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    • Child of Asher
    • 08.09.06 | 21:53 (IDT)

    How many of you who have written that Pedatzur is nuts are writing from the only country that's ever used nuclear weapons?? It's one thing to oppose the spread of nuclear weapons technology; all other factors being equal, I'd say the few countries who have them, the better. The problem is that all other factors are not equal. Using force against Iran to eliminate their nuclear capability could very well lead to a war far bigger than has been seen since WWII. Compared to that, the prospect of a mini-MAD between Iran and Israel may be the lesser of two evils, and that is Pedatzur's point. And a mini-MAD is indeed what it would be, not a maxi-MAD, like the one that exists CURRENTLY between the US and Russia. In the latter case, we are talking of a combined arsenal of more than 15,000 warheads, more than half of them on hairtrigger alert, as they were at the height of the Cold War. Iran, no matter how crazy its rhetoric sounds, would not commit suicide.

    from the article: Let them have nukes
    First published 00:00 07.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 07.09.06
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