Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Double standard argument defeated

Now that North Korea has unabashedly joining the nuclear club, be prepared to hear the tired old arguments about the West’s double standard regarding nukes.

“Israel has nukes, India has nukes, why don’t we threaten them with sanctions?”

This argument is akin to asking why it’s okay for an upright citizen to own a gun, but not okay for a deranged psychopath with a history violence to own one.

India and Israel are both democracies. Both have open and free press’, open borders and neither poses a threat to its neighbors, provided they are not attacked. Despite all of the bluster from Arabs, they know they have nothing to fear over Israeli nuclear capabilities. They know that so long as they don’t attack Israel and threaten its very existence, Israel would never even consider the use of such weapons. Ditto for India, who has never invaded any of its neighbors, save for protecting its territory from the privations of fundamentalist Pakistan.

This is not the case with North Korea or Iran (or Pakistan, which is already nuclear), all countries with expansionist dreams of dominating and bullying their neighbors and spreading their violent, totalitarian ideologies, be they secular or Islamic.

Anybody who makes the “unfair” argument is either an idiot, or is not interested in a rational discussion about the dangers of nuclear proliferation but rather in scoring points against Israel, or both.


Blogger airforcewife said...

Yeah, but I get tired of making the argument you did all the time. It tires me. People don't want to see the truth.

So sometimes I resort to the Mother's argument... "LIFE'S NOT FAIR!"

which really doesn't help the case any, but people need to stop being stupid if they want to be treated like someone who's smart.

4:03 PM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

That's a good point. You really have to be an idiot or blatantly anti-Israel or anti-American to compare the two democracies to NK or Iran.

9:41 AM  

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