New sanctions should be passed during negotiations -No
New sanctions should be passed during negotiations -Yes
Iran with Nukes a threat- Yes
Iran with Nukes a threat- No
Iran with Nukes can be contained –Yes
Iran with Nukes can be contained -No
Negotiations fail- There will be War – Yes
Negotiations fail- There will be War – No
If War- Air –Sea only –No assets on the ground
If War–All capability
Former adviser warns Obama on Iran.....
Former Obama adviser Dennis Ross has been outspoken over the last year or so in urging the administration to use leverage against Iran to reach a deal on nuclear weapons that would be acceptable to the West. When the president in his State of the Union address instead threatened once again to veto sanctions, it reminded us that the administration is ignoring all outside advice and living in its own parallel universe in which reconciliation with Iran is viable.
In an event hosted by the pro-Israel group JINSA this past week, Ross virtually pleaded with the administration to stop chasing a deal. “The question is: what happens over the next few months to get a deal? It’s pretty clear at this point that the Iranians don’t feel much need to conclude an agreement, even though the P5+1 has demonstrated an awful lot of flexibility,” he cautioned. “Therefore, it’s important Iran not believe that we want an agreement more than they do. […] We can’t get a long-term deal unless we raise the price to Iran of refusing it.....snip~
Former adviser warns Obama on Iran - The Washington Post
Ross now joins the like of Gates and Panetta. What say ye?
My Country does not possess nuclear weapons. I remain amazed that more people aren't concerned about Pakistan and their nuclear capability. Approx 6 years ago a U.S. Congressional investigation predicted a nuclear or biological attack by the end of 2013, with a strong likelihood that it would originate in Pakistan. Fortunately, to date that has not eventuated.
Just over 12 months ago, Gen. Kidwai, (the man in charge of the entity responsible for Pakistans arsenal), resigned after 14 years. They have never joined the NPT and their current stockpile of nuclear weapons is growing and related facilities has to be considered at risk given the presence of Al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan and the country’s problematic security system. Added to that you have internal instability and differing political views.
All you hear is crickets. It's only all about Iran.
Why do we fall?
So we can learn to pick ourselves up.
There is a big difference between a nation which has already acquired nukes. Of course we are concerned about North Korea and Pakistan having them. Once they do, little you can do about it. You are correct that Pakistan and I would say North Korea having them is a big problem for the world. Not sure that means we want another rouge nation having that capability, so not sure the logic in your argument.