posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 06:51 AM
im looking at this thread and I see alot of "it's not fair".
Wake up. The world is not a fair place. It's a constant struggle for survival and to stay in power. Why in the world would we want our enemies to
have weapons capable of killing us? It makes no sense. What does make sense is us making sure a country that is more than likely a threat to us now
or in the near future( depending on what kind of actions they take), doesnt aquire the means to create weapons to use against us. So if you are gonna
argue about whether or not Iran should be allowed to develop nuclear power, at least give us some real reasons and not this Jr. High "it's not
the fact of the matter is , if the major superpowers were to disarm, the world would be thrown into a chaotic huge world war. The reason being is
that for some countries, the threat of getting nuked by us is the only thing holding them back from a large scale attack. So instead we have people
resort to small attacks, which we label terrorism, but all it really is is them poking and prodding at us for weak spots, waiting and waiting, being
patient. It's almost as if they are waiting for us to slip up so they can hit us with a huge assault. Luckily for us, we haven't slipped up enough
for them to hit us with such an assault.
The balance of power is maintained through the threat of nuclear attack. It is maintained through fear. Fear is one the strongest, if not THE
strongest human emotion. This is why it is used for control. If a man fears nothing, he cannot be controlled. Terrorists are these type of people.
They do not fear death, they fear nothing, therefore they are pretty much free of control and do what they please, which seems to be in the order of
attacking and killing people. Then again, I think of these terrorists as simply soldiers, fighting a war. They are fighting for survival and their
way of life, the same way we do, only they do it with a different means to an end, as their organized militaries are no match for the bigger powers,
so they have to peck and prod. This is not to say that I agree with them, just making the point that they are fighting for the same thing our
soldiers do; to protect their way of life and ideas.
So, in closing, I think Iran is going to do whatever it deems necessary to survive and give itself the capabilities to defend itself and to possibly
exert power over some other countries in the region. They are completely within their right to do so, but since the US and other countries deem them
as a threat, they will do everything in their power to deter them. This isn't about good vs bad. It's about survival and power. Those people over
there are no more evil than the people here, they just have different ideas and ways of doing things. Yes, innocent people have been killed. On both
sides. It IS a war, and these things happen in war, regardless if no one has actually officially declared war. What must be understood is that this
struggle for power will shape the next century at least, and both sides are going to do whatever is necessary to preserve their ways.
Alright, long winded post, but I needed to get it out.