posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 03:24 PM
So many, "Well, Iran has a right to..."
Every nation has the right to do what it wants to do within its own borders-- right or wrong-- that is down side of autonomy-- it matters not,
regarding "rights," whether what a nation does is good or bad.
The citizens of the nations have rights which I find more important than the state's claim to its rights.
The Arab Spring which took Egypt and Libya did not take Iran-- but the Iranians tried before either of those. Well, I guess, technically that would
have been a Persian Spring, but you get my point.
Where is the world outrage that their own government shut down the protests?
Meanwhile, when a nation seeks to develop a nuclear weapon-- and Iran is-- that technology is not likely being developed to use with in its own
borders-- so it becomes the "right" of each of the other nations to insure that such a weapon is not a threat.
And so nations spy on one another-- sometimes with agents and sometimes with satellites, and sometimes with aerial reconnaissance-- manned or
And if the threat seems serious enough-- other nations also have a responsibility to its own citizens and its allies to weaken or neutralize the
In case no one has noticed, Iran is blatantly, admittedly, in violation of UN treaties regarding nuclear weapons programs.
The US government is required by its own Constitution to provide for the common defense. Unreasonable, given current technology, is to guarantee that
no nuclear device can reach the shores of the US or its allies. THEREFORE... as a US citizen, my government had dang well better be working on Plan
B-- which I presume includes hobbling Iran's ability to even produce a nuclear weapon and part of that means spying on Iranian nuclear sites.
It seems to be, then, that all the squawking is because the US dares to protect its own citizens-- and that includes my young children. Anyone want
to tell me that my children are not worth protecting with a spy plane?