Leave Iran Alone!

@worldwise1 (14888)
United States
June 22, 2009 1:42pm CST
I'm sure that many of you have been following the latest developments in the events that are taking place in Iran, as am I. President Barack Obama has been criticized by some who feel that he has not gotten involved enough in what is happening in Iran. Well, I agree with him. We cannot afford to become entangled in another country"s politics since that is why we are in the situation in which we now find ourselves. Sure, we can feel sympathy for those citizens who are embroiled in all of the turmoil that is happening, but our country should do nothing to interfere. Even if we didn't already have enough on our plates we must realize that we make an easy target when it comes to placing blame for all of the bad things that are happening in most of the world. I'd like to hear your views on this volatile situation.
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@bdugas (3582)
• United States
23 Jun 09
I agree Iran's problems are their problems, and they should sort them out. When we have rioting in the streets here, I don't see the other countries coming into help. I think the United States sticks their nose into to many of the worlds problems that would be better if we left them alone. I know in some ways we think we can help, but only seems to make those countries hate us more.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I couldn't have said it better myself, bdugas!
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@bdugas (3582)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Well it was their elections what do we have to do with them. Would we have wanted them to come here and help us with ours. Like I said there is a lot that goes on we would be better to keep our nose out of, unless they are threatening our country. I did agree with them going into Iraq, those people had no life and sooner or later he would of furnished some country with weapons to harm us, he was a horrible person. I thought after we took him down it would be over with and the same would go for Iran, once we go in what are we going to do help with the riots, then what? It would only make the leader of the country more hateful of us. I think we should wait for them to ask for our help. Someone said we should be there helping the ones that believe like us, not a dam soul comes here to help us when we are in need, only one country offered to send cruise ships to help house the people when Katrina hit Louisiana. Where was all the other countries to offer help.
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• India
23 Jun 09
Even if its not a question of the mess the US is in now, it would still be wrong for any country to comment or interfere or try to influence the internal affairs of another sovereign independent nation. A lot many conflicts the world over could have been avoided if the nations respected each other on equal terms at least on some basic issues.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
But we both know that isn't going to happen, sudiptacallingu. If the Iranian regime continues to turn on their own people and kill them sooner or later other countries will be forced to step in. We should hope for the best.
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• India
25 Jun 09
Why should 'other' nations must step in?...Did they step in for the Buddhist monks in Myanmar, did they step in for Tibetans, did they step in for the students 'murdered' in Tainenmen Square??? And now they are confused as to how to deal with Pakistan and the festering Kashmir issue with India! Hoping for the best to me means hoping that 'influential' nations would be a little less selfish and a little more impartial in their treatment to other nations!
@subha12 (18453)
• India
23 Jun 09
yes. I do not understand why some countries are getting too much involved. I know there are few countries who just love getting the nose into everything. its really bad.They should solve own problem.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I definitely agree with you, subha!
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@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Well US is taking a different stand on this things that happen around the world. Usually US does respond proactively to this kind of things. Well i do hope that he is making the right decision on this matter. Iran and US has not been in good terms for quite sometimes already. Involving itself would just mean a more volatile relations with them Let us just wait and see what happens from their side of things.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
We should definitely observe the situation from a distance, rsa. I only hope that our president is not pushed into making a wrong move.
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• China
23 Jun 09
i dont know much abt the politic.but i really dont like war as most of the people. why cant we live in peace? sometimes,i feel the human being is so strange and horrible. we are creating the civilization,but we are also destroying it.Why is it that? now ,i hope the situation there can recover soon. so it can bring less pain to the innocent people.(p.s.we're now doing business with the Iranians.)
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
We can't live in peace, yolanda, because there is profit to be gained by making war, and as long as it is this way there will continue to be wars.
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• United States
23 Jun 09
I think that Iran needs to cut the bs and become a democracy. The people of Iran should not give up the fight to get what they want.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
As I said before, rogue, the Iranian people's independence will not be easily won.
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@celticeagle (117306)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Jun 09
I so agree. And with what is happening in North Korea we just can't afford to. We hold on to what we have now and think to the future. I see helping them in some way [food MAYBE] and not stepping into the situation. We have a pretty bad rep in the eyes of alot of other countries and we need to try to find a way to change that to some degree. It is not healthy on alot of levels.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
You are right, celticeagle, in that we can and should lend our moral support to the people of Iran, but not become embroiled directly in their struggle for independence. Like any other nation, their fight for change will not be an easy one, and I'm afraid that it will cost heavy loss.
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• Estonia
22 Jun 09
I don't care about what's going on in Iran as long as this country doesn't attempt to aquire a nuclear weapon. Nuclear weapons are the greatest threat to humanity in my opinion, I am against these weapons in possession of any country, including Russia and USA.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
You'll get no argument from me there, Biomechanoid! The sad truth though is that they might already have such a weapon.
