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A Further Answer-The Awful Truth About Nuclear Power and the Ambitions of Prideful Mankind

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Dec 28, 2009 at 19:06

I have now had a chance to take another look at your exposition, and to consider it at a greater length than was done by my first answer. Yes, I do remember our earlier exchange, and as to its fruitfulness, that remains to be seen.

It is not hard to continually mention Iran's nuclear ambitions, for it is a topic of considerable discussion, from Iran's diffident attitude towards a wondering world's (it's not just Israel that has a problem with it) anxiety of how to manage the already complex Middle East situation after Iran does obtain its own nuclear option, to the response of the other nuclear powers (Pakistan and India have to wonder out loud as well) in the region.

You speak of hypocrisy on a grand scale, and indeed there is much to go around. Let us remember that Iran has been playing out a grand scheme of its own since its revolution from the rule of the Shah, and now they have their new dissidents reacting to the current government. Add to that the invectives hurled at Israel, of the stated (not just an allegation) intent of Iran wanting to 'wipe Israel off the map.' In the supposition that there is a nuclear capability in Israel, would you prefer a retaliatory strike from Israel, or Iran?

I have never hear Israel publically comment on the number of warheads they may (or may not) have, to be used in defense of an overwhelming power that may decide to overrun Israel in concert with the stated Iranian intentions. Tha remains to be seen. Further, only in your disdain of Christianity do you label 'evangelists' as power-hungry oppressors of the 'Palestinians' in Israel ready to wield nuclear power, showing that you do not really understand who Yeshua HaMashiach is, or why the Holy Bible has placed Israel in the precarious position we see today in spite of Christian evangelism.

Now, it is a correct proposition that it is natural for Iran to seek 'nukes,' but not for the reasons you have supposed. Nuclear power is the envy of every nation since the Nazis tried to develop the weaponized version for world dominion decades ago, and the stolen technology the Soviets used for the same aims. We have already mentioned some of the others. Strangely, the United States of America did develop the weaponized version, to be used to END the Second World War, not to provoke its beginning.

The question is begged then - who will start the nuclear conflict, and who will end it? Look at the prevailing rhetoric and draw your own conclusion, for I am sure I will not be able to convince you otherwise, outside of pointing you to the Holy Bible and its truth about who will use the awful power left in the hands of those who cannot control their own destiny, let alone the world's.

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