and stop supplying terrorist networks, in exchange we life all sanctions against your country and establish an embassy. How f’ing hard is that.
I don't know, I guess I don't subscribe to slippery slope arguments. I can see a HUGE difference between those low level (yes, low level) trolly acts of violence and using nukes offensively. And I don't think them doing some things means they'll ultimately go to the far-most extreme
And btw, I agree. They should absolutely dismantle their crap and knock it off with their sketchy nuclear ambitions. Their leadership is stupid, they are needlessly trolly. That said, they are not suicidal.
As someone else said, this is the same conversation we were having in 2002! I am almost positive everyone making arguments supporting hostilities and aggressive action would be doing the same in 2002, regardless of how they feel about the Iraq war now. It baffles my mind