Regarding Iran, suddenly I realized something. Most non-Shiite countries in the Middle East, most prominently Saudi Arabia and Israel, are mad about the deal that P5+1 have signed with Iran. It’s not just us. And what I realized today was this question:
It’s like this: Imagine if Israel suddenly decided that anyone living in New York who wanted to own a weapon had to pass Israeli security standards. No one else would be allowed to own weapons, not even police officers. Only people that Israel chose would have weapons, and only they would be allowed to make decisions on the subject. How would New Yorkers feel? How would America feel? What right does Israel have to decide who is allowed to bear arms in a country that isn’t theirs, and is so far away from them?
Yes, it’s true that guns in New York could possibly hurt Israel, or Israelis abroad. It’s also true that Iranian nuclear missiles can (and will, if Iran gets the chance) hurt Americans and Europeans. However, they are not the ones facing the greatest, and most immediate danger: a radical Muslim country, in their neighborhood, with nuclear weapons and no common sense or humanity to match.
Tell me, world: What right do you have to decide what goes on in our neighborhood, without consulting us, and against our wishes? Note that not one of the P5+1 is actually a Middle Eastern country. Not one.
What right do America and Europe have, to make our decisions for us?