March 9th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

Schrodinger's bomb

Editor's Note: Shashank Joshi is a doctoral student at Harvard University and an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute. A version of this article was originally published in The Telegraph.

By Shashank Joshi

Last week, President Obama a quite remarkable pledge: that the United States would go to war if Iran obtained a nuclear weapon. Only one country - Israel - has ever waged war for this purpose alone, setting aside the idiosyncratic case of the United States nine years ago in Iraq.

Washington considered such preventive action against the nuclear programs of Germany in the 1940s, China in the 1960s and North Korea in the 1990s. The Soviets thought about attacking the programs of Israel in the 1960s and South Africa in the 1970s. India toyed with a strike on Pakistan in the 1980s. None of these countries ever quite stomached it. Now, America has issued a loud, historic, and nearly unambiguous commitment to do so - one that it may come to regret.

President Obama may have bought himself six or seven months. Israelis will see this as a sort of safety net to tide them over for the near future. Fifty-eight percent of polled Israelis oppose a strike on Iran without U.S. backing. Obama also sent a message of restraint. He expects Israel to wait for diplomacy to exhaust itself, and the sanctions to be tested, before any precipitous action. Netanyahu complained last week that the sanctions - the toughest ever imposed on the Islamic Republic - "haven't worked." That's a strange conclusion, because the sanctions haven't even fully kicked in yet. Europe's oil embargo and America's effort to isolate Iran's central bank come to fruition only in the summer.

It will take months after that to tie up loopholes, like Iranian efforts to blend their oil with others', and months again for these policies to work through Iran's already-ailing economy. Obama may also have lubricated this bargain by the sale of bunker-busting bombs to Israel.

All that said, we should be wary of getting complacent. Last week's AIPAC conference, and Obama's wide-ranging interview with The Atlantic, also suggests that American and Israeli redlines are sharply diverging.

Yes, Obama promised to avert an Iranian weapon. But Netanyahu, like some members of the U.S. Congress, wants to rule out Iranian nuclear weapons capability. This is a term so nebulous as to be devoid of meaning . Japan - an exemplary nuclear steward, which has never toyed with the IAEA - could likely put together a bomb in anywhere from six months to five years (the upper end of that is the Japanese government's own estimate, but is probably over-cautious). Iran is, of course, further along the nuclear curve than Japan - but how far is too far?

The only sure-fire way to remove nuclear capability altogether is to stop all enrichment. This is exactly what the U.N. Security Council has been demanding in vain for five years. After all, no enriched uranium means no bomb (Iran has little prospect of going down the alternative, plutonium route).

The first problem is that much of the world doesn't see enrichment with the same alarm that we do. Peter Jenkins, one of Britain's former envoys to the IAEA, has noted that, in contrast with a few years ago, 'the West is all but isolated in insisting that Iran must not enrich'. Of course, most countries would like to see Iran comply with the U.N. - but don't expect them to push particularly hard.

The second and more serious problem is that Iran simply isn't going to comply. Our insistence that any settlement end with Iran suspending all uranium is just as much an obstacle to talks as Iran's own blatant, on-going obstructionism. France, curiously, is especially hawkish on this condition. Israel has gone even further, demanding that Iran export all of its uranium and raze its enrichment facility at Qom. It is hard to see how that is anything other than an effort to sabotage diplomacy.

It's true that the civilian rationale for Iran's nuclear program is highly suspect. Iran is enriching too much uranium for medical purposes (and doing so too late, with too much secrecy) but too little for energy-generation purposes (and on an obviously uneconomical basis).

But Iran may be clinging to the full fuel cycle for reasons of prestige, for reasons of domestic politics, and - yes - because it seeks the option of a nuclear weapon, as the U.S. intelligence community and others have repeatedly assessed. However, it's far more important to get Iran to agree to stringent inspections (codified in something called the 'Additional Protocol' to the NPT) than to stop enriching.

