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I do. Of course I believe that Israel has been blowing the threat of Iran out of proportion for a while now. Not to mention, Israel has nukes and if they can keep their itchy finger off of the button, I'm sure Iran can demonstrate the same restraint.
1. What does one have to do with the other?
2. Iran is a regional power and does not seem to have bad relations with anyone but Israel and the US.....
How is adding more nuclear weapons to an already unstable region going to solve problems in the future?
You are joking of course?
You are aware of Sunni / Shia differences and the ongoing sectarian conflict between them that is claiming thousands of lives?
Most nations in the region despise Iran.....and vice versa.
No other country in the region has nuclear weapons....so why does Israel feel the need to have them?
How is adding more guns to places like Louisiana which in 2010 had a firearm murder rate of 10.16 per 100,000 going to solve the problem?
And yet no open conflict.
Is this about Israel or Iran?
I'd like to see where you got these numbers. Not disputing it. I just don't like ill-cited statistics.
Secondly, firearms in personal use is NOT the same thing as nuclear weapons which have internationally destabilizing effects.
Granted. But you alleged that Iran had no bad relationships with neighbouring countries, I'm pointing out they have. Whether there is open conflict or not is pretty much irrelevant in this instance.
Let's face it, they could hardly be called bosom buddies with Saudi Arabia or most of the Gulf States or Iraq.
In your first post in this thread you brought Israel into the discussion.
Iran feels threatened by Israel's possession of nuclear arms and many believe that is a primary reason why Iran wants to develop its own nuclear arsenal.
I'm sure Israel believes it has good reasons why it needs nuclear weaponry, by the same reasoning so does Iran.
Yes, I should have provided the source, apologies;
Individuals use the right to defend themselves from potential threats as a justification for their possession of firearms.
Nations use the right to defend themselves from potential nuclear threats as a justification for their possession of nuclear arms.
No, they aren't the same...but the same principle of justifying possession of weapons for self-protection applies to both.
reply to post by Freeborn
I certaintly support Irans right to defend itself, with necular arms if necessary. If Israel claims this right which is supported by most goverments in the world, so Iran has the same rights
First of all, I was really uncertain where to place this thread so if any Mod / Admin can think of a better fit please do so.
Over the years I've gotten into many a debate here on ATS about the pro's and cons of The Second Amendment to the US Constitution.
I've also participated in quite a few Iran related threads.
I was wondering do those who support The Right To Bear Arms for self-protection etc agree with Iran's alleged desire to develop independent nuclear capability so that it can defend and protect itself from what it views as potential aggressors and threats to its sovereignty?
Many might not see a connection or similarity, some may - just wondering.