Sources: The Washington Post, ABC News, The New York Times
quote: What does Iran really hope to accomplish with all of this bravado? They've made their point.Saying things like "We will see America under our feet" doesn't help their cause any. It's one thing to stand up to the U.S., the West et al. It's another thing completely to be an active proponent of their destruction.
quote: Iran's behavior reminds me of the phrases: 'One short of a 6-pack', 'not firing on all cylinders'. What would other good ones be?
quote: What does Iran really hope to accomplish with all of this bravado? They've made their point.
quote: Absolutely. It surprising how the Americans easily forget history when it comes to foreign policy. The US/CIA involvement in other countries is littered with legitimate regimes destituted and replace with US manipulated puppets. No wandering that US is much hatred in many countries.
quote: They are after all the most aggressive country in the world.
quote: Ok, but you're completely ignoring the fact that previous US involvement in Iranian affairs is what has led to their strong anti-US sentiment. A CIA-led coup in the 50s led to the overthrowing of Premier Mossadeq, a much-loved and progressive leader of a parliamentary government, and placed an authoritarian puppet "Shah" in his stead, who brutally ruled the land while serving US interests.
quote: Believe it or not, Islamic Extremism and the prominence is enjoys today in the Middle-East is a direct by-product of US intervention in the Middle East and Africa.
quote: Do you honestly believe that further meddling is going to improve the situation?