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Response to Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 04:16 AM

4. Russia would be furious, and given their inherent paranoia that would be very, very bad.

 

It might not be open warfare, but they'd certainly pour money and weapons in to the country in staggering numbers.

The better question though is why on earth anyone would want a war with Iran. The only reason they have a theocracy is because of the CIA and MI6 overthrowing their democratic government in 1953 to consolidate oil interests. The Iranian people are hugely in favor of improved relations with the West, and all western belligerence achieves is to push back on that and reduce the chance of a normalization of relations. When I hear Hillary talk about them as enemies it infuriates me, its so completely unnecessary and counter-productive.

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