As someone who would rather not see us (us meaning the United States) engage in yet another war, I am utterly frustrated at the actions of Iran. Forget which side of the political aisle you are on and forget whether you are anti-war in general, with regards to the current Iraq war, or anything of the sort. What we know is that the current US Administration is not shy at all about going to war; one might even describe them as somewhat trigger-happy. In the face of that, the Iranian regime seems to be doing just about everything they can to provoke them. You could argue that countries have the right to pursue peaceful uses of nuclear power. However, combine that assertion with a country that recently has developed and tested MIRV missile technology, combine that with a country that has recently developed and tested missile technology that has a low radar visibility, and a country that has just tested extremely advanced torpedo technology, one for which there may be no current countermeasures AND you add the historical hostility between our country and Iran that includes an unthinkable violation of international law and diplomacy that was the invasion of our embassy, and you see the reason for the title and thesis of this Op-Ed piece. What are the Iranians doing? What are they thinking? What is wrong with them?
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