At 27 minutes ago, Iron-Hampster wrote:
but they could have used it on Russia's cities.
I'm certain that Afghans in Russia at that time were rather low in society, if they existed in Russia itself at all. the odds of them slipping a weapon over the border and into a city undetected would have been impossible. Russia didn't have the free society we have in America. for the longest time in Russia you couldn't even relocate yourself without government permission.
Israel is holy land to them, nuking that would surely go against their ideals in some way.
irradiating your own lands would be counterproductive. you should know that by now. I'm not sure if you're overlooking something, trolling, or being intellectually dishonest here...
Who said anything about nuking Israel? In order to take down Israel the jihadist part of the Muslim world needs to rid Israel of its allies first. in order to do that they have to force the west into submission. atm its impossible. they can't muster up the people or technology to it that. However, the threat of them having nukes in your country with the capability to deploy them in your major cities, is a major threat. Also, Iran having nuclear weapons pointed around the world would be a major threat, with a "you assist Israel and we'll drop a nuke on your capital city" mantra.
We were funding the same group of militants before too. They turned on us, because we were killing people and building bases in their holy land. Taliban recently turned on Syria for killing Muslims, and of course, Iran would be ripe for revolution as well if we didn't give their government so much reason to rally their people against us. If they turned on the Syrian government for killing Muslims in a revolution that we support, they will turn on Iran for killing Muslims as well. Doesn't matter if Iran is funding them, it didn't matter to the Taliban when they turned on us.
Since when does Iran kill Muslims? Last I checked, leaving Islam is a death sentence there and not being a Muslim makes you a 2nd class citizen open to persecution. Also, they're not turning on Syriua for killing muslims, they're moving into Syria to grow their numbers.
who says doing the same thing that made them our enemy in the first place is such a good idea? Here is what you do, you open up trade and end the stupid sanctions, their economy improves and they have no reason to ruin such a good thing.
what part of "facist regime with no interest in the quality of life of its people would use the boost in trade to bolster its military" makes me wonder if that would actually work
Then their people start realizing how much better we have it in our free society and that we aren't such bad people after all and they push for change. And we don't have to lose a single soldier. But if we go out of our way to hinder their economy like we did with Germany before WW2, then were asking for trouble.
Let's try it with North Korea first. Given that Iran is building a "halal" version of the internet and cutting its people off from the world wide web, I ponder if your claim has any real basis in reality. Iran controls the media, and now its working towards removing anti government influences on the internet as well.