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Originally posted by drogo
what war did they stop? the cold war?
Originally posted by Strangerous
MAD kept the world safe then - why not now?
"During an interview with the British newspaper Daily Worker some months later, he stated that, if the missiles had been under Cuban control, they would have fired them against major U.S. cities."
Originally posted by vance
Our Country has proven multiple times that we can own an aresenal of nukes. We are responsible keepers of this tech. Trust me, on alot of occasions I wish my country was the bad nuke threat some of you foriegners believe we where. I would have felt alot better watching Somalia turned to glass after my troops where drug threw the streets. But, no, our liberal leaders at the time saw fit to just run home. I also felt this way back in 83' when the coawrds dropped the embassy of beirut. You should be glad none of our leaders including the big ole meany Bush, doesn't feel and think as I do.
Originally posted by donk_316
Who? The USA? I dont think they deserve nuclear arsenal at all! Thats very scary knowing they are "allowed" and no one else is.
Originally posted by nephyx
IF THE US AND ISREAL GOT RID OF THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS THEN WE COULD MAKE SOME PROGRESS.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
The only thing keeping Israel alive is the fact that they are nuclear. The only thing keeping YOU from being fought over by China and fundamentalist islamics is that America is nuclear. That's a fact.
i find it mildly amuseing that the us is so hard that iran should not have what they themselves have.
it is much like telling a youngster that drugs are bad and not to use them while in the midst of snorting coke. it's just a wee bit hypicritical to tell someone you can't have what we have.
posted by donk_316
From a report on Canadian TV.
President Ahmadinejad challenged the authority of the UN Security Council deadline to halt Iran’s uranium enrichment. He called for a televised debate with US President Bush on world issues.
"The US and Britain are the source of many tensions," he said. "At the Security Council, where they have to protect security, they enjoy the veto right. If anybody confronts them, there is no place to take complaints to.”
"This veto right is the source of problems of the world . . It is an insult to the dignity, independence, freedom and sovereignty of nations," he said.
Last week Iran responded to a Western incentives package aimed at getting Tehran to roll back its nuclear program. Iranian officials said the Islamic country did not agree to halt enrichment - the key demand - before engaging in further talks. [Edited by Don W]
And the fact he wants to have a debate with Bush43 is awesome. Of course the blundering buffoon would never agree to it as he obviously could not string enough words together to HAVE a debate. but I digress.
[Edited by Don W]
More from a report on Canadian TV.
“Ahmadinejad called his debate response an opportunity for the two sides to resolve the issue and he didn't rule out the possibility of direct talks with the United States. "The opportunity the Iranian nation has given to other countries today is a very exceptional opportunity for a fair resolution of the issue," he said. The Iranian president also called Israel a threat to peace and stability in the Middle East. "The Zionist regime has deprived the Palestinian nation and other nations of the region of a single day of peace. In the past 60 years, it has imposed war on the Palestinian nation and others," he said.” [Edited by Don W]
Originally posted by donk_316
2nd largest religion IN the USA is ISLAM!
Originally posted by Apoc
How many iranian hostages has the US taken in domestic embassies?
How many times do American citizens protest in the streets, burn Iranian flags and chant "Death to Iran"?
How many times have American leaders threatened to wipe Iran off the map?
How many times have American leaders called those that don't believe the same as they, "infidels" and worthy of death?
There is a reason why there is a strict, attempted UN control on nuclear weapons. Iran is an unstable state driven by religious radicals whose beliefs justify and ecourage death to those who don't share their beliefs.
How many more 9/11s or larger have to happen before these people realize what is going on in the world? This is not a Iran vs. Bush thing. The terrorists don't pick their targets based on democrat or republican. Appeasement will just result in more innocent deaths and history will judge the appeasers harshly and wonder why they couldn't or wouldn't learn.