Military action is dangerous fantasy. We could live with a nuclear Iran

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Author(s) David Clark
Source The Guardian
Date August 14, 2009
URL http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/aug/13/iran-nuclear-arms-israel-obama
Quote
Quotes-start.png "Military command and control is the prerogative of the clerical elite, which more than anything is concerned with preserving its own power structure. Even anti-Zionist posturing is rationally grounded in Iran's desire to increase its regional clout despite the limitation of being a non-Arab state. Militancy on behalf of the Palestinians is often just another instrument of statecraft, and a particularly cynical one. It isn't going to be pushed to the point where the Islamic Republic's survival is in jeopardy." Quotes-end.png


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