Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
someone's getting kinda bitchy
tell your complaints to reuters, nbc and the times
You answer your own question. MAD is a concept that centers on the nation state, the logical, and the mutual understanding of a good old fashion standoff. In other words, the rational.
The dangers of a nuclear Iranian Majlis are the same as the dangers of a nuclear Saddam Husein. The launching of a nuke was never the threat and never the danger because in the end, the lords of terror are full of ****. It is a gurantee of obliteration so therefore they would confine their nuclear governments to the capabilities of terrorizing and intimidating the region.
These Middle Eastern leaders are absolutely famous about their boldness to arm international terrorist organizations, and local thugs and militias to kill for them and to "keep the fight for God alive." The Iranians have Hezbollah and smaller factions across the region. The Sauds fund radical schools, which eventually merely groom the Tali-Bans and Al-Quedas. The senselss slaughter of non-Arab Muslims in Sudan is simply accepted by virtually all Arab Muslims everywhere else. It is completely feasable to see a nuclear mushroom cloud on the horizon with all governments in this region wagging their heads and sending sympathy cards on the public stage. All wondering where it came from and all cheering behind closed doors. As more and more of these type nations gain the ultimate weapon for "God" it will be that much harder to figure out where it came from.
I just don't get how people can talk of the very dangerous Cold War standoff between two rational players, but dismiss the player with "God" on his side in the modern age of throwback tribal religious dogma and superstition.
Last edited by MSgt; 09-22-09 at 11:54 PM.
Is anybody else noticing a trend of continuation developing?
1) President Obama spends years criticizing President Bush about Iraq, now speaks of the opportunity a democratic Iraq offers.
2) President Obama and the rest of the Democrats criticize the Republican money tree to fund the military missions in the Middle East, now grow a tree of their own not just to over haul financial institutions and the future universal health insurance utopia...but to also fund the military missions in the Middle East.
3) And here we see President Obama "scrapping the Bush-era missile defense" for.....the Obama-era missile defense?
Not so much "change," but a different way to approach much of the same thing. I told people that the reality of the world outside our borders will hit our new President like a otn of bricks when he took office. And the reason is that the nasty underbelly of what this world is won't change with an American presidential vote. There is such a thing as evil in this world and it does seek to harm us.
Now, I have also noticed maybe another trend broken....
1) The days of Congress seeking to tear away our military numbers, President Clinton dreaming through the RMA about non-lethal weapons in combat, and SECDEF Rumsfeld's ideas of making the "soldier" all but obsolete in favor of technological toys got crushed when President Obama discontinued the F/A-22 program and Congress finally acknowledged that the end of the Cold War did not mean "peace."
2) The days of President Clinton demanding watered down intel reports to deny unpolitically correct words like "religion" and "fanatic" from being used and SECDEF Rumsfeld's extreme talent for turning away the advice from even our most experienced war fighters seems to be going out of fashion. President Obama seems to like wisdom and experience whispering in his ear.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."