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Iran's "devastating blow"

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 7:27 AM

For the past few weeks I've been reading stories about Iran's preparation to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

On numerous occasions during those past weeks, statements have been made about Iran planning to deal a "devastating blow" to US interests on Feb. 11.

That blow, it appears, is the announcement that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made this morning stating that Iran is now capable of producing weapons-grade uranium. He went on to state that one of their nuclear facilities has now produced a batch of 20-percent enriched uranium.

Since this only happened in the last bit, I have no idea if US intelligence believes this to be true. Iran is well-known for spilling a line of trash that turn out to be lies. Which I fear his line about how they are not producing weapons may be.

However, if it is true, in my opinion Iran would offer single the largest threat to our country. While we've spent the last few years fighting other nations in the region, I haven to say that Iran has always really given me the creeps.

What do you think? Was he just blowing smoke or do you think it's the truth?

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It appears all the world hates us so why should Iran be any different?? We have weapons, what's the big deal if other countries have them also. We have too many problems at home to be so concerned about some second rate country making a bomb, let's concentrate our efforts on doing more at home. We can protect ourselves.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 11:43 AM

I know I said I would not make anymore comments on here, but Dexterite1 just threw a hanging curve ball and I can't resist....This is one of the most ignorant comments I have ever read, "we have weapons, what's the big deal if other countries have them also"....Here's the reason Dexterite1. We don't strap C-4 to our body and walk into a mall and blow it up. We don't put bombs in cars and blow them up in a crowded town square. We don't fly commercial airliners into high rise building and kill thousands of people....Some of these other countries, including Iran, are radicals. They don't care about other people, and they especially don't care about the U.S.A. I know I don't agree with 99% of what you say, but this is ridiculous. You need a reality check.

-- Posted by BonScott on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 2:49 PM

If Iran is "blowing smoke", there are those of us who believe that, should we see which way "the smoke is blowing", have enough sense to see to it that the fire is contained and extinguished, our fire department is based in Knob Noster, Missouri.

Nuff said. kk

-- Posted by kkcaver47 on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 3:20 PM

Thank you, BonScott!

-- Posted by cheers4dhs on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 5:20 PM

And China is killing and poisoning our youngsters and we do nothing, we can't attack every country that says they are building a bomb. I can't see someone strapping an atomic bomb to their chest and board an airplane. You can never stop radicals for being human bombs, what do you suggest we do?? No amount of sanctions will stop Iran as long as China doesn't agree to it also.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 7:23 PM

Did Dexterite1 REALLY say that? Hard to believe.

-- Posted by geezerette on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 7:30 PM

And he served our country. I can't figure him out.

-- Posted by BonScott on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 8:45 PM

I'm meaning we can't police the whole world.We need to take care of the immediate problems here at home and try to talk to other countries instead of threats.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 10:10 PM

Yessir! Let's "talk" to the people whose express purpose is to wipe us off the face of the earth! It has been proven over and over that we are incapable of speaking to each other so why do we think we can "talk" with people from a totally different culture (mind set)? Maybe we could use music or sign language? Hypnosis? Touch therapy? Or we could just show them that their tactics will not work by indicating to them our lack of tolerance for their choosing to check us into the dirt sleep.

-- Posted by geezerette on Fri, Feb 12, 2010, at 12:00 PM

WHAT would you do???????

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Fri, Feb 12, 2010, at 12:36 PM

I remember how quickly the respect grew for the United States when Ronald Reagan stepped up to the plate. You, perhaps, will question the use of the word "respect" (considering the feeling was "pressed" upon the Europeans/Asians by the sheer size of our determination), but the world saw the United States as something besides the door mat it has been painted to be by the present administration. What part of "indicating to them our lack of tolerance" did you not understand? Clearly, I advocate a strong military presence backed by a oneness of a nation. Has there ever existed respect without some muscle having been exerted?

-- Posted by geezerette on Fri, Feb 12, 2010, at 8:54 PM

Then it's agreed, we just bomb them into oblivion.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Sat, Feb 13, 2010, at 7:50 AM

When I need words put into my mouth, I'll call you! However, in the meantime, just read again what I wrote. Did I say anything about brute force? One does not have to use muscle just because one possesses it--usually a show is sufficient. One DOES have to flex a muscle occasionally for it to remain viable. Would you readily climb into the ring with (say) George Foreman if he were to flex his biceps (as a display)?

-- Posted by geezerette on Sat, Feb 13, 2010, at 3:47 PM

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