I personally think we should not adopt a moralistic attitude when considering Israel’s very obvious attempt to be as technologically competitive as possible in military and economic terms. As long as we are willing to extend the same favour to its rivals, that is.

By Stefano Vaj on Nov 19, 2012 at 12:05pm

Israel is essential to the progress of humanity.  What’s depressing is the growing hostility to Israel by the nations all around it.  The one nation Israel and the U.S. were basically counting on, and which was the most “Western” in it’s views (outside of the U.A.E.,) and which is a strong military power, today announced Israel as a “Terrorist State.”

Israel must remain safe, and this is ‘very’ bad news for the entire world to even here this kind of language, never mind that it may imply the break-up of a decent relationship between Turkey and the West, and a move toward the more radical elements developing in so many nations around Israel.

By Kevin George Haskell on Nov 20, 2012 at 5:24pm

Are you seriously implying that the “progress of humanity” is going to stop should Israel ever be defeated?! Hey, were this true you should consider nuking all its neighbours and intern its western critics, just to keep on the safe side… grin

By Stefano Vaj on Nov 22, 2012 at 6:33am

Stefano Vaj, I should rephrase that and say that Irael is essential for ‘greatly speeding up’ the progress of humanity.

As to nuking their neighbors, if they or the U.S. don’t use conventional weapons to destroy Iran’s attemt to build their own nuclear weapons, and very soon,  then the possibility of Israel having to nuke them, and any other large local nation that supports Iran, may be a very real scenario. 

The best way to reduce civilian casualties is to attack now.

By Kevin George Haskell on Nov 23, 2012 at 7:10pm

Here’s a quandary:
I can’t accept Israel’s conscripting its citizens even though Israel is in mortal danger.
How can one oppose conscription yet condone Israel’s doing so?—
only hypothetically, which is not a positive.

By Alan Brooks on Dec 02, 2012 at 9:38pm

One wonders what an Iranian transhumanist, or simply an Iranian supporting technology and Iranian independence and security, would think of this thread, irrespective of his or her political orientation… grin

Because, hey, it is not not like the Shah, or De Gaulle for that matter, never thought of having nuclear weapons himself.

By Stefano Sutti on Dec 03, 2012 at 1:06pm

It is challenging to acquire knowledgeable many people on this subject, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

By paymmeptavy on Dec 10, 2012 at 11:31am


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