posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 02:48 PM
reply to post by beezzer
I think times have changed since we used our nukes in a wartime maneuver. I believe back then we were the only people who had nuclear weapons that
were ready for deployment. I could be mistaken, but there certainly weren't as many floating around as there are now. Today there are numerous
countries with countless nukes, and complicated relations.
Our leaders are comparable to hormonal teens, right now they're bickering and all the big players can throw punches at each other. Back when we nuked
Japan to end World War 2, we were the big kids on the block because we had the weapons that no one else really had. Now that everyone else is grown
up, the punch wouldn't end the argument so much as start an all out fight.
Sure, theoretically our two bombs saved potentially millions of lives in what would have been a longer and deadlier war, but now days these same
weapons are the seeds of our very civilization's end.
I don't think it's necessarily "invalid" to tell Iran, "hey you, no nukes." The fact that we've used them doesn't keep us from seeing that a
leader such as theirs is extremely dangerous if he has the capability to throw that punch that starts a fight. For example; let's assume Iran gets in
a war with the US and we're the only country in the world with nukes. We get tired of fighting or whatever, and nuke them so that they surrender
under the threat of total annihilation. Chances are they'd surrender after the first couple of bombs. Then, imagine they have some of their own. We
hit them, they hit back because they can. Then, take their allies, or their friends. They see a bigger country laying the smack down on Iran so they
jump in to the fray. It get's ugly pretty fast.
I really don't think nukes will end anything except the world as we know it. That's what I'm trying to say, whether they're the opening volley or
a retaliatory act, I think using them would be a mistake beyond all beliefs.