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Nuclear-Armed Iran Would Bring ‘Stability’ But Risks | PBS NewsHour – Video

JOHN MEARSHEIMER, University of Chicago: I think there’s no question that a nuclear-armed Iran would bring stability to the region, because nuclear weapons are weapons of peace. They’re weapons of deterrence.

They have hardly any offensive capability at all. And if Iran had a nuclear deterrent, there’s no way that the United States or Israel, for that matter, would be threatening to attack Iran now, in the same way that if Saddam had had nuclear weapons in 2003, the United States wouldn’t have invaded Iraq, and if Libya had nuclear weapons in 2011, the United States wouldn’t have gone to war against Libya.

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So I think that if you had a Middle East where other states besides Israel — and this, of course, includes Iran — had a nuclear deterrent, it would be a more peaceful region. But the problem is that there is always some small possibility that there will be nuclear use.

Nuclear-Armed Iran Would Bring ‘Stability’ But Risks | PBS NewsHour | July 9, 2012 | PBS

Is that the rule? Any country that pushes hard for nuclear weapons should get them? What about the NPL treaty? How could other countries not look at Iran and want nuclear weapons too? Imagine many more countries having nuclear weapons?

From the Bible: You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. I suggest we change phrase: You will hear of nuclear wars and rumors of nuclear wars. We are not there yet, but you can see in the next 10 to 20 years that it is coming.

Iran could be the unmaking of Obama’s presidency | The Guardian

A 2006 study produced by the US Army War College, Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran, suggested up to 1,000 air sorties might be required to ensure underground sites were eradicated, including possible use of tactical nuclear weapons. Thus a pre-emptive strike would actually mean all out, escalating nuclear war with Iran, military retaliation against Israel, hostilities in neighbouring states, and a global oil shock. This might not look so great as Obama goes before the American people next November to seek a second term.

Iran could be the unmaking of Obama’s presidency | Simon Tisdall | Comment is free | The Guardian

In the end Obama will not attack Iran. Iran will get its nuclear weapons. Iran will help proliferate nuclear weapons’ know-how and technology across the globe, and it will help turn wars into nuclear wars across the globe.

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We Came So Close to World War Three That Day [October 6, 2007] [30 min Audio]

“So Close To War”
We Came So Close to World War Three That Day
James Forsyth and Douglas Davis
6 October 2007
On 6 September, when Israel struck a nuclear facility in Syria . . .

The article described what it called a “meticulously planned, brilliantly executed surgical strike by Israeli jets on a nuclear installation in Syria.” It claimed the raid “may have saved the world from a devastating threat. The only problem is that no one outside a tight-lipped knot of top Israeli and American officials knows precisely what that threat involved.” The article went on to say that this report has been confirmed by a “very senior British ministerial source,” who’d said: “If people had known how close we came to world war three that day there’d have been mass panic. Never mind the [seasonal] floods or foot-and-mouth [disease] — [Prime Minister] Gordon [Brown] really would have been