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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    true. But Israel's "terrorism" extends only to Gaza -it isn't an Shia fundamentalist state like Iran is.
    Or ISIS brand of Salafi jihad. apocalyptic meaning ISIL would gladly let loose a nuke,
    Iran...I'm not 100% sure either way, but I'd like to at least not think so

    Israel doesn't want war..not even Bibi Netanyahu...the problem is Iran is like ISIL in that regards..
    The Iranian regime are a bunch of fundamentalist Shia clerics

    Shiite Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism | Martin Kramer on the Middle East
    So you are saying some "terrorism" or "aggression" is okay if the U.S> says it is okay and not others.......

    Interesting that you see the U.S> in charge of the whole world

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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    You'll find in time that Jack and his pals at DP will defend US atrocities at all cost. Filthy as it is.

    Atomic Weapons Were Not Needed to End the War or Save Lives

    Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives.

    But most of the top American military officials at the time said otherwise.

    The U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey group, assigned by President Truman to study the air attacks on Japan, produced a report in July of 1946 that concluded (52-56):

    Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey’s opinion that certainly prior to 31 December 1945 and in all probability prior to 1 November 1945, Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated.

    The Atomic Bomb by Barton J. Bernstein | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
    Interesting, thanks for sharing that insight (about how things are) and also for the perspective on the WWII aspect of this issue

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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert in Ohio View Post
    And it was in Japan's interest for the U.S> not have nuclear weapons - and it is not up to the U.S. to decide what other nations can and cannot have - that is colonialism
    To be colonialism it would have to have some connection to, you know, colonies. It does not. I think the word you may be looking for is hegemonism. That may be fair. Please keep in mind that the UN was established in such a way as to deliberately enshrine hegemonism via the five permanent Security Council members. In other words, that's the way the system is supposed to work.
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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    To be colonialism it would have to have some connection to, you know, colonies. It does not. I think the word you may be looking for is hegemonism. That may be fair. Please keep in mind that the UN was established in such a way as to deliberately enshrine hegemonism via the five permanent Security Council members. In other words, that's the way the system is supposed to work.
    Colonialism is the extension of a nation's interests, control and power into sovereign countries

    Colonialism - the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically.

    A lot of systems need changes, perhaps this is one of them

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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert in Ohio View Post
    Interesting, thanks for sharing that insight (about how things are) and also for the perspective on the WWII aspect of this issue
    You may want to try something more recent, and drawing on documents that were not available to Bernstein.

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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert in Ohio View Post
    Colonialism is the extension of a nation's interests, control and power into sovereign countries

    Colonialism - the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically.

    A lot of systems need changes, perhaps this is one of them
    If you think change is called for then by all means advocate for it. As I have already posted, I do not believe the current system is viable over the long term anyway.
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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Actually, it comes from thoroughly documented historical research.
    The senior fellows at the CFR, disagree with you.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The senior fellows at the CFR, disagree with you.
    Oh really? Which ones?
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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    If you think change is called for then by all means advocate for it. As I have already posted, I do not believe the current system is viable over the long term anyway.
    Perhaps you are right, but the current system or any other system and the steps taken to sustain that system are for them to determine not the U.S.

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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert in Ohio View Post
    Perhaps you are right, but the current system or any other system and the steps taken to sustain that system are for them to determine not the U.S.
    Who is "them?"
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

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