Skip to comments.What If Iran Gets A Working Nuclear Weapon?
Posted on 03/10/2009 10:14:21 AM PDT by Fennie
If and when Iran gets nuclear weapons it would set off a global nightmare.
Most obviously, Iran could use nuclear arms to attack Israel. It's easy to say that Iran's leaders would be cautious, but what if ideology, error, or an extremist faction decides to wipe the Jewish state off the map? Even a 10-percent chance of nuclear holocaust is terrifying.
And if Israel decides its existence is at risk, it would launch a preemptive attack that would also produce a big crisis.
Once Iran has nuclear weapons, every Arab state, with the exception of Iran's ally Syria, would also be imperiled. Those countries would beg for U.S. protection. But could they depend on America, under the Barack Obama administration, to go to war - especially a nuclear one - to shield them?
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There is no doubt in my mind that they will inevitability level a nuclear attack against Israel. Not a matter of if, but of when.
They’ll hit the US first. Take us out and they’ll remove the big brother from protecting Israel. Not to mention the whole “God protecting Israel” thing...
To be honest, then we are at thier mercy. Sting was right, the Russians did love thier children too ... However, this bunch is a whole other story, if they get a nuke (and they are very close or may have it already) it will inevitably be used for the sheer joy of it (their sick joy of course).
I guess our plan is to sit back and try and impose useless sanctions and jaw bone them until they succeed. I wonder if anybody in the Government has figured out the Iranian game plan. Delay....Delay....Delay.
It’s Bush’s fault for not invading Iran.....at least that’s what Dems will probably say...
They’d probably blow themselves up by accident.
Sting is a moron. It didn't matter if the Russians loved their children.
What mattered was if the Russians loved OUR children.
They didn't. And the only thing stopping those Commie nut cases from nuking us was was the righteous fear of their entire rathole nation going up in a nuclear fireball in response.
With that being said, you're quite correct about the mullahs running Iran. They don't give a frogs watertight bunghole about ANYONES kids, least of all their own.
Iran could not use one Nuclear weapon. They would be destroyed!
I wonder if anybody in the Government has figured out the Iranian game plan.
It’s the 4th quarter,Iran has the ball, they are driving and Obama keeps calling timeout so the Iranians have enough clock to score.
The better word is "when".
Iran's goal is not to use the nuke, but to have nukes as a demonstration of national and Shiite ascendency in the Middle East and Muslim world.
They still have to deliver a nuke either by boat or missile. Both can be stopped by our technology.
The goal posts of History.
I would say they would do a Middle East version of Pearl Harbor, they would wait for a time and place where as many of our ships that beint he US if not Israel, planes or personnel are concentrated and then do a suicide-nuke.
I would not be surprised if Iran was to even go so far as to do it in Afghanistan.
The real answer is that Iran will become more assertive, militarily and economically. They will be freer to engage in conventional warfare and regional bullying.
The mullahs are concerned about their own wrinkly hides. Let ‘em have their nuke. And let ‘em know in no uncertain terms that their hides will burned with nuclear fire if they ever dare try to use it.
I’m sick and tired of the US having to step up over and over again when the people really in peril don’t try and take care of their own business.
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Nobody really knows what they'll do, but no one with any brains believes with any conviction that they would be have more or less rationally in the way the Soviets did.
The earlier poster who objected to the comment about the Russians loving their children being irrelevant was wrong. Believing that the US would massively retaliate if they used nuclear weapons (even indirectly), they were not willing to see their own families destroyed. The Russians, at least as officially atheist Marxists, did not have any hope of achieving paradise by having the world blown up.
One cannot thus argue concerning the Iranian mullahs!
And a single nuke on Israel would prompt the same response.
So Iran kills 1000’s in Israel..then what? They have nothing left and are promptly decimated.
A single nuke is not an arsenal. It's just one BIG bomb. One shot. If anyhting with would be used to cause massive upheaval in the ME while at the same time resulting in unprecedented action against Iran.
I think even Russia and China would raise some eyebrows if Iran actually used a nuke.