Are you for nuclear weapons?

Posted by: CannedBread

I think they are pretty neat. What do you think?

  • Yes

  • No

53% 9 votes
47% 8 votes
  • Having nuclear weapons and using them for deterrence is what has kept the peace throughout history. Believing abolishing all nuclear weapons will bring peace, is simply folly. There will always be some countries who will threaten our way of life. By having nuclear weapons we can keep peace by mutually assured destruction.

    Posted by: Prole
  • Nuclear weapons are far better than the runner up. You can also use nuclear weapons for semi/non lethal attacks. They are also the best thing if you see an asteroid at the last moment, if it is small explode it, if it is large deflect it.

  • we need for protection

  • If a country is too stubborn in a decision, you pin them back to obedience with this phenomenon.

  • Whoever said they have kept peace throughtout history, we have only had them a few decades which doesnt qualify as "throughout history". In the miniscule time weve had them they cause several diplomatic disasters, destroyed two cities, almost accidently went off an unacceptably high number of times, and started a decades long cold was that you can argue isnt even over. Mutually assured destruction is not a way to keep peace. If you have to have that for peace it isnt really peace.

    Posted by: Stefy
  • If all countries got rid of their nuclear weapons (hypothetically), then we wouldn't need to worry about deterrence and we wouldn't have to waste money and time maintaining them.

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lavachima says2015-04-29T18:09:21.7720838-05:00
Bombs are very bad.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-29T18:11:02.7920838-05:00
Yeah, the only things that can save us from asteroids are bad. (sarcasm)
CommunistDog says2015-04-29T18:13:59.9634838-05:00
Lava makes a valid point. Although, bombs are good depending on some circumstances. If no nuclear bombs were made, then I would be all in for lava's opinion.
McHitler says2015-04-29T18:24:13.3917805-05:00
Had they not been previously speckled into every major country's arsenal, I would oppose nuclear weaponry. Unfortunately, many countries possess these highly destructive (and potentially catastrophic) missiles. They're now (thankfully) used to discourage war.
CannedBread says2015-04-29T18:33:01.6457529-05:00
Mchitler, yeah but they are still super cool.
CannedBread says2015-04-29T18:35:13.6078447-05:00
Also just in case you are wondering the picture for the yes category is a B83 nuclear missile. It is the nuclear device currently in the United States arsenal, with a blast radius of 1.2 megatons.
CannedBread says2015-04-29T18:38:26.0512881-05:00
Plus the thumbnail is the Minuteman 1, which is a 1 megaton missile. Both the Minuteman 1, and the B83 is more powerful then the Russians Topol nuclear weapon, which only has a blast of 800 kilotons.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-30T07:37:31.1531458-05:00
"If no nuclear bombs were made, then I would be all in for lava's opinion." I am very glad nuclear weapons are made, if it wasn't for them we would have every country using thermobaric ballistic missiles. And just so you know, nuclear weapons have non/semi lethal uses. Thermobaric weapons do not.
debate_power says2015-04-30T15:00:29.2665022-05:00
If you use them to destroy asteroids, they don't have to be considered weapons.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-30T15:06:24.3426544-05:00
"a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage." Definition of weapon. If you blow up an asteroid, you are causing physical damage to the asteroid.
CannedBread says2015-04-30T15:56:54.1666978-05:00
Also what is every bodies favorite nuclear weapon? Not referring to strength or yield. Mine is the Castle Bravo, Largest nuclear weapon ever tested by the United States.
CannedBread says2015-04-30T15:57:38.7520694-05:00
It was 15 megatons.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-30T15:59:40.4804300-05:00
I prefer smaller more accurate nuclear weapons. Larger nuclear weapons are quite inefficient. A thousand small nukes destroy 8 times the area as one thousand times stronger nuke.

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