It would be useful if you gave a source for such information so we can check its veracity.Your Armageddon scenario regarding Iran is your own speculation and has no basis.and don't forget Rumsfeld described Bin Laden's James Bond style underground lairs in Afghanistan as the war in Afghanistan (planned before 9/11) was justified.Rumsfeld describing in detail Bin laden's cave complex
One of the bright spots to the world hating the West, is that now the citizens of the US and Britain are pretty sick of seeing our soldiers die, while trying to do the right thing, like stop genocide and terrorism or stop insane sociopaths like the Taliban.
If you're sick of seeing soldiers die, here's a thought - stop invading other countries.
I wonder how many "other countries"apart from the rhetoric issued by the saviours of the faith, are happy about being over run by suicide bombers and extreme Muslin Fundamentalists?I do not refer to politicians, activists or terrorists but the ordinary 'Ali ordinary', the man in the street trying to raise a family and eke out a living, protecting his kin amongst the primitive and barbaric agenda's the likes of Al Qaeda apply.All this while people sit behind a computer screen hypothesising and supporting the horrors, would they for instance support God's Servants if they rained down rockets on a military installation promoting a response that annihilated his family while God's Servants had vacated the scene and left the innocents to the consequences? Equal standards in the hypothesisers is vital, while they talk about foreign armies invading "other countries" the states in question have previously been invaded by a foreign army of terrorists from all over the globe who attempt to apply their ultra extreme mantra to the indigenous populace to promote a response from the peace keepers. The nature of the terrorist 'holy war' dictates they have as few operatives on the ground as possible, while they induce a response from the massed armies of the west with the unavoidable civilian casualties cynically used as a shield by the freedom fighters, servants of God, saviours of the faith whatever. And the hypothesisers still refer to their 'Argue With None Believers' manuals.
Can't find your manual Shab's?
No iv'e got the manual in front of me right here & now but it does not provide me with reasoning behind your post,it's just so confusing trying to breakdown in what you are trying to get across.Sometimes you out do yourself stuey.
I agree...To bad we live in the real world. But, why dont you prove us wrong. This is the perfect oppurtunity for these Middle East leaders and their regimes to take charge and sort their sh*t out in Syria. You didnt want the UN or US to interfere in Syria so they didnt. They could of saved thousands of lives and stopped Assad 6 months ago, but the Arab world cried and bitched and they didnt do SHIT. Now its too late and now that its out of control, they want aide from the UN. You can spout all the anti American sh*t you want, but we provide more aide, medicine, food, clothing etc.. whenever were asked. Its real easy to point out all the bad things but never quite hear about the good things. Never hear a debate about the billions spent when we helped Japan after the Tsunami and earthquake. How much aide did Iran send?
I know you don't have a problem with dyslexia Shabs
Oh dear...Well using blogs and articles are very usefull, sometimes the word of others work out fine.Not getting on my podium at speakers corner with Syria as its another manufactured war just as iraq,libya and soon to be iran were.Protesting over the quran burning is nothing but foolish and loosing a life over it is not worth it,hitler burned many jewish books and where did that get him?Foreign aid goes to dictatorships not to the populations, you give to keep your military bases where they are at.The USA administartion had openly backed the cleansing of palestine off the map,thats the biggest resource your goverment stole from the palestinians..simple.Giv ing the PLO aid and munitions was a way of keeping them at war with the Hamas goverment which was democratically elected but never recognised by your administarton so no unity could be formed. How much foreign aid was given to Ben Ali of Tunisia & Mubarak of Egypt 2 staunch allies of USA administartion in the region? probably more that all those figures you quoted.
Oh OK..So Syria is our fault now, which makes what Assad is doing alright. So, all the posts about justice for the Muslims and maintaining sovereignty etc, is just bullshit. Your outrage goes only as far as it suits your conspiracy agendas. As long as a Muslim is committing crimes on other Muslims you really dont care and cant be bothered. Its funny because, I’m not a Muslim and in your eyes I am the enemy and I really do think he should be stopped because he is butchering women and children with tanks and rockets and you don’t give a f**k because you cant find a way to spin in into your agenda.I’m not really shocked because you’re a hypocrite and every time a legitimate point is brought up its either ignored or is just flippantly brushed aside as yet another grand, elaborate conspiracy. You cant make one intelligent counterpoint that is not somehow linked to some improvable theory.
Look, I'm just pointing out the double standards and hypocrisy in people's arguments. Said posters don't deny the double standards and hypocrisy - but hey, why stand up and fight against it, when it's much easier to simply justify it via a series of logical fallacies. To most rational, logical and balanced people, that speaks volumes about where you truly stand on the matter.I just wonder how long before we've been fed the Iran-Syria-al'Qaeda link. Perhaps that bogeyman is still useful for a bit?How many more people need to die for the rest to take action? Can't help but shake the feeling that the answer for a few posters on here is "as many as it takes, so long as none are in my backyard".
Addressing an influential pro-Israeli lobby group
They are not contemplating an attack on Iran but are as concerned as we all are about the tenuous situation in Iran, Israel does not have the geographical luxury that the majority passing comment do, this madman they perceive is at their front door.
No agenda here then
but one individual hell bent on confrontation
I wouldn't defend his character (as I wouldn't for most national leaders including our own) but I don't see how you've formed the opinion that he's hell bent on confrontation. Does he have a track record of confrontation (with other nations)?
Give me one example of his anti-western rhetoric that justifies your assertion that he is hell-bent on confrontation or perhaps an example of the extreme religious stance that Iran has taken that suggests Iran would be hell-bent on confrontation.
I repeat my question also "Does he have a track record of confrontation with other nations?".
Iran has ensnared itself in a petroleum crisis that could drive its oil exports to zero by 2015. While Iran has the third- largest oil reserves in the world, its exports may be shrinking by 10 to 12 percent per year.
Even Iran's nuclear power program, dismissed by the U.S. administration as a foil for weapons development, is a symptom of petro-collapse.
Most Iranian electric power generation is by oil or gas. Cheaper power from Iran's new Russian reactor will leave more oil for export. Rebuilding Iran's aging gas-powered generators may not be much cheaper than building a new nuclear reactor. But Russia sells reactors to Iran on the cheap in an indirect subsidy to the regime.
your assertion that he is hell-bent on confrontation is unproven.