Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Should Nuclear Weapons be abolished?

Do nuclear weapons make the world less secure?

Is full denuclearization feasible?

 
IhartU

Asked by IhartU at 7:56 AM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Level 27 (31,412 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (21)
  • I think that maybe in the future it is possible. But, there will ALWAYS be some sneaky country who is building a bomb in secrecy. You don't want any single country to feel as if they have a special nuclear bomb that no one else has. That would be the untimate power struggle. Most countries have them for protection anyway.

    Funny that countries have to measure penis size....i mean weapon size.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:11 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Sorry to post anon but you know?

    Weapons=Testosterone. As long as testosterone exist then weapons too!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:08 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Excellent observation Anon!
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 8:09 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Thanks IhartU. And I thought that I was going to be made fun of...whew!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:12 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Should they be abolished?


    NOPE!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:16 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I'm kind of torn... in a way we need them to be secure, but then I fear that technology falling into the wrong hands and causing WWW 3.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 8:20 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Correct me if I'm wrong but right now the only threat we have is Iran which makes me nervous. The Iranian president has made it clear that his nation won't dismantle.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:27 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • No, it would not be possible to enforce it world wide. Its not as though the whole world would lose their desire if we got rid of ours. Its called mutually assured destruction
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:29 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • IhartU

    The technology has been there for the past 50+ years, so the nuclear threat has been there for quite some time--it's what prompted the Cold War--countries stock piling and pointing their nuclear arms at each other.

    The stronger we APPEAR to be, the less likely others will feel the need to "start trouble" for fear of retaliation--unless, of course, you are an extremely liberal President and you have a wacky North Korean dictator suffering from Napoleon ("Little Man") syndrome!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:30 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Shame that it comes down to 'my nuke is bigger than your nuke' mentality!
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 8:39 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN