with all the discussion about the "double standard" involving Israel's non-participation in the treaty, I would like to concertize the situation. Let us suppose that a neo nazi white supremacist, or better yet, osama bin laden, were to start a uranium enrichment plant in their backyard. On the one hand, as non-signatories, they are clearly within their rights to pursue nuclear weapons. However, everyone understands that there is the serious potential for catastrophe were bin laden to get his hands on such a weapon. The "legality" of the situation is clearly secondary to preserving human life. All the while, Iran has stated it intends to destroy Israel. It operates and funds Hezbollah, which is responsible for acts of terrorism worldwide, including bombings in Argentina. Israel has had these weapons for forty years, has been involved in two full scale wars (67 and 73) in which its survival was at stake, and has never remotely contemplated using its nukes.
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