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(Reuters)   '20 reasons not to attack Iran.' Strangely, 'Not our problem' absent from list   (reuters.com) divider line 157
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2012-08-23 08:12:06 PM
By Hossein Mousavian. Hmm. Hmm. Do I have a point? Hmm.
 
2012-08-23 08:39:17 PM
Technically, it is a problem we caused.
 
2012-08-23 08:54:23 PM
If we were to declare war on Iran, it would make the Saudis happy. Therefore, I'm against it.
 
2012-08-23 08:55:32 PM
If you're going to attack Iran, you have to destroy the source:


i74.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-23 08:55:52 PM
Israel will fight to the last dead American?
 
2012-08-23 08:56:03 PM
Is "ground wars in Asia seldom end well for the invaders" on the list?

How about "it would start World War 3?"
 
2012-08-23 08:56:17 PM
Look, subby, you should know by now it is ALWAYS America's problem! All those poor people laboring under their brutal theocracy with no way to stand up for themselves and experience the wonders of US Democracy (tm) and Starbucks and Home Depot...why, it's a wonder we're not over there already!
 
2012-08-23 08:57:26 PM

King Something: Is "ground wars in Asia seldom end well for the invaders" on the list?

How about "it would start World War 3?"


I think we can make a deal with Russia, and China won't go to war over this.
 
2012-08-23 09:03:16 PM
Got as far as reason number one:

"First, Iran has become the leading country in the Muslim world advocating for an end to nuclear weapons by religiously committing itself against weapons of mass destruction (WMD)"

And realized the author of this article is out of his mind.
 
2012-08-23 09:04:38 PM
Read TFA. Sounds like they had one good reason and then copied it in Photoshop 19 times.
 
2012-08-23 09:06:09 PM
Is "because it's completely unnecessary" on the list?

/in before derp Amhdinnerjacket wipe izreal offder mapz
 
2012-08-23 09:07:57 PM
Eighth, an Israeli or U.S. strike on Iran would kill the hopes for rapprochement between Tehran and Washington for decades to come.

A new boogie man for the PNAC or whatever they call themselves these days. With all the billion dollars missiles and other weapons systems they can dream up. With no oversights because that would be unpatriotic. To help our "ally" Israel, of course.
 
2012-08-23 09:08:16 PM
Do we really have the $$$ for another war? I think not..couldn't we accomplish the same basic objectives covertly or with cyber attacks? Maybe I've been reading too many action novels..wishful thinking is wishful
 
2012-08-23 09:08:21 PM
As for the author of this [bullshiat] article--if you'll take the time to read the notation at the bottom, you'll notice:

from 2003 to 2005, he served as spokesman for Iran in its nuclear negotiations with the European Union

//garbage
 
2012-08-23 09:09:27 PM
Number 1 reason:

tundratabloids.com
 
2012-08-23 09:09:56 PM
Because we're not batshiat insane?
 
2012-08-23 09:10:26 PM
Whoa, no relation.
 
2012-08-23 09:10:40 PM

Mantour: Number 1 reason:


Gotta go with this one.
 
2012-08-23 09:11:05 PM

flucto: By Hossein Mousavian. Hmm. Hmm. Do I have a point? Hmm.


Indeed you do.
 
2012-08-23 09:11:27 PM
The views expressed are the author's own and not those of Reuters.



Reuters wants to attack Iran!!



(probably not far from the truth)
 
2012-08-23 09:12:58 PM

Gyrfalcon: Look, subby, you should know by now it is ALWAYS America's problem! All those poor people laboring under their brutal theocracy with no way to stand up for themselves and experience the wonders of US Democracy (tm) and Starbucks and Home Depot...why, it's a wonder we're not over there already!


You joke, but that's about the only good reason to do it. That and it's part of a treaty obligation with one of our allies.

But there are a lot more reasons not to.
 
2012-08-23 09:13:22 PM
Well if Romney wins then the whole issue will be moot, because we'll be balls deep in Iran. Probably Syria too. Whatever Israel tells us.
 
2012-08-23 09:13:42 PM
Second, the IAEA in the past decade, following more than 4,000 inspection hours, frequently and constantly has declared that there is no evidence of diversion in Iranian nuclear activity toward building a weapon.

