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Does Any Country Have The Right To Tell Another Country What They Can Or Can't Do?

Little Angel 2012/03/03 17:28:43

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday he will not set "red lines" for military action against Iran, insisting he wanted to preserve the Jewish state's freedom to maneuver.


"I have not set down red lines to the United States and will not set down red lines," he said. "I want to reserve Israel's freedom to maneuver in light of threats, every country would demand that."


Netanyahu
arrived in Canada on Friday ahead of White House talks next week
expected to focus on halting Iran's controversial nuclear drive.


Shortly after his arrival in Ottawa, Netanyahu met privately with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a keen backer of Israel. He was to travel on to Washington on Sunday.


At a news conference with Harper,
Netanyahu laid out Israel's demands for Iran: to dismantle its
underground nuclear facility in Qom, stop uranium enrichment and get rid
of all enriched material in Iran beyond what would allow it to make
medical isotopes or generate nuclear power.


Harper said he wants to see a "peaceful resolution" to the Iran nuclear threat.


Netanyahu and Obama are to meet
Monday and are expected to discuss further measures to slow or halt
Iran's nuclear program, which Israel views as its greatest strategic
threat.


Western nations have stepped up
sanctions on Iran, accusing it of pursuing nuclear weapons in the guise
of a peaceful program, charges denied by Tehran.

Would we let other Countries tell us what we could or couldn't develop in our Country?


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  • CHUCK - Liberal in Seattle 2012/05/02 17:08:52
    CHUCK - Liberal in Seattle
    +1
    Hell no, but unfortunately we try! Why? Damn if I know!
  • wildcat 2012/04/22 03:04:14
    wildcat
    Yes, plain and simple yes.
    We told Saddam to to kill his own people. Can we not tell another country that they cannot conduct another Holocaust? Countries cannot develop WMD's. Countries cannot develop chemical warfare.
  • Nameless 2012/04/21 18:08:35
    Nameless
    Well, if a country is receiving large amounts of aid from another country, then they better consider what they do. Since this question is not as vague as it is presented and is more directed at whether or not Iran should be able to have nuclear power plants and such, the answer is "Yes, of course." However, they should be willing to allow observers in to ensure that is all that is being done. This world has far too many nuclear weapons, already and one being fired in the Middle East is just a recipe for catastrophe. By the way, Israel should not have them, either.
  • RogerCoppock 2012/04/21 18:00:27 (edited)
    RogerCoppock
    +1
    No single country by itself can command another country.

    A confederation of countries like the UN. NATO, AU, or the OAS can.
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/04/21 17:32:40
  • Denny 2012/04/21 16:47:40
    Denny
    Depends on who has the biggest bombs.
  • aazeen 2012/04/21 16:42:23
  • TheTailor 2012/03/23 13:13:11
    TheTailor
    +1
    "Would we let other Countries tell us what we could or couldn't develop in our Country?"

    Well lets look a little closer. If we told the world that we were going to kill everyone that wasn't willing to bow to our demands, then I suspect we should logically expect to be attacked. That's what Iran is doing, starting with Israel, so let's keep the question in context. The accurate question would be:

    "Would we let other Countries tell us what we could or couldn't develop in our Country if we were threatening the safety of the world?"
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/03/21 23:59:14 (edited)
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    If they did, there would not be so many wars, so NO, they do it for reasons, but that does not mean they have the right, they assume the right.
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2012/03/21 22:10:10
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    +1
    No! If another nation had wanted to stop us from making the A-Bomb...........would we have complied?

    And what if there should be a 'civil' type war here, would obama allow Iran to come over and help put us down?
  • merlinskiss 2012/03/21 21:28:46
    merlinskiss
    +1
    No more so than an anti abortionist has the right to tell a Pro lifer what is right or wrong. Unless one inflicts itself on the other, it remains a question of free choice. Cross the line and you become a threat to one or the other.
  • Dagon 2012/03/15 17:40:22
  • Wonder Woman 2012/03/12 17:38:25
  • tea for you 2012/03/12 17:17:59
    tea for you
    +2
    NO they cannot and at the same time expect their friends to die for their paranoid ideals .Iran is not capable of NUKES. Israel is the biggest threat in the middle east. Nobody knows what they will do. They shoot children throwing rocks , that is overreation and deadly
  • Dagon tea for... 2012/03/15 17:41:38
  • tea for... Dagon 2012/03/15 19:15:08
    tea for you
    a 10 & 11 year old child against a fully armoured soldier trained to kill . Please stay away from our children
  • Dagon tea for... 2012/03/15 19:18:27
  • tea for... Dagon 2012/03/15 20:13:00
    tea for you
    you should be banned from school yards and play grounds . BTW American soldiers didn't fight the Hitler Youth , That was the Canadians and Aussies. Mostly Americans tagged along behind with the British for clean up.
  • Dagon tea for... 2012/03/16 02:44:57
  • Superman 2012/03/09 15:19:13 (edited)
    Superman
    +1
    Every nation has the right to work in the interests of its citizens. This is a really silly question.

    If Israel is concerned that Iran could go nuclear and believe the a nuclear Iran with threaten the lives of its citizens then of course they should do everything in their power to try and stop it. And if Iran is just developing nuclear technology for energy production then they should keep on trying to do that while trying to honestly be transparent and relieve any fears neighbors may have.

    If these two self interests run against each other then we have conflict. Thats how the world works on a micro and macro level.

    Lets say Iran is working toward nuclear weapons and Israel just sits back and does nothing and in 6 years we see a mushroom cloud and hundreds of thousands of dead Israelis? Whats the response to that given the discussion we're having now? Oops?

