Can’t touch this

On what pretext do these people wish to start a war? That Iran is developing nuclear weapons. So? What is wrong with that? Any sovereign nation has the right to provide for its defense needs in any way it sees fit. “Sovereigneity” is a non-negotiable asset. Either you have it or you don’t. Either you respect other nations’ sovereignty or you don’t.

Yesterday it was ” you can’t have field artillery”. Then “you can’t have missile systems.” Today it is “you can’t have nuclear weapons”. In a world and a neighborhood populated by hostile states who already possess nuclear weapons what is Iran expected to use as a deterrent against invasion – tomatoes?

To paraphrase a quote:

“First they bombed Iran, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t an Iranian.”

“Then they bombed Pakistan, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Pakistani.”

“Then they bombed me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

Let there be no doubt. Those who raise such threats against other nations themselves pose a greater threat to peace and prosperity.  A wise man once put it well:

Of course, wisdom becomes a negotiable asset around election time.

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