What do you get when you are led by this guy:
And your country is operating one of these:
And your opposition can’t even pronounce the word NUCLEAR:
Would this be a farfetched outcome?
The question is not whether Iran, being sovereign nation, has the right to pursue a nuclear program, the question seems to be “give me an excuse to nuke their ass!”
The US has a grudge against Iran which it carried for quite a bit longer than the hostage situation at the American Embassy in Tehran, or even before Mossadegh.. it started in the 20s of the last century and the colour of that relationship has never been rosy.
That too doesn’t concern me. The questions I’m asking is simply this: Iran is a sovereign nation and has every right to pursue peaceful nuclear programs regardless of what we think. The US or anyone else in the world has absolutely no excuse to attack Iran taking this as a pretence.
Am I worried that the Iranians are embarking on this rather dangerous journey? Of course I am, Bushehr is not that far from Bahrain and being on the Arasian (Arabian/Persian!) Gulf fills me with dread. Add to that the various earthquakes that beleaguere the area and that doubles the amount of worry. The Iranian inexperience with this technology and their corralling by the international community with the prospect of them going into the nuclear thing just to spite the others and will most definitely get them to cut corners just to throw the switch on quadruples my worry.
But what can be done about this? India had Russia help it in its nuclear ambitions, the US helped Pakistan to gain theirs and what did both do with declared peaceful nuclear programs? Build a bomb and start an arms race. Will Iran take that route too? Most probably if it is continued to be harassed unnecessarily, and threats and counter threats are bandied about and we’re literally stuck in the middle.
… and I can just hear the super-stealth jets screaming overhead.
Shall we pack our bags now, or wait for another year when the whole region is incinerated because of two very deranged men?