Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
I wouldn't say that I feel hurt, but I am troubled by this fatalistic attitude. So long as we keep operating from a Win-Lose perspective, will we not basically fulfill our own prophecies? It is my understanding the the Iranian government wants nuclear warheads as a political deterrent towards antagonist foreign powers (the U.S, Israel).
Indeed. Few people realize that the United States remains the only power to use nuclear weapons as an act of war (i.e., Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII), and so other countries of the world have a valid reason to be fearful, as well as view the U.S. as a nation of hypocrits.
This is not to say that I think that Iran should have nuclear weapons, but only that when the Western powers say, "we can have nukes, but you can't," then it is no surprise that those who can't might simply flip them the bird.