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Originally posted by jtma508
Should Iran be contained? Yes. The DOD itself admits we have hardly any intelligence on Iran and before we start launching nukes and wiping out vast numbers of innocent people (surely an act that would help our standing in the international community) it would be a really good idea to know what we're doing. A big step up from our wars in Iraq and Afghanastan.
Originally posted by kozmo
OK, here's your answers...
The US developed it as a way of ending the war with Japan.
As a result, the Russians developed them to counter the perceived threat posed by the US' possession of them.
Resultant of that, the US offered our allies in France and the UK the ability to develop them to counter the threat of the Russians in Europe.
Pakistan developed them as a tool to hold over India and India developed them in response to the perceived threat that Pakistan could launch a first strike.
China developed them because Bill Clinton sold out the United States and allowed them the technology to do so and as a result, they did simply because they could and knew that it would elevate their status from 2nd world nation to near superpower.
It would be very helpful for you to understand history prior to rushing into such hasty generalizations.
Red indicates the extent of the radiation cloud on April 27, just after the accident in Chernobyl. Blue, indicates its almost worldwide distribution until the 6th of May.
Originally posted by Shar_Chi
I wonder how many of you trigger-happy cowboys could actually find Iran on a map - you'd probably end up nuking Jamaica.