Comments on: What if Iran gets the bomb? http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/06/22/what-if-iran-gets-the-bomb/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:18:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traduceri daneza romana http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/06/22/what-if-iran-gets-the-bomb/#comment-3055 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:57:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=540#comment-3055 “are asleep? Oh!” fiddle with the fire of the stick in the hands fling, maple carefully approached the night huddled under the full moon mulberries and Los dance.

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By: Annice Debelak http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/06/22/what-if-iran-gets-the-bomb/#comment-3014 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:02:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=540#comment-3014 It’s genuinely very complicated in this busy life to listen news on Television, therefore I just use web for that purpose, and obtain the latest news.

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By: politbureau http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/06/22/what-if-iran-gets-the-bomb/#comment-2681 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:58:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=540#comment-2681 What if your neighbor starts shooting at your house? What if your wife is having an affair? What if aliens are watching you waiting for an opportune time to abduct you? What if Iraq was planning a sneak attack on the United States with its “secret weapons of mass destruction arsenal”.

Ha, ha, ha. What if the real problem is that the U.S. having hallucinations of weapons of mass destruction again?

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By: Hassani1387 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/06/22/what-if-iran-gets-the-bomb/#comment-2680 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:13:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=540#comment-2680 Iran has NEVER violated the NPT and its nuclear program is ENTIRELY legal: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/ 2011/jun/09/iran-nuclear-power-un-threat -peace

There is ZERO evidence that Iran is even interested in making nukes and Iran has consistently offered to place additional restrictions on its nuclear program that go well beyond what it is legally required to do — but these offers have been consistently ignored by the US which is using the “Iranian nuclear threat” issue as a pretext for regime change, just as “WMDs in Iraq” was just a pretext and a lie.

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By: Hassani1387 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/06/22/what-if-iran-gets-the-bomb/#comment-2679 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:13:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=540#comment-2679 Iran has NEVER violated the NPT and its nuclear program is ENTIRELY legal: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/ 2011/jun/09/iran-nuclear-power-un-threat -peace

There is ZERO evidence that Iran is even interested in making nukes and Iran has consistently offered to place additional restrictions on its nuclear program that go well beyond what it is legally required to do — but these offers have been consistently ignored by the US which is using the “Iranian nuclear threat” issue as a pretext for regime change, just as “WMDs in Iraq” was just a pretext and a lie.

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By: endworld41 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/06/22/what-if-iran-gets-the-bomb/#comment-2676 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:45:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=540#comment-2676 Here’s the thing,Iran DOES NOT have a nuclear weapon. America just keeps saying that ” Iran is building a nuclear weapon.” but there is no proof at all. They do have low-grade radioactive supplies but they are not close to the weapon grade stuff that everyone is so worried about and is needed for a weapon. I feel there are much more important issues going on right now in the world then this. Let’s all work together and not apart.

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By: lhathaway http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/06/22/what-if-iran-gets-the-bomb/#comment-2674 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:03:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=540#comment-2674 I’m surprised this article ever made it onto the Internet, everyone seems so hell bent on Iran never acquiring nuclear capabilities. I think the world would survive if it did, as much as it survives in the first place. If we don’t get energy consumption, water reserves and food production under control most of us will be dead anyway, just not from nuclear fallout. We really do have more important issues to deal with than the yah-yahing in the Middle East, which surely everyone on the planet is tired of by now.

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By: Bill_Greenlee http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/06/22/what-if-iran-gets-the-bomb/#comment-2673 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:07:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=540#comment-2673 I think we can safely dismiss Iran’s insistence that their purposes are entirely peaceful. If this were the case there would be no need to display the equipment that is necessary to build weapons and not necessary for the deployment of reactors for peaceful generation of electricity. Why, then, should Iran seek to possess nuclear weapons? What advantage would the actual use of nuclear bombs afford Iran?

Is seems to me that, as with Pakistan and India, and the US and USSR, the possession of nuclear weapons is a bargaining chip in world diplomacy and may be actually a deterrent to their use. It is the possession of the weapons that is key and not the actual use. The fact is that no one, US or USSR or anyone else who has ever had them has ever used them in 65 years since Japan in 1945. This is not to deny the possibility or that a terrorist could obtain one and use it for some horrific political demonstration. We live with this always now. No one in leadership of any established country, though, could use them without the expectation of total annihilation. We count on this sensibility. In addition, the weapons represent too much political power to be for sale or transfer to anyone other than the possessor.

Let’s examine the practicality of Iran using atomic bombs. If Iran uses a nuclear weapon against Israel the fallout carried by the prevailing winds will surely ruin Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Iran, itself. It would be more likely that Iran would export their capability to be used somewhere else, such as the United States or Europe. On the other hand, since the US knows where Iran is, and the US possesses 1000 times the nuclear destructive force that Iran ever will, does it seem prudent to threaten us with a bomb in New York or Washington, DC when retaliation is most assured even without our using atomic weapons in turn? We would surely retaliate even with conventional resources. The Gulf Wars have demonstrated that we cannot be defeated on the open battlefield and we will have no reason to want to ‘democratize’ Iran after the Iraq and Afghanistan debacles. What would be Iran’s benefit from the actual use of a nuclear weapon?

It is common knowledge that Israel possesses nuclear weapons. It has also enjoyed the unconditional support of the US. It is also in the history books that Israel will launch a military attack on any perceived threat in any country in the region. It is also history that Israel will take and annex any land it feels it can take with impunity. Given this history, is it any wonder that one or more countries would want to act to counter this threat to them? How would you recognize the intentions of Israel if you were a country adjacent to them? It would seem to me that Iran wants to tip the balance of power in the Middle East.

The possession of nuclear weapons by Iran would blunt the ability of Israel to strike. We have believed that through sanctions and penalties the US can ‘incentivise’ Iran to drop its nuclear program. Not likely, though. On the contrary, when the Iranians have a nuclear weapon, Iran can incentivize the US to force Israel into earnest negotiations with its Middle East neighbors or, at least, neutralize the one-sided situation that has existed since 1948. I am not naïve, however. I do not believe Iran is acting for the good of its neighbors. We will see how this plays-out in the future.

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By: stambo2001 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/06/22/what-if-iran-gets-the-bomb/#comment-2671 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:53:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=540#comment-2671 Operation Starfish anyone? It was the americans that created a new radiation belt around the planet that took out 33% of all satellites at the time. Bet you were not taught THAT in school.

It was also the americans that first used nuclear weapons on a civilian population. Twice.

It is the americans today that are researching the miniaturization of nuclear warheads to make them more useable.

It is the americans/french that proliferated nuclear technology to the Zionists (a religious cult no different than the leaders of Iran) and shelters them from inspection or even so much as declaration.

And yet the americans have the unmitigated gall to point their radioactive fingers at another country?!? Puh-lease!

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By: KyleDexter http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/06/22/what-if-iran-gets-the-bomb/#comment-2670 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:06:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=540#comment-2670 @ matthewslyman & ALLSOLUTIONS, it seems you guys are apologists for all of America’s actions. There are only two countries in the region that have started most of the wars, Isreal and the USA. Let s be honest, we are the greatest source of instability in the ME.

Iran has every right to have a nuclear bomb. Isreal has nuclear weapons and constantly threatens the Iranian government. It is only logical that they seek a nuclear deterrent.

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