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MAD Mutually Assured Destruction will not work with Iran

Posted by avideditor on February 28, 2008

Winston from the Spirt of Man came grew up in Iran. I agree with his thoughts. The rullers of Iran are mad and need to be stopped.

MAD: “Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) will not scare the Mullahs of Iran, says prominent Mideast scholar Bernard Lewis:

    ‘But with these people in Iran, mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent factor, but rather an inducement,’ Lewis said. ‘They feel that they can hasten the final messianic process. This is an extremely dangerous situation of which it is important to be aware.’

Very well said. The clerical establishment of Iran welcomes death and has no mercy for its own people.”

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

2 Responses to “MAD Mutually Assured Destruction will not work with Iran”

  1. trajan75 said

    I agree. The Ayatollahs believe the Mahdi will appear after worldwide destruction.

  2. doriangrey said

    While in college I studied the Koran with several Muslim Arabs and Persians. It isn’t just Iranians for whom the concept of MAD has no value. It is all Middle Eastern Muslims. They all are profoundly indoctrinated into the Islamic jihad concept, which has two very important aspects.

    The first aspect is that Islam teaches that Allah will weigh each persons deeds on a scale. Their good deeds on one side their bad deeds on the other. While Islam denies the Christian concept of original sin, it readily acknowledges that it is much easier to live a life of bad deeds than to live one of good.

    The Islamic concept of Jihad is the Muslims loophole or get out of hell free card as it were. To die in an act of service to Allah, or Jihad is an instant pass to paradise. For a Muslim, it need not be an individual act to satisfy Allah. Were Muslims in the Middle East who physically were not involved in Jihad to die as a result of a state sponsored conflict which resulted in a nuclear detestation being unleashed upon the Middle East, anyone who died as a result would be considered by Allah to have died performing Jihad, or service towards Allah.

    Furthermore there is another very troubling aspect to this conundrum, since Islam has no single central authority, no government or governing body the use of nuclear weapons against any single Islamic State virtually ensures that all Muslims will retaliate and escalate the violence, yet have no method of bringing the escalation to a halt.

    No Islamic State has ever shown the ability or desire to restrain the escalation of violence once any infidel nation has engaged them in military a conflict. The closest any has ever come might perhaps be modern Iraq. And we can all see how that is turning out. The US is clearly decimating the Islamic warriors/terrorists, yet even so they continue to fight regardless of the fact that they have and never have have any hope of winning.

    This suicidal fanatical death glorifying idealism is not unique to Iran, but permeates all of Islam. A nuclear conflict with Iran, regardless of who starts it or why is a guaranteed bloodbath of apocalyptic proportions from which Islam will not and cannot survive.

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