Sunday, March 02, 2014

The Face of Mutually Assured Destruction

Nurit Greenger | March 2, 2014
The Cold War, historians mark its dates to be 1947–1991, was a sustained state of political and military tension between Western Bloc powers – mainly the United States with NATO - and powers in the Eastern Bloc – mainly the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact.
The two superpowers never directly engaged in full-scale armed combat but they, each, armed heavily in preparation of an all-out nuclear World War III. Each side had a nuclear deterrent that deterred an attack by the other side, on the basis that such an attack would lead to total destruction of the attacker: the doctrine of mutually assured destruction (MAD). Aside from the development of the two sides' nuclear arsenals, and deployment of conventional military forces, the struggle for dominance was expressed via proxy wars around the globe, psychological warfare, propaganda and espionage, and technological competitions such as the Space Race.

This cold war kind of ended. However, the West is busy, like a busy bee, developing a new cold war that will be between Iran and Israel and other countries in the Middle East who will join the nuclear proliferation race.
Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel will not be the first one to introduce nuclear power into the Middle East and will not be the last one.
Excerpt from by Piers Morgan interview with Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu:
MORGAN: Do you have nuclear weapons?
NETANYAHU: Well, we have a longstanding policy that we won't be the first to introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East, and that hasn't changed.
Read the entire interview:
So where do we stand now in comparison to where the USA and the Soviets stood not too long ago?
Iran wants to have hegemony over the Middle East and for that it needs to have the ability to spread fear and intimidation. It is working to do just that by developing nuclear power for nuclear arsenal purpose, building Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and preparing conventional military forces for combat. Iran's struggle for dominance is expressed via spreading terrorism around the world, the use of proxy, such as Hezbollah and Hamas and others, psychological warfare, propaganda and espionage.
While Iran is doing all that it can to become the nuclear power it needs to be, so it can achieve its desired hegemony goal, the West, again, is begging the terror spearheading country to stop its nuclear ambitions. Really, why should they, especially now when Iran is so far into achieving it nuclear power?
Sitting across the table to beseech Iran to stop its nuclear ambition is like asking the bully to stop what he does best, bullying.
I object to the idea that the world will agree to live with a nuclear Iran. The good people of the world must see to it that Iran dismantles all its existing system that would allow them to become nuclear power is a matter of a short time frame. We must stop falling into the net of Iran's lies. We must prevent Iran from going nuclear and nothing else.
Israel cannot live under the same conditions of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States of mutually assured destruction.

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