Wow dude, that reads like some serious hard-ball propaganda. You really don't like Iran do you?
Jesus, where to start. The economic sanctions have hurt them, but the economy isn't in shambles. They still have A LOT of oil. And as long as someone buys it, the sanctions don't do much to that. I mean, China is buying the oil, a fungible resource. It's #2 in OPEC. Honestly, US shale oil from fraking is probably hurting them more than the sanctions.
You'll see it is already checkmate on Iran.
Wow, that's some serious fluff you've got going on there. Checkmate.
the rest of the middle east which mostly hates them will get nukes about five minutes later
Where the hell does this come from? Is the USA going to give nukes to the Saudis? To Jordan? To Iraq!? oh hell no.
And we've already (very foolishly) given at least a couple nukes to Israel.
The Iranians have overdosed on their "great satan" propaganda.
You realize that the "great-satan" guy Ahmadinnerplate doesn't have any power right? He's a spokesperson for the nation. And he got voted out in 2013 and replaced by a more moderate guy.
Imagine a different world. A world where Iran wasn't going out of its way to be a dick head.
That'd probably involve a world where the CIA and Britian and didn't overthrow their government and install a puppet-dictator in a blatant oil-grab. Blowback is a bitch isn't it?
They could be an industrial power in the middle east. The Germany or Japan of the region.
Of the region? "The region" is EARTH, and our neighbors are CHINA, who makes everything. Welcome to globalization. It's been going on for a while.
A minor oil exporter
Wut? Sure, they used to be #3 back in 2011, but they're still #7 in 2014. Right above UAE.
And what did they get in return for [trying to be a nuclear power]?
Power. The threat of power. The compromise from the the western powers at the negotiating table when it comes to Iranian power. And I believe they're working on nuclear sovereignty like their neighbors Pakistan and India.
why do it? Besides fetal lead poisoning leading to chemically induced retardation
Wow dude, wtf?
history... colonialism... so what?
It wasn't actually colonialism. Iran was established and civilized during the colonial period. The major historical event that someone else has obviously told you about before was in the 50
s and after 30 years they took back their country. It's that revolution is the reason that the USA is being dicks to Iran. Both sides are holding grudges for pretty bad shit in the past.
What relevance does that have on 2015?
Yeah, I'd say more recent events like the USA unilaterally invading and occupying their neighbor would be a more relevant issue affecting the political landscape. 300,000 dead civvies is not something you just overlook.
The Iranians should be trying to make friends with the US.
Says the US nationalist. It would end sanctions though, that's a plus. I'm REALLY not too sure about that whole military security thing. Imagine if Ukraine had nukes.
Really, there's a legitimate argument here that Iran's nuclear program hasn't been a good idea in the long run, even when you consider the political power that comes with being nuclear armed. But you're just so over the top and blinded to the reality of the situation that I had to say something. Ease up on the kool-aid or you might get fooled into thinking the next pointless war is going to pay itself off in 3 months.