Originally Posted by Bowler1
Interesting views on Iran, SE.
I think we, for whatever reason, usually see the "enemy" as something else other than human. So whenever we have an enemy (be it the IRA, Al Qaeda, Iran), we see them as incapable of human emotions or thought. It's important to look at why these people do what they do, though.
Al Qaeda's attack on the United States was because of US involvement in affairs that they shouldn't have been meddling in, and the final straw was building bases in Saudi Arabia. So that was their reason. I'm not saying it makes it right, I'm just saying that was their reason for doing what they did.
Iran, on the other hand, feels threatened and rightly so. The United States has 45 military bases in the countries surrounding Iran. On top of that, the UN has been saber rattling for quite a while now. Iran is very aware that sh*t is about to go down.
After seeing what happened in Iraq (no nukes) and Afghanistan (no nukes), and then looking at North Korea (nukes), what might you strive for if you were Iran?