Third, the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) has maintained that Iran does not have nuclear weapons, has not made the decision to build them and is not on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons. The international community also accepts this conclusion.


It amazes my how little attention these two points get in the media. Though after the circus that was the leadup to the Iraq war I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Why question the casus belli when you can just stomp your feet and salute the flag?
 
2012-08-23 09:13:43 PM
(Hossein Mousavian is a research scholar at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. From 1997 to 2005, he was the head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran's National Security Council; from 2003 to 2005, he served as spokesman for Iran in its nuclear negotiations with the European Union.)

So in other words, he's similar to the Iranian equivalent of Colin Powell. And we all know that the Bush administration told Powell the truth right from the get go.
 
2012-08-23 09:14:30 PM
21. Because we ain't no biatch to the j00's!

/not likely
 
2012-08-23 09:14:44 PM
While those are very compelling reasons, I counter with; Iran has oil. Lots of it.
 
2012-08-23 09:16:03 PM
That's right. Not America's problem.


img5.bdbphotos.com
 
2012-08-23 09:16:31 PM

Makh: While those are very compelling reasons, I counter with; Iran has oil. Lots of it.


Right, because invading oil rich countries has made gas prices plummet for us so far.
 
2012-08-23 09:19:42 PM

Quasar: Technically, it is a problem we caused.


wait, what is the problem?
 
2012-08-23 09:20:34 PM

Mugato: Makh: While those are very compelling reasons, I counter with; Iran has oil. Lots of it.

Right, because invading oil rich countries has made gas prices plummet for us so far.


No, but I'm sure it's made some oil company executives very, very happy.
 
2012-08-23 09:20:37 PM

Mugato: Makh: While those are very compelling reasons, I counter with; Iran has oil. Lots of it.

Right, because invading oil rich countries has made gas prices plummet for us so far.


Newt already said the war would pay for itself and would take a year, tops.
 
2012-08-23 09:22:28 PM
sorry....the numbskull that wrote this piece of garbage, lost me after point one.
 
2012-08-23 09:24:25 PM
Because their arrows will blot out the sun?
 
2012-08-23 09:25:39 PM

Gyrfalcon: Newt already said the war would pay for itself and would take a year, tops.


See? And that's a man who knows fiscal responsibility.
 
2012-08-23 09:28:07 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Because their arrows will blot out the sun?


Then we shall have cocktails in the shade.
 
2012-08-23 09:28:45 PM

Quasar: Technically, it is a problem we caused.


You Brits and your cute little imperial holdings!
 
2012-08-23 09:30:16 PM
In this case, even though we're still the world's ranking superpower, it just doesn't matter.

Let me channel T.S. Eliot:

Israel's gonna do it. Israel's gonna do it. Israel's gonna do it.

Not with a whimper.....
 
2012-08-23 09:30:32 PM
Is it sad that we have to have an excuse NOT to attack someone?
 
2012-08-23 09:32:14 PM

King Something: Is "ground wars in Asia seldom end well for the invaders" on the list?

How about "it would start World War 3?"


Alexander didn't have a problem conquering the area.

Wine and hoes did him in.
 
2012-08-23 09:33:57 PM
if we attack another country we need to raise the age to be in the military to 75 and start drafting ppl who are 45 and older who have voted straight republican for the past 12 years.
 
2012-08-23 09:35:17 PM
Whoever wants to attack Iran, get your sorry chicken hawk neocon ass in a uniform and enlist.
 
2012-08-23 09:35:52 PM

Mugato: Makh: While those are very compelling reasons, I counter with; Iran has oil. Lots of it.

Right, because invading oil rich countries has made gas prices plummet for us so far.


Wait a sec. You don't actually believe that our various Adventures are designed to make life better for you, do you? Oil company profits are doing very well, thank you very much.
 
2012-08-23 09:39:02 PM
"Eighth, an Israeli or U.S. strike on Iran would kill the hopes for rapprochement between Tehran and Washington for decades to come."

Yeah, because we've gotten along so well over the last few decades.

