Saddam, with his powerful conventional army without nukes, hanged, his children and grandchildren shot dead.
Gaddaffi, powerful conventional army gave up his nukes, raped and murdered, his children dead or mutilated.
Assad, powerful conventional army, fighting for his life.
Kim Jong Un, safe behind his nukes, mocks Obama.
Add the multi-millenia Arab/Persian rivalry, the millenia long Sunni/Shia struggle, and Iran's struggle against Western domination.
What reason would Iran have to stop pursuing nukes? In fact, Iran needs nukes to survive.
israel israeli ,
2. Are you serious?
If they make a bomb, they wont use it. How quickly people forget the lessons from the cold war. If it is to be used, it will be the end of all of Iran. Quit spewing venom!
Israel is just looking for a reason to start WW3. As a sign of good faith, they should get rid off all of their nukes before Iran has to suspend enrichment.
4. If Israel and Pakistan can have the bomb
why can't Iran?
Giora Me'ir ,
5. Mike 3- what "lesson" from Cold War?
Simplistic thinking. Cold War and the Iranian threat have nothing in common. The Shiite theocracy in Iran has nothing in common with the Soviet thug state. MAD restrained the Soviets because they were rational (more or less), but the Iranian theocracy is apocalyptic (ever hear of the Hidden Mahdi?).
Stephen in New York
6. To #2: The Cold War Was Between Adversaries That..
...did not seek martyrdom.
7. Nr 2
There are Selfdestructive Personalities,
who if they dont achieve what they want,
wont let other/Rivals either get what they want.
Such Personalities are Suicidal.
8. iron oxide conversion is just another ploy
Iran needs more time to get its new centrifuges working. It needs more time to deal with the crisis in Syria and Lebanon whilst it enhances its capability of breakout from 20% to 90%. It is not interested in more time for negotiations just more time to build the bomb and the capacity to deliver it.
9. Iran has always been determined to have nuclear weapons
what needs to be further understood is that iran is pursuing a duel track in its pursuit to acquire nuclear weapons. one is through uranium enrichment, the other is the plutonium bomb at arak.
obama's many spokespeople, who mostly work for think tanks, are doing all in their power to diminish and deny the iranian nuclear threat. others claim that in fact, iran is already a nuclear power.
it is quite obvious that obama has every intention to pursue a policy of "containment" despite all previous promises to stop iran's nuclear weapons program. hence, israel will be left on her own to deal with this calamity one way or another.
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,
10. Iran determined
to get bomb dropped on Tehran? Are they crazy !
11. 70M Iranians suffer sanctions due to Israel's presence
12. And the idiotic comment of the day goes to... #11!
13. The only interesting thing about this article is, that it's
considered (at the very beginning) an "Analysis":
what the heck is there to "analyse"?! They said they want the bomb, they said what for and they're doing it.
I guess had it been 1937-39 people like
Ron B. would've spent many sleepless nights "analysing" Mr.Hitlers true intentions, only: he wrote them down, black on white, for all to see.
How dumb can we pretend to be?
14. Look who's talking, the americans...
Who actually USED atomic bombs on Japan killing 250000 people.
15. ISLAM AND THE CRIMINAL, SHITTE, REGIME IN TEHRAN
THE CRIMINAL REGIME IN TEHRAN EVEN DOES NOT LISTEN TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS UNTIL NOW. THEY HAVE ALREADY COMMITTED SO MANY CRIMES THAT THEY CAN BE EXECUTED, IF NEEDED, A SERVICE AND A FAVOR TO THE IRANIAN PEOPLE AND TO THE REST OF MANKIND.
SJOERD VAN DER VELDE ,
HOORN NH, HOLLAND
16. To # 11
... and numerous Ynet visitors suffer reading Steve Benassi's moronic posts.
17. Iran is simply replacing obsolete equipment with better ones
The important thing is all this is happening under the gaze of IAEA monitoring cameras, while ALL Israeli nuclear activities are secret and suspect. This author specializes in innuendo, gossiping and making outlandish claims about Iran's legal and open nuclear activities. If this author "knows" what Iran is doing, then Iran is not keeping any secrets about its legal activities.
18. Feras # 14
Japan started the war. MANY more Japanese would have died had we not used the bomb and been forced to invade them.
Left Coast, USA
19. AS EXPECTED.............................
26th.February is when the 5+1 meet Iranians.What could be a better timing of the above article than this?Usage of word 'determined' draws attention of an ordinary reader of the actual intent of the article.
One thing is for certain........................no one will do anything to Iran as it forges ahead with its civilian Nuclear programme.
20. Ayatollahist Nuke
The fanatical Islamist-Jihadists-Ayatollahists are hellbent on attaining their nukes. Those who think they don't are just fooling themselves or sleeping. They have threatened to wipe Israel off the Map of the world. They are feverishly working on their nukes for the sole purpose of vaporizing Israel. This is the existential threat that Israel faces. Time is running out. Israel cannot depend on any entity to stop this deadly menace. Israel alone will have to defend its nation from any existential threats. Religious Fanatics are tinkering on nukes to accomplish their evil intentions.
21. Nuclear Conflict
To prepare for Defense of Israel and neutralisation of Iran and others the Jews needa huge military presence in the Jordan Valley and Judae and Samariah.Arabs who have the capacity to live with the Jews will be Protected and have socioeconomic equality in Mega Cities and Farmlands.
22. Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East
Israel is the state that brought the Nuclear Virus in the Middle East. Now Iran wants to have and all other neighboring states will follow the same path. The Middle East must be free of Nuclear Weapons.