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@iriscot (1290)
• United States
22 Jun 09
I agree worldwise, it is the people in Iran who will have to bring change to their situation, nothing we do will do anything but aggravate the situation and put us in more dis-favor with the muslim nation. The Israelies want the U.S. to take a firmer stand and I understand their concern, they bombed the Iranian plants before, maybe that will happen again, but we need to stay as far away from the present situation in Iran today as we can. We interferred in Iraq and look where that has gotten us, several thousand of our military persons killed and severely wounded, and several billions of dollars that has caused a lot of problems with our economy. I remember the statement "that the Iraqi oil will pay for the war". I am an old veteran and I lost a good friend who enlisted with me during the Korean War. He was killed over there on November 30, 1950. I'll leave the decisions to those who are much wiser than we mylotters.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Very well-stated opinion, iriscot! I think it is deplorable that some with hidden agendas wish to keep us in confrontation after confrontation. We would be wise to keep our own counsel on this and let Iran solve their own problems in their own way.
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@redhotpogo (4076)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Its best to leave it alone I guess. Either way we will be blamed for it. "America wouldn't mind its own business." or "Where was America when we needed them?" I think Obama's current stance on the situation is merely too much on the plate right now. Otherwise he just might be adding some pressure. But none of us are president. At least we have someone to blame when things mess up.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
That is so true, redhotpogo. Any way the cookie crumbles we usually wind up taking the heat for it.
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@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
22 Jun 09
I agree that the United States needs to mind its own business and not get involved with Iran. Other countries don't interfere with our elections so we shouldn't interfere with theirs.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I am in complete agreement with you, BlueGoblin!
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@smileonstar (4013)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Hello. First I want to let you know that I am not good with politic... but I will try my best to respond to this discussion cuz I am consent about this situation so much. To me, I HATE WAR and especially when we are in a bad situation right now. We need to come back home and built our economy back and bring people to work... dont just turn around and get lost in some where else that we are here at home are in a big trouble. I dont understand why we need to make another war, kill innocent people and dont even care about others. I heard another news about Korean and US... I am so scare now about another war between this two. I am praying everyday to stop and peace everywhere in the world... Plus, we are here in a really really bad situation but seem like no one care about this at all... I am also afraid to deposit money in the bank, u know why right? if something wrong then you will not able to withdrawal money at all... HOPE THING WILL BE ALRIGHT
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I see that you have common sense, smileonstar, to know that we really are in way over our heads already. If people would only stop hating and tend to their own houses and leave others alone the world would be a much better place.
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@max1950 (2313)
• United States
22 Jun 09
i voted for the american to be president, obama a joke and thats a fact, let iran run it's own country, sooner or later big things are going to happen there and not because of us. power to the people i remember from the late 60's and irans no different, they've been beaten down enough by their own govertment, things will change.
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@iriscot (1290)
• United States
22 Jun 09
max, where do you get it that Obama is a Joke? What do you base this claim on? The main reason that the Muslim nations hate us is because of Bush and his cronnies. Place blame where it should be not on the President of our country who has only been in office for a few months. Your statement is way out of bounds.
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@max1950 (2313)
• United States
22 Jun 09
correct and unless you've been there , some people should stick a sock in it.
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@hotsummer (10389)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
yeah. let us stop blaming bush for the hatred that other muslim countries feel toward US. i think that it should be blamed on muslim extremist who just wants control worldwide and see islam be embrace by all humanity. that is not going to happen. they must respect each other people's beliefs. they are creating wars for them to succeed on their plans and desires to conquer every country to islam. and to make themselves the most powerful leaders in the world and make the world live in miseries they are living right now.
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• United States
23 Jun 09
I swear some people are never satisfied. Do you not see the trouble we are in because of Iraq? Obama is taking the view that Bush should have taken, don't worry about other people's houses when you haven't taken care of your own. He has enough problems right here on American soil to take care of, instead of taking on the problems of Iran. Maybe we can help in the future, but if we get into another war right now, I feel there will be no America.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I fear the same potential outcome, drknlvly, if America becomes involved in another war. We really do have too much on our plates right here at home to be overly concerned with what is happening all over the world.
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@Riptide (2761)
• United States
22 Jun 09
If it was any other little old country, I would say, let them do their thing on their own. But in this case, I think the US needs to at least have a good look at what is going on. This current character Amadinajad something( I can't remember his name for the life of me) is very big trouble and if he truely lost the election he needs to go. This is one chance to get rid of him legally. If he stays in power, the US will wish they interfered, because he HATES the US with a passion and I'm sure has already plans for a few attacks. It's not just about another countries politics, but it's about dethroning a dangerous man.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Who made us the police over the entire world, Riptide? It would be foolhardy for us to interfere in this situation that is now happening in Iran because we are already considered an enemy, and poking our noses in will only add fuel to the fire. We can't even work out our own problems that we are now facing, so I hardly think we could work out theirs.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I agree there. We have enough on our plate already to take care of handle in this country. This country has lost enough lives and we are in enough debt already also. We need to take care of our own country.