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Originally posted by miniatus
nobody forced them to kick out inspectors, build secret facilities, refine their own uranium .. they have blatantly done this in the face of the UN..
Originally posted by Sailor Sam
reply to post by miniatus
What is the difference between Iran and the USA both having nuclear weapons?
Oh yes, the USA is worried that Iran "might" use one.
Oh yes, the USA has actually used 2 in anger (remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki).edit on 1-1-2012 by Sailor Sam because: spelling
If they truly just wanted nuclear power then they would have accepted the proposed idea years ago that they could have uranium sent to them for use in their reactors.. but no, they insisted on producing their own which in turn gives them the ability to produce weapons grade uranium..
Originally posted by miniatus
Or it's Iran buying time.. they have no intention of shutting down their nuclear programs.. this is just them trying to look good by saying they want diplomacy while still continuing to defy the UN.
I look at it this way.. It's like a thief robbing a store and the cops asking them to knock it off.. but instead of stopping, the thief continues robbing the store in front of you all the while saying "look, we can talk this over without you arresting me" as they shove another item in their bag.
Iran is trying to position itself to say "Look, we at least TRIED to talk" ..
I recognize Iran's right to nuclear power, but when you kick out inspectors and act the way they have.. I don't trust them not to also make a weapon.. and a weapon in their hands would be a very bad thing.
edit on 1/1/2012 by miniatus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by isaac7777
reply to post by superman2012
Except, we used it because we had to. Big difference. If you put a nuclear weapon in the hands of an insane, totalitarian government, that supplies terrorists, and wants to wipe a country off the face of the earth. Well you get the picture. If we didnt use nukes in hiroshima or nagasaki millions would have died. More people died from the fire bombing of tokyo as well.
Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The Hiroshima prefecture health department estimated that, of the people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. In a U.S. estimate of the total immediate and short term cause of death, 15–20% died from radiation sickness, 20–30% from burns, and 50–60% from other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians, although Hiroshima had a sizeable garrison.