I am sick of people saying that Iran is not a threat and that the US should not be scared of them. Look, Iran is a huge threat because….well. hmm.
Let’s see they might be developing nukes or maybe they are just building a power plant. Can’t really use that as a reason to be afraid of them as there are a number of countries around the globe trying to develop nukes. Not to use of course, only to level the playing field.
Speaking of Nukes, why is Iran such a threat and Pakistan not? Pakistan has nukes…we know this. They have a dictator trying to hang onto control of the country (even though he doesn’t control large parts of it). We know there are a lot of crazies that live there and terrorism not only lives there but does it out in the open. Go visit Karachi.
Let’s go back to Iran. Their military is…pretty weak. They don’t have any nuclear subs that can carry nukes to the US and they don’t have any truly long range missles. So how are they a threat to the US? They can’t attack us directly and even if they developed a few nukes…using them would be suicide.
And name the only country to ever…ever actually use nukes?
Iran is not run by a dictator, it’s run by a president (Ahmadinejad). He doesn’t have supreme control in that country so even if they had nukes it’s not like one guy is pushing the button. Iran is actually a pretty progressive country and filled with young Iranians trying to push western lifestyles on the establishment. What do you think a war will do to those young Iranians? Push them toward or away from us?
I’ve heard concerns about what Russia will do if Iran is attacked because they have many business deals with them, this is a valid concern. But, have you thought about it this way: Russia is making most of their money right now off the high price of oil…what happens if Iran is attacked…oil might double and russia would become one of the wealthiest countries on the planet. So, how concerned are they? Or do they just want to give the appearance that they are concerned?
I don’t think you can make a strong case for Iran being a threat to the US. The US has to finish the other 2 wars we started…one way or the other. And as Israel’s biggest supporter, we need to tell them that they will not attack Iran either. Doing so will put hundreds of thousands of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in danger. It will also sink the US economy and hurt all of Europe economically. At some point, we will have to address the taboo topic of the nuclear arsenal that Israel possesses. But you aren’t supposed to mention that.
I’ve never heard the answer to this but would you say to Iran if they want to develop nukes? If they say we want nukes because India, Pakistan, and Israel all have them and to be on a level playing field we need that technology or we will always be treated as a child at the negotiating table. Not sure I have an answer for that.