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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:10 PM

Excellent article about why attacking Iran would be an awfully awful idea

http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/12/27/why_attacking_iran_is_still_a_bad_idea

I'm not sure I have anything to add to this suffice it to say that the same dunderheads whom thought that invading/occupying Iraq was going to be a good thing for the world and for our country and its "war on terrorism" seem to now be increasingly engaged in a fresh effort to convince us that attacking ANOTHER ME country in a so-called "preventative" manner is going to make everybody safer and improve our standing in the world.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:24 PM

1. A truly excellent read. Clear, concise and informative. Recommend.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:25 PM

2. Like we have to be told that this is a bad idea?

I know, let's attack all the countries on the earth that don't like us, or are not what we think they should be, or are run by lunatics (our definition is all that matters).

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:57 PM

8. I agree

I'm no foreign policy expert by any means but I sure didn't have to be told that invading/occupying Iraq was a bad idea.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:35 PM

12. The article was originally published in Obvious Monthly

right after it is a nice piece on why eating food and drinking water is a good idea.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:28 PM

3. purpose of a "war" on Iran is drive up oil $$ and profits for big oil while people die for them n

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:34 PM

4. In a generation Iran will be a moderate secular nation.

 

The old-timer crazies in the government can only hang on for so long. Military intervention would be beyond fucking crazy.

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Response to Vattel (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:55 PM

7. Good point.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:43 PM

5. At the moment it's serving it's purpose as the bogeyman that the candidates and MIC rely on.

 

"If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots." Napoleon Bonaparte

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:46 PM

6. This country would have to be insane to attack Iran. Have we learned nothing?

But then, look at the Republican Presidential Candidates.

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Response to WHEN CRABS ROAR (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:02 PM

9. Right

I fully expect a war/military action with Iran if one of the GOPers wins the WH next year.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:03 PM

10. We know Santorum would. What about the other GOP candidates? nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:11 PM

11. The only ones I could see resisting would be Paul and/or Huntsman

Maybe Romney? Perry would certainly push for it in a heartbeat though the realities of actually doing it versus saber rattling during an election campaign are two completely separate things of course. It's practically mandatory for Presidential candidates to have to prove their "manliness" (i.e. their willingness to kick the crap out of another country) during a campaign. The day-to-day reality of being the most powerful person in the world is probably much more sobering.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:48 PM

14. Only Paul would oppose it. Huntsman has made it clear he believes Iran is asking for a war.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:43 PM

13. Rec.

 

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:01 AM

15. A Canadian writer on defence, Dwyer, wrote that Iran is dependant on Australian and New Zealand

imports of lamb. Cutting off that would throw Iran into social change I think.

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