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Iran, Russia & China vs. the US, UK & Israel | Is the War In Iran Inevitable? Is it Justified?

Updated on March 2, 2012

Here's What My Thoughts Are....

US & israel should NOT go to war with Iran

I notice a lot of people are pretty switched on when it comes to world affairs, but not many people seem to be very aware of the current situation between Iran (& its allies) and US, israel (& their allies)...

it affects everyone world wide because if the US does mount an attack on Iran on israels say-so, then Russia & China have already confirmed they will protect Iran, as they have strategic interests within the Islamic Republic. In the prior years, it has been clear that nuclear weaponry has scarcely been used, in fact the one time it was used was by the US, who is funnily enough now protesting against Iran supposedly developing nuclear weapons!!!

This time however, should America invade Iran with israels support, this may just turn into a nuclear world war catastrophe...

Additionally, those of you who follow world affairs will probably remember a very similar stance on the part of the US over a decade ago...after the September 11th attacks when the US invaded Iraq...now we are facing yet another war. With yet another muslim country. For, yet again, no valid reason...

You can take a quick look at the three articles below that cover these points..

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS????

Looking forward to hearing different perspectives...

Peter Lavelle on CrossTalk addresses some very valid concerns:

The international community has numerously voiced its support for nuclear proliferation, esp. when dealing with a regional power like Iran. However, some countries go further than that. Prominent scholars and officials voice a possibility of a war with Iran and in some cases even promote it. Is it a rational approach? How justified would this war be if there is still no evidence that Iran has nuclear weapons in its arsenal? And who is being more rational: Western powers or Iran when it comes to their geopolitical interests?

A Quick Poll - Do You Believe the US & israel are justified in going to War with yet another country?

In response to the allegations made by the US & Israel,officials in Iran have promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, clearly warning that any such measure could r

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Pat Buchanan Reiterates that Going to War with Iran would be a 'Disaster'

Pat Buchanan implicitly states that going to war with Iran would be a 'Disaster' for not just the Middle East, but the entire world.

He also covers a very important point -

If Iran have zero nuclear weapons & israel have over 300 atomic bombs...

then who is an existential threat to whom?

Lingering Thoughts ~ Pray for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Although things in the international arena seem to be getting worse and worse, most people in the UK, US and the West overall seem oblivious to the harsh realities facing people living in the same world as us, in the same era as us, breathing the same oxygen...as us. In most cases, if you dare to voice your opinions on such topics in a world where people are more concerned about Jersey Shore rather than the shores of Iran, you are seen to be strange. Or a conspiracy-theorist at the very least! The simple truth is that we just dont know the truth about most things that shape our societies & our futures today.

We really need to recognise that for things to improve, the people need to take a stand. We can start first and foremost by educating ourselves on whats going on around us, and ensuring that we propagate this information to whomever we can.

I recently came across this website giving pointers on how to survive in times when social unrest is spreading from country to country - a thought that is terrifying & deeply saddening at the same time. I honestly believe the people can make a real difference by informing themselves and others around them at every opportunity possible!

It really does come down to a case of praying for the best, but preparing for the worst because every single presidential candidate in the running this year, besides Ron Paul, is pro-war - as all of them unanimously believe that the US should follow israel into another useless, unnecessary, avoidable war. Hope fully this revolution that has begun including the likes of ordinary people like you & me will continue to grow & people across the globe will be enlightened to the realities of what we are truly facing!

Your Turn - What do YOU think?

Do you believe the US should go to war with Iran & risk starting another world war? Do you feel US & israel are morally justified in 'cracking down' on Iran? Should any nuclear country have the right to dictate whether another can research & develop nukes? Are pre-emptive war strikes acceptable?

I think the US & israel should stop involving themselves in other countries' business!

I think the US & israel should stop involving themselves in other countries' business!

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    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Who has given the authority to the US to determine who will have nuclear weapon and who will not? The US has forfeited lecturing against nuclear weapon when it dropped nuclear weapon in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nobody trusts US. They are sick bastard, lying and lying. Its like "Don't do what I do, Do what I say." Regarding Israel, it has more than 300 nukes(some say 400) and it didn't even a signatory to the NPT and they are giving the lecture. The Israel and the US are the biggest terrorist and warmongering state. If you don't believe then see the statistics that how many war the US and Israel have involved right after the birth of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Nukes should not be allow on this earth.All nukes countries have no right to prevent others from making nukes.Only non nuclear country got this right. US should stop cracking down on Iran because thousands HUMAN BEING killed because US said Iraq has WMD but until today cannot proof it.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      UGH! While I love the idea of HELPING other countries achieve more democratic societies, I do not like the idea of achieving said reforms by force! Then again, we do need to protect ourselves and our interests... it's a tough issue, but I tend to fall on the side of not making war!