    Going back to WWII you have the Japanese view of Americas role in trade before we entered the war and they decided to fight back for what they viewed as harmful to them. Pearl Harbor. So then we fought back.

    In the age we live in even internal national affairs are no longer just internal in effect. US builds weapons then nation x or y is going to be uncomfortable about it. France does x to affect its economy, even...



    Every nation has the right to work in the interests of its citizens. This is a really silly question.

    If Israel is concerned that Iran could go nuclear and believe the a nuclear Iran with threaten the lives of its citizens then of course they should do everything in their power to try and stop it. And if Iran is just developing nuclear technology for energy production then they should keep on trying to do that while trying to honestly be transparent and relieve any fears neighbors may have.

    If these two self interests run against each other then we have conflict. Thats how the world works on a micro and macro level.

    Lets say Iran is working toward nuclear weapons and Israel just sits back and does nothing and in 6 years we see a mushroom cloud and hundreds of thousands of dead Israelis? Whats the response to that given the discussion we're having now? Oops?

    Going back to WWII you have the Japanese view of Americas role in trade before we entered the war and they decided to fight back for what they viewed as harmful to them. Pearl Harbor. So then we fought back.

    In the age we live in even internal national affairs are no longer just internal in effect. US builds weapons then nation x or y is going to be uncomfortable about it. France does x to affect its economy, eventually it will have an effect on other nations. And a mixture of diplomacy and conflict is how situations between nations is handled.

    So while Iran can try and do whatever it wants to do within its own borders to think that other nations shouldn't care or shouldn't try to do something about it is naive.

    I thought one of the biggest issues for some people was "how the world views us" right? What we do internall and externally made other nations "hate" us? Why should Iran be held to any different a standard?
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  • wolfshadow 2012/03/09 06:17:38 (edited)
    wolfshadow
    +1
    No but the countries have a right to defend themselves. There is a word for when countries disagree. It's called war. And if Iran keeps trying to build a nuclear weapon, they will be at war with Israel... who already has them.

    The US on the other hand loves to tell other countries what to do.
  • Dagon wolfshadow 2012/03/15 17:42:45 (edited)
  • wolfshadow Dagon 2012/03/16 22:04:59
    wolfshadow
    +1
    And sanity...
  • Dagon wolfshadow 2012/03/16 22:42:32
  • All American 2012/03/09 05:16:54
    All American
    +1
    Might makes right.
  • atomikmom 2012/03/09 03:13:51
    atomikmom
    +1
    No, not unless the other country asks for it. Otherwise BUT!!!OUT!!!
  • Little Angel 2012/03/09 02:14:36
    Little Angel
    +1
    We can tell Iran that they can't have nuclear weapons??? Now who gives us that right? We make whatever weapons we want regardless of any other Country not wanting us to make them. Let's see now...can we think of some more ways to make the rest of the World hate us more? I got it...let's see how many more Countries we can invade with the pretext of helping them or looking for weapons of "Mass Destruction:!
  • Dagon Little ... 2012/03/15 17:44:04
  • Malachi 2012/03/04 22:13:49
    Malachi
    The gospel of Yeshua HaMashiah is the fragrance of life, to those that are being saved, we are the fragrance of life,but to the unbeliever, the gospel and christians are the smell of death to those that reject the life giving grace of God because they have chosen death for themselves.
  • Diana 2012/03/04 15:35:03
    Diana
    +1
    Yes,I think countries have the right to step in when people are being are being abused
    or tortured and when countries are being threatened.We have to stop the bullies of this world.
  • gary 2012/03/04 08:01:13
  • Ken 2012/03/04 04:31:30
    Ken
    Only if they are a threat.
  • soland 2012/03/04 03:41:38
    soland
    +1
    in this case i stand behind Israel. If that was Iran making demands you wouldn't have asked this question right. Its a problem for Israel to make demands. its not a problem for America to make demands and go into every other country and tell them what to do. But wait til our country is being told what to do.
  • Dagon soland 2012/03/15 17:45:09
  • D.C. Willis 2012/03/04 00:51:46
    D.C. Willis
    +2
    No, we need to mind our business and everyone else mind theirs.

    That way when the time comes for action against another country it will not need to be debated, we will all be in agreement.
  • Barbara Hasler 2012/03/04 00:36:49
    Barbara Hasler
    +2
    Perhaps if we were dealing with a civilized country and not one that is an obsessive dictatorship governed by the brutal Sharia Law, diplomatic settlements could be reached. Unfortunately such a country as Iran will promise anything you want and laugh behind your back while doing so. Historically the Muslim countries leave a lot to be desired as far as being truthful in concerned.
  • Gregaj7 2012/03/04 00:28:02
    Gregaj7
    +1
    That all depends on who's truly running either one. Many "nations", which are really municipal-corporations controlled by the International Bankers, under international bankruptcy, are not run internally, but externally. the muni-corp's UNITED STATES and ISRAEL are two such entities. People truly need to comprehend this, and it is extremely irritating when they don't, or will debate/argue its validity, when it couldn't be more obvious.
  • AndrewTally 2012/03/04 00:17:56
    AndrewTally
    It's all very well anti-interventionists saying everyone should mind their own buisness - but that's kinda missing the point.

    This form of laziness could have led to the Iraqi Kurdish population being completely wiped out and could have meant Milosevic got his own waynd many other fascist dictators got their own way.
  • fisherman 2012/03/03 22:48:42
    fisherman
    why not ? we got a president thats doing the same thing here .
  • Nightmusic 2012/03/03 22:17:38
    Nightmusic
    +2
    If Iran has the right to develop nucleur weapons to kill the Jews, the Jews have a right to defend themselves, no? Or does your right for countries to do what they want extend to everyone but Israel?

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