posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 01:26 PM
As dave said, nations with reliable weapons have too much too lose, which of course is why the USSR never attacked the USA or vice versa, hence the
term cold war.
But yes a rogue state that can deliver a nuclear weapon could be dangerous the problem is I don't think that rogue state would be fully aware of the
If say Iran or North Korea provided a nuclear device to a terrorist cell; that terrorist cell then detonates that device on either US soil or on a US
target; that device is eventually traced back to the nation that created and sold the technology to the cell...that country most likely would glow for
a very long time.
The only response by the united states if someone detonates or launches a random nuke in our direction would be to launch enough nukes (and with us
one will most likely be enough, though we probably wouldn't stop there) at that country so that everyone understands that once you escalate to
nuclear weaponry you better be willing to pay the ultimate cost.
Basically the simple message is, we've got a lot more of these than you, ours are better, more powerful more accurate and now we're really, really
I can honestly say that the fool who detonates or attempts to detonate a nuclear device at an american target will in fact creat the great satan they
so fear and loathe.
Gone will be the days of discretionary attacks, or worrying about civilian casualties and public opinion.
It will be a dark and scary world indeed.
This goes for any country of course, don't think China, Great Britain or India would react differently...russia too if their arsenal hasn't fallen
into complete disrepair.
Again just my opinion of what would happen.
Will it happen, well I like to think the chances are slim to none but then again that might just be my denial kicking in so I don't completely freak