View Poll Results: How important is Preventing Iran from acquiring Nuclear Weapons?

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  • Most important crisis humankind has ever faced.

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  • Extremely Important.

    26 55.32%
  • Good to stop them, but not super important.

    6 12.77%
  • Who cares... It really doesn't matter.

    13 27.66%
  • It would be a good thing if they got nuclear weapons.

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    Re: How important is it to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    Irrelevant in the hands of an extremist or terrorist?
    What about encased in lead or other compounds that might prevent it's radiation signature from showing up?
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    Re: How important is it to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Not unless the suicide bomber is the size of Godzilla. To miniaturize a nuke it takes a very advanced technology and high skill - something neither NK nor Iran has the ability to make. Perhaps they could purchase one but Russia is the only country that is allied with Iran that would be willing to provide it and even then, those mini nukes are the size of small garbage cans. A dirty bomb or chemical / biological suicide bomber would be much more likely.
    Ever actually seen one? They can be extremely small. Shoe box...

    I agree about the dirty bomb though.

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    Re: How important is it to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?

    I do not think it really matters.The US has the largest stockpile in the world so we really have absolutely no business telling other countries if they can or can't have nukes.
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    Re: How important is it to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?

    If the Iranian regime gets nukes, it will turn into another North Korea - darkness for generations of Iranians.

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    Re: How important is it to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I do not think it really matters.The US has the largest stockpile in the world so we really have absolutely no business telling other countries if they can or can't have nukes.
    Just because America has nukes we can't tell nutty Iran they can't have them. You'd be okay then selling them a few of our old Titan II's for cash then.
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    Re: How important is it to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Just because America has nukes we can't tell nutty Iran they can't have them. You'd be okay then selling them a few of our old Titan II's for cash then.
    Well, look who has nuclear weapons now....

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    Re: How important is it to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Not unless the suicide bomber is the size of Godzilla. To miniaturize a nuke it takes a very advanced technology and high skill - something neither NK nor Iran has the ability to make. Perhaps they could purchase one but Russia is the only country that is allied with Iran that would be willing to provide it and even then, those mini nukes are the size of small garbage cans. A dirty bomb or chemical / biological suicide bomber would be much more likely.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    See my posts after - sorry didn't see your post until I responded to the other posts.
    I was aware of these things.
    I am not at all convinced that a high end terrorist network could not get one in the country via a shipping container.
    Even less convinced that they could not pull right up into the border checkpoint to be searched in Israel and detonate right there.

    We need to focus on keeping the technology away from extremist. And not just Muslim extremists either. There are government hating whackadoos within our own country that would love to get a hold of one.
    I'd rather secure and work on eliminating the weapons, rather than simply try to keep them from detonating.

    Another "godzilla" sized point that you are missing is that while you are right today in that Iran does not have the technology to make a small nuke. Once they have nukes we can not or will no longer be in a position to impede their progress. Eventually they will have the technology to miniaturize them. And eventually they will have many of them.
    They only place where we can stop it is to stop the first one.

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    Re: How important is it to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I do not think it really matters.The US has the largest stockpile in the world so we really have absolutely no business telling other countries if they can or can't have nukes.
    Not to mention being the only nation on Earth to have actually used nuclear weapons on a civilian population. There's a strange, greenish glow emanating from somewhere atop that moral high ground.
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    Re: How important is it to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?

    How important is it to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?
    It's important enough that Saudi Arabia should perform its duty as regional power. For once.

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    Re: How important is it to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    It's important enough that Saudi Arabia should perform its duty as regional power. For once.
    They would need Israel as an ally, and I don't see that happening...
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