Good Idea to Nuke Iran?

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  1. Daisy

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    I don't see how anyone would think this would be anything other than a last resort, but then that's what I thought about attacking Iraq over 9/11 and WMDs.

    The original New Yorker article by Seymour Hersh which is causing such a stir can be found here (linkie). It's long compared to newspaper stories, but interesting.
     
  2. rbell

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    I'm conflicted on this.

    On one hand, right--there is no way that we could sustain another military effort...especially in a country twice the size of Iraq. It would be a foolish effort.

    On the other hand, this president of Iran is scary crazy. He has outright said he will use nuclear weapons on Israel. (source) I can't help but think that when Hitler wrote "Mein Kampf" folks just thought it was a madman's ravings...then he went and did it. Is this nutcase the same? Who knows...

    I guess my question is...are these plans to bomb Iran just contingencies, or a done deal?
     
  3. Dave

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    I think we need to bear in mind that the military constantly draws up plans for war. Just because something is in the plan as a possible course of actions does not mean it is sanctioned. It is documented in case a situation comes up that you would want to exercise the option.

    Nuclear weapons would obviously be a last resort and I cannot see a situation where we would use them as a first-strike tool. One possibility for its use would be retaliation for a WMD attack on US interests. Would we also consider this for an attack on Israel? Maybe, but I would think Israel would use their nukes before we would in that situation.
     
  4. lomax

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    Where are the religious leaders of America when
    these choices, that will enevitably affect the
    health of the entire planet, are made?

    They speak-out on other issues. Why not this one?
     
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    Conservative religious leaders in America have more or less been shunned by the WH and media when it comes to anything to do with muslims. Perhaps that explains the silence.
     
  6. Daisy

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    Seems reasonnable (but then so did letting the UN inspectors finish inspecting), and I hope you're right.
     
  7. SpiritualMadMan

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    The use of Nukes on Iran would be a serious mistake unless they Nuked someone else first...

    But, even if they Nuked someone else first...

    We have the conventional capability of completely raziing Iran...

    So, IMHO, there is no need to use a Sledgehammer when a Tack Hammer will do...

    Mike Sr.
     
  8. Mike McK

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    Personally, I think we should have nuked them in '81 the very moment the last hostage's foot set down on American soil.
     
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    Personally, I think the world would be better off if a high wall was built around several of the countries in that region, all flights in or out were restricted and we air-dropped guns and ammo. Give it a year or 2 and there'd be nobody left. [​IMG]

    Seriously, that is not a solution that could be entertained any more than the nuclear option as a first strike could be entertained. All other considerations aside, you would poison the air and land over one of the largest known pools of oil reserves currently available. What would that do the price of oil???
     
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    We would be the only nation to use the ultimate wmd - twice - and why? To make our owners richer.
     
  11. rbell

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    wow...so Billwald, you think that the bomb in 1945 was for greed's sake?
     
  12. Mike McK

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    Oh, this ought to be good:

    "To make our owners richer", Gracie?
     
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    Seeing the place we bombed is surpassing our power of influence and wealth, the bombings didn't matter much now did they
     
  14. SpiritualMadMan

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    Ditto!

    I was so incredulous I couldn't think of a cogent reply!

    But, I guess that's 'normal' for some to equate Pearl Harbor and the Battan Death March to 'no good reason'...

    yikes!

    Mike Sr.
     
  15. Mike McK

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    Ditto!

    I was so incredulous I couldn't think of a cogent reply!
    </font>[/QUOTE]I thought of one, but it violates BaptistBoard's posting rules.

    That may have been the dumbest thing I've seen here since CalvinGT (I think that was his name. I just call him Bagdhad Cal) tried to convince us that the animals who flew the planes into the WTC and Pentagon aren't really terrorists, they're really just misunderstood "freedom fighters".
     
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    The answer is, "Israel, nuc em till they glow."
     
  17. Daisy

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    What do you suppose the consequences of that would be?
     
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    saturneptune, good idea!

    Back to the first question, can I ask a REAL STUPID question?

    Why in the WORLD would we consider using a Nuclear bunker buster when we have conventional stuff that will work?
     
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    That is a great point.
    Anyone who SERIOUSLY thinks we should detonate a nuclear bomb really needs to get their head examined.

    Regards,
    BiR
     
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    I think the real "wag the dog" scenario is in play here ..bush is in that much political abyss.

    Will he follow the wisdom of God or will he lose the civil war with his flesh and be a political
    animal???

    To bomb anything ...you must use the bible and prayer as the touchstone to be a pure lustful political animal means many Iranians will die without a hint of sitting down and talking it through. The bush culture has lied yes lied to the american people about the current war ..bush was intent on going to war and his musings of a last resort was the "big lie" and he will face the consequences of deception but bush could get away with it again! by stating if we do not do it Israel will...or fearmonger us by saying it is only months away until they have a nuke.

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    If bush does use a daisycutter to the 10th power will he start a world wide guerilla war against
    Americans at home and abroad????? just a question

    war begets war begets vengence begets terror begets fascism begets dictators begets a world lost...should christians support any kind of bombing is the true question???

    and to those who will compromise and say it will be a pin point strike...well use your abortion stand as a touchstone..."one is to many"
     

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