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Iran and the Bomb

Iran cannot be allowed to get the bomb because they may actually use it.

Many countries have nuclear weapons, and many more want them. Only one, though, has its neighbors and the world terrified. That country is Iran. Why is everyone so concerned? Because the Islamic theocracy has repeatedly threatened to destroy Israel, sponsors global terrorism, and would leverage the deterrence effect of a nuclear weapon to advance their anti-Western and anti-American interests. Bret Stephens, foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal explains the one thing you really need to know in order to understand why we can't let Iran get the bomb – they may actually use it.

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Visitor Comments: 9

(7) Joseph, April 2, 2015 12:36 PM

Sanctions

Sanctions worked against South Africa they will work here. War -out of the question. America will of course defend itself.

(6) scott, March 14, 2015 5:29 PM

Iran will use the bomb. but not how you think.

Today Iran funds terrorism and exerts its influence to destabilize sunni states. It does. But it treads lightly. If it goes too far the world community can slap it down. Park the seventh fleet offshore and impose an embargo or actually bomb it.

That changes when Iran has the ability to airburst a nuke over the seventh fleet if it is pushed too far.

A nuke will be used not to annihilate Israel or handed over to terrorists but to allow Iran to pursue its objectives more brazenly without the threat of interference by third parties.

Uniformed Iranian advisors training Hezbollah terrorists in training centers in Lebanon and Syria. Crates of weapons airdropped to terrorists in Judea and Samaria. Actual armed military presence on Israels borders. Interference with sea traffic in the gulf against nations that displease it. The ability to take over Iraq when the us leaves.

These don't require the actual detination of a bomb. The threat is enough to make people think twice before messing with them. That's why they want the bomb.

That's why they have to be stopped.

(5) Marco, March 9, 2015 11:30 AM

Israel can destroy the Mid east with the press of a button

given the realities of the situation, Israel has almost 200 nuclear weapons on missles and can create a dead zone from Syria to the borders of India. and one can be sure weapns may or can be in place in the heartland of Iran if need be. This creates a nuclear blackmail so Netanyanhu's congressional nonsneseis just that.

(4) Len ball, March 8, 2015 11:59 PM

If they don't make their own..

They will just buy a bunch from many countries that have them ....it will not be over with any kind of deal or no deal,I am afraid....

(3) Anonymous, March 8, 2015 8:38 PM

These are the most dangerous people in the World

As an immigration practitioner, I had dealings with people from many Moslem and non-Moslem countries. My experience was that @ 5% of the people I met had mental problems of some sort. At best, most are a danger to themselves. Mainly Iranians (as well as some other Moslems) are in a class by themselves. Western reason, logic and rationality are for the most part not part of their mental and psycholical makeup. I have no doubt that given the chance, they attempt to detonate nuclear weapons against Israel and the US. They don't care, if such actions destroy themselves. Yes, let that sink in. They are not concerned over their own self-preservation if it destroys their "enemies". Iranians and many Moslems are mainly concerned about the hereafter, not the here and now. That is who they have been, presently are and who they will be in the future. Obama is deaf, dumb and blind to the danger, which is real and now and not ephemeral.

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