Why do I see a whole bunch of trinitite showing up in the future?
Seriously though, for decades the middle east has always been considered ‘the’ world’s flash point because tempers run so hot there and so many of them don’t think beyond today and getting their own ‘way’. And of course as had been mentioned earlier on this site the poorest of the moslems think that the fastest way to ‘paradise’ and the 72 virgins and houris is to go around killing Jews and the other varieties of infidels.
So with that mindset and historical way of looking at the world and having nuclear weapons available means that they aren’t considered a ‘deterrent’ so much as they are considered in the same league as a much larger ‘truck bomb’.
To my mind that means the will be used, the question is where and when?
Tel Aviv, maybe London, Moscow. Maybe somewhere in the States.
Eventually someone is going to get their hands on one, and they will use it somewhere. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.
“the poorest of the Muslims think that the fastest way to paradise and the 72 virgins” snip “to go around killing Jews and the other varieties of infidels.”
Suicide is not just for the poor. The World Trade Center attackers and several suicide bombers were from privileged upper classes. Also, the Jews have less to fear from a nuclear armed Saudi Arabia or Iran than the Iranians and Saudis. The Arabs respect the Jews but they don’t fear them as they know as long as they don’t attack they won’t be attacked. But they fear each other because they know when the other side (Sunnis/Shia) gets the bomb they’ll first use it to eliminate each other.
These guys hate the Iranians. They want a bomb to offset the ones across the Gulf. They really haven’t had a big beef with Israel in decades.