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Is Iran a Threat?
 
April 14th, 2012  
Der Alte
 
Is Iran a Threat?
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Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Iran only needs to launch one missile with an atom bomb on it, and life will change as we know it. You can bomb what ever you like in Iran, but brown stuff would hit the fan in grand style and at least one country would hit back with more than one missile.
And commit collective suicide - for what?
April 14th, 2012  
hamidreza
 
The people who say that Iran want to make nukes and after making the first one they use it quickly against their enemies are divided to two parts:
1- The people who work for west propaganda machine
2- The people who think by their stomach instead of their brain
April 14th, 2012  
VDKMS
 
English_Xinhua 2009-03-09 17:45:49 Print
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NEW DELHI, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's possession of nuclear weapons prevented India from attacking it twice, one after the Mumbai attacks last November and the 2001 terrorist attack on Indian Parliament, the semi-official Press Trust of India quoted a former Indian Army general as saying on Monday.
You can attack your enemy with impunity through proxies if you have nuclear weapons. If Pakistan did it why not Iran? Iran works a lot more with proxies than Pakistan. Now they have to be very carefull, only with nuclear weapons they can have impunity, unless someone wants an nuclear war.
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Is Iran a Threat?
April 14th, 2012  
zhaldev
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by VDKMS
English_Xinhua 2009-03-09 17:45:49 Print


You can attack your enemy with impunity through proxies if you have nuclear weapons. If Pakistan did it why not Iran? Iran works a lot more with proxies than Pakistan. Now they have to be very carefull, only with nuclear weapons they can have impunity, unless someone wants an nuclear war.
Pakistan got its nuke from China if i can remember they had tested it within 5 days of India's test in 1998.
Pak uses "made in china and painted in pakistan" missiles.
April 14th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
If Iran get nukes, it will change the balance in the area. It will increase the risk for an arms race. If more nations get these weapons, the risk for somebody to use them increase, perhaps it will also decrease the risk for a major armed conflict in the area. Nuclear weapons are not military weapons, they are political weapons.
April 14th, 2012  
zhaldev
 
 
Rightly said OR in our great scientist APJ Kalam's words they are "Weapons Of Peace".
April 14th, 2012  
Der Alte
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by VDKMS
English_Xinhua 2009-03-09 17:45:49 Print


You can attack your enemy with impunity through proxies if you have nuclear weapons. If Pakistan did it why not Iran? Iran works a lot more with proxies than Pakistan. Now they have to be very carefull, only with nuclear weapons they can have impunity, unless someone wants an nuclear war.
Iran has cultivated and supported terrorist groups in the broader Middle East for decades. Hamas, operating in the Gaza Strip, and Lebanese Hezbollah, now a leading party in the coalition running the Lebanese government, are among the groups continuously receiving funding, weapons, and other assistance from the Iranian regime. Through these activities, Iran has developed the capability to project force by proxy and threaten American interests and allies in the region, including Israel. The Iranians are, to a degree, crazy, but no functional government is crazy enough to nuke the US or a US ally with a newly developed nuclear program.
April 14th, 2012  
RayManKiller3
 
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Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
If Iran get nukes, it will change the balance in the area. It will increase the risk for an arms race. If more nations get these weapons, the risk for somebody to use them increase, perhaps it will also decrease the risk for a major armed conflict in the area. Nuclear weapons are not military weapons, they are political weapons.

This is what many of us is trying to get through the skulls of those who believe Iran should or have a right to obtain a nuclear bomb. If one country gets a nuke, then it is likely their rivals to get nukes and so on.

A nuclear arms race in the M.E is something the west fears and with great reason, it is the spot where western nations have their economy fixed on. If only we can reduce our usage of oil enough to where we won't have to worry so much.
April 14th, 2012  
zhaldev
 
 
Don't you guys think this is a double standard by US in dealing with Iran n Pakistan?
Its pakistan who's got nukes and their economy and political system on hooks and their support for Taliban and OBL does not need any proof, the aid given to them is used in acquiring nukes and finiancing terror attack on Indian soil.
April 14th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zhaldev
Rightly said OR in our great scientist APJ Kalam's words they are "Weapons Of Peace".

They prevent wars, but this Security Dilemma is fragile. There is also another factor that can be a reason for a country to get N-weapons, the prestige to have them. Another reason can also be, if a country feels threaten, they want to have N-weapons as well. In the case of Iran, the pressure they feel from the outside world can be contra-productive. If the threat is real or imaginary doesn’t matter so much for them
 


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