U.S. intelligence chief: Iran nuclear weapon could start regional war

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    U.S. National Intelligence Director Michael McConnell on Friday said that Iran is two to three years away from having a long-range missile that could reach Europe and is continuing to produce low-enriched uranium, the raw ingredient for the fissionable material needed for a warhead.

    As he prepares to leave office, McConnell told reporters that U.S. intelligence agencies lack enough evidence to prove Iran has decided to build a nuclear warhead, but he shares the alarm of outgoing CIA Director Michael Hayden that the possibility may come soon.

    "I'm very concerned Iran will continue down a path that will result in a nuclear weapon," he said.

    He is especially worried about the effect it would have in the Middle East, either kicking off a regional arms race or a war.

    U.S. intelligence chief: Iran nuclear weapon could start regional war - Haaretz - Israel News
     
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    I think that the fact that we have troops and materiel positioned on two sides of Iran says way more than any one political hack ever could.
     
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    I think that if Iran does not want to accept terms/oversight then we should switch to a policy of nuclear detterence/massive detterence in which any weapon exploded in the middle east or found will result in a massive retalitory strike against the country.

    Any opinions on this?

    In the end this just a thought.
     
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    So despite a lack of evidence we should be prepared to attack on the basis that they might someday be able to create a nuclear weapon? Preemptive war is absurd.
     
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    Where there's smoke, there's fire, and if you don't place fire extinguishers near known fire hotspots, you're an idiot.
     
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    I don't know that that analogy applies. It's more like the guy in the theater yelling fire and everybody panicking.
     
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    OBLs work is still paying him off.
     
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    I think you're intellectually dishonest. You know damn well what that analogy means
     
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    I didn't say that I don't know what it means, I said I don't think it applies. I then gave an example of an analogy that does apply.
     
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    Kevin Kennedy, you're right, I apologize. I misread it.
     

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