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Iran's stated intention when it gets nuclear weapons is to nuke the people it doesn't like...Iran is a nuthouse, run by the inmates...
I mean really, their leaders believe some dude in a well is going to spring up and open a can of kick azz on the world in their favor. LOL!!!
Can Iran Defend itself with Conventional Weapons ?
If that is the basis for your reasoning, then disarm America NOW!
reply to post by projectvxn
2. Iran is a regional power and does not seem to have bad relations with anyone but Israel and the US.....
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?
Do YOU, support the second amendment?
I know that your from "across the pond" but I was curious because of your gun toting avatar.
Also, would you consider yourself politically on the left side of the spectrum...I.E., liberal or progressive?
For me it is complicated.
Yet it is clear where the mistrust and misgivings occur. How do we as citizens or even a Nation like Iran address this without imposing upon others or being imposed upon by others?
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Thanks for your posts.
I take it from what you've said that you are a Twelver and living outside Iran?
You give another perspective and one that deserves respect and consideration.
It'll be impossible to reach the middle ground we all need until genuine respect is given to everyone's viewpoint.
Its interesting that you say possessing nuclear weapons is expressly prohibited by Islamic teachings.
I've seen the same claim attributed to Rouhani yet its quite clear Ahmadinejad didn't agree with this view and Iran's continued development of weapon grade uranium suggests something quite different.
But I guess that too is a topic for another thread entirely.
Iran really is, as I said and you concur, surrounded by her enemies.
In such an untenable situation, the ability to strike fear into the hearts of others is important wouldn't you agree?
Fear is something that exists in the mind... so its all in what you can make your enemy think.