Not Every Conflict is World War II

Discussion in 'Politics' started by KenH, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. KenH

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    I often disagree with Gene Lyons, a liberal, but this is a column I agree with.

    "Otherwise, the comparison is ludicrous. Iran has expressed no territorial ambitions; history records that the Persians haven’t launched an aggressive war since the 16 th century. While both sides hype Iran’s modest nuclear experiments, what may be the best intelligence suggests that the capacity to make a nuclear weapon is five to 10 years off. Military strategists doubt a bombing campaign could do anything but delay the Iranians a bit. Meanwhile, we’ve got them surrounded. There are U. S. bases in every country bordering Iran: Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia. More than twice the size of Texas (and five times larger than Iraq ), Persia would be difficult to invade, impossible to occupy. Meanwhile, here’s what a “pre-emptive” tactical nuclear attack against a purely hypothetical threat would do: According to the National Academy of Sciences, it would incinerate over a million Iranian men, women and children, and spread cancer-causing fallout across the region. And on the day it happened, America, as we have known it, would cease to exist."

    - more at http://tinyurl.com/6kwsl
     
  2. ASLANSPAL

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    I was working on posting this since I saw it in the Arkansas paper..but I had to mess up and double post about Yahoo. I should have gone with this instead...I don't know if Lyons is liberal or not ..what does it matter ..what it is though.

    Truth to power and PRAGMATIC.

    PRE-EMPTIVE WAR IN GODS EYES??? is it based on fear or faith. With Iraq it was based and manipulated on fear...faith would have been sure.
     
  3. Rocko9

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    Lyons does get a lot of flak from the conservative sect which is good to know that at least conservatives have enough respect for Lyons in such a way to know that he is a legitimate threat to conservative causes. Today's article pretty much summed up what I have believed as real possibility if American leadership makes good on it's nuclear threat.
     

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