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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-02-06 06:09 PM
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40. How is Iran a threat to the U.S. mainland?
Edited on Mon Jan-02-06 06:15 PM by Maat
Are we in imminent danger of deadly attack? Unless it is via terrorists, and not the act of a sovereign nation, this is not likely.

It is AGAINST THE LAW to go to war based on what MIGHT happen. The only legal reasons for going to war involve the imminent threat of deadly attack on us, or on another (an ally).

I can't go kill my neighbor because he has a shotgun, doesn't like me, and might attack me. In order to use deadly force, one must be in imminent danger of attack by deadly force.

I know that you are against war with Iran, and I agree with you that dialog is the only thing that will prevent future danger to everyone.

I would just like DUers to remember the 'war rules.'

The only other basis for war is a U.N. resolution.

Booosh broke the law by invading Iraq; how many other times are we going to allow him to break the law and kill thousands?

I don't mean to offend, and I realize that we need to address nuclear weapons proliferation; it is just that I would like DUers to have it first and foremost in their minds that the Rightwingers are refocusing everyone, so that they don't keep the law in mind.

And I realize that the poster I'm replying to was simply asking for a fair and balanced discussion of the issue, which I feel should include a discussion of the law.
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  -Let's Stop a US/Israeli War on Iran norml  Jan-01-06 07:44 PM   #0 
  - Best way I can think to slow Bush down  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jan-01-06 07:49 PM   #1 
  - true, and the point isn't the spying, i.e. wire taps as you stated  still_one   Jan-01-06 08:02 PM   #3 
  - That should work as well as a pea shooter slowing a Sherman Tank  tatertop   Jan-01-06 08:42 PM   #5 
  - First let me state I am against a war with Iran  still_one   Jan-01-06 07:59 PM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-01-06 08:50 PM   #9 
  - first of all there was no where I said we should defend Israel  still_one   Jan-01-06 08:58 PM   #10 
  - what came first, the chicken or the rooster?  pretzel4gore   Jan-01-06 09:05 PM   #13 
  - again my pont was the one-sided view of the article  still_one   Jan-01-06 09:26 PM   #15 
     - there's such a thing as having too great an advantage....  pretzel4gore   Jan-01-06 10:16 PM   #20 
        - Yes we can agree that bush and friedman are NOT good for the situation  still_one   Jan-01-06 10:36 PM   #24 
  - How is Iran a threat to the U.S. mainland?  Maat   Jan-02-06 06:09 PM   #40 
  - another "Israel is bad" article giving them more power than they actually  unsavedtrash   Jan-01-06 08:36 PM   #4 
  - Israel is pushing for an immoral illegal war on Iran: Let the blame stand  tatertop   Jan-01-06 08:45 PM   #6 
  - Or they can just get wiped off the map..(nt)  Pavulon   Jan-01-06 08:47 PM   #7 
  - Will their nuclear arsenal not protect them?  High Plains   Jan-01-06 09:06 PM   #14 
     - Nope  Pavulon   Jan-01-06 09:45 PM   #18 
        - the media that says this is tainted, they're liars.  pretzel4gore   Jan-01-06 11:09 PM   #28 
           - Say what?  Behind the Aegis   Jan-02-06 02:31 AM   #33 
           - So you think we should attack Iran?  Cults4Bush   Jan-02-06 10:08 AM   #35 
              - What in the Hell are you talking about?!  Behind the Aegis   Jan-02-06 12:49 PM   #36 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-06 03:57 PM   #39 
                    - Again...what are you going on about?!  Behind the Aegis   Jan-03-06 01:21 AM   #41 
                       - You are right, you are always right.  Cults4Bush   Jan-03-06 07:51 AM   #42 
                          - LOL!  Behind the Aegis   Jan-03-06 12:25 PM   #43 
           - The statement  eyl   Jan-02-06 03:29 AM   #34 
  - Amen.  pocket   Jan-01-06 09:00 PM   #12 
  - and Iran is calling to wipe Israel off the face of the earth  still_one   Jan-01-06 09:31 PM   #16 
  - Oh come on  Southpawkicker   Jan-01-06 09:00 PM   #11 
  - Thank you. And let's also stop blaming Jewish people here  Colorado Blue   Jan-03-06 01:45 PM   #44 
  - Such a war would be a disaster.  Wordie   Jan-01-06 08:49 PM   #8 
  - I hear your concern, but in my view it is in no ones interest  still_one   Jan-01-06 09:37 PM   #17 
  - Here's one reason the Iran War might start in March 2006.  norml   Jan-01-06 10:05 PM   #19 
     - I still don't buy it.  still_one   Jan-01-06 10:25 PM   #22 
     - that and iran supplies china with a lot of oil  toymachines   Jan-01-06 10:36 PM   #23 
        - interesting, I didn't think about that, along with the Europeans  still_one   Jan-01-06 10:39 PM   #25 
        - See post #26 .....  doublethink   Jan-01-06 11:32 PM   #29 
     - And I'll add to that ......  doublethink   Jan-01-06 10:47 PM   #26 
        - Last Chance to Spare Iran: You Can Do It  norml   Jan-01-06 10:58 PM   #27 
           - Hey norml ....  doublethink   Jan-02-06 12:59 AM   #31 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-01-06 10:24 PM   #21 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-06 12:57 AM   #30 
  - How do you start a war if you don't have troops to carry it out?  barb162   Jan-02-06 01:11 AM   #32 
     - One might have asked Hitler the same question, had they been able.  norml   Jan-02-06 12:59 PM   #37 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-06 02:30 PM   #38 

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