posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 10:05 AM
Originally posted by undecided2
With August 22 (the next "end of the world" prediction) quickly approaching, I was curious with what everyone thought about this subject. I believe
there's an active thread discussing the "staged" Israel/Hezbollah war and how it's being used as a precursor to attack Iran. Of course most of
you talk about how horrible the Bush administration is and how poorly it's handled almost everything. So, what's your answer to this question?
Ahmadinejad has openly stated that Israel should be wiped off the map, and he believes he is in power to bring about the end of the world (in so many
words). We've tried bribery, I mean diplomacy, and I don't believe that will ultimately work with this guy. So, what next?
Its a very scary ordeal for the world. Every year more and more minor countries forward their nuclear armanments programs. The question is how will
these countries even be able to be controlled if they have nuclear weapons?
Iran and countries like Korea seem to be waiting for us to make a move. The question what move can we make against them when they have such
distructive weapons in their arsonal? Yes we could wipe Iran off the face of the map but how much damage would they do with their new nucelar
capabilities before we did?
Ya militarly these countries dont even stand a chance but how many lives have the potentail to be lost in these conflicts.
I wouldnt want to be isreal right about now all they have done is pissed off alot of these primarly islamic millitant nations. Yes terrrisom is worth
stopping but when emerging nuclear capable countries fall behind these groups does it become one big giant mess of beaded glass. One ever our own
country has no ability to stop.
The only thing the US has going for it atm is geography and is a very ver scary notion. No the next war for these smaller countries will be about
body count not military conquest. Even Hitler while completly genocidal in his actions put military targets a bit higher than these emerging nuclear
countries seem to. A megaton explosion in a city like New York would mean millions of lives lost in an instant.
It took Hitler several years to kill as many as he did. For the same death toll today it would only take a matter of seconds. Of course if he had
nukes he would have used them but that just goes to show how much more distructive the weapons of the 21st century have become.
All it would take would be one dictator with an itchy trigger finger to start the next world war. Civilion casualties would be astronomical than
anything we have ever seen in the entire history of great wars.