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Originally posted by acura_el2000
how about someone congratulating the u.s? for crying out loud, they are doing something quite out of the ordinary to avoid war, they are going to give them uranium far from bomb enrichment, and in return for more stringent inspections i assume. this is a pretty peaceful solution for a "war mongering" country. give them some respect when they deserve, it all everyone can do these days is bash the u.s no one ever gives them credit for the positive stuff.
Originally posted by RockerDom
Whoa, whoa, I'm not bashing the US, I'm just wondering at the thinking behind this strategy.
... Let's discuss, and let's argue, and let's posture, but we should never leave each other behind.
Originally posted by subz
I dont think a nuclear armed Iran is automatically a bad thing. When you burn through all the propaganda thats churned out day and night you get to see that Iran's President Ahmadinejad is nothing but an outspoken pragmatist.
Israel needs a counter balance as currently its riding roughshod over anyone and anything in its way. Maybe a nuclear armed Iran will nullify Israel's nuclear option, thus reducing the likelyhood of nuclear warfare.
Does anyone think nuclear weapons would not of been used by the United States or the USSR if the other side was not nuclear equiped? Look at the United States use of nukes against non-nuclear Japan. If the goal is a reduction of the likelyhood of nuclear war than it cannot be denied that MAD is the only proven strategy when atleast one side is already nuclear armed.
[edit on 6/6/06 by subz]
Originally posted by RedGolem
Yes MAD worked for the US and USSR for the duration of the cold war. Now we are dealing with a different cultcher of people with WMD. Now we are dealing with people whome are willing to detenont explosives killing them self and many other people in a place of worship just because it is not of the clan or the cultcher that they happen to like.
So, do you really think MAD is going to work in this case?