The BBC is reporting that
Iranian media say the country has successfully launched its first rocket capable of reaching space.
If true, this is sure to ruffle more than a few feathers around the world. The possibility of them straping a nuclear weapon to the end of one of these is what is frightening to many.
I’ve always felt a bit of sympathy for aspiring nuclear countries. Maybe it is because I’ve a general disdain for bullies. I’ve never bought into the logic that it is ok for the United States to have the largest nuclear arsenal in the world (capable of destroying the world, many, many times over) and then tell other countries they better not even try to obtain them. On top of that, the United States remains the only country to have used a nuclear weapon – and we don’t have such a great track record as far as nonviolence is concerned. We invaded Iraq for practically no reason – why should Iran feel safe?
All I’m saying is that if I were Iran, I’d want nuclear weapons. We should be setting the example, not being the biggest bully in the world.