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Old 2012-11-26, 16:02   Link #99
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Originally Posted by ogon_bat View Post
I somehow agree on the Nuke thing, but only in part, nukes will mean that your country will not be invaded, or that it will be destroyed so quickly you will not be able to say Carthage before the last bomb has exploded. Well, maybe you will be able to say Sodom and Gomorrah.
Nukes will deter a conventional invasion, but wouldn't stop something like the
current "Arab Spring" rebellions (unless the dictator wants to nuke their own

Note that the U.S.S.R. had nukes aplenty, but still collapsed.

These days, the internet and the cell phone are a bigger threat to a dictatorship
than a foreign army, since greater communication empowers rebel movements.

Though if the dictatorship supports terrorism, all bets are off. Which is why
terrorist-supporting states like Iran & Pakistan are so hot to have a nuclear
security blanket.

Nukes would also give Iran even more ability to bully its neighbors. Which is why
Saudi Arabia will try to acquire nukes if Iran gets the bomb:

All the more reason to stop Iran from getting the bomb. The big question is;
What's the best way to go about it?
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