Under a strong inspections regime, Iran would be a nuclear weapons capable state. But it'd be enmeshed in tripwires and laden with alarm bells. If it ever tried to 'break out' and dash for a weapon, we'd know. Iran would have to expel inspectors, withdraw from the NPT, or enrich uranium to weapons-grade under the nose of the IAEA. The full force of the international community would fall upon it.

If Iran is bombed today, it will almost certainly reconstitute its program underground - and then, Iran will once more become a nuclear weapons capable state. But it will have no tripwires and alarm bells. When Iraq's Osirak reactor was bombed in 1981, Saddam Hussein injected twenty times the resources into what had previously been a haphazard nuclear program. As former U.S. Pentagon official Colin Kahl notes , it would have resulted in a bomb, were it not for the First Gulf War.

It wouldn't be a cakewalk for Iran to rebuild its program, but it wouldn't be that hard. As a former State Department adviser on Iran observes, "[Iran] can now make centrifuges on an entirely indigenous basis. It does not need to shop abroad, and its knowledge is well formalized in internal documents and spread among hundreds of engineers. While it may be possible to shut Iran's centrifuge plants, nobody can shut off Iran's centrifuge capability."

This is why, in the final instance, our bargaining position is rather weak. Since invasion and occupation are not on the table, even our trump card - air strikes - turns out to be rather futile. It just cannot achieve a durable termination of Iran's enrichment program, no matter how far underground American or Israeli bombs can reach. Yet Israel's strategic thought, like that of other countries caught up in a curious mix of self-confidence and vulnerability, is not always logical.

Netanyahu may have drawn his own redlines this weekend. Iran might cross them by upgrading to fourth-generation centrifuges, by producing a certain amount of uranium enriched to 20 percent, or kicking away the chair at the negotiating table next month. We don't know. Perhaps Israel will see a closing window of opportunity in October this year, just as American election season reaches fever pitch, on the grounds that an electorally embattled president will be compelled to acquiesce in an Israeli assault.

In quantum mechanics, we have the idea of Schrodinger's cat - a box containing a cat whose status, alive or dead, is simply unknown and unknowable until the box is opened and the matter settled. In other words, the act of observation affects - in fact, determines - the thing being observed. When the first bunker-buster violently peels open Iran's nuclear boxes, the deliberate ambiguity that has characterized the program for nearly a decade will collapse.

We are at risk of winding up with one of two unpleasant outcomes: Either an Iran that is ground down by years of futile but crippling sanctions, all the while accumulating enriched uranium but stopping short of Obama's red-lines, or - if Netanyahu ignores the counsel of his own public and President Obama - Schrodinger's bomb.

The views expressed in this article are solely those of Shashank Joshi.

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  1. Sanity

    This country is the only one in the world to ever ues nuclear weapons such as the bombing of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. back in 1945. In 1951 we nearly bombed China but Truman stopped Gen. McArthur and then again in 1969 when Nixon wanted to bomb Vietnam but backed down for the sake of our P.O.W.s over there. On the other hand, nuclear wepons are what kept WW3 from happening.

    March 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Reply
    • Marine5484

      Well said, Sanity and so very true!

      March 9, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Reply
  2. shahin

    if Iran stops its program now, the world will call them cowards.
    If Iran continues its program, the world will call them terrorists.

    If getting the damn bomb means that Iran will become immune against foreign invasions, then that's what they'll do. So the question that remains is, what does Iran have to lose?

    March 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Reply
    • Marine5484

      There is not as much as one shred of evidence that Iran plans to build any nuclear weapons but they would be wise to comply with the U.N. weapons inspectors in order to put the matter to rest. This would be the best scenario since only the right-wing fanatics in Washington want war.

      March 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Reply
    • fahad

      Simplistic statements Shahin. I would not think of Iran as a coward if they shelved their Nukes, I would think that maybe, just maybe, they have acquired some intellect.

      March 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Reply
      • Najda

        hehehe...

