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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Comments (10)

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


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 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.

(2) Morty, March 8, 2015 8:26 PM

Creating fear

When one considers that the USA is the only country to use atomic weapons in the history of mankind and we,

Israel are sitting on a stock pile of nuclear arms ready to strike, who are we joshing.

Iran is no more dangerous than the USA or us.

The USA happens to be the number one propogator of

terror in the world and have murdered more people in

the world via terroist acts. Why do we insist on persecuting the people of Iran ?

Leon Kushner, March 9, 2015 8:30 PM

You didn't watch the video did you?

You missed the whole point of the video. We must stop Iran from obtaining nuclear arms because they will use them!

Sam, March 12, 2015 12:48 AM


Iran wants to rule the Middle East. Israel doesn't.
Israel is the only country with nukes in the Middle East; it is the only country in the world surrounded by enemies from all sides and it is the only country in the world that was attacked from all sides by enemies whose population and land area were 100 times bigger. Yet Israel has never used a nuclear bomb and ever since 1967 its territory has been shrinking. That tells you a lot. Israel just want to survive and nothing more.

YS, January 7, 2021 8:53 AM

wow, you should read what you said

1) the USA dropped the atomic bombs on Japan because it was the only way to finish WW II , the other option was to attack Japan together with Russia, and create more casualties from both Japanese and American sides.
2) Israel will use nuclear weapons only if it is under the threat of total destruction, even in 1973 when Israel was attacked by surprise from Egypt and Syria, and the Egyptians and Syrians were advancing very quickly into heavily populated areas, then Israel only threatened (not intended) to use the the atomic bomb. Iran will use it the moment they get it, because they don't care how Israel or the USA will retaliate. they want to wipe out Israel even if it means that Iran will be destroyed a few days later.
3) to your information, Iran is #1 sponsor of terror, and USA isn't exactly a terrorist state, seeing that it doesn't want to annihilate a country just because it exists....
4) no one is interested in persecuting the people of Iran, the only problem is a government that supports acts of terrorism, which i am sure that also you, if you were living under a constant threat that a rocket will fall on your head, or a terrorist will stab/shoot you while you are walking outside, will oppose.

(1) Sharon Kerr, March 8, 2015 6:34 PM

Since the Beginning

They have always had the ideology, Even if it is detrimental to us, as long as it hurts them more. Isaac digging a well, the arabs could have used it, but no, they filled it in. The same with Jacob.
My grandfather was in Africa during the war, and I remember him telling me, he couldn't even put his boots down or the Arabs would steal them.


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