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Let Mutually Assured Destruction Work as it did in The Cold War...

Reader comment on item: The Unthinkable Consequences of an Iran-Israel Nuclear Exchange

Submitted by Stop The Insanity (United States), Mar 10, 2010 at 00:58

Mutually Assured Destruction WORKED in the Cold War with the USSR.The Soviets had some 1500- 2000 Nuclear warheadsand the United States had more.If Iran enriches Uranium to weapons grade levels they may at the most have 2-8 warheads .The Israelis have approximately 200 nuclear warheads.No matter how "apocalyptic" Ahmadinejad ;it is almost certain that the Ayatollas or The Revolutionary Guard would make the finial decision to use nuclear weapons. I have a hard time believing that Iran would risk the horrors and distructon of a nuclear strike against Israel as that would surely be suicidal for Iran.Lets be real; IF ISRAEL ATTACKS IRAN FIRST; AS A SOVERIGN STATE IT IS NOT ONLY IRAN'S RIGHT BUT THEIR OBLIGATION TO DEFEND ITSELF AND RETALIATE AGAINST ISRAEL.ALLOW MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION WORK FOR ISRAEL AND IRAN.The consequences of a Preemptive Israel attack on Iran are UNACCEPTABLE.

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