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2006-03-17, 11:21
Not only does Iran have a right to develop nuclear power for its civilian uses, but it has a right to do so for its military uses as well. It is a double standard combined with an anti-Arab sentiment to say that some countries are allowed to have nuclear weapons and to say that others are not allowed. In regards to the issue of having no nukes in the Middle East, it is already known thanks to Mordechai Vanunu, that Israel has a nuclear facility in Dimona. If we are to eliminate nukes in the Middle East, we would have to start there in Israel.

The United States with its policy of preemptive war, has created a threat for all smaller and weaker countries. The only way they can defend their countries is by having nuclear weapons, to use as a deterrent. The motto and justification of nuclear weapons has been "peace through strength". If a country has a nuclear weapon then it will be less likely to be involved in a war or to be invaded. So nukes bring about peace.

In light of the high possibility of a preemptive strike by the United States, it is the duty of any Iranian leader to work hard on developing nukes so as to provide a deterrent. If for example the Iranians threaten to nuke Israel if they are invaded, that will make the United States or Israel less likely to invade and will create more peace in the region. So as a person who wishes to see peace in the region, I support the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran.

Iraq used to have a nuclear reactor project in Osirak, until the Israelis bombed it in 1981. Perhaps if it had nuclear weapons then the invasion three years ago by the United States would not have occurred.

There is a map (http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iran/images/iran_map_nuke.gif) at GlobalSecurity.org which shows the location of the Iranian nuclear facilities. The civilian nuclear reactor is located at Bushehr. If the United States or Israel were to conduct a military strike, I don't know what locations they would hit.

Yesterday in the news there was a report of Operation Swarmer in Iraq. A massive buildup of troops and aircraft is occurring northeast of Samarra in Iraq. According to the news article (http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1142549413258), no reporters have been deployed with the troops. Looking on the map of Iraq, I see that if one were to go northeast of Samarra, that would be close to the border of Iran. I am suspicious that the operation is really some kind of preparation to do military action of some type in Iran. My suspicion is based also on the timing of other events, which the recent affirmation by the Bush administration of the policy of preemptive military strikes released here (http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/nss/2006/), along with Iran due to be referred to the U. N. Security Council.

for related topics, see:
Israel (http://www.3-3-3.org/forum/showthread.php?t=129)
American Hiroshima (http://www.3-3-3.org/forum/showthread.php?t=967)