        March 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
    • shahin

      Fahad: according to the IR's reasoning, Iran will be invaded sooner or later. No way that an Islamic regime would be allowed to have such power over the world's largest oil reserves if the US can help it. That's why they want those nuclear weapons so badly: so that they can become immune against US threats.
      Giving up those weapons, would mean that they have lost to the US, which would basically cost them their popular support (how little that may be). I meant that they would be considered cowards by their own supporters, not by peaceful and reasonable people.

      March 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Reply
      • fahad

        " according to the IR's reasoning, Iran will be invaded sooner or later" Shahin, you cannot say this without some sort of reference, eitherwise, due to your obvious allegiance to Iran, I consider that statement BS.
        "No way that an Islamic regime would be allowed to have such power over the world's largest oil reserves" now this statement we are in full agreement on. And, we agree again on "they want those nuclear weapons so badly: so that they can become immune against US threats."
        However, they not only want self-preservation, they also want nukes so that they can bully, and dictate, and convert the rest of the world.
        And, that is why, we need Iran's lust for nukes stopped.
        Furthermore, we are not blinded by your pro-Iranian stand just because you are calling us "peaceful and reasonable people."

        March 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
    • j. von hettlingen

      So far, we have been guessing that Iran might step up the enrichment process for military purposes. Iran itself has always claimed that its nuclear program is for civilian use. Netanyahu is really paranoid that Iran would destroy Israel and beats the drums of war. The U.S. imposes sanctions to coerce Iran to comply.
      The best deal would be a win-win situation, in which Iran could keep its nuclear program by submitting itself to the stringent regime. The crisis must subside with the death of the supreme leader or regime change. Iran's nuclear program came just at an unappropriate juncture amid the Arab uprisings and the fear of Israel.

      March 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  3. traderjose

    yes, obama said he doesn't have containment policy, which implies a preventative war.
    but that doesn't actually mean that's what he means. politicians say a lot of crap that implies a lot of other crap.

    it looks like israel will strike iran this summer, though... but let's not get ahead of ourselves over iran.

    March 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  4. krm1007

    All transfer of nuclear technology to India from US needs to be stopped for safety of billions of people

    March 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Reply
    • fahad

      ???????????

      March 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Reply
      • krm1007

        !!!!!!!! That is what happens when CNN censors the psotings !!!! Shame on CNN

        March 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm |
    • Ala

      What CNN censor? What are you talking about?

      March 11, 2012 at 8:53 am | Reply
  5. Eugene Levich

    Obama did not promise to attack Iran if that country continues to work toward nuclear weapons! That's the problem! Obama's statement was so weak and ambiguous that it would scare no one. If the mullahs knew that the US would absolutely, unambiguously, destroy their nuclear weapon infrastructure, then they would have no choice but to cease their efforts to produce them. It is exactly Obama's weakness that makes war, perhaps even a nuclear war, probable.

    March 9, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Reply
  6. Partha

    There is little doubt that building and successfully testing its centrifuges,Iran is well on the way to acquire nuclear WMDs
    in the face of international sanctions.But Israel has long had WMDs without even being a signatory to the NPT.
    It is now up to the international community to insist that regular inspections of nuclear facilities in both states should be
    carried out.Preferential application of international laws in favor of one state will result in a sharp deterioration of the security environment..

    March 10, 2012 at 8:25 am | Reply
  7. iran and the shiiazim are evil attack iran now and we will get red of syria and all the terrorists

    dont allow iran to enter the immunity zone in any price.................Imagine if hitler did that you , your mothers and sisters and all your family will be slaves to the nazzies...iran muslims evil thugs of shiia cults are worse than hitler , make no mistake iran will use any thing because they want to start a war as this is will bring what so called AL MAHDI AL MONTADHAR....it is like the shiia massaiua to them , and the only way the MAHDI WILL COME BACK IS BY WAR, KILLING ZENA MOTAA ADULTERY AND CAIOUS thats what the sick shiia doctorine says in the books...fk all shiia and remove them from this earth and send them to the 4o vergins that they are waiting for...even some are dreaming to sleep with vergin mary in heaven cause she is vergin , so they pray extra prayers to see who is the one will be the lucky one to sleep with her in heaven that what they teach.

