Originally posted by Sep
Can you clear one point. Sorry my English isnt very good, but are you saying that Iran hasnt used chemical and biological weapons until now, because
they fear being nuked? In that case, if this fear exists, then they are not some "islamic nutjobs" as you claim. They want to survive and using
nuclear bombs against Israel isnt the way to achieve this goal.
Iran will not use chemical or biological weapons against it's main enemy (Isreal) because Isreal has nuclear weapons to respond with. Since Iran does
not currently have nuclear weapons of their own, they can not act on (and I would like to emphasize this point) their OWN PUBLICALLY DECLARED POLICY
of the total destruction of Isreal.
It is my, and the rest of the western worlds concern, that Iran wishes to obtain nuclear weapons not as a deterent (as the US, China, Russia, Isreal,
India, Pakistan, the UK, and France use them), but as a weapon with which to strike Isreal with. Frankly, they have made their own bed on this
subject. They have openly declared a wish to destroy another country. If Germany were to declare that they wished the total destruction of Italy, do
you think the world community would want to see Germany obtain nuclear weapons?
So what you are proposing is double standards in international law, simply because you dont feel secure?
What you call a double standard, I call logic
. You don't let psychopathic people own guns just because everyone else is allowed to. They are
not like other people who wish to own guns to protect themselves and/or hunt. They are people who would use the weapons to harm others.
Likewise, you don't let a country which, again, has PUBLICALLY STATED that they wish to destroy another country get nuclear weapons if you can help
it. If Iran was just a nice country which wished to increase their options for domestic energy, it wouldn't be a problem. The problem is that's NOT
what they want. They want nuclear plants to advance their nuclear weapons program.
Besides, there is no international law saying that every country is entitled to nuclear power. None. So there is no double standard in international
And frankly, it's not me that Iran most threatens...It's Isreal and Europe. Hence why EUROPE and not the US is taking things into their hands. But
yes, I will tell you, the thought of Iran gaining nuclear weapons does make me uncomfortable. They are a nation run by Islamic fundamentalists, a
nation which has publically said that they wish the destruction of another country, and a country which has consistantly backed anti-western
I'll tell you right now, I will support what ever action is needed to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons, and I would choose to error on the
EDIT: By the way, your English is excellent.
I wish I could learn a second language as well as you have.
[edit on 10-9-2005 by American Mad Man]