The Threat of Iranian Nuclear Weapons Development

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Regarding Iranian nuke development what is most likely to occur?

  1. EU negotiations cause Iran to abandon nuke weapons development.

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  2. UNSC places economic sanctions on Iran forcing the abandonment of nuke weapons development.

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  3. Without economic sanctions Iran sees the light and unilaterally stops development of nukes.

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  4. America and its allies militarily intervene and prevent the development of Iranian nukes.

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  5. America without allies militarily intervenes and prevents the development if Iranian nukes.

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  6. Israel militarily intervenes and prevents the development of Iranian nukes.

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  7. Nothing happens and Iran possesses nuclear weapons sometime in the near future.

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    "Reformists" have been pounded in a recent election for Iranian President. A hardliner, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been “elected” President of Iran. The presidency is the second highest position in the Iranian government after the Supreme Mullah. Pundits in the US and EU say that the election of the extreme nationalist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad diminishes the possibility of a negotiated settlement of the Iranian nuke weapons situation.
     
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    Hey onedomino, I really don't know what is going to happen in Iran. Part of me thinks the people there may take care of the mullahs there, they are very mad as has been noticed since before 9/11.

    Will it come from Israel? Depends how close they really are coming. I do know the most the UN will do is send them a very angry letter.
     
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    I voted for the last one. Call me a pessimist. I voted this way because:

    --Iran does not regard the EU as worthy of respect, much like they regarded America during the Carter Administration. Iran knows the EU will keep giving in and appeasing.

    --ditto for the United Nations

    --Now that the hardliners won their "election", Iran will never see the light, save for the light generated by their first nuke.

    --America will not be able to get help to militarily intervene, these allies will be too busy appeasing. See 1 and 2.

    --America will not intervene militarily alone. The shreiking anti-War left will be out in force, and it will be worse than Iraq. The president will cover his party's ass politically and not do anything of this nature.

    --The Isreali planes almost ran out of fuel during the Iraq mission. Iran is just too far away.
     
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    Damn those Iranians for electing who they want to rule their country instead of who the U.S. and its Western Allies want!
    They just can't be trusted! :ali:
     
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    President Bush has said that Iran will not be allowed to possess nuclear weapons. Is that statement is a bluff? The EU negotiation-appeasement is pathetic and allows the Mullahs time to secretly continue nuke development. UNSC sanctions are a non-starter, since a sanctions resolution will draw vetoes from China, Russia, and probably France. Anyway, economic sanctions will not work, since Iran would pay that price to possess nukes. If Bush is to be taken at his word, then the US will be forced to intervene militarily to prevent Iranian nuke development. No allies will help us; except perhaps Australia. I do not think that the UK would help with military strikes against Iranian nuke facilities.
     
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    What a dense remark. You need to do some reading on this subject. For your belated information, the Mullahs disqualified thousands of candidates in the recent elections, including all women. But perhaps you do not care about that and think that the recent "elections" in Iran represented the will of the people. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20050619.welection0619/BNStory/Front
     
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    In Iran you would not be allowed to vote. Women have no rights there.

    Secondly, imagine voting in this country and all you have to chose from are ultra rightwing conservatives. Are you electing who you want? Just because its called an election doesn't make it one.
     
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    Incorrect. The Israelis have been practicing air attack on a scale model of the Iranian Bushehr reactor in the Negev Desert. As of early 2004, the Israelis had 25 F15I (combat radius 2225km) and 25 F16I (combat radius 2100km). The Bushehr reactor is about 1500km from Israel. Additionally, it was announced in September 2004 that the US intended to sell 500 "bunker buster" bombs to Israel. Do not underestimate the Israeli Air Force. In 1985, the IAF attacked PLO Headquarters (in response to the murder of three Israelis on a yacht in Cyprus) in Tunis, Tunisia, 2060km from Israel.

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    http://www.christiansciencemonitor.com/2004/0924/dailyUpdate.html?s=ent

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iran-strikes.htm

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    ATTN: Onedomino


    Don't feed the trolls. :trolls:
     

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