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Can We Trust This Man With Nuclear Weapons?

A nuclear-free Middle East is the only sane solution.
Can We Trust This Man With Nucluear Weapons?
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Israel’s secretive possession of dozens of nuclear weapons is becoming increasingly uncomfortable for occupants of the region. In recent events, the state has revealed an aggressive and irrational streak operating at the heart of its politics.

This Middle East nuclear double standard needs to end. It is unreasonable to condemn Iran’s overt nuclear ambitions on the one hand, while supporting Israel’s secretive possession of nukes on the other.

A nuclear-free Middle East is the only sane solution for the region. And it is the only way to stop the ongoing conflict from spiraling out of control.

Send an email to President Obama telling him that as part of his strategy for a nuclear-free world you want him to start with a nuclear-free Middle East.


  

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Anonymous

On a completely unrelated topic .I live in the midwest somewhere.And I would say I thought about this for 8 or more years.I would say 25 percent of people actually care enough about the environment to actually take action.And actually do something to change the near future.We need to change that.It's scary even people with kids don't care.And I notice people who are 40 or older I would say are suicidal or have a deep seeded hatred for people they don't even know.????????????I think society's big Idea is I don't understand this exsistance so lets destroy it.woooooowww that's awesome Turtle.

Anonymous

On a completely unrelated topic .I live in the midwest somewhere.And I would say I thought about this for 8 or more years.I would say 25 percent of people actually care enough about the environment to actually take action.And actually do something to change the near future.We need to change that.It's scary even people with kids don't care.And I notice people who are 40 or older I would say are suicidal or have a deep seeded hatred for people they don't even know.????????????I think society's big Idea is I don't understand this exsistance so lets destroy it.woooooowww that's awesome Turtle.

Matt Simmons

Can I trust Benjamin Netanyahu with nuclear weapons? Absolutely not.
Do I think he will ever use them? Most likely not unless Israel felt it was backed into corner militarily and that was the only way out.
Do I think Obama or any other administration will do anything about this? Absolutely not.
Will they try? Probably, at face value.

Israel's short history has shown time and time again that they do what they want, public perception be dammed. Bomb a US Naval ship. Attack it's neighbors. Place the US and its Allies in a difficult and uncomfortable position with the rest of the world.

The good news is that in IMO, they have usurped the United States in being the leader in arrogance on the world stage. Palestine or the Arab world won't defeat Israel. Israel will defeat Israel simply by its existence and brash policies.

Matt Simmons

Can I trust Benjamin Netanyahu with nuclear weapons? Absolutely not.
Do I think he will ever use them? Most likely not unless Israel felt it was backed into corner militarily and that was the only way out.
Do I think Obama or any other administration will do anything about this? Absolutely not.
Will they try? Probably, at face value.

Israel's short history has shown time and time again that they do what they want, public perception be dammed. Bomb a US Naval ship. Attack it's neighbors. Place the US and its Allies in a difficult and uncomfortable position with the rest of the world.

The good news is that in IMO, they have usurped the United States in being the leader in arrogance on the world stage. Palestine or the Arab world won't defeat Israel. Israel will defeat Israel simply by its existence and brash policies.

Anonymous

Iran hasn't threatened any country. In fact, it has put forward proposals to get enriched uranium without producing it itself.

Yes, ideally, a nuclear-free Middle East would be the best for everyone - and it would be a "sane" option as described. However, there is a big difference between what's sane, and what's realistically achievable. Having a nuclear-free Middle East isn't going to happen since Israel already have nukes.

I'm disappointed with this editorial because it's made this grand pronouncement - to have a nuclear-free Middle East - that will not amount to anything. It's like saying we should write a letter to Obama saying he should end US imperialism.

This is really lazy journalism. For your next article, why don't you write about not driving a car when you live in a city where public transportation is available, because it would be the only "sane" option?

Anonymous

Iran hasn't threatened any country. In fact, it has put forward proposals to get enriched uranium without producing it itself.

Yes, ideally, a nuclear-free Middle East would be the best for everyone - and it would be a "sane" option as described. However, there is a big difference between what's sane, and what's realistically achievable. Having a nuclear-free Middle East isn't going to happen since Israel already have nukes.

I'm disappointed with this editorial because it's made this grand pronouncement - to have a nuclear-free Middle East - that will not amount to anything. It's like saying we should write a letter to Obama saying he should end US imperialism.

This is really lazy journalism. For your next article, why don't you write about not driving a car when you live in a city where public transportation is available, because it would be the only "sane" option?

Common Sense

Yes Folks,
It’s very smart to place the only democracy in the Middle East, (where people actually have civil liberties, gay and lesbians have the right to exist) in the same boat as dictatorships and extreme religious monarchies…!

Israel has had nuclear weapons for more than 25 years at least…
Did it ever threaten to “wipe another country of the map”?
Iran has!

“Israel’s secretive possession of dozens of nuclear weapons is becoming increasingly uncomfortable for occupants of the region. In recent events, the state has revealed an aggressive and irrational streak operating at the heart of its politic….” Like what? Retaliating to 8 years of Kazam rocket shelling?

I don’t see why it’s so “uncomfortable” for occupants of the region that Israel has nuclear weapons, when the very, very large majority of death of Arabs Muslims is at the hand of other Arab Muslims:
Case in point:
- Iran vs Iraq.
- Iraq vs Kuwait
- Does a week go by without a terrorist attack in Iraq, done by Muslims against Muslims?

“This Middle East nuclear double standard needs to end”.

No, what needs to end is “Middle East double standard”, where it’s okay countries to chant “Death to Israel”, launch rockets within its borders, kidnap its soldiers all day long and anything done by Israel is a “war crime”.

Common Sense

Yes Folks,
It’s very smart to place the only democracy in the Middle East, (where people actually have civil liberties, gay and lesbians have the right to exist) in the same boat as dictatorships and extreme religious monarchies…!

Israel has had nuclear weapons for more than 25 years at least…
Did it ever threaten to “wipe another country of the map”?
Iran has!

“Israel’s secretive possession of dozens of nuclear weapons is becoming increasingly uncomfortable for occupants of the region. In recent events, the state has revealed an aggressive and irrational streak operating at the heart of its politic….” Like what? Retaliating to 8 years of Kazam rocket shelling?

I don’t see why it’s so “uncomfortable” for occupants of the region that Israel has nuclear weapons, when the very, very large majority of death of Arabs Muslims is at the hand of other Arab Muslims:
Case in point:
- Iran vs Iraq.
- Iraq vs Kuwait
- Does a week go by without a terrorist attack in Iraq, done by Muslims against Muslims?

“This Middle East nuclear double standard needs to end”.

No, what needs to end is “Middle East double standard”, where it’s okay countries to chant “Death to Israel”, launch rockets within its borders, kidnap its soldiers all day long and anything done by Israel is a “war crime”.

Think a Little

Israel isn't even supposed to exist.

They're wrongfully pushing the Palestinians from their own land.
Israel is in the wrong, if they would just leave people alone in their own lands and stop trying to expand half the problem would be solved.

Think a Little

Israel isn't even supposed to exist.

They're wrongfully pushing the Palestinians from their own land.
Israel is in the wrong, if they would just leave people alone in their own lands and stop trying to expand half the problem would be solved.

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