The REAL Reason Why Iran Should Not Get a Nuclear Weapon

In a single word, proliferation.

Iran with a nuclear bomb will use it to threaten and coerce other nations to their will, directly and indirectly. Worse, other nations around Iran will also want the capability. Think not? Saudi Arabia has already said that if Iran obtains the nuclear bomb it will consult with Pakistan and obtain their help to obtain one also. That should be quite easy, why? Well, it was Saudi Arabia that financed much of Pakistan's quest to get the capability. Once they did, they now have 20 or so. If Iran gets the bomb, Saudi Arabia could easily ask for payback in the form of one or two such bombs and platforms to launch. They would not have to build reactors or deal with weaponizing them. You only need a few to retaliate or thwart any pressure from Iran. There would be nothing stopping the Saudis as they have the oil the West needs. So, even if the US applied pressure, Saudis would just ignore it.

Turkey, a NATO member, has also said that if Iran gets the nuclear weapon, they will get theirs as well for self defense purposes. Turkey would have a much more long and difficult time getting one UNLESS Israel or the West gives them one or two such weapons, which I greatly doubt. But Turkey has been known to basically go their own way on other issues despite the West's pressure not to.

Well, you know, the next country seek nuclear capability with be Egypt, all for the same reasons and all are justifiable from their perspective, I mean, Israel has had many nuclear bombs for many years, so, why shouldn't others? The problem with this thinking is the historical hate between the Arabs and Jews. At least Israel is responsible and would never use them unless up against the wall.

The other countries, I am not so sure. Power of having the bomb corrupts clear thinking if in the wrong hands. There is so much hate spewing out of many Arab countries towards Israel and others, it only takes one loose cannon to cause a nuclear Armageddon.

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Mtbailz 5 years ago

Nice hub. People have the tendency to claim that because the west has nuclear bombs it's hypocritical to stop anyone else from obtaining them but they miss a key distinction. The US and it's nuclear allies have never threatened to wipe another country of the face of the planet. I enjoyed your insight.

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perrya 5 years ago Author

I totally agree. So, Pakistan has never used them as such, Israel as not either. Can one say the same about Iran, Egypt (if they got them). I would even think the Saudis might be safe country to have them. Turkey, even though it is NATO, things are changing there.

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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Were it up to me, no one would have them. The possession of such places the fate of humanity in the hands of governments and politicians on a level that can literally make our planet uninhabitable. I, personally, don't trust a one of them with that kind of power. It's all mute though as we are way past that now. If more and more countries get them, it is inevitable some fool will use them.

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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Kind of reminds you of how Israel bullies it's neighbor's into doing what they want them to . . . oh yeah don't they have the Bomb too or is that suppose to be a secret!

When JFK didn't want to sell them any more weapons what happened let me think . . . oh yeah didn't he eat a couple of bullets in Dallas, gee do you think there is a connection?

Let's see Israel gets to bomb and kill who ever they like and no one does anything about it does that you remind you of any other countries we know of . . . hmmm, that kind of sounds like us!

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perrya 5 years ago Author

@blue, and what planet are you on?

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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

The Planet called Reality, you might want to pull your head out of the sand and take a look around it is a beautiful place!

To actually bury your head in the sand one has to be on their knees, believing what they are told to believe!

Sofia 4 years ago

Your argument is based on the premise that Israel is more responsible than Iran but there's no further discussion about this. I doubt ANY country - not just Israel - would use nuclear weapons unless they felt like they had no other option.

I don't believe that Iran would acquire nuclear weapons for offensive reasons. It's a defensive country that has less history of military aggression than Israel.

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perrya 4 years ago Author

@ sophia-history may be repeating- Germany was like Iran in the 30's when Hitler came to power. I know iran would use the nuclear threat if they thought it would benefit them, Already, Saudi Arabia and Iraq are meeting with Iran.

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