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Should military force be used to prevent Iran becoming a nuclear power?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Zell, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    Should military force be used sooner rather than later against Iran if:

    1) Iran is firmly moving forward with their nuclear program and they simply refuse to stop it and get into "talks" about it? There are many out there who say "no" to that, that military force should not be used now -- let's wait it out -- they say we'd be opening a can of worms and, besides, America can't financially afford another war.

    2) Iran does engage in nuclear talks but little headway is being made all the while Iran is continuing its program and the clock is ticking?

    What do you think?
     
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  2. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Not if we want a nuclear explosion inside a US city. Otherwise, yes, the sooner the better.
     

  3. Toyman

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    Any country that states that a race or country should be "wiped off the face of the earth" deserves (and should be) carpet bombed back into the stone age. Not doing so gives us people like Hitler, Saddam, etc.
     
  4. DanaT

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    Lets look at the irony...

    Any country that states that a country should be "wiped off the face of the earth"

    This is what should happen:

    should be carpet bombed back into the stone age.

    I guess I am having a difficult time understanding the difference in the two statements.

    Aren't you calling for the a country to be wiped off the face of the earth when calling for carpet bombing back into the stine age?

    Seems that the pot and kettle are in a heated discussion here.

    -Dana
     
  5. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    No we should be reactive not proactive if they start crap then and only then should we finish it, it would look better in the eyes of the world, let China and Russia put a leash on Iran, all we need is to start WWIII.
     
  6. Swiper

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    I would say do nothing through military means to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Only make sure that they understand that MAD is in effect if they ever try to use a nuclear weapon.
     
  7. Zell

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    We may lose a strong ally, Israel, if we're not proactive? It maybe too late to be reactive. Israel, and who know what other countries, may be wiped off the face of the earth if we wait around to see what happens. Just thinking out loud, not saying your thoughts are incorrect.
     
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  8. Zell

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    But shouldn't we stop it now before it even gets to the point of a dangerous situation? Again, just playing devil's advocate. Not necessarily disagreeing with you or agreeing.
     
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  9. HexHead

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    Sure. Just not with our military.
     
  10. mgentry

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    Iran's nuclear program is not going to go away. Someones military is going to have to deal with them whether it be us or Israel. There are no other countries that are willing to deal with them. Negations are not going to accomplish anything but give Iran more time. We as a country have to make a decision concerning our national interest and decide if we wait for them to come to us or we deal with the situation on their soil. Right now we have a choice, later we will not have a choice. MAD is a decision to wait for them in America, and they will eventually come to us in one form or the other. So I think turning Israel lose is the most viable alternative.
     
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  11. whoops dude

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    No we should not use our military unless they commit an act of war. Doing so could open a can of worms that we cannot handle.
     
  12. arclight610

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    EDITED, because I just realized my post made no sense.
     
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  13. MtBaldy

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    AhmaNutJob has said he would willingly destroy Iran if he could take Irael and the US with it. They believe, REALLY believe, dying in combat against the infidel guarantees them a ticket into heaven. Iran is the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Any nuclear weapon they develop will end up in terrorists possession. It won't be that hard to get that weapon into a US city and detonate it.
     
  14. wheels41

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    I would support using covert ops to keep their program from progressing before proceeding with an all out war.
     
  15. Zell

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    You mean blow up their nuclear bombs -- if they have them? Just kidding.

    You're talking about wiping out their manufacturing facilities.
     
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  16. Glock30Eric

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    A question to ask: Are they building a nuke weapon? I don't think so.

    If so, we will never prevent them getting one. Let them have a nuke and leave them alone. They will leave us alone. There are many people on GTPI are neon-con and zionist so here we go! :threadisonthefire:
     
  17. Zell

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    What if they are building one or will build one later and we just don't know about it? I wouldn't put it past them/trust them. Just a thought.
     
  18. Glock20 10mm

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    People just love kicking a hornets nest then complain when they get stung. No, we should return to Jeffersonian principles of governance and stop being the worlds friggin police. Start trade and break alliances. This is completely stupid picking sides. All it does is sets you up for someone else to hate.

    Grow up, it's time to realize that we can be a strong nation without forcing our way of life on others. Without forcing our beliefs on others. If a nation is willing to start a fight with us and we have done nothing to provoke it (right now we have been kicking hornets nests all around the world... lot of people pissed at us... but it's easy to blame their religion on it) then we have the duty and right to strike back with swift finality.

    Let other nations continue on the path of little children fighting in the school yard. Let us get OUR nation up with the adults. I am so sick of the idiocy from our government and the people that believe the BS our government peddles us.

    No, it's not our place to dictate to another nation what they can or cannot do. It's not their place to dictate to us either. If we engage in commerce with all parties and take no sides (Switzerland) but maintain a strong military for DEFENSE OF OUR NATION ONLY! We would see a significant decline in antipathy towards our nation.
     
  19. Glock30Eric

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    On the nail!!
     
  20. tongix

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    This United States followed the ways of once glorious British Empire who is now in the heaps of history. We begun to take out the Spaniards in 1898 and we succeeded. WIth our industrial machinery in placed we were destined to be world superpower bar none. Of course it comes with a price.