    March 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply
  8. attack russian interests now

    the muslims and arabs should attack russian interests any where every where inbcluding all embassies as russia veto on syria allow the killing of 17,000 women and children on the hands of the terrorists regieme of bashar al kalb of syria and hizboallah those evil getting weapons from evil russia and money from the great evil iran to kill daily backed by the evil iraqi shiia who provide men and shiia thugs to cross to syria and kill sunni...syria must be attacked if i was a leader in the middleast i wage war aganist russia and now in every mean possible until i get red of those communists puten and his followers...

    March 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Reply
  9. iraqi shiia and iran shiia making fatwa to allow the killing of syrian sunni!!!as shiia islam allow killing

    نفى الدكتور ناجي صبري الحديثي وزير خارجية العراق الشرعي نفيا قاطعا ما ورد في كتاب الكاتب الفرنسي فنسان نوزي من إفتراءات رخيصة واتهامات باطلة ملفقة ضده بالتعاون مع الفرنسيين في ميدان الكشف المزعوم عن أسلحة دمار شامل كانت حكومة اميركا وحليفاتها الغربيات متيقنة من عدم وجودها.

    وقال في تصريحات صحفية ان كل ما ورد عنه في هذا الكتاب الذي استعرضه برنامج الملف بقناة الجزيرة يوم 26 / 11 عارعن الصحة تماما ولا اساس له على الأطلاق، وانه محض افتراء وكذب واجترار لما سبق ان مررته ادارة بوش عبر قناة اميركية في عام 2006 من فبركات واكاذيب، في اطار حملتها الضخمة لتشويه صورة الحكم الوطني والسجل الوطني النظيف المشرف لقادته الذين خدموا العراق بشرف وأمانة وإخلاص، خصوصا اولئك الذين عملوا بكل شجاعة وعزم على درء الحملة الحربية الاستعمارية الاميركية عن شعبهم ووطنهم ، وواجهوها بشجاعة وتضحيات نادرة، وأحبطوا حملة الضغوط الهائلة التي مارستها حكومتا المجرمين الكذابين الفاشيين بوش وبلير بهدف إضفاء الشرعية الدولية على غزوهما غير المشروع ومخططهما الاحتلالي الاستعماري. وأضاف الدكتور الحديثي : كان حريا بالكاتب الفرنسي ان يتحرى الدقة في الرواية المفبركة التي زعم ان مصادر فرنسية ابلغتها له ولم تستند الى اية وثيقة أو دليل مادي وانما فقط على ما روجته ادارة بوش. وتساءل : هل بقي عاقل واحد في هذا الكون يصدق أي ادعاء لهذه الادارة بخصوص العراق بعد أن اشتهرت وتخصصت بتصنيع الاكاذيب ، باستثناء من يريد ذلك لغايات غير شريفة كالمتواطئين معها في غزو العراق وعملائها وعملائهم والمرتزقة المستفيدين من حروبها وشرورها؟ .

