At 3 days ago, Iron-Hampster wrote:
Here is a pretty funny bunch of questions for you chaps: If it is possible that these extremist regimes would supply nuclear weapons to rag tag hit and run factions, why haven't we done it?
1. we would not benefit from it.
2. Back when we backed the Taliban against Russia, it would have been pointless to give the Taliban a nuclear weapon to blow up a city because they were trying to get rid of the Russians, not the people in the cities.
:, we helped Bin Laden personally in that war too, why didn't we just slip them a nuclear warhead to use on the Russians? Why is it that the Russians didn't do this to us during the war in Vietnam? The Russians had nuclear capabilities, and the NVA and VC were both pro Russia,Why were they not given nukes to use against us? In North Korea, why didn't Russia give a nuke to their allies in any of those wars?
irradiating your own lands would be counterproductive. you should know that by now. I'm not sure if you're overlooking something, trolling, or being intellectually dishonest here...
Here are my answers to these questions: everyone would know who was behind it, it would just be common sense. The other answer, is that it might be more convenient for their loose ally to use it against them, as it wouldn't have to be transported as far, and they could potentially use it to blackmail their way into getting more, and with that they would be able to gradually take over an entire country.
Given that Iran is funding them, they have very good reason not to try to blackmail them or try to take over Iran. Iran and the Jihadists have a common enemy, all non Muslims. Iran gives them a sizable portion of their funds, having that cut off would put a large dent in their ability to operate. Also, Iran most likely knows what they are up to and knows where they operate. It wouldn't surprise me if Iran was training them directly.
Either way letting an enemy (and yes Iran is an enemy, not misunderstood, not poor pitiful Iran, no, they work against our interests and must be kept in check) get some sort of leg up on you is never advisable.