posted on Jul, 4 2008 @ 11:14 AM
Okay, the way I see it is, the world is way too dependent on oil.
Iran recognizes this and doesn't want to be bound to a failing fuel source.
For the future of Iran, alternatives are the only option. Nuclear Power Plants being as efficient as they are, they are the best option.
Hence, they are building nuclear power plants.
Now, Nuclear Power Plants, and Nuclear Weapons have very little to do with each other, besides the original theory of fission.
The parts aren't interchangeable.
Now, outside of the Nuclear Power Plant discussion, they may or may not be making Nuclear Weapons. But suspending their construction of Nuclear Power
Plants isn't an option.
1: The world needs to offer them deals based on proving against Nuclear Weapons... not based on suspending Nuclear Power Plants.
2: Iran needs to prove to the world that they do not possess nuclear weapons.
Unfortunately though, we've seen this play out before with Iraq.
Iraq didn't have WMD's either. And quite frankly, they proved it.
However, the US and a number of other countries ignored the evidence, and declared war.
Iran saw this, and knows that if they prove they don't have WMD's, they will still be attacked. They simply don't trust the US to stick to their
So in Iran's view... they are going to get attacked no matter what.
And because of this, they will now be actively seeking nuclear weapons when they weren't previously, because they don't want to be attacked.
Iran is looking out for themselves. As any country would.
The problem is, we've given them reason to believe they will be attacked whether they have WMD's or not.
If you were in charge of a country that is about to be targeted (Iran), knowing that even if you try to reason with them, you will still likely be
attacked. You just watched the exact same thing happen to your neighbor.
Would you still try to reason with them?
[edit on 4-7-2008 by johnsky]