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Alexander Shand

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How do we avoid military action in Iran?

I'm sure that I am not alone in hoping that the possibility of Israeli/US/UK military strikes on Iran come to nothing. How can we stop this from happening in order to avoid yet another West Vs Arab world war?

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    Mar 20 2012: To tell you the truth, this issue has been bugging me lately as well. I lived in Middle East so I became more involved in that issue during that time. My take on the problem is that Israel is playing much bigger role there than USA itself. But, I have no fear that any huge conflict will happen before they destabilize Iran's political elite, because if they just rush into any kind of conflict now- they are aware that Iranian people will act as one (regardless of whether they are with or against Ahmadinejad and religious leaders)- they are doomed to cause disaster. But it will happen, only when time becomes right for them to act.
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    Mar 21 2012: Convince them of the simple truth that a mission to destroy Israel is nothing less than national suicide. Forces devoted to the protection of Israel are so substantial that survival of their swift and furious retaliatory, or pre-emptive, application is impossible. Isolated suicide attacks are one thing, but national suicide? Unthinkable. Unwise. Damnable.
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      Mar 21 2012: Edward,
      How could we go about convincing them of this? I can't see this being a very easy task.
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        Mar 22 2012: There is no need to convince them of the power of the U.S./Israel military machine, everybody knows we have the muscle. What Ahmadinejad is not sure of is if we have the heart to use the muscle. Give him a cease and desist order with a definite time limit for shutting-down their entire nuclear program. Tell him if he fails to comply a massive surgical strike will be executed against any and every target in Iran that is even remotely associated with nuclear development or production.
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    Mar 21 2012: Iranians, even the ones who are against Ahmadinejad, will, in that circumstances, stand with their government. They will see it as a direct threat to their country, which, at least from my pint of view, it definitely would be. People in Middle East are getting increasingly aware of all the games that have been happening in this area and Iranian people are a lot of different than Arabs. They know they have no one else to rely on. At the same time, I am sure Americans, and Israelis in particular, are aware of that fact and they wouldn't dare to do anything without thorough preparations. By these 'preparations' i mean: Arab spring, Libya, Bahrain, and now we see Syria. After all these has been settled and done, only than we can expect Americans/Israelis to make a move.
    I think that, by the time all these political 'revolutions' settle down and Iran becomes the next 'scapegoat' in the Middle East, I am sure Russia and China will show their willingness to prevent attack on Iran. Than we could have a conflict on a much bigger scale and that is what I am worried about the most. Iran is not like any Arabic country , they are different mentality, different people and much more powerful.
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    Mar 21 2012: Ana,
    Thanks for your comment. Do you think that the Iranian people will stand against their government or against the west?
    Will Israel accept political measures or will they strike in order remove the threat that they face?
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    Mar 21 2012: If they have decided to do it, they gonna do it... Unfortunately...