    وأضاف الدكتور ناجي صبري الحديثي ان محور ادعاءات الكاتب الفرنسي وقبلها المزاعم الاميركية التي اطلقت عام 2006 هو لقاء لبضع دقائق جرى معه في نيويورك في أيلول/سبتمبر عام 2002 . وروى تفاصيل هذا اللقاء فقال: " كنت آنذاك في نيويورك رئيسا لوفد العراق الرسمي الى الدورة السنوية للجمعية العامة للامم المتحدة . وكنت مشغولا بترتيب قرار العراق بالموافقة على عودة مفتشي الاسلحة التابعين للامم المتحدة مع امانتها العامة وبمساهمة مشكورة من الامين العام للجامعة العربية، وذلك لتفويت الفرصة على ادارة بوش وحرمانها من استغلال مجلس الامن لإصدار قرار قدمت مشروعه بريطانيا لاضفاء شرعية زائفة على مخططها العدواني لشن الحرب على العراق وغزوه ثم إحتلاله، وهو ما وفقني الله في تحقيقه. وأضاف وزير الخارجية الشرعي : " في غمرة انشغالي بذلك، إتصل بي شخص عربي مقيم في فرنسا ويحمل جنسيتها، وقال انه قدم من باريس لزيارتي والإطمئنان على صحتي ووضعي ، بعد انقطاع دام اكثر من ثلاث سنوات. وهذا الشخص كانت تربطني به صلة عمل ودية بعد عام 1991 عندما كنت وكيلا لوزارة الثقافة والاعلام ومسؤولا عن الإعلام الخارجي وكان هو رئيسا لتحرير جريدة عربية وقفت الى جانب العراق في تلك الفترة. وبقي يتردد على العراق بضع سنوات وكان يبحث عن فرص تجارية ويلتقي بعض المسؤولين ، ثم عرفت فيما بعد ان له صلة معينة بجهاز الامن الوطني العراقي جهاز المخابرات. فقررت ان استقبله لبضع دقائق للمجاملة، ودعوته الى بيت السفير العراقي حيث كنت اقيم في جميع زياراتي الى نيويورك."

    وروى وزير خارجية الحكم الوطني ما جرى في اللقاء فقال انه لاحظ حرجا شديدا على وجه الشخص الذي بدأ يسأله عن أوضاعه وطبيعة عمله في وزارة الخارجية. فقال :" أجبته أنني مرتاح جدا في عملي، رغم انه متعـِب ومجهـِد بدنياً ، وأنا سعيد جدا به وبما حققته للعراق من خطوات مهمة لتعزيزعلاقات العراق مع الدول العربية (ومنظومة العمل الرسمي العربي التي وقفت الى جانب العراق في كل مؤتمراتها الوزارية والرئاسية)، ومع منظمة الامم المتحدة ، وعلى طريق التصدي للنوايا والتهديدات العدوانية الاميركية والبريطانية ، والعمل الجاد والمثمر لسد الثغرات في علاقاتنا الخارجية التي كانت ادارتا بوش وبلير تستغلها للتحريض ضد العراق ولإبقاء الحصار الظالم على شعبه والتحضير لشن الحرب عليه. ثم سألني: "وكيف علاقتك بالرئيس صدام ؟" قلت له: ممتازة. وتحدثت له عما لقيته من الرئيس الشهيد رحمه الله منذ بداية تسلمي الوزارة من تفهم ودعم ورعاية لعملي. وقلت له : انا سعيد للعمل معه. تصورت آنذاك ان هذه الأسئلة للمجاملة ولأنه لم يلتقيني منذ عام 1999 اي سنتين قبل تسلمي وزارة الخارجية، وهي المرة الاولى التي يلتقيني بعد تكليفي بالوزارة في نيسان/ابريل عام 2001.

    و بعد برهة ، قال هذا الشخص أن لديه علاقة بإبنة الرئيس شيراك وأنها طلبت منه إن كان يعرف مسؤولا عراقيا يستطيع توصيل رسالة خاصة منه الى الرئيس العراقي مفادها ان الرئيس شيراك يريد ارسال وفد فرنسي عالي المستوى سرا الى بغداد لبحث امورخاصة تتعلق بالتهديدات الاميركية للعراق، ويرجو أن يستقبله السيد الرئيس.

    وقال الدكتور الحديثي أن اللقاء انتهى عند هذا الحد، وانه عاد في اليوم التالي الى بغداد. وبعدها بيوم او يومين التقى الرئيس الشهيد صدام حسين وابلغه الرسالة التي نقلها الشخص المذكور، فقال انه يعرف هذا الشخص ويوافق على استقبال الوفد. وأضاف الوزير انه بعد عودته الى مكتبه طلب من احد المسؤولين في مكتبه أن يتصل بالشخص المعني ويبلغه بحصول الموافقة على حضور الوفد. وأشار وزير خارجية الحكم الوطني العراقي انه لم يسأل بعد ذلك عما حصل بشأن الوفد لإن مهمته حسب وصف هذا الشخص كانت سرية وأمنية مما لا يتصل بميدان عمل وزير الخارجية .

