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By Rebecca Gourley
Renton 

Iran getting nukes is not a threat

Letter to the Editor

 


To the Editor:

Everyone is concerned about Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. But when it comes down to it, what would they do with these weapons if they did have them? Maybe the better question to ask is what they wouldn’t do. They wouldn’t attack us or our allies, and they wouldn’t give atomic weapons to Al Qaeda. How can we be so sure that they wouldn’t do these things? Three words: the Cold War.

The Cold War era has proved that nuclear weapons (when acquired by more than one country) have only been used as deterrence to warfare. The United States and USSR spent more time testing weapons in their own countries and colonies than they did on planning an assault on each other. It’...



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