Iran NEEDS nuclear weapons. It does not need nuclear power. It has enough oil for itself and its young 70million odd population. It needs nuclear weapons because it needs to defend itself. It needs the threat that North Korea has - to be "un-attack-able". The first rule of American military politics now is that the state you attack has to be undefendable. Iraq had nothing, nothing! And American and UK planners knew this. This is why they did not say that al-Qaeda was in North Korea. North Korea has nuclear weapons. This is why they did not say that al-Qaeda was in Pakistan. Pakistan has nuclear weapons (and they are compliant). They said that al-Qaeda was in Iraq. Al-Qaeda, in all its shapes and forms, has not really been into a champagne-guzzling regime like Saddam Hussein's. Iraq was defenceless. It had nothing. And the Amerikans knew it.
Iran knows too well that its democratically elected government can be overthrown by the CIA, American and Western interests. Indeed witness the Shah. Iran's defence policy, for any rational person who understands Amerikan Real Politik, and who understands what causes that great monster to move, and who knows the history of Iran will know that Ahmadinejad NEEDS nuclear weapons to deter an American attack. The Americans are already at his border. They have already occupied his neighbour. Its client state Israel has nuclear weapons, and (despite their failure with Hizbollah) a... [continues]
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