Re: Iran war?
on 11-22-2004 01:31 PM
I'm not as worried about NK as Iran. Reason being, that culture does not exude a hatred for western ways and cultures that anyone without their head in the sand realizes is very strong in the Middle East. It's far more plausible to me to see someone in Iran sneaking a small nuclear device into the U.S and detonating it on U.S soil than someone from NK. There just is no precedent for this amongst Asian cultures, which are among the most civilized and honorable on the planet. Yes Kim Song Joo is a madman, and has the worst hair in the history of dictators, LOL, but does anyone honestly think he's going to fire a missile at the U.S? First off, he'd be lucky to have the technology to even develop a missile that could reach Alaska, much less the U.S West Coast. Secondly, if the missile wasn't plucked out of the sky before it landed, having his country turned into a pile of radioactive rubble is probably not something even a man that crazy is looking for. The bottom line is, he wants leverage to get sanctions removed from his country for restarting his nuclear program in the first place.
This is really China's problem, and the U.S. is leaving it up to them. I can't see us getting involved too much. I think Kerry wanted to, but that would have been a major mistake.
As far as Iran, invading them would be easy enough, given their lack of military strength and the fact that we are right next door already. I think the reason that Iran is negotiating, is because of that. If we weren't already in Iraq, Iran would be alot more defiant.
Regarding India and Pakistan, those countries already had the bomb before those treaties took place in the 80's.