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    re: Should Israel be required to sign the NPT? [W:348]

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    who on the planet?
    There are lots of trouble makers around
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    Right, but they can't enforce that requirement and if they tried they might get nuked.

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    re: Should Israel be required to sign the NPT? [W:348]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And a great argument for global disarmament since nuclear power can lead to unstoppable belligerence.
    I agree 100%. But unfortunately that Nirvana isn't going to happen anytime soon.

    So far, there are only four nations that entirely did away with nuclear weapons and signed the NPT;

    • South Africa voluntarily disassembled its nuclear weapons (?) and signed the NPT.

    • Belarus voluntarily transferred its nuclear weapons (81) to Russia and signed the NPT.

    • Kazakhstan voluntarily transferred its nuclear weapons (1,400) to Russia and signed the NPT.

    • Ukraine voluntarily transferred its nuclear weapons (5,000) to Russia and signed the NPT.


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    re: Should Israel be required to sign the NPT? [W:348]

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It appears you think the NPT is useless. Do you think nuclear proliferation is practical? Should it be something that the human race accepts? If so, what will be the consequences in terms of the ability of the human race to survive?
    If by "useless" you mean that they're only worth the paper they're written on, and that people/countries are sometimes prone to break agreements, then yes.

    The human species is not practical, btw. It's a nice thought, but it ain't so.


    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Because nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands scares pretty much every country on the planet. Even countries without them don't want more nuclear weapons floating around.
    Don't disagree at all. But per my previous comment, if I'm the leader of a country my primary responsibility is to my people. If I'm Belgium I can probably get away with signing such a treaty and we'll be fine. If I'm Ukraine all bets are off, given Russia's history and mindset.
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    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    re: Should Israel be required to sign the NPT? [W:348]

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and towards Israel has not and does not until this very day make any damn sense with regards to U.S. interests.


    It never did and that's been going on since the day that the state of Israel came into existence.

    I wonder who we have to thank for that?

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    re: Should Israel be required to sign the NPT? [W:348]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    It never did and that's been going on since the day that the state of Israel came into existence.

    I wonder who we have to thank for that?
    Both political parties have for the most part supported Israel ... presidents and legislators alike.


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    re: Should Israel be required to sign the NPT? [W:348]

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Let us hold them to the standard to which we hold
    peaceful countries like India
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    How many wars has India fought with Pakistan?

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    re: Should Israel be required to sign the NPT? [W:348]

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Who is "we"
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    You and everyone else on this planet.

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    re: Should Israel be required to sign the NPT? [W:348]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    That's not going to happen,
    Today? I agree.

    But AIPAC cannot control Congress forever.

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    re: Should Israel be required to sign the NPT? [W:348]

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Here's something of interest from Ariel Sharon


    Context is important.

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    re: Should Israel be required to sign the NPT? [W:348]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    No need. Israel will not use their nukes unless pressed to the wall, nor will they help our enemies obtain nukes, so it isn't a real concern.


    You have provided a clear explanation for the USA's position on Israel's nukes.

    Good post.

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