posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 10:44 PM
Gents, let's not forget that an Iranian nuclear program violates international law. If you didn't have nukes and test them prior to 1967, but you
still signed the NPT, it is illegal for you to have nuclear weapons.
Furthermore, the idea that fairness has any place in strategy is dangerous and should be dispensed with post haste. Do you know what happens to people
who play fair? Neither do I... it's kind of unpredictable because they are left at the mercy of those who do not play fair.
This nonsense whereby we assume that we're wrong and our enemy's have a leg to stand on and therefore shoudl be afforded the opportunity to threaten
us is suicidal. It has come from a ridiculous notion of "civilization" put forth by the two least warlike nations on Earth- France and Germany.
We're talking about nations where foreign affairs are undervalued, where regional interests are esteemed above national ones, where the people
(Normans and Prussians aside) have never been able to fight if their lives depended on it, etc. These people are wretched- they have no concept of
what it takes to survive, they are aloof because somebody else has always been willing to step in and save their butt. They have no concept of what it
is to care about something bigger than yourself enough to put yourself in harms way for it.
War is an awful thing, but it is not the most awful thing...
"Fairness" is not an answer, and the only reason that France and Germany aren't learning this the hard way either in their own nations or elsewhere
is because we evil warlike Americans who they hate so much make their way of life possible.
Now, for better or for worse, this world is governed by force. Nobody has ever come up with any idea of government which is not predicated on some
level on force or the threat of force. You can trust others, or you can trust yourself. There is nothing fundementally unjust about being in power and
having the world exist by your leave, providing that you don't actually use that advantage to violate the fundemental rights of others. I think it's
a pretty dang good idea to be in charge and not do anything with it; it protects you, and in and of itself does not harm anyone else.
Give Iran nukes, wait 12 months, then read the next line.
I told you so.