Friday, June 02, 2006

Just Like Gun Control

The UN has had another brilliant brainstorm.

"Let's outlaw Nukes."

I can see it now.

"When nukes are outlawed, only outlaw nations will have nukes."

You know that's how it's going to work. There are nations that are going to want Nukes even if they don't need them, and small nations may see them as a means of compensating for their small militaries, especially if the big countries don't have them.

As long as nations feel threatened (like Israel does) or have imperial designs (as Iran does), these nations are going to want nuclear weapons and will probably find a way to get them.

Secondly, not all nations with Nukes are equally dangerous. I am not overly concerned about Russia's, India's or Israel's nukes; I am somewhat concerned about China and Pakistan having them; but the thought of a nuclear Iran or (someday in the future) nuclear Saudi Arabia is truly frightening. It depends on what they want the nukes for, defense or offense. Also, the old Soviets were imperialistic, but at the end of the day they wanted to live. The Jihadists are perfectly willing to die and that makes them doubly dangerous with nukes because they do not fear being killed in the inescapable counterstrike.

It would be great if we could get rid of nukes, but to put it simply, it isn't going to happen. Somebody, somewhere is always going to have one. It is another case of voting 99,999 votes for peace, 1 for war: war wins! The decision for a nuclear free world, like the decision for peace must be unanimous and sincere, as one "Nay" vote, by simple reality, can veto every "Aye" vote on the planet with these issues. Or to paraphrase what I believe was said by Robert A. Heinlein "The decision by the sheep to require all animals to be vegetarians is pointless if the wolf doesn't want to go along." (I remember this but cannot find the exact quote.)

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not forget who the UN has had in charge of human rights lately. It's like having Ted Kennedy as the lifguard at the Y.
Tom C

12:31 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

Oh, good grief. The UN is just getting ridiculous lately. Hopefully, the US will soon take the UN for what it is - and get out!

4:27 PM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

Same rules apply here that do regular gun control. the criminals won't give them up ... when are you guys gonna give that Useless organization the boot?

10:32 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I don't even know how anyone can believe this idiotic logic!! Yikes!!

10:41 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Tom C and rebekah, the UN is an outfit designed to defeat its own purpose.

abf We'll quit about the same time Canada does, sadly

lmc the problem is they are not using logic but are stuck in a kindergarten mentality.

10:52 PM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Well said, Shoprat.
I couldn't agree more.

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