dls wrote:We are about to vote (by now have voted) to renew Trident.
It has always seemed to me that Yes, we have had relative peace, but No, I cannot see how that can be ascribed to nuclear deterrence.
Another thought to day is the argument for deterrence has striking similarities with the arguments put forward by the gun lobby in the US.
In essence, you make people so afraid of you that they dare not start a fight.
I am not sure how far it has got the USA.
atticus wrote:If having a grasp of the firearms issue in the states means putting up with regular mass murders, then I am delighted to let you sneer at me.
In respect of the nuclear issue, consider the cold war if the West had no nukes at all and the USSR did.
atticus wrote:You may think me tiresome; but so very much worse than tiresome is the daily slaughter committed in the US by people wielding guns. So very much worse than tiresome is the fact that kids in kindergarten are given survival training in practice lockdowns. So very much worse than tiresome is the number of shootings by people acting in erm "self defence" of people who are unarmed.
Yes, shooter, sneer on.
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