--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "anonyff" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: <snip> > I doubt if Mutually Assured Destruction would stop Iran from using > nukes or any other weapons. Mutually assured destruction is the aim > of suicide bombers, and I get the idea the same mentality pervades > some middle eastern cultures/goverments/nations.
Where did you get that idea? Suicide bombers aren't after "mutually assured destruction"; they're making a sacrifice for a larger cause. Mutually assured destruction on a macro scale would eliminate any larger cause for both sides. > In particular president Ahmadinejad, who (some fear) sees > international turmoil as heralding the return of the twelfth imam, > which he believes would bring about peace and justice by establishing > islam throughout the world. The greater the turmoil or more > destructive the war, the more likely is the return of the imam. Turmoil and the nuclear destruction of an Islamic nation would be two different things in this view, methinks. To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/