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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:51 PM
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Nir Rosen on Iraq and Iran
FP: Christopher Hitchens has proposed a “Nixon goes to China” approach to Iran. What do you think of this idea?

NR: I think that's probably the first intelligent thing I've heard Hitchens say in the past five years.

I think that's very important. Had this happened earlier, perhaps Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would have not won the elections.


I think increased business ties would certainly strengthen the U.S.-Iranian relations. I don't think there's any reason for the United States and Iran to be enemies, apart from the Iranian-Israeli hostility.

I think they are natural allies. It's about time Washington made an overture to Iran. We certainly don't want to miss the boat and let the Europeans make inroads economically in Iran, a market the United States needs.

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george_hurley Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 05:38 PM
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For the past year, the growing tensions mounting between the US, Israel, and Iran are reaching a point where military action against Iran is w/in months of becoming reality. The repercussions are terrifying as such military action could involve countries such as China and Russia as they share massive energy/economic interests w/ Iran. The most likely scenario we would face would be the collapse of the US economy as the combination of a massive rise in oil prices and a run on the US dollar would surely be the weapon many countries would use to fight back against a preemptive US or Israeli strike.

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