    وقال الدكتور ناجي انه بعد الأحتلال وخروجه من العراق بشهر تقريبا اي في اواسط شهر مايس اتصل هذا الشخص به هاتفيا من باريس . وقال له : "لقد أضعتَ عليّ عشرة ملايين دولار، فعندما جئتك الى نيويورك كنت مكلفا من الفرنسيين ، الذين كانوا يتعاونون مع الاميركيين، بمفاتحتك للانشقاق على الرئيس صدام . واذا وافقت وعد الاميركيون بدفع مئة مليون دولار لك وعشرة ملايين لي. لكنني لم استطع أن اطرح عليك الموضوع بعد ان عبرت عن سعادتك بالعمل مع الرئيس وعن رعايته لك. فكيف يمكن ان أطرح عليك ان تنشق عليه وانت تشيد بعلاقتك به وتتحدث عن سعادتك للعمل معه. فاضطررت لاختلاق قصة رسالة شيراك".

    وتحدث وزير الخارجية العراقي قبل الإحتلال عما يقف وراء فبركة هذه الكذبة وإجترارها في الكتاب الفرنسي فقال:" ثمة احتمال ان تكون الجهات الاميركية التي طلبت من الفرنسيين تكليف هذا الشخص، حسب زعمه ، بهذه المهمة غير الشريفة في ايلول / سبتمبر 2002 والتي لم يتجرأ على طرحها انذاك ، بسبب تأكده من ارتياحي في عملي وسعادتي بالعمل مع قيادتي الوطنية واعتزازي بها، قد شعرت بالخيبة لفشل مسعاها الرخيص هذا ، فارادت التغطية على ذلك بفبركة هذه الرواية المتهافتة واطلقتها عام 2006 ، ثم عادت الآن لتمررها في هذا الكتاب ، وذلك استمرارا في الحملة المنظمة التي ما تزال الولايات المتحدة ماضية فيها لتشويه صورة العراق وحكمه الوطني والرامية لتبرير غزوها واحتلالها غير الشرعي وما جره على العراق وشعبه من دمار وويلات وابادة وفوضى وكوارث، وللإنتقام من القيادات الوطنية التي حرمتها من شرعنة حربها على العراق . اما الاحتمال الآخر فهو ان يكون هذا الشخص قد اختلق هذه الرواية المفبركة وباعها للفرنسيين ومنهم للامريكان لغايات ارتزاقية رخيصة ، فتلقفتها ادارة بوش التي كانت متعطشة لأية معلومات مهما انحدرت درجة مصداقيتها لاضافتها لقائمة الاكاذيب التي كانت تختلقها لاستخدامها في التحريض ضد العراق والتهيئة لغزوه واحتلاله. وهذا ما لا اتمناه له فهو عربي كانت تربطه بالعراق وبعض مسؤوليه واجهزته صلات طيبة في السابق. وفي جميع الأحوال اتمنى ان يفيق ضميره ويبرىء ذمته من هذه الكذبة المخزية و يسارع الى كشف حقيقتها ، وبخلافه ستبقى عارا يلطخ سمعته. وعلق الدكتور ناجي صبري الحديثي على إجابة الكاتب الفرنسي على سؤال مقدم البرنامج عما لديه من وثائق تثبت هذه الادعاءات ، بأنه استقاها من مصادر في المخابرات الفرنسية (لم يسمها) ، وان مسؤولين في الادارة الاميركية كانوا يتحدثون عن وجود مصدر لادارتهم في العراق. فقال : اذن الكاتب نفسه يعترف بتهافت هذه التهمة الباطلة عندما نسبها الى شيء مجهول هو ما اسماه مصادر في المخابرات الفرنسية. من يقول ان هناك مصادر بالفعل ؟ ومن هي هذه المصادر؟ وما درجة مصداقيتها ؟ وما هي ادلتها المادية الموثقة ؟. اما الدليل المتهافت الآخر الذي قدمه الكاتب فهو تصريحات اعضاء ادارة بوش التي لم تبق لها اية مصداقية في داخل اميركا وخارجها بعد الاكاذيب التي اختلقتها واستخدمتها في غزوها غير الشرعي للعراق واحتلاله وتدمير دولته الحديثة، والتي كتب عنها اطنان من الكتب والمقالات ، وفي مقدمتها ما اعترفت به المصادر الحكومية الاميركية نفسها. إذن هذه الرواية لم تستند الى اي دليل او وثيقة ، لسبب بسيط هو انها مختلقة مائة بالمائة ، ولا أساس لها من الصحة على الإطلاق وهي هراء في هراء وكذبة مفضوحة.

