Originally posted by kozmo
Let us all hope to God that Iran a.) Does not have the desire to build nukes, b.) Isn't arming the insurgency in Iraq and c.) Has enough common sense
to understand the concerns of the global community when it comes to their nuclear program and remains at the bargaining table. If so, then military
conflict can be avoided.
Though the media may imply that the weapons came directly from Iran, this simply isnt true.
There are many ways weapons from one country end up in another, many more profitable ways.
Gunrunners have been known to provide other countries with armaments from the United States on many occasions. How they get their hands on those goods
is their trick, if everyone else knew, they'd be out of buisness.
The same goes for any country. There will allways be someone willing to go outside of the law to sell weapons to other countries.
I can guarantee you Iran didnt personally sell the Iraqi insurgents those weapons, nor ever intended those weapons to get into their hands.
I've known a few smugglers in my time... and some of the things they get their hands on is baffling.
You also have to take into account that it's not the government that makes the weapons. It's a company. Companies will sell their goods to whomever
is willing to pay for them. IE, gunrunners who will in turn sell to Iraqi insurgents.
Don't think for a moment that there aren't american gunrunners also selling to Iraq, they operate in every country, from every country. Like I said,
if your'e good enough at it, it becomes a VERY profitable profession.
Regarding the nukes. Nuclear arsenals are in fact nothing more than bargaining chips.
If your country falls into poverty, you can use them to trade for aid. If another country wants to invade you, they wont, if they know you have a
nuclear arsenal in your borders.
Nuclear weapons actually force stalemates, and ensure relative peace.
The reason the US wouldnt want them to have nukes, is, if they had them, the US wouldnt dare go into that country.
They don't have nukes. And wether they want them or not I really don't care... actually, scratch that.
Personally I hope they do get nukes eventually. Nobody launches a nuclear strike as an assualt measure. That in itself is suicide, and would be met by
nukes from other countries. The governments of these countries aren't stupid, they realise this. It's the deterrents that come with ownership of
nuclear weapons they want.
Essentially, they want to be left alone.
How many countries have been invaded once it was globally known they had nukes? Is there even a single nuclear country that has ever been invaded? I
think the numbers speak for themselves.
[edit on 24-2-2007 by johnsky]