"First, Iran has become the leading country in the Muslim world advocating for an end to nuclear weapons by religiously committing itself against weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The Iranian Supreme Leader issued a Religious Decree, or Fatwa, that forbids the production, stockpiling and use of all WMDs."

Anybody who believes that these guys are adhering to that are naive.

Akmafukinslob has already said he wanted to wipe Isreal off the face of the earth. If you think he isn't trying to develope a nuke to do just that, you're an idiot. He would go down in history as the most holy muslin since Mohammed. Trust me. His pathologically narcissistic ass WANTS that.

Today it's a nuke that they can lob into Isreal. Tommorow it's an ICBM.

These people HATE us, folks. They've hated us for decades. It's in their freakin religion to hate us. They count on the fact that can pursuade us into thinking that they're not up to no good. And when they've lulled the majority of us to sleep, they'll laugh in our faces for being so "naive" as they kill thousands.
 
2012-08-23 09:41:49 PM
We shouldn't do it, but if we decide to attack, I hope we at least get some good recipes from the invasion.
 
2012-08-23 09:44:10 PM

consider this: Well except that it is our problem since they're threatening one of our closest allies.


The story of everything we've done in the Mideast for the last 60 years.
 
2012-08-23 09:49:45 PM

Mugato: consider this: Well except that it is our problem since they're threatening one of our closest allies.

The story of everything we've done in the Mideast for the last 60 years.


No, this is the story of everything we've done in the Mideast for the last 60 years:


www.oil-price.net 

Until this map substantially changes, Iran will be our problem
 
2012-08-23 09:50:00 PM
First the writer of this article notes the presence of an Iranian Fatwa against all WMDs, then he says:

"Sixth, a strike would likely neither completely destroy the Iranian nuclear program, nor cause a major delay to the program."

Anyone else find this logic a bit strange?
 
2012-08-23 09:51:12 PM

consider this: Well except that it is our problem since they're threatening one of our closest allies.


Remind me what WE get from that alliance again?

Aside from having our tech sold to China, I mean...
 
2012-08-23 09:53:45 PM
Unfortunatly, it is our problem. When we vote in representatives, the most inpressionable and influential people our reps encounter are jews. More specifically, AIPAC and they are the second largest lobbyist behind AARP (at least it was eight years ago, last time I checked). Keep in mind that lobbyist groups in the US range in upwards of ten of thousands. Also keep in mind that what AIPAC lobbys for is the betterment of Israel, a foreign country, not the US and the very reason why our country now have disgruntled vets hopping around without appendages with PTSD and the like.
 
2012-08-23 10:01:09 PM

Generation_D: Whoever wants to attack Iran, get your sorry chicken hawk neocon ass in a uniform and enlist.


BroncoFan_17: "Eighth, an Israeli or U.S. strike on Iran would kill the hopes for rapprochement between Tehran and Washington for decades to come."

Yeah, because we've gotten along so well over the last few decades.

"First, Iran has become the leading country in the Muslim world advocating for an end to nuclear weapons by religiously committing itself against weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The Iranian Supreme Leader issued a Religious Decree, or Fatwa, that forbids the production, stockpiling and use of all WMDs."

Anybody who believes that these guys are adhering to that are naive.

Akmafukinslob has already said he wanted to wipe Isreal off the face of the earth. If you think he isn't trying to develope a nuke to do just that, you're an idiot. He would go down in history as the most holy muslin since Mohammed. Trust me. His pathologically narcissistic ass WANTS that.

Today it's a nuke that they can lob into Isreal. Tommorow it's an ICBM.

These people HATE us, folks. They've hated us for decades. It's in their freakin religion to hate us. They count on the fact that can pursuade us into thinking that they're not up to no good. And when they've lulled the majority of us to sleep, they'll laugh in our faces for being so "naive" as they kill thousands.


You're so out to lunch it is deadly. Iranians do not hate the United States. Their a bit bitter about the restoration of the monarchy, but that's because they had a stable democracy before.

Iran does not want to build nuclear weapons. To think so is to jump into this ongoing narrative that is so tired.

Remeber. Iranians hate their government. They don't hate Israel. Don't confuse the two. The Iranian government is horrible. The average Iranian is not.

You're post is dangerous lunacy.
 
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