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What do you say to people who think USA and Israel are the terrorists? For example, the ones under threat in the ME are Palestinians. 60+ years of terror. Ask them who the terrorists are.
I think those people are particularly ill-informed.
Israel has every right to defend itself and so does every other country. Therefore, we cannot demand or dictate which countries will or will not have nuclear capabilities. We just have to be prepared.
Larry, in the case of a terrorist nation, we must make demands. Iran does not play fair. I respectfully disagree that we can prepare. Other nations will not "push the button" (except North Korea) but Iran will. It is their goal to destroy.
Says who? Bibi? pulleaze. Here, right back atcha, as far as ill-informed:
Savadating: If a nuclear bomb is launched at U.S., nations allied with the U.S. will seek to destroy the weapon in flight and will attack Iran. No one wins, but Iran is the biggest loser.
Who is the one threatening? Israel, and they actually DO have the bomb!
Thiswhole scenario is backwards. We keep acting like the bully on the block is the victim. And now they get compensated with more deadly weapons?Insanity! Free Palestine.
My only point is that we do not have the authority to prevent any nation form developing a nuclear weapon. Thus we need to be as close to the issue as possible and learn as much as we can. It is accepting reality and preparing.
Indeed Larry is right in saying that what we are all left with is preparing for what comes next. I suspect Israel has already done that.
I am disappointed that Iran was ever brought to the negotiating table. In doing so, we legitimized a rogue nation. A nation that dangerous needs to be brought to its knees, not to the dinner table.
Savvydating: How do we bring Iran to its knees without starting a global war. Iran, Syria, North Korea and other nations do not like us or anybody. We cannot tell them what they cannot do. Give negotiations a chance. We can go to war anytime.
Larry, we do it through tighter sanctions. Money talks. Lack of money talks louder.
wow....it's no wonder people of the world see us as they do.....just wow. Well, blind leading the blind and then we all die I guess. A nation of war-mongers. shakingmyhead....how far we have fallen since Kennedy. (not you, Larry)
Larry, the only reason that Iran has come to the negotiating table is because of sanctions, which were approved of and specifically imposed by the UN, meaning many nations.. Thus, other united nations want sanctions.
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Ronald E. Franklin says
The truth is,they want war w Iran-have been hinting it since McCain ran for pres with that little song of his.Ehud Barack was talking on a stage, saying "something must be done about Iran, but not for the cameras",years ago!It's the goal-secretsnlies
A cogent presentation, and war is never, never the best alternative....even to poorly negotiated "deals." A time frame was needed, but in the end it cut the process short.
I do not disagree with anything you said. However, I will argue that if Iran ever launched a bomb, it would be under immediate surveillance by the U.S. and other countries. A counter-offense would be launched. Iran would virtually be destroyed.
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Leslie McCowen says
According to a report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), nine nations — the United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea — possess approximately 16,300 nuclear weapons.
Well Now.....how about that! And for some reason, Iran is not allowed......I call that dirty pool.
Sandi, thank you for your earlier comment. Regarding your response, you have to remember the only nation that has ever used an atomic bomb in a war was--the United States in WWII, That action has been a deterrent, but the players are changing.
Yes--that is true. And we sit here demanding sanctions and suffering and war because someone else wants nuclear energy...not even the bomb!! Oh but we don't believe them. WE are the arbiters.WE--who already dropped one. And our "ally" who has one too
What does it mean to set off bombs in restaurants and fire rockets at settlements, other than to derail negotiations for a resolution of the impasse? To my view those are acts of terror fitting to a policy of "all or nothing." Who is finanicing it?
Those settlements shouldn't be there. And if someone bulldozed your home, imprisoned your children, bombed you continuously for 60+ years, shut off your electricity, had you on starvation diet, took away any means of self-defense --what would you do?
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