posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 08:47 AM
Originally posted by gentledissident
Originally posted by Grimpachi
The biggest problem he faces is his stance with Iran. I cannot in good faith vote for a man that would knowingly allow them to obtain a nuclear
How would you feel about a country that was determined to take away the nuclear weapons the US already has? Telling the world what to do seems a
Nuclear weapons and the United States
Current stockpile 5,113 total
edit on 19-12-2011 by gentledissident because: (no reason given)
I do not draw parallels there between us and them. The world is the way it is we have nuclear weapons we invented the nuclear weapons and to be honest
I wish we were the only ones with them. I don't believe the world becomes a safer place when smaller countries or any other country obtains them. If
you want to draw a parallel how would you feel about Al Qaeda developing a nuclear weapon? I say no. We need to do what ever is necessary to stop this
I have heard the argument that it would be used as a defenseive weapon but in truth the best it can be used as is a deterrent. The use of a nuclear
weapon is anything but defensive. I have seen plenty of propaganda that has come out of Iran talking about how they will destroy Israel. In my opinion
if they acquire this technology they will use it against Israel and I am not willing to leave that to chance. We're not talking about a highly
organize stable country like Russia was, Iran has its own set of problems.
If you are suggesting that because we have nuclear weapons and other have have nuclear weapons then why shouldn't they that argument isn't even
worth debating. The world is what it is, let's not allow it to become any more dangerous. The idea that Iran would only use nuclear weapons as a
deterrent is naive and a simplistic view of the world.
I do not advocate going to war with Iran I do not feel that is necessary but if we overt a crisis by localizing where we believe the weapon is being
developed and surgically bomb that area. We have recently developed a new bomb that can penetrate the ground into hardened bunkers that previously we
did not have access to and we should use it to take out their nuclear capability.
There would be no need to send in soldiers on the ground or to occupy their territory just a surgical strike with minimal casualties to keep them from
getting their hands on the most destructive man-made force on the planet.
There was one other thing that Paul said that had me a little upset. He made a statement about why did we have drone in their territory. I don't need
the expert or a genius to explain that. Honestly he knows exactly why we're flying over their territory. God I hope he does. We have been worried
that Iran would invade Iraq as soon as we pulled out. They have been longtime rivals so it would make sense to keep an eye on their troop movements
and military status in time leading up to our withdraw and even after we have gone. The other reason which is obvious is to see if we can gather any
Intel on their nuclear program. So the statement Ron Paul made where he said why would we have a drone flying there anyway made me lose some faith in
National defense isn't always done within our borders. Some of his ideas and his stances scare me. I just don't know what he will be strong enough
militarily. What he wants is reminiscent of isolationism. Last time when we became isolationists we wound up in world war where if we hadn't been so
self involved it's possible that war could have been averted. Sometimes you can have peace through strength.
I will be paying attention leading up to the election and I hope he elaborates further on his vision vision for our role in the world. As much as I
like the man there are still things he needs to prove himself on. If he truly believes in peace at any cost then he is asking for too much. The human
race and the world has not evolved that far yet.