Sunday, April 16, 2006
People of the Book agree that nuking one another is what God would want
Ahmadinejab represents a tolerated strain of of extremism, but it's tolerated because the power of the mullahs is not absolute.
That means that whatever Khameini thinks is not much of a guarantee. It's not at all impossible that we could face a nuclear standoff with Iran at some future date... even before they develop ballistic missiles. As long as the border remains so poorly patrolled, the smuggling scenario is not out of the question.
But, you know, life is dangerous. It's so dangerous that it's one of a handful of activities guaranteed to end in death.The risks from a conventional war with Russia, probably launched by accident, remain far higher than any terrorist threat.
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