posted on May, 20 2011 @ 01:19 PM
Originally posted by smokeythabear
I dont think were headed down the road of nuclear war, though there is the possibility that "terrorist" with the right connections could blow
something up with a small nuclear bomb or something
This basically. There will never be an all out nuclear conflict in the sense it is discussed here on ATS, as an apocolyptic world ending event. There
is far too much at stake for the leaders of any civilised nations to press the destruct button.
The greatest threat is that terrorists could actually gain control of a nuclear weapon and detonate it, or, in a worst case scenario, gain complete
control of a nuclear states arsenal. Remember Pakistan have nuclear capability, we can only guess at what sort of weapons rogue nations such as Iran
are in the process of creating, due to thier continued refusal to cooperate with any international requests for disclosure.
IMO, this is the greatest threat of nuclear warfare. However, these weapons only have a limited range, and would need to be transported to the
vicinity of the USA or indeed most European targets such as the UK should that be the target of such an attack. The most likely target is obviously