posted on Sep, 15 2012 @ 09:49 AM
I would say that Iran comming into possession of a nuclear weapon would be a deeply concerning matter for all the world. However, there are several
things that must be said as clarification for that.
First, and chiefly amongst them, is that as of yet there IS no evidence that Iran either has a weapon of such magnitude, nor is thier evidence that
work has begun on constructing such a device, nor evidence that they are enriching the key ingredient for use in a future nuclear device. There is
rumour, there is speculation, and none of these things amount to a hill of beans.
Second, Iran MUST be allowed to provide power for its citizens. Access to power, is access to information, and it is this important tool which is the
thing that has made Iran more, not less moderate in the last ten years. An intelligent nation, who are informed as to world events as much as
possible, is a much more reasonable place than it would otherwise be after all. Yes, Iran must be allowed to pursue nuclear energy if it sees fit to
do so. It is a damn sight cheaper than oil, and spending money on energy production for thier future is possibly the only example of real intellect I
have seen from the leadership of that nation, since I gained an interest in world affairs.
Third, the only reason people in general are suspicious of the motivations of a nation in opening a nuclear reactor is because everyone is so afraid
to die. Well let me make something clear. The pathetic century that the average human might expect to live, is of no bloody importance what so ever.
The lifespan of our entire species however, is important. We are not going to get anywhere with the real threats to our lives, we are not going to
solve the big killer issues if we cannot move past such petty considerations as fear for our immediate futures. Right now, those in the know are
saying that there is a serious risk of polar ice melt becoming near total in the summer months, within the next FIFTY YEARS! This is a potential
extinction event we are talking about, and here we are considering the relatively small consequence of a nuclear Iran.
Fourth and finally. Iran can build as many nukes as it sees fit, but all of its major targets have the technological capacity to drop a missile when
it is barely more than two hundred miles from its launch site. Some nations have anti missile lazers mounted on aircraft, others have multiple kill
anti missile weapons, others have such accurate targeting equipment that they can bring one down with a burst from a cannon. People over play the
importance, and the danger posed by nuclear weapons these days, mostly because they have either been accessed by conditioning that makes them
vulnerable to fear, or because they want to instill fear in others, but the reality is that there are effective countermeasures in existence, and
better ones being developed all the time. In five years, I doubt that a launch could take place without several hundred anti nuclear systems comming
on line and dropping the blasted thing before it has even the remotest hope of reaching its target, and detonating.
In summary then, Iran has no nuclear weapons, it cannot be proved that it is building any, nor planning to, and even if they do, they will never
strike thier targets, or indeed, ever be allowed to detonate without the anti nuclear programs of the rest of the world, tearing them from the sky in
ruin. Might be better to concentrate on reducing your carbon footprint if you are concerned about your fate.