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2013-02-03 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
The U.S. needs a completely different approach to Iran
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Posted by Pappy 2013-02-03 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6465 views ]  Top

#1 So Rooters is in favor of returning Saddam to power in Iraq and the Taliban to power in Afghanistan. And taking notice of terrorist attacks on the US has turned Muslim populations even more against America. Oh yes, Israel should decamp from lands that they occupy only as a direct result of Arab attacks on Israel. And the logical conclusion of all this is that the US should recognize the basic goodness of the Iranian revolutionary guards and align US policy to them.

Did I miss anything?

"It need hardly be said that the subtlest practitioners of doublethink are those who invented doublethink and know that it is a vast system of mental cheating. In our society, those who have the best knowledge of what is happening are also those who are furthest from seeing the world as it is. In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane."
-- "Emmanuel Goldstein", George Orwell, 1949
Posted by Mike Ramsey 2013-02-03 01:38||   2013-02-03 01:38|| Front Page Top

#2 ....and de facto support for open-ended Israeli occupation of Arab populations, America's position in the region is in free fall.

Can't blame the Obama administration for that one. Cham has done nearly all he could to properly distance himself in that area. [sarcasm off]
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-03 02:07||   2013-02-03 02:07|| Front Page Top

Posted by Threater Flusoper9823 2013-02-03 05:39||   2013-02-03 05:39|| Front Page Top

#4 "America's position in the region is in free fall".

Posted by Raider 2013-02-03 10:10||   2013-02-03 10:10|| Front Page Top

#5 "Nevertheless, there should be no illusions. The enemies of coexistence, led by Iran and its sponsorship of Hizbullah and Hamas, are trying to do all in their power to sabotage any prospect for peace. The Teheran regime, in its declared intention to “wipe Israel off the map,” has perverted Islam into a totalitarian political manifesto merely masquerading as a religion. It is determined to perpetuate a resolvable conflict into a future of despair. Syria, as well, is undermining Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation, through its support of terrorist groups such as Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, whose operational headquarters are located in Damascus.

There is no insurmountable conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Rather, there is a common denominator in the desire for peace, supported by all moderate states in the region that understand that the real threat to peace comes from the extremist states that support terrorism.

There are moderates in the Palestinian Authority who could be Israel’s partners for peace, who believe a future Palestinian state should be based on democracy and understanding - as opposed to the extremists, whose basic totalitarian idea is to deprive others of their rights.

While Israel will continue to defend its population against Hamas terrorism, it is ultimately the role of the moderates among the Palestinians to confront Hamas."
Israel, the Conflict and Peace: Answers to frequently asked questions

Add to this that any moderate Paleo who signed a peace deal with Israel would undoubtedly be assassinated by a "Hamas' [] advocating violence, opposing a two-state solution, and denying Israel's right to exist, as well as its direct involvement in terrorism." pretty much guarantees that there will not be a peace deal until Iran is removed from the equation.
Posted by Mike Ramsey 2013-02-03 10:57||   2013-02-03 10:57|| Front Page Top

#6 Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran ....

(Sung to the time 'Barbara Ann')
Posted by gorb 2013-02-03 16:17||   2013-02-03 16:17|| Front Page Top

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