    ويبدو أن هذا الكاتب الفرنسي قد إنطلق من نظرة إستعلائية عنصرية إزاء الانسان في العالم الثالث (وخصوصا الانسان العربي والمسلم) ما تزال مع الأسف في العقل الباطن لدى الكثير من الغربيين. واصحاب هذه النظرة يستهينون بالحق الإنساني للإنسان غيرالغربي في الانتماء الى وطنه ويستكثرون عليه تمسكه بكرامته وارضه والدفاع عنهما. لذلك يسهل عليهم إطلاق الاتهامات الباطلة التي تتجاوز على حق الناس في الانتماء الى وطنهم وارضهم، متجاهلين عن قصد ما يقدمه العرب يوميا خصوصا في العراق وفلسطين والمسلمون في افغانستان من نماذج رائعة في الوطنية والانتماء لتربة الوطن والتمسك بالأرض وبالهوية الوطنية والقومية والاسلامية، ومقاومة الاحتلال، والتضحية بالنفس والمال والولد دفاعا عن حقوقهم وارضهم .

    March 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Reply
    • Mawali

      Ok, smart guy who do you expect will read this?

      March 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  10. Mawali

    US has become an Israeli slave. Israel will take us down in the process. We are laready heaing that way anyhow!

    March 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      Quite true Mawali, quite true!

      March 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Reply
  11. Ala

    Yeah boys, 2 lies equal the truth.

    March 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Reply
  12. SHIIAZIM = EVIL= terrorists= russia=666

    it is time to take stand aganist Iran terrorizim and aggression, and aganist syrian shiia thugs aggression and Iraqi shiia thugs killers those are helping hizboallah and all terror group with money and russia send the weapons to those shiia thugs from iran, iraq and syria to destroy lebanon, bahrain hamas iraqi sunni and syrian sunni today along those shiia thugs killed 150 women and children just because they are sunni , this is what shiia islam all about, and make no mistake when those shiia evil gets the nic weapoins they will use it, YOU HAVE TO UNDESTAND WHY,,,THE SHIIA WANT TO SEE WAR, CAIOUS , ADULTERY AND KILLING BECAUSE THEY BELIVE THAT AL MAHDI AL MONTADHAR WHAT SO CALLED SHIIA MASAIA WILL APPEAR WHEN THAT HAPPEN...THEY ARE PURE EVIL BEILEVE IN THIS EVIL MAN CALLED THE INVIBLE MASSAIA...

    March 12, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Reply
  13. FK ALI

    DO YOU KNOW THAT MORE THAN 10 MILLION ARABIC PEOPLE READ CNN AND THEY LIKE THE ARABIC VERSION SO IN THIS WAY WE CAN BRING THEM HERE SO THEY CAN READ AND KNOW THE TRUTH AND GO BACK AND ATTACK IRANIANS AND RUSSIAN INTEREST AS IRAN AND RUSSIA ARE PURE EVIL AND RESPONSIBLE OF KILLING MILLIONS. FK YOU AND FK RUSSIA AND FK IRAN AND ALL THE SHIIA YOU ARE THE VILLAGE IDIOTS FK MUSLIMS EVIL FK SHIIA AND ALI AND AL KHOMINI AND ALL YOUR EMAMS.

    March 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Reply

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