The big problem for the world here is the Samson option
Israel is rumored to have anywhere from 200 to several thousand nukes. Should a Islamic country or even a terrorist group manage to take out Tel-Aviv
or another city in Israel their only option left to them at that point is to nail every oil well, port, and pipeline in their reach.
Quite simply if Israel goes down they will take the western world with it. Imagine what happens. Israel nuked. Multiple oil ports in the middle
east go up. Saudi Arabia becomes a nuclear version of Kuwait after Desert Storm with hundreds of burning oil wells. Gas prices promptly jump to over
$50 a gallon. The resulting depression would simply be unbelievable. Transport of goods stop because the costs of fuel make it too expensive to ship
them. Those that get to market are like 5 to 20 times of what they cost now.
Essentially after a few months if it's winter every person north of Oklahoma is dead after the system breaks down.
Winter will get them.
And that's if that many nukes going off doesn't trigger a nuclear fall or winter. In which case the average summer high temp might only be in the
The death of Israel would mean the eventual death of millions if not billions of people.
edit on 7-9-2012 by ntech because: (no reason