Was the Nuke really necessary? - Page 4




 
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June 10th, 2004  
Uncle_Sam
 
 
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Originally Posted by Gunner13
Just speaking for myself - we can live without nukes, but it's too late to get that particular genie back into its bottle. What we need to do, as Uncle_Sam stated, is work together to stop proliferation and prevent madmen from killing us all.
That's right, if we don't stop this we can just hope for the best!

Silver phoenix, It's not that the nukes are good, it's just they prevent much more bad things happening than they destroyed.
June 11th, 2004  
Tessa
 
 
In my opinion people comes up with excuses for almost everything these days.

The nukes can be disarmed as any other weapon and they can become as inactive as they should be by now.

If we would have learned by the Cold War that we don't need to keep our ***** envy towards other countries then we would not sit in this situation I think.

Should we even have our defence up at 100% all the time?

We don't always have to foreseen that someone will attack us, so why keep guarding something that is just taken in advantage?

Maybe everything of this keep to exist because we set it's way by fear?

Because if every country would set down their defences and become a very "vulnerable" country, then we would do no threath for other countries, and by showing them how much gut it takes to do that they will <maybe> learn to see that it wasn't so dangerous to stop measuring eachother.

All this is just a theory and a random thinking of mine, but I must say I feel pretty smart right now. Though, my mind has decieved me before.
June 11th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Hey your take on the matter is pretty much utopistic my gosh.
Given the fact that some dangerous countries ( the bad guys ) in the world have nuclear armaments, what makes you believe we ( the good guys ) should not ? Would you suggest anyone not to carry a knife if a criminal is around the house? And nope, the world order doesnt provide for an international police corps, ma'am.
Ah you guys upthere in sweet Sweden are just so naive!
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June 11th, 2004  
Tessa
 
 
Hehe, You we problaby are that naive.

But everything must start from somwhere, it's just the same effect as the rings on the water.

Someone has to start and Sweden I believe is getting that point.

And a good guy is just as bad when he does the same thing as the bad man does just to be "safe".
June 11th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Yeah well I think Sweden can afford to think that way. Unfortunately the US can't. Anyways I like naive girls. Had enough of tough ones.
June 11th, 2004  
bush musketeer
 
 
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Originally Posted by SilverPhoenix
Hehe, You we problaby are that naive.

But everything must start from somwhere, it's just the same effect as the rings on the water.

Someone has to start and Sweden I believe is getting that point.

And a good guy is just as bad when he does the same thing as the bad man does just to be "safe".
i agree with the last line completley!

but i dont think many countrys in the world these days trust each other enough to say "we will get rid of our nucs if you do" ( i doubt if much was learned from the cold war either)

I reckon the world can live without having nucs but wether some of the bigger countrys are willing to take the gamble

and in reguards to my other post conceaning the nucs dropped in ww2, if that hadn't of been done wouldn't an invasion of japan meant a fight right to the end

And i also have read a book written by one of the first jap doctors who was in hiroshima when it was bombed and started the medical aid for the ppl there. was very sad but so were some of the things they did
June 11th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
If the world cant live without nukes(which is possible)they should keep them locked away on safe place,somewhere deep in to the ground
June 11th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
What keeps a Country from usin their nukes? Why is it that Russia never used their nukes on the US, and why did the US not use theirs on Russia durin those times? Think about this people I am not disagreein with everyone on this one but nukes keep the world safe. The reason they havent been used is because of the fact they would all be. Then there would be nothin left.
June 11th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Well, the nukes are out there...You cant make every country disarm theirs, so you got to keep yours.The only time a nuke was used was when only 2 existed in the world....When both sides have them, they think before using. There is no way to keep some nut-case from using his, unless he knows the USA is going to retaliate with the same thing.
June 11th, 2004  
Tessa
 
 
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but i dont think many countrys in the world these days trust each other enough to say "we will get rid of our nucs if you do"
It's not about asking, it's about doing. If one do it, the other will as well.
You can see the example in many situations.

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If the world cant live without nukes(which is possible)they should keep them locked away on safe place,somewhere deep in to the ground
As long as they exist, people will keep using them. Disarm the nukes is the only way more or less, or send it into space with a great speed.

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What keeps a Country from usin their nukes? Why is it that Russia never used their nukes on the US, and why did the US not use theirs on Russia durin those times? Think about this people I am not disagreein with everyone on this one but nukes keep the world safe. The reason they havent been used is because of the fact they would all be. Then there would be nothin left.
What kept them for not nuking eachother? I believe the respect did.

a sketch of how it psychological would look like:

Russia: They are going to attack us!

US: Look Russia is up to something!

Russia: Ok, US looks like a danger now!

US: Oh, Look! Russia is getting into a defence mode!

Russia: We have nukes!

US: We also have nukes!

Russia: We <can> use them, so beware.

US: We are ready to go and fit for fight.

Russia: Look, I am almost pushing the button.

US: I have the guys on air, so don't make me give orders.

Russia: Wait, Are you attacking us?

US: Depends if you are about to attack us.

Russia: I thought you was about to attack us.

US: No, We was prepared if you were about to attack us.


(and this was not towards either US or Russia, just a little thing to show why they didn't attack eachother)

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You cant make every country disarm theirs, so you got to keep yours.
So you lay the resposnibilty in others countries? Why do other countries always have to start? I am not pointing out that US should start. But someone should start and stop using excuses. I am still not attacking US in any way, this is meaning to every country keeping their nukes.

I think that covered mostly all my thoughts on this matters. But I still want to point out that I ain't blaming any of the countires. Just pointing out a belief taken from my thoughts and opinions.