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    • Rey
    • 15.03.10 | 12:57 (IST)

    What I see and hear is one group of people fanatical about their cause, but armed with nuclear weapons and god knows what else, complaining about a bunch of other zealots that do not have nuclear weapons but may feel threatened enough to eventually make one. Unlike some people I see all fanatics and zealots as bad. I have seen Israel time and again resort to collective punishment, bomb an entire apartment building to assassinate one person, take out an old paraplegic with an air to ground missile, attack a U.S. Navy ship and try to kill everyone on board. So I already feel very wary about a nuclear armed Israel. I do not think Iran would be crazy enough to initiate a nuclear conflict and unlike Israel has not threatened anyone except to respond to threats. If Iran had nukes then Israel would have to think twice about using such weapons. I cannot see the downside to this. Israel does not have dialogue with those it has conflict with so there is always conflict. Try something different!

    from the article: Iran tried to buy nuclear bomb from Pakistan as early as 1987
    First published 10:16 15.03.10 | Last updated 10:56 15.03.10
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