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Why the US can't bully Iran

Why the US can't bully Iran
By Shahir Shahidsaless

For better or worse, Iranians are a proud people. This characteristic has roots in Iran's long history, its long-lasting geopolitical influence, and - for a good part of history - its dominance in the region, which could even be considered extreme.

At the same time, Iranian culture is very hospitable towards Westerners, American included. As long as they feel they are not being ridiculed, humiliated or looked down on, Iranians extend royal treatment to foreigners.

The above cultural nuances may seem simple or obvious, yet they



are widely ignored by policymakers and their advisers in the US when dealing with Iran.

Strategic policies towards Iran cannot be developed in an office in Washington, relying on biased defectors, opposition groups or out-of-touch academics as advisers.

Assurances given by advisers like Bern

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Added: Mar-24-2009 Occurred On: Mar-24-2009
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Tags: Iran, USA, Obamam bully, culture, bush
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  • Bully 'em? Nah, just bomb 'em.

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  • While I understand the sentiment;
    No one is going to kiss Theran's back side while they arm Hezbollah and don't come verifiably clean on their nuclear program.

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  • but we can nuke them
    please someone nuke them

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  • Obama is an appeaser. America's enemies know that.

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  • trust me America could wipe out iran no problem what so ever !!! it maybe a a pretty hard mission but with the weapons and allies you would not stand a chance!! at the moment AMERICA and other countries are trying to hand you some respect but ur fist wont unclinch dont push your luck becuase they will be consequences and trust me it wont be pretty...thats not a threat thats just facts !!

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  • Well if Shahir Shahidsaless says it, it must be true, right? hahahahahahahah

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  • Iran will collapse on its own very soon 100% sure

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  • apart from their history iran is a shiate state and its religious roots are far more stronger than the world can imagine

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  • america is going down guys, in the search for the new world order usa will be infact the first state who will loose its freedom. than the rest of the world is planned. but that wont be possible, inshallah and allah ho akbar.....lolzz

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    • I lived in America all my life and in various country sides, all this talk about America's financial depression and woes, but I have not seen any of that, in fact it really hasn't made a dent, My Gas tank is always full, I still eat three meals a day, I still have my freedom of rights, I still have my guns to protect my family against other guns, I still have two cars and I have my own house. most of the crap you hear on live leak is just that, crap. most countries are so filled with religious s More..

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  • we can't bully or bomb them. China and Russia would see to that.

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  • bullshit bullshit bullshit, True in one sense that right now we have a nutless president that won't do shit to stop Iran from building a nuke. Lets all hope to hell they don't, Maybe their bluffing like Saddam said he did but i don't think so.

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  • Yes, but israel wants war and by God we will do their fighting for them once again.

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  • President Mahmud Ahmadinejad? How old is this article? Proud people die just as easily as any other people. Who can kill the enemy first usually wins.

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