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Why the West Can't Do Business With Iran (Important read)
Standpoint Mag. ^ | January/February 2013 | AMIR TAHERI

Posted on 01/18/2013 3:53:50 PM PST by nuconvert

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As far as the Islamic Republic is concerned, anti-Americanism may be even more important than professing Islam. This is why Tehran has forged close ties with the handful of regimes across the globe that, each for a reason of its own, shares that visceral hatred of the US.

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In the dispute over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran supported Christian Armenia against Shia Muslim Azerbaijan. The reason was Armenia's close ties with Russia, while Azerbaijan had become an ally of the US and established full diplomatic ties with Israel. What mattered for the Khomeinist regime was not Islam but anti-Americanism. Tehran also approved Russia's genocidal war against Chechnya, a Muslim nation in the Caucasus. Again, the reason was Tehran's dream of building an anti-American axis with Moscow.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: amirtaheri; armenia; azerbaijan; caucasus; chechnya; iran; israel; nagornokarabakh; russia; taheri; waronterror

1 posted on 01/18/2013 3:53:53 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

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2 posted on 01/18/2013 5:15:28 PM PST by rdb3 (We're all going to get what only some of us deserve...)
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Because of the Iranians religious beliefs, I believe that if the Iranians get atomic weapons, they will try to use them on Israel and us Infidels in the USA.
They will not worry about the worldly consequences, because like the 9-11 hijackers, who died killing us Americans the Iranians will believe GOD (Allah) will reward them.
You get to kill the hated Infidels and get a pat on the back from GOD(Allah).
It doesn't get any better than that. (from a fundamental Muslims point of view)- Tom
3 posted on 01/18/2013 5:39:01 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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Thanks nuconvert.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 7:30:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Capt. Tom
Iranians get atomic weapons

Iran will get the bomb.
Iran will get more than one bomb.
Iran will detonate those bombs through proxies.

5 posted on 01/18/2013 7:45:35 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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Iran will get more than one bomb.

If you look at the size of Israel, about 3 modern size atomic bombs would wipe the country out.

Most people think about an atomic bomb being dropped by an aircraft, but these bombs could be delivered by truck or boat also.
We are vulnerable in this country by a bomb being brought in by boat into one of our many seaports and detonated, by people looking for a trip to paradise.-Tom

6 posted on 01/19/2013 7:03:08 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: nuconvert

Excellent article. Taheri used to have a column for the NY Post.

He has always had great insight into the dynamics of the Muslim world.

The section at the end where he analyzes that Obama abandoned any tie with Iraq in favor of the Muslim Bros is great analysis.


7 posted on 01/20/2013 7:16:43 AM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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To: nuconvert
This is why Tehran has forged close ties with the handful of regimes across the globe that, each for a reason of its own, shares that visceral hatred of the US.

Maybe Iran's lining up allies for the next World War...

8 posted on 01/20/2013 7:29:31 AM PST by GOPJ ( Gang members breaking down YOUR door- daughter and wife screaming for help - Dems took YOUR gun....)
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