Yes.<br />
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*Iran is giving money to anti-American terrorists. <br />
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*They are giving arms and other support to Shiite militias in Iraq, which are committing LOTS of atrocities and war-crimes against Americans, and the Iraqi civilians they have been trying in vain to keep safe. I'm talking kidnapping sunni worshippers and torturing them to death with power tools, then dumping the ****** up bodies in their neighborhood to scare the **** out of sunnis. Critics of the US have lost track of who the real bad guys are over there, but that's another story.<br />
Lawless anarchy is the habitat of terrorist cells, so helping to keep Iraq unstable makes it a good place for terrorists of all stripes to set up camp, including but not limited to anti-American terrorists.<br />
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*Iran is developing nuclear bombs, as well as the ballistic missiles to deliver them to the US. Currently, they only have missiles with just enough range to reach Israel, so they threaten that country even more, but that's a tangent. Their holocaust-denying president is just crazy enough to use them.<br />
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*Iran threatens to close the Strait of Hormuz, cutting off 1/5th of the world's supply of oil, which would cause horrible damage to not only the US, but the entire world's economy, of which the US is a large part of. In today's globalized economy, that counts as a threat. The fact that America doesn't get its oil from Iran is irrelevent.<br />
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* Iran has been known to assassinate Americans abroad, as well as US allies' diplomats. They tried it again pretty recently.<br />
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So... yeah.

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"Lawless anarchy is the habitat of terrorist cells, so helping to keep Iraq unstable makes it a good place for terrorists of all stripes to set up camp"
I think that the USA is probably the most dominant force behind creating instability in Iraq in the first place. Colin Powel is on the record saying if they knew then what they know now, they would not have gone to war. Do you understand what that means? He is saying our intelligence was incorrect, the invasion was a mistake. Also, much of the voilence concerns people understanding from the very beginning it was wrong to wage that war. That cuased more tension and less stability in the region than ever before. Thanks to who? Not the terrorists that you say seek that inviroment. Lets keep an eye on Libya now. We will see what democratic peace and stability the US and UN have brought to these people. We will see who are the actual parties that bring instability to a region. As for Iran definitely developing nucleur bombs, on what inteligence do you base this claim? Tell me your source of this information. As for Iran threatening to close the Strait, they are being pushed into a corner with sanctions that will drive the entire population into poverty and unemployment. How is any government supposed to react.

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They're supposed to react by not building nuclear bombs, not chanting "death to America, death to Israel" all the time, not giving funding to terrorist groups like Hezbollah (which is another reason for the sanctions in the first place). They're not being pushed into a corner; Mahmoud Ammadummyjob is choosing this threatening course to appeal to his xenophobic cadre. He's been seeking out the equipment to produce weapons grade plutonium, not the kind used in peaceful things like nuclear reactors or doctors' medlabs. The peaceful use cover is a farce.
Iran needs to follow Myanmar's example and reform from within on their own initiative. They would be in much better shape if they would just stopped threatening their fellow countries and started doing business with them instead. Hell, even Jordan and Egypt made peace with their hated neighbor Israel, and Israel started leaving them alone. Peace.
The UN doesn't mean to hurt the Iranians; they just want to discourage human rights abuses. The Iranians could take the hint, but they'd rather keep stoning homos to death in soccer stadiums. Their loss.

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No, but go ahead and believe it is. Same as Suddam was a threat

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