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    Re: Does USA have the right to have atomic bombs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    so vote other please
    I voted Yes to the actual question. I commented further because reality is more complex than any yes/no question.

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    Re: Does USA have the right to have atomic bombs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    why ? Mr fascist imperialist ?
    I think only the U.S. (and to be fair the British and French) have shown they can be trusted to act responsibly with them.

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    Re: Does USA have the right to have atomic bombs ?

    We invented them.

    If any determination is ever made to the effect that we don't have a right to have them, I'd like to see who's going to try to take them away from us.
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    Re: Does USA have the right to have atomic bombs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    inspired by X's thread.thanks for voting.
    There's is no all powerful being or entity that grants rights to individuals, groups or countries. What one has in terms of economic, political and military power to force, is what one has. No one can prevent the US from obtaining or retaining nuclear weapons. But countries like Iran can be destroyed, much in the way that Iraq, Libya and Syria have been destroyed. Such may prevent a nuclear power that others find not to be worth the trade off.
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    Re: Does USA have the right to have atomic bombs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    Yes.

    The U.S. and only the U.S. in my opinion.
    Just gonna be honest I'm sure I don't agree with much with what this guy says but I 100% agree with this. We should have them all and if you want protected by them you need to get on our team and pick out a stable. I think it's very scary that any country but us (and maybe UK) has nuclear weapons. Nuclear power however I'm totally cool with.
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    Re: Does USA have the right to have atomic bombs ?

    Ethically, no one has a right to have weapons that can only be used for genocidal level killing and destruction.

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    Re: Does USA have the right to have atomic bombs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    why ? Mr fascist imperialist ?
    Lots of reasons. For the one, because of their destructive potential, the most morally justifiable reason to have a nuclear weapon is to prevent as few of them from existing as possible. Through historical circumstance, the United States is the nation best qualified to fulfill that function (starting with the fact we invented it first).

    For example, as the most economically and militarily developed country in the world, the United States can approach most relationships and international problems from a position of strength. That strength makes it less likely we will be tempted to use nuclear weapons for a reason other than stopping the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
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    Re: Does USA have the right to have atomic bombs ?

    I voted yes, although the question is quite broad. America created the weapon and is, by international treaty, a legitimate nuclear power. From a philosophical standpoint though, its hard to defend any nations "right" to a weapon of such unlimited power and destructive ability.

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    Re: Does USA have the right to have atomic bombs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    inspired by X's thread.thanks for voting.
    No, because no such right exists for anyone to have.

    It is right for us to have nukes, but it's not a right.

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    Re: Does USA have the right to have atomic bombs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    inspired by X's thread.thanks for voting.
    Since we have them, that pretty much gives us the right to do so. Duh!
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