Fareed Zakaria takes down the intellectual rationalization behind a war with Iran based on their country looking to gain nuclear weapons.
Obama explained that a nuclear Iran would be a problem like India and Pakistan with their nuclear weapons. But India and Pakistan went to war three times in 30 years before they had nuclear weapons. Since they went nuclear, they have actually been restrained and have not fought a full-scale war in 40 years.
It’s actually a case that shows the stabilizing, not destabilizing, effects of nuclear deterrence.
If Israel genuinely believes that deterrence doesn’t work in the Middle East, why does it have a large nuclear arsenal if not to deter its enemies?
Iran’s weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists, says the President. But would a country that has labored for decades to pursue a nuclear program and suffered huge sanctions and costs to do so then turn around and give away the fruits of its efforts to a gang of militants? This kind of reasoning is part of the view that the Iranians are mad, messianic people bent on committing mass suicide.
Source: Fareed Zakaria
Of course there is the denunciation of nuclear weapons as “a grave sin, senseless, destructive, dangerous” by the Iranian Ayatollah himself. You can read more about our coverage regarding Israel and Iran HERE.
Like us on Facebook?