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  •  Over confifdent.... (none)
    My point is that Iran is not going to start a war of armies with America.  And they sure are not going to do so to defend Syria.  And Syria will not do so to defend Iran.

    You hope so.  I don't think you realise how alienated the USA has become.  It may be they decide to stand together rather than fall together.

    First, the rulers who made that decision would be deposed, their countries left in rubble, and if they actually started winning, America would nuke them rather than retreat.

    At which point you would encounter nothing but the world's hate.  Using a nuke once is understandable, using one twice is a mistake.  For the US to be the only country to have ever used nukes and to do it three times, well, just what does that say about you and yourn.  You think the rest of the world won't notice?

    This is the oil/energy center of the world.  It is not like Vietnam, because this area has real strategic value.

    And South east Asia isn't?  Hmmm....

    The Iranians understand this.  They will not start a war with us.

    Nobody is suggesting they would.  You will start one with them.

    Terrorism and nuclear blackmail are the only strategies available to Iran and Syria.  And they are not much more promising.

    They seem to be the only ones open to the USA too.  Or at least what they are using.  I don't see promise there either.

    I say all of this with great sadness.  But it is my take on the state of affairs.

    I have similar sentiments.  By now everyone thinks I am anti-American.  I'm not but by God the US needs to see the suffering it has caused millions for decades. And stop it.

    Truckle the Uncivil, Nullus Anxietas Sanguinae

    by Truckle on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 06:26:43 PM PST

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    •  How about (none)
      you talk about the suffering that fascists and communists like Mao, Stalin, and Pol Pot caused.

      Be balanced and I'll discuss this with you.

      The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs- Hunter S. Thompson- (RIP)

      by BooMan23 on Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 03:09:55 AM PST

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      •  Who says... (none)
        ...I'm not balanced?  Ironic perhaps.  But not unbalanced.  GWB faces more opprobrium than Pol Pot ever did because more people have heard of him.

        Truckle the Uncivil, Nullus Anxietas Sanguinae

        by Truckle on Wed Feb 23, 2005 at 02:16:50 AM PST

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