U.S.-Iran collision course calls for diplomatic brakes

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Author(s) USA Today editorial board
Source USA Today
Date November 20, 2007
URL http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2007/11/our-view-on-ira.html
Quotes-start.png "Iran is fully capable of using its clients to initiate hostilities that, among other things, could send oil prices soaring to a level that makes $100-a-barrel look like a bargain. There's also the risk that the attacks would fail because Iran has strong air defenses and is thought to have buried and dispersed its nuclear facilities. Captured U.S. pilots would recall the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-80. Further, attacks would rally Iranians behind the ayatollahs just as opposition to hard-liners might be gaining strength." Quotes-end.png

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