If Iran Gets the Bomb

If Iran Gets the Bomb

There are 31 comments on the Wall Street Journal story from Nov 16, 2012, titled If Iran Gets the Bomb. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

You don't have to fire a nuclear weapon to gain a strategic advantage from it. This is perhaps the most important lesson from the decades of the Cold War.

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Slambo

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Nov 16, 2012
Then they will be toast or سَ&#16 06;گَ& #1705; or what ever the hell they call that burnt bread they sit on to deliver via bicycle.

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#3 Nov 16, 2012
The US's own intelligence agencies have admitted that Iran isn't trying to build one. What Iran *is* doing is seeking energy independence from oil.

Iran was a democracy until 1953. President Mossadegh planned to start using Iran's oil for the benefit of Iran, and building refineries to produce their own usable oil. That was something the US and UK were opposed to and would not tolerate.

The US and UK had the "OUR oil under THEIR sand!" attitude toward Iran's oil, so they overthrew the Iranian democracy in favour of the fascist regime of the Shah. For 25 years, the Shah sold Iran's oil at below-market levels, personally profitting from it while giving away his country's wealth to foreigners.

The Shah's fascism also led to the rise of fundamentalist islam within the country. It was a repeat of what happened in Cuba - the US supported the fascist regime of Batista (arming him and helping him kill those who wanted democracy), eventually leaving the communists as the only opposition.

During the Shah's regime, NO oil refining equipment was ever bought or built, and after 1979, no country has been willing to sell it to Iran. For decades, the Iranians have been forced to export raw oil, then BUY oil and reimport it because they didn't have any refineries of their own. They need power to run their country, and now they are seeking nuclear electricity to replace highly polluting oil.

Iran couldn't buy oil refining equipment, so the country is making themselves independent of oil. By doing that, Iran can charge more money for it's oil. THAT is what the US and other fascist countries are opposed to, Iran's energy independence, not any mythical "nuclear threat".

If you want to talk about nuclear threats, talk about Israel and its illegally obtained nuclear weapons, as many as 200 in all.

Since: Nov 12

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#4 Nov 16, 2012
An Iranian bomb will destabilize the entire region. Iranian proxies will feel emboldened to push at Israel harder, expecting to be covered by a nuclear umbrella. Take note of how Israel is behaving right now due to something as simple as conventional warheads falling near Jerusalem and TelAviv. Now, add the stress of being on a hair trigger due to the mere chance that Iran might use the confusion of all those missiles to "slip one in" and nuke Israel. it may seem preposterous but I think that wars have started for just such stupid mistakes.
Truth Always beats lies 2

Sweden

#5 Nov 16, 2012
This is yet another war mongering pro israel anti Iran article.If the terrorist and constant war monger israel can have nuclear weapons then Iran should also have them.having these weapons means the terrorist governments of america and israel will stay out of your country and that is what every country wants.The 2 biggest war mongers in the history of the world have nuclear weapons and that would be the american government and israel.If these war mongers and mass mass mass mass murderers can have them then other countries should also be able to have them.
DENG

Nanjing, China

#6 Nov 16, 2012
AN IRAN WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS WOULD HELP CREATE MORE DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD BY COUNTERING THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAELI DESPOTISM AND ITS ANTIDEMOCRATIC BEHAVIORS.
Truth Always beats lies 2

Sweden

#7 Nov 16, 2012
Slambo wrote:
Then they will be toast or سَ&#16 06;گَ& #1705; or what ever the hell they call that burnt bread they sit on to deliver via bicycle.
Continue to live in your jew fantasy world A$$forhire.
Truth Always beats lies 2

Sweden

#8 Nov 16, 2012
duncanmc wrote:
An Iranian bomb will destabilize the entire region. Iranian proxies will feel emboldened to push at Israel harder, expecting to be covered by a nuclear umbrella. Take note of how Israel is behaving right now due to something as simple as conventional warheads falling near Jerusalem and TelAviv. Now, add the stress of being on a hair trigger due to the mere chance that Iran might use the confusion of all those missiles to "slip one in" and nuke Israel. it may seem preposterous but I think that wars have started for just such stupid mistakes.
Israel is the entire problem with the world today.Israel should be stripped of its nuclear weapons and forced to stop its world wide terrrorist activity or face actions by several strong powerful countries like russia and China.The world has had enough of israel and wars for israel via the american government which israel controls 100%.
Truth Always beats lies 2

Sweden

#9 Nov 16, 2012
DENG wrote:
AN IRAN WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS WOULD HELP CREATE MORE DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD BY COUNTERING THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAELI DESPOTISM AND ITS ANTIDEMOCRATIC BEHAVIORS.
Very well said!!!
yep

Glasgow, WV

#10 Nov 16, 2012
well i can see no use speaking here none of u believe in God and by the way there is no if they already have

