Things would be tough for them at first, but I think a lot of governments would be willing to help ameliorate the difficulties.
The nukes do not provide them any protection. The very idea of nukes only suggest annihilation. Again, my proposal would be to keep the old guys there and use them to support both US and Iranian goals such as economic stability in Iran.
I found this to be supportive:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/op...-a-chance.htmlNow, with Iran feeling the pressure, its leaders suddenly seem prepared to talk. Of course, Iranís government might try to draw out talks while pursuing their nuclear program. But if that is their strategy, they will face even more onerous pressures, when a planned European boycott of their oil begins on July 1.
Moreover, given Mr. Obamaís stated determination to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, Iranís leaders may actually be making the use of force against their nuclear facilities more likely by playing for time.
Iran can have civilian nuclear power, but it must not have nuclear weapons. Ultimately, Ayatollah Khamenei will have to decide what poses a greater threat to his rule: ending his quest for nuclear weapons or stubbornly pursuing them as crippling economic pressures mount.
Just think how much money our economy could make if it were based on honesty, integrity, and compassion for our fellow human beings. The innovation would be awe-inspiring. Instead, our government and corporations have invested all of their energy and resources in clinging to the old ways.
These old ways are dying, but the older generation is going to make the entire world pay in blood as they go down. It's really sad and unfortunate. It doesn't have to be this way.
What's even worse is that the U.S. government knows that this time around the American people do not want war, and that the pre-text of nuclear weapons in Iran is not going to work; yet our President is still going to deploy the army anyway.
The situation is getting really out of control.
I can only assume what you mean is that DEVELOPING nuclear weapons puts Iran at risk of annihilation? In other words, like right now Iran's quest for nuclear weapons makes them vulnerable to attack since they do not yet have a working weapon.
My response to this is that, firstly, Iran is not certain it will trigger foreign military intervention. Hell, the U.S. doesn't know for certain and I don't believe Israel has made the decision yet either (I expect they would wait until after the election and see how things pan out first). Second, Israel and Iran really don't know how far along Iran's development is. The attack, if it comes at all, may come too late. So, basically, I think Iran is making a gamble and banking on the unknowns working out in their favor.
Economic stability is only an indirect, tertiary goal. The regime's primary goal is self-preservation. Very often that goes hand in hand with appeasing the populace and having a healthy economy. But not always. The only way to explain Iran's willingness to endure the current oil embargoes is that the regime views the reward of obtaining nuclear weapons as more important to self-preservation than a healthy economy.
Again, look to North Korea. Kim Jong willingly starved millions of his people in the 90s while redirecting tremendous resources into developing the bomb. Iran sure looks to be heading down a similar path...
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