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300,000 dead--Iran will make it Happen Soon

Reader comment on item: Why Politicians Pretend Islam Has No Role in ISIS

Submitted by Alex (United States), Mar 9, 2015 at 18:57

Two points:

1). The possibility of a mega-terrorist attack with unprecedented fatalities and casualties will occur in the next 5 years, owing to tensions over the Iranian nuclear program. Iran has biological weapons and has demonstrated its ability to run dormant networks of covert well-trained terrorists in many occasions around the world. Iran could even kill millions of Americans without actually targeting a single one, if it attacks critical energy infrastructure (a coordinated attack on as few as 9 domestic US power substations nationwide or on the Hoover Dam and the Grand Coulee Dam could leave millions of Americans to starve within months. These are not just doomsday projections.

2). I wonder, as have a few others over the years, whether Islam can survive a catastrophic war with the West and Israel. Would the use of nuclear weapons against Islamic cities in response to a 300,000 fatality attack be interpreted by most Muslims as evidence that Allah has broken his covenant with them, or that it was never valid?


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