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If you're talking trying to keep nukes out of other nations hands, then every developed nation in the world feels the same as we do. Those natios signed the NPT. We have a right to moniter their technology.
I really wonder what you would have said during Vietnam...We weren't exactly loved then, either. Most of our allies didn't agree with Reagan in the 80's.
When those six billion are divided and weak, we certainly can.
Yea...America is so fanatical...
I just wonder how many times you've defended North Korea and Iran's "right" to nuclear arms...
Yea, we had better watch out for the rest of the world's non-existant global strike capability...
A legal right to monitor it, sure. Bombing them is another story.
And our allies remained our allies during the Cold War because however bad we were, the Soviets were worse. But the Soviets are gone now
Let's see how long that lasts...
Looked in a mirror recently?
My opinion of their "right" to get them or not is entirely irrelevant. They are capable of building them. At least in NK's case, they already have built them. The fact is, we can't really stop them, without going to war with them, and in that case the results of the "solution" are almost certain to be worse than the "problem" ever would have been.
Russia, China, France and the UK all already have SLBM capabilities. That's all you need for that kind of decapitation strike.
Why can't we bomb?
How else are you we going to force Iran to get rid of illegal weapons?
How many of those allies were with us in Vietnam?
I don't see the world coming together right now to stop us. Unless you know something I don't?
I've looked, it's just not the same distorted funhouse mirror you seem to be using.
Going to war with North Korea or Iran would get rid of a lot more problems then simply the bombs. We'd be getting rid of two corrupt, and cruel governments, for one.
Seriously, what are you on? Nuking America, let alone its capital, would be the dumbest, and most senseless move one could ever make. You'd gain absolutely nothing through it.
Err, maybe because neither country has attacked us, and neither is likely to?
We're not. They're going to get them if they want them badly enough.
Just like North Korea did.
Australia - for part of it - and that's all as far as I know.
And you know, the fact that they stayed out of it shows little except perhaps that they had a little more foresight than we did. Vietnam was a disaster.
No, but I see China building a navy at a rate tha hasn't been seen since the US naval buildup prior to WW2. I see Russia letting its conventional military wither in favor of an enhanced "strategic" force. I see a planet where the populations of our closest (and wealthiest, and most advanced) allies see us as the biggest threat to world peace.
You're the guy who can't understand why we shouldn't bomb the bejeezus out of people who have not attacked us. So, whatever...
Sure, look how well that theory has worked out in Iraq.
We've taken a brutal, deadly dictator, and replaced him with a more brutal and more deadly internal conflict. Not only that, but we still aren't getting any of the oil, either...
But if you're a foreign leader, or a group of foreign leaders, how do you deal with something like the US? A "hyperpower", that has taken the position that it has the ability, and the right, to dictate how things should be to the entire planet?
Ask yourself how many military bases does the US have in foregin countries? Do any countries have military bases in our country?
Ask yourself how many countries the US has ILLIEGALLY invaded?
Ask yourself who pays the LEAST for gasoline in the entire world?
And to the guy (disturbed something) going around telling people they have "no idea what they're talking about" -- I gotta hand it to you, your rebuttals of "you have no idea what you're talking about" "No were not!" "Russia was hardly equal..." (ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME???) "Yea, China, with inferior technology...." "Iran....they arent even remotely a challenge"......are SUPERB....you should totally have lived during the Era where Europe was thought to be the center of the universe. Because your illogical, irrational, naieve remarks dont even deserve to be proved wrong.