posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 01:13 PM
reply to post by Hopechest
An actual attack on Israel is actually the least of the concerns about Iran getting nuclear weapons.
If they are indeed developing them.
Israel has them of course but they don't use them to threaten. They still to this day will not even admit they have them, they are strictly being
used as a deterrent. If Iran gets them it will create a hegemony in the region that has a very violent past.
Don't threaten? Have you heard of the Samson Option? Granted it is to be used as a deterrent to attack them, but, you are seriously going to tell
me that if, let's say Turkey decided to attack them, and they were going to lose, not only would they throw nukes at Turkey, but you are trying to
tell me that they wouldn't throw others at their other enemies (Iran)? If Iran gets them, it will level the playing field there.
How would Iran threaten its neighbors to pursue its own goals?
Maybe it would convince others to stay out of Iran and let them continue on with developing their own society?
Another key issue is that it will set off an arms race in the region. It will not be long before countries like Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt, and Kuwait
are demanding nuclear weapons to deter a strike by Iran, or at least the threat of one. Do we really want the most unstable region in the world to be
armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons?
Do they not have chemical weapons? Biological weapons? Are they not terrorizing the US anyways? Think 9/11. It would be a Mexican standoff.
A third key issue is the well documented support of terrorism by Iran. I highly doubt they would openly attack Israel but one of their little suitcase
nukes could very well find its way into the hands of a terrorist group.
EVERY country supports terrorism. It just depends on which side you are sitting on when it happens.
Iran has suitcase nukes now?!? Or are you talking about the ones developed by the US and Russia during the cold war? Those are most likely already in
the hands of terrorist groups. I bet Israel bought a couple. They were shown to be meeting to sell nuclear weapons to another country before...why
wouldn't they do it again?
A fourth issue is the spread of nuclear technology into the western hemisphere which would directly go against the Monroe Doctrine which the US still
follows. We all know that Iran was very friendly with Venezuela and Cuba so who's to say they won't export technology and materials to one of these
countries in order to spread their beliefs? We all know how Castro went all out supporting the "revolution" in countries in the western hemisphere
once he turned to marxism. Give Iran a powerful tool like nuclear weapons and they may take the same attitude with their ideals.
Wait a minute...Iran's theocracy is now the same as marxism? Or they will just switch over once they have nukes? The Monroe Doctrine would be worth
talking about if the US actually followed it...unfortunately, America does keep getting involved in other countries. If they are using the Monroe
Doctrine as the basis for getting involved, they are stretching it very thin and it has lost all credibility.