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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    What hypocrisy? Placing something lower on your priority list does not mean you are a hypocrite. It only means you have different priorities.
    Your statement runs contrary to the alleged secret agreement that the U.S. has with Israel to shield Israel's nuclear program. Look everyone knows that the U.S. does not honest broker when it comes to Israel. It's hypocrisy pure and simple.

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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.
    Says who? The Israeli government? Oh yeah, government, there's a source you can trust
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    re: Should Israel be required to sign the NPT? [W:348]

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    No.

    I have never understood why any country would sign it, especially when the countries pushing it the most already have nuclear weapons. If I were a leader I would not put my country at that kind of a defensive disadvantage.

    And the recent betrayal of Ukraine only reinforces and confirms my point of view.
    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?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I saw a story that talked about how the U.S. government recently released classified documents on Israel's nuclear program.
    Since its obvious that Israel has a nuclear weapons program, should they be required to sign the NPT?


    Who on this planet could enforce that requirement?

    Not going to happen,not today, not tomorrow, not any time soon.

    Wait and see.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Then what is the point or advantage of having the NPT treaty? Why on earth should we trust Israel more than Iran.. Iran has not attacked another nation in centuries.. Israel has. Why should we trust the US with nukes? or Russia?

    Either you make a treaty that actually means something for all the makers of nukes, or you might as well just drop it.
    First what we agree on. If one signs a treaty it should apply to all that sign. If this is not the case, however, there can be different optimizing stragegies one can legitimately follow. Which to choose might depend on the circumstances. This is true also vs non signatories. There is no reason for instance to treat declared enemies wanting nukes the same as others. As a matter of fact, without further reasons, it would be silly to waste resources on fighting the ally.

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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.
    Here's something of interest from Ariel Sharon

    Let them tremble; let them call us a mad state. Let them understand that we are a savage country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal, that we might go wild, that we might start World War Three just like that, or that we might one day go crazy and burn all the oil fields in the Middle East. Even if you'll prove to me that the present war is a dirty immoral war, I don't care. We shall start another war, kill and destroy more and more. And do you know why it is all worth it? Because it seems that this war has made us more unpopular among the civilized world.We'll hear no more of that nonsense about the unique Jewish morality. No more talk about a unique people being a light upon the nations. No more uniqueness and no more sweetness and light. Good riddance."

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

    [QUOTE=Hamster Buddha;1064326346]
    I have a question for all involved; If Israel were to come out and acknowledge their nuclear arsenal, would they be forced to disarm?[
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    Who's going to force Israel to disarm?

    Fill us in.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    No.

    I have never understood why any country would sign it, especially when the countries pushing it the most already have nuclear weapons. If I were a leader I would not put my country at that kind of a defensive disadvantage.

    And the recent betrayal of Ukraine only reinforces and confirms my point of view.
    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.
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    re: Should Israel be required to sign the NPT? [W:348]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Who on this planet could enforce that requirement?

    Not going to happen,not today, not tomorrow, not any time soon.

    Wait and see.
    who on the planet? There are lots of trouble makers around.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Who on this planet could enforce that requirement?

    Not going to happen,not today, not tomorrow, not any time soon.

    Wait and see.
    I'm thinking the question/poll is more likely soliciting debate over hypocritical nuclear policy than whether or not anybody can or will deny Israel there's.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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