## Gnomemoot 0: Iran - what is the problem?

*by* Colman
*Fri Feb 17th, 2006 at 05:01:28 AM EST*

A comment of wchurcill's got me thinking this morning, which is always a bad thing. He suggested that it would be interesting for us to think about how *we* would handle the situation in Iran if we were in charge. This suggests a game to me, albeit a deadly serious one.

I hereby institute the *Gnomemoot*, a formal event where the assorted site gnomes, elves and fairies^{1} can meet to determine the suggested community response to a situation.

The rules are simple: first we determine the problem, then we decide the acceptable and possible outcomes, then we determine possible solutions that could lead to those outcomes. A different story will be used for each stage: today we are **only examining the problem**. Someone will write up a summary at each stage. In fact, I suspect that several summaries will come out.

Our first topic is the case of the Iranian Nuclear Threat™.

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