Since: Nov 12

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#11 Nov 16, 2012
Truth Always beats lies 2 wrote:
<quoted text>Israel is the entire problem with the world today.Israel should be stripped of its nuclear weapons and forced to stop its world wide terrrorist activity or face actions by several strong powerful countries like russia and China.The world has had enough of israel and wars for israel via the american government which israel controls 100%.
Who do you think can "strip Israel of it's nuclear weapons"? Are you so simple minded that you think that ANYONE can just talk them to death or threaten them into just giving up their weapons? In 1973 Israel prepared to actually nuke the Arab capitols they were at war with. Ever hear of the SAMSON OPTION, chuckles? You are a simple minded twit and a waste of time to discuss things with. You really should Google it: SAMSON OPTION
Truth Always beats lies 2

Sweden

#12 Nov 16, 2012
duncanmc wrote:
<quoted text>Who do you think can "strip Israel of it's nuclear weapons"? Are you so simple minded that you think that ANYONE can just talk them to death or threaten them into just giving up their weapons? In 1973 Israel prepared to actually nuke the Arab capitols they were at war with. Ever hear of the SAMSON OPTION, chuckles? You are a simple minded twit and a waste of time to discuss things with. You really should Google it: SAMSON OPTION
Russia,China and several other powerful countries could crush israel easily and you know it as well as I do.My personal opinion is there should be a preemptive strike launched against the terrorist colony called israel to stop its world wide terrorist activities once and for all.Israel is the greatest threat to the safety of the world today.
Truth Always beats lies 2

Covington, VA

#13 Nov 16, 2012
I think we both also know the sampson option would result in israel being flattened so that is a nice option but one I think we both know you jews will never use or will only use once I guess you could say.

Since: Nov 12

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#14 Nov 16, 2012
Truth Always beats lies 2 wrote:
I think we both also know the sampson option would result in israel being flattened so that is a nice option but one I think we both know you jews will never use or will only use once I guess you could say.
That is the whole POINT. Israel knows she cannot stand against the whole world. But they have decided that if they are EVER "marched to the gas chambers" again then they at least will not go alone. They would never use nukes against anyone as a first strike but I think they would use them if they knew it was game over and their enemies were about to destroy them and kill their children. Fortunately I believe the Bible and i know from prophecy that Israel will never be destroyed in such a way. Her enemies, on the other hand, face a grave judgement - and soon.
Truth Always beats lies 2

Sweden

#15 Nov 16, 2012
duncanmc wrote:
<quoted text>That is the whole POINT. Israel knows she cannot stand against the whole world. But they have decided that if they are EVER "marched to the gas chambers" again then they at least will not go alone. They would never use nukes against anyone as a first strike but I think they would use them if they knew it was game over and their enemies were about to destroy them and kill their children. Fortunately I believe the Bible and i know from prophecy that Israel will never be destroyed in such a way. Her enemies, on the other hand, face a grave judgement - and soon.
No it is a so called "option" to try and blackmail the world but it is not working anymore.There were no gas chambers either so just stop with that tired BS.The bible??? You mean the book that has been wrote over many times to include parts to benefit jews?? That weak psych ops game does not work anymore either.You jews are not going to control the whole world and the sooner you realize this the better.

Since: Nov 12

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#16 Nov 16, 2012
Truth Always beats lies 2 wrote:
<quoted text>No it is a so called "option" to try and blackmail the world but it is not working anymore.There were no gas chambers either so just stop with that tired BS.The bible??? You mean the book that has been wrote over many times to include parts to benefit jews?? That weak psych ops game does not work anymore either.You jews are not going to control the whole world and the sooner you realize this the better.
I think that you may be mentally ill.
Truth Always beats lies 2

Covington, VA

#17 Nov 16, 2012
duncanmc wrote:
<quoted text>I think that you may be mentally ill.
I think you hate to hear the truth colin the zionist,and your other 50 names.
Kami

Gdynia, Poland

#18 Nov 17, 2012
Issraelis will stop to be danger for Iran and coutryz will be safe. Can China or Russia supply Iran with these nuclear bombs?

Since: Feb 12

chicago

#19 Nov 17, 2012
Whether or not if the got the bomb, I ask that you will pray for the brave and innocent country Israel during these trying times of terrorism.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#20 Nov 17, 2012
yatkinson wrote:
Whether or not if the got the bomb, I ask that you will pray for the brave and innocent country Israel during these trying times of terrorism.
I pray for Israel daily. I believe the Bible and have faith that israel will be victorius against the hate filled Muslim enemy but sadly, many Israelis will die also. Pray for the soon coming peace of Jerusalem. Od lo avdah tikvateinu!
Truth Always beats lies 2

Covington, VA

#21 Nov 17, 2012
yatkinson wrote:
Whether or not if the got the bomb, I ask that you will pray for the brave and innocent country Israel during these trying times of terrorism.
Ahh using 2 names at once terrorist supporting hasbarat jew???

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