    • hinazille lm 5 years ago

      Raza, I do agree that the US has to answer for these war crime, but honestly, its doubtful that that time will ever arrive. a prime example - a Sargent in the US Marines (Frank Wuterich) led his squad into two civilian homes in 2005 in Iraq, and participated in (and initiated) the massacre of dozens of innocent civilians. women, children & even an elderly man in a wheel chair were all shot down. 6 of the officers charges were dismissed. 1 was acquitted. and this sargent got off scotfree - with just a rank demotion & a pay cut. they are never held to account it seems!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      US have to justify its attack on Iraq first. After killing thousands, and millions of innocent people, you just say sorry it was due to wrong information and misunderstanding. US can not justify it. I am not in favour of any war and I don't think so US will attack Iran because here the scenario is different.

    I think the US & israel are justified in waging war with Iran, and possibly, Russia & China

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        is either us or themm.. so hmmm i say attack before they do!!!

      • hinazille lm 5 years ago

        Ahmedinejad has stated that he wishes to wipe the Zionist Regime off the face of the Earth - this is not the same as saying they will wipe the Jews of israel off the Earth - he has implicitly stated he has no issue with the Jews, only with the regime within israel that has massacred & looted to take over Palestinian land...

        furthermore Iran has also stated that **should israel attack Iran, THEN Iran has the capability to wipe it off the map** its war talk - if israel does not want a country to meddle in their affairs, they need to step aside and stop interfering in others countries as well as stop their forced takeover of Palestine..

        do you then believe that the US and israel has any *moral* standpoint from which to object against Iran having nukes, when both of these countries are armed?

      • top101 5 years ago

        Iran should not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon when they have stated that they will use it to destroy Israel.

        Every country has a right to protect itself BUT why should a country be able to make a weapon just to destroy another.

        Haven't the Jews been through enough in the holocaust?

      • hinazille lm 5 years ago

        Glockr, the question still remains - how is israel and the US justified in not allowing another country to possibly develop nukes? why do you think China & Russia are openly taking Iran's 'side' in this issue, surely they must have very legitimate reasons?

        A point to note - although ahmedinejad has insinuated that he wants the Zionist regime to be wiped off the face of the Earth, he explicitly stated that this is nothing against Jews, but rather against those currently occupying Palestinian lands & homes. This distinction needs to be made & understood.

      • glenbrook 5 years ago

        I think that if Russia and China would work WITH us, Iran could be prevented from getting nuclear weapons without going to war. Unfortunately they seem unwilling to do that. Allowing Iran to get nukes would be extremely dangerous and stupid, because their President has repeatedly said he would like to wipe Israel (and the US) off the map. Having nukes would allow him to do just that - or at least try. Based on his own words, they have no intent of using nuclear weapons as a deterrent, but as an offensive weapon. So I hope war can be avoided, but I don't want to say that Israel should stay out of Iran's business when Iran itself has declared it's their business to "wipe Israel off the map."

      What would you do if Martial Law was implemented in your city?

      Would you know what to do if you woke up one day and saw the military patrolling your streets?

      Would you feel safe in sending your children to school knowing there is the need for the army to be visibly present amongst the civilians?

      Any Last Thoughts? - I'd love to hear your perspectives on the current situation in the Middle East...

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          blastfromthepas1 5 years ago

          This is an important lens that everyone should read! An attack on Iran would be a disaster -- not only for the Iranian people but for the whole world. It would likely become a wide-scale war, with the involvement of Russia and China on Iran's side. Thank you for your comment on my lens http://www.squidoo.com/iran-war .

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          hinazille lm 5 years ago

          @anonymous: why doesn't Iran have the right to research and develop a nuclear weapon if other countries - including the two that are protesting loudly - are nuclear armed? Surely, before anyone has an issue with Iran *possibly* developing nukes at some point, every other country that is nuclear armed should give it up?

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          If Iran develops a nuke, we may face the sum of all fears.

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          teamunited12 5 years ago

          Interesting thought....Why is there always seem to be a country want to threaten world peace.

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          hinazille lm 5 years ago

          @Bill Armstrong: you are very welcome :) Thanks for stopping by!

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          hinazille lm 5 years ago

          @waldenthreenet: Thanks for the read!

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          Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

          Interesting, thanks for sharing

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          waldenthreenet 5 years ago

          IRAN is a nation with proud and long history. Congrads on your Squidoo trophy. Am going for my next . Thanks.

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          hinazille lm 5 years ago

          @TTMall: Thanks!

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          TTMall 5 years ago

          very interesting lens!

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          hinazille lm 5 years ago

          Thanks for the support Susan, it is very much appreciated!

          whilst it is an age old problem, do you believe that Iran is really a threat to the US?

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          Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

          It's a centuries old problem with no easy solution. Great debate topic for sure.