GarryB Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:52 am
Nukes stop wars . And if they start , their presence quickly ends wars . That is why I am pro -nuclear . And I think that the only way to stop humans from destroying each other through war , is for each nation that needs nukes to get nukes . And they will .
I totally agree... Israel has nukes so I think at the very least Iran should have some too.
If Iran cannot be allowed to have them then Israel should not have them either... remember the justification for Israel having nukes is in case her hostile neighbours get them... so if all measures are going to be taken to prevent Israels neighbours from getting nuke weapons then Israel does not need any nuclear weapons at all.
Not necessarily. The arabs were well aware of Israel's nuclear bombs prior to their attack of 1973.
The US having nuclear weapons wont stop Taleban forces shooting US soldiers in Afghanistan either... but his point is a reasonable one I think.
Both sides having the nukes and most importantly the ability to deliver them to enemy territory is a great deterrent to aggressive rhetoric normally... but even today that does not seem to matter to irrational actors like the US vs Russia or the EU vs Russia.
But they can work themselves up into a froth all the want... they wont step over that line because they know it is suicide.
Personally I think the best thing that Iran can do right now is just spell things out to the US and Israel... they want Iran out of Syria... fine... Iran is in Syria to help the Syrian government... the legitimate Syrian government... to fight terrorists and to help rebuild... if US forces withdraw and support for terrorists ceases and the US/Israel spend a fraction of the money they have been spending destroying Syria to help rebuild then Iran will withdraw out of Syria certainly for the time being.
Otherwise Iran is there to help a friend and ally and if you keep attacking them they will take measures to make things worse for you.
Also Iran is in Iraq because Iraq is now a friend and a neighbour... get used to it.
Iran also has interests in Afghanistan... get over that.
One of the obvious options to deal with airstrikes from the US or Israel on Iranian forces anywhere in the region would be to open up the transport lanes to Afghanistan... I am sure they could benefit from TOW missile systems captured in Syria supplied by the west, or indeed a range of other western supplied munitions to fight US forces in Afghanistan and the general region... they did it when the Soviets were in Afghanistan in the 1980s...