Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
"... and the Ukraine disarmed and..."Please do NOT put a
"the" before Ukraine. About 21 years ago the Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics (USSR) collapsed and the "the" went into the ash heap of
history."Let 2014 be the year we move decidedly toward a..."
I firmly believe the world would be a LESS safe place if the United States and
Israel had no nuclear deterrent.But that's just my opinion.
Get rid of nuclear weapons? The letter writer should understand a little more
history. We in the U.S. do not fear the nuclear weapons of countries like
Britain or France. It is the threat coming from unstable and non-democratic
countries like Iran, Pakistan, North Korea and of course Russia, that pose a
threat. Until and unless nuclear weapons are taken away from countries like
that, the U.S. would be irresponsible to get rid of our weapons. And, trying to
de-nuclearize the world would be a lot like trying to disarm the world from
guns. Not going to happen. There would be no way to verify all weapons are
destroyed no matter what UN world agreement was reached. Countries would always
hold some weapons hiddin in their arsenal.
The US needs should never get rid of its nukes. What if the need arises to
quickly reduce the worlds population to a few hundred million?
IF we get rid of all nuclear deterrents... the world is right back were we were
when we were fighting world wars like WWI and WWII every few years, where the
only limit is the number of troops your leaders are willing to sacrifice to take
a hill or to conquer your neighboring country, or to defend your country from a
conquering neighbor.Nuclear weapons (unused) are a "good"
thing. And if we ever get to the point where we are actually using them... then
I suspect that the situation is way out of control and would have been even
WORSE if we didn't have them at all.---Disarm other
countries all you want, I don't care. But don't try to disarm
America. We already have enough sworn enemies who would LOVE for us to have no
nuclear deterrent or even a military if they had THEIR way. But I suspect
every nation feels the way I do... so don't hold your breath expecting all
nations to disarm (not matter how well intentioned that notion is).
Unfortunatley this will never be more than a bunch of talk. Neither Republican
nor Democrat will ever muster up the courage to dismantle nukes.
I don't think it's unfortunate that this is just a bunch of talk.
I'm glad it's just talk and not reality.It would be VERY
unfortunate for my family IF America decided to disarm itself and not defend us.
There are lots of groups that would LOVE to see America destroyed. And all
they need is for us to be defenseless to feel they have the green light to act
on their dreams.This may all just be a bunch of talk from sappy
people who think disarming America would instantly bring peace, prosperity,
puppys and rainbows to the world... But there is an ugly side to the world, and
it's not just idle chatter like this is.As long as we keep this
on the level of idle chatter... I'm OK with it. But try to actually do
it... that's a different. I'm glad neither side in Washington is
stupid enough to seriously listen to this or actually dismantle our nukes.Either side proposes taking this from idle chatter to actual policy...
and they will be voted out.
Maintaining a superior stock of weaponry deters enemies from attacking. They
know we can blow them away if they do. Take that away and the enemy will be at
our doorstep. A nuclear arsenal is the best peacekeeping asset that the US can
possess. It means annihilation of anyone that attacks, or even tries to attack
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