Why do you think that Iran shouldn't have an atomic bomb? You might point out that Iran is country where anti-West sentiments are high, but that would be a subjective approach, and also about that remarks of Mr. Ahmadinejad about Israel. In my view those remarks were intended to grab some public attention; they like such statements in Middle East. Take Pakistan and India as an example. Both countries are nucelar armed countries, having advanced missile technologies. They have always been in cold war which has also escalated in wars. But they no longer want a war because they know if they ever had a war they will just finish each other. You can say nuclear weapons are functioning as buffers. Iran has said that it will not use its nuclear facilities to make a bomb and if it ever makes one it wll never use it unless it has been forced to do so. This is not very strange. America also used atomic bombs in WWII on purely civilian areas of Japan. Because America found its security threatened. So, isn't it Iran's right to have an atomic bomb?
Jackson6612You can say nuclear weapons are functioning as buffers.
I already heard a similar comment at least once. Some say that nuclear weapons don't cause wars, but actually prevent them because no one really wants to use them, and fear keeps everyone from acting silly. I think that's somewhat true, but I also think another thing is true: in some parts of the world it seems more likely that someone "crazy" might come to power easily. But then again, those in power always seem to do whatever they want, so I think whatever might happen won't really be our own fault, no matter what we think is right or wrong.
I said to myself not to tramp on these controvsial threads before but I just can't resist the urge.

I know some people who are not in favour of Iran possesing nuclear bombs argue that it is a matter of trust. We have been exposed to evidence ascertaining that some perfectly sane Islamic extremists can reason with themselves that having themselves and others annihilated for their cause is bound to bring them heavenly rewards. This is religion in its most extreme and distorted form. I mean if I were to believe in what they so fervently believe in, I too would have no qualms about killing myself and innocent others for the sake of doing an ultimate deed for those I've killed. I believe everyone has a conscience. But not everyone can reason with their conscience the way a few can.

Nonetheless, I have a few friends who are of Iranian descent and there is a growing Islamaphobia here in Australia which is completely unjust and disconcerting. People need to recognise that it is the extremists, the radicals that are engaging in terroristic activities.
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PeaceblinkfriendI know some people who are not in favour of Iran possesing nuclear bombs argue that it is a matter of trust. We have been exposed to evidence ascertaining that some perfectly sane Islamic extremists can reason with themselves that having themselves and others annihilated for their cause is bound to bring them heavenly rewards. This is religion in its most extreme and distorted form. I mean if I were to believe in what they so fervently believe in, I too would have no qualms about killing myself and innocent others for the sake of doing an ultimate deed for those I've killed. I believe everyone has a conscience. But not everyone can reason with their conscience the way a few can.

Yes, in Islam, we are forbidden to start a war unless we are being attacked first. Unfortunately, extremists are easily offended and take anything as an attack, so they think that they have the right to go to war.