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  •  Oh How Ironic Would It Be If Our Saying (4+ / 0-)
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    Snowden caused damage to our national security (I don't think he did in the least, unless embarrassment and exposing illegal activities is damage), caused problems with Russia (and future nuclear disarmament deals) working with us to help our leverage against Iran's nuclear program ... where it WOULD actually harm our national security.

    •  Irans nuclear program is not a threat to (5+ / 0-)

      our national security.

      While nuclear energy is a dangerous and expensive boondoggle, it doesn't threaten us (much) for a couple more reactors to be running half a world away.

      Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

      by JesseCW on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 04:45:35 AM PDT

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      •  Maybe (0+ / 0-)

        But having Israel start a hot war with Iran over it might

        There’s no way for a healthy human being to maintain the level of outrage warranted by the situation. - Dave Roberts, grist.org

        by Mindful Nature on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 08:21:48 AM PDT

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        •  If Israels rulers decide they need a war to (0+ / 0-)

          distract from their failures at home, there's not much Iran can do about it.

          Just as there wasn't much Iraq could do to stop the US once our rulers collectively made up their minds.

          Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

          by JesseCW on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 03:21:28 PM PDT

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      •  Iran's nuclear program is a threat to our national (0+ / 0-)

        security.

        Iran has interests that are adverse to ours throughout the Middle East and with respect to the price of oil. A nuclear armed Iran will likely be more capable of exerting itself in opposition to our interests.

        Further a nuclear Iran encourages other Middle Eastern countries to obtain nuclear weapons.

        •  There is no credible evidence that Iran has a (0+ / 0-)

          nuclear arms program.

          We have no legitimate interests in the Middle East.

          The higher the price of oil rises, the slower we boil our planet.  It's not a bad thing, unless you think Global Warming is a hoax.

          The greatest possible encouragement for "other" Middle Eastern (Iran is not in the Middle East, it's in South Asia) counties to obtain nuclear weapons is Israel, a rouge nation that has repeatedly threatened to use nukes in response to conventional threats.

          Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

          by JesseCW on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 01:51:33 AM PDT

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