Nuclear Iran, Reloaded

In the Reloaded version of my blog, I'll write about Iran, its nuclear program, its culture, and most importantly, myself.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Hoder says: "Iran Needs Nuclear Weapons"

Hoder, a well-known Persian blogger, has recently written a piece in his blog at WashingtonPost.com about Iran's nuclear program. In his piece, he says that he thinks Iran needs a nuclear bomb to strengthen herself against the not-so-talked-about threats of the nuclear countries in the region, namely, Pakistan, India, and even China. He also suggests that Iran should normalize its relations with Israel and the U.S., which, in my opinion, is easier said than done.

I strongly oppose what he says:

Iran does not need a nuclear weapon to defend herself, simply because a nuclear weapon would pave the way for US and Israeli forces to occupy Iran. (Iran will not have enough time to produce enough bombs to counter the threats posed by US and Israel).

What Iran needs is to master the technology of producing fuel for nuclear reactors (which is undeniably in accordance with her rights, her international obligations, and NPT). 'Being able to enrich uranium' is as deterrent as 'having a nuclear bomb', but not as dangerous. It is deterrent because you can build it whenever you are under attack, and this prevents the aggressors from thinking about attacking you.

This also explains why the American officials are so keen on hindering Iranian progress in this matter.

In contrary to what has been and is being propagated in the media, Iran's peaceful nuclear program will be a source of stability in the region (and may end the US showndown in the region). Without it, Iran will be attacked, sooner or later.

The best way to solve this manufactured crisis is to involve in dialogue with Iran about implementing a more intrusive/extensive inspection mechanism that guarantees the compliance with NPT.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hoder is an asshole

Thu Aug 24, 11:29:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Winston said...

Well, this regime agent (AKA Hoder) is clearly telling us where he is coming from.

I am trying not to hate him more than this though........

Fri Aug 25, 02:16:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Hugo said...

There is another sensible reason why Iran does not need nuclear weapons, which is that Iran already benefits from a pretty good supremacy compared to its neighbors and other countries in the region given its vast size and natural resources. Getting nuclear weapons would very likely ignite an arms race and prompt other countries in the region to seek the nuclear option as well, thereby completely leveling the strategic field. In a nuclear-armed view of the world, it doesn't matter if your country is more powerful by conventional means than the surrounding countries. All that matters is deterrence caused by the threat of second strike. Therefore, Iran has more to gain in terms of its influence in the region by advocating for a nuclear-free region (which they are) than by seeking access to nuclear weapons.

Fri Aug 25, 04:39:00 PM 2006  
Blogger ArEdhel said...

I like to believe america is inflating this issue. From what i hear, Iran is pursuing nuclear energy.

America has offered an "incentive package" AHAHAHAHA

according to the "package". america would personally supply the materials neccessary to create nuclear energy. Why would iran want a foreign government to have direct influence over their infastructure?

it is not like Iran and America have years of freindship. We all know america would withhold these materials in the event of a conflict...

Why would iran want that?

Tue Aug 29, 10:14:00 AM 2006  

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