[ RadSafe ] "Countdown to Zero" disarmament movie

garyi at trinityphysics.com garyi at trinityphysics.com
Sun Aug 15 16:45:59 CDT 2010

Not everyone who wants a weapon ought to have one.  That is clear no matter how you look 
at it - morally, legally, practically, or whatever.  Of all the states involved in the Middle East, 
one has publicly and repeatedly promised that another will be "wiped out from the map."  One 
has for decades actively supported terrorist groups.  That's not a huge recommendation for 
possessing the most powerful weapons on the planet.

This is not a complicated issue, and there is only one view that counts: do you like breathing 
or are you willing to give that up permanently?  When some person says they want to kill you, 
and they are actively reaching for a gun (in fact, a bigger gun since in this case they are 
already working overtime to kill you with the weapons they already have), then you need a 
good plan for staying alive.  Doing nothing just doesn't sound like a good plan to me.

-Gary Isenhower

On 15 Aug 2010 at 13:44, Demetrios Okkalides wrote:

My remark referred to a reality not to a moral view. That is why, as much as
I would hate to see an Iran with a nuclear weapon which could threaten
Europe, I still see their point of view. It is this principle of nuclear
deterrence that drives them since now they feel vulnerable against Israel or
the US. If things come to that, they know that they can not deter a possible
nuclear attack.

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