Sunday, January 01, 2006

Getting Nervous About Iran

I don't know a lot about our history with Iran, or about the history of Iran in general. But I'm very concerned about comments coming out of Iran. I just read this AP report today.
[Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali] Larijani also warned of a "crushing" response if its nuclear and military facilities were attacked by the U.S. or Israel.

"If there is any truth in such talks, Israel will suffer greatly. It's a very small country within our range," he said.

As part of an ongoing stream of threats to Israel, this is getting serious. It is all the more strange given the simultaneous acknowledgement from the president of Iran that "Jews [have] lived peacefully among Muslims for centuries." The history of the state of Israel is an interesting one. It is really quite a tiny piece of land for so much contention.

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