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India has not constantly threatened it's neighbor or anyone else with total annihilation with nuclear weapons and invasion.
Sitting where you are (where ever that may be) do you see yourself under more duress with India having such a weapon or North Korea? Now if you sit in China or Pakistan then you have a may have an opinion that differs from the rest of the world but my point is that India is perceived as a lesser global threat than North Korea at this time.
If you had to wager money, whom would bet on having a better chance of success on being pressured/arm twisted into backing down from their respective missile programs? India or North Korea?
The point here is nothing much can be done about what India has done, even if anybody wanted to.
Everyone should do away with nuclear weapons?
Originally posted by AutOmatIc
I'm sorry is this October in the year 1962?
That was obviously a rhetorical question, no it is not. So why are all these countries trying like hell to develop friggin nuclear missles and bombs that only lead to death and destruction?????!!!!
What is wrong with this world? More nuclear missles....in the name of defense of course...pfft!
The world doesn't need MORE NUCLEAR BOMBS YOU IDIOTS!!!
What the world needs is peace...ffs, someday someone is going to use one of these and then the entire human race will wake up and be sorry for what they've done.
Originally posted by Tifozi
The best thing we can do from now-on, is to behave like "global adults". Knowing the responsibility of our actions.
And personally, what India did was childish. If they have no immediate military need for that missile, why not post-pone until a more calm world scenario? Why now? To show-off? Sometimes show-off prevents conflicts, but in other circumstances it could end badly.
So the problem is what does behaving like global adults constitute?
Nobody tested nuclear weapons because they had an immediate need to use it. They tested it as soon as they could and showcased it so that it was a factor they could leverage faster in related and unrelated matters while dealing with other countries.
The Indian test was planned I presume, independent of the North Korean one, and though I see your point on the timing, I see no value in delaying.
Would it prevent the parts of the world that already see the west as hypocrites from crying foul? Perhaps just this once.
But then how long do you delay it by? 6 months? A year? Push out operationalization by that much too? Wait another 3-4 years to be able to sit at a table with China and negotiate with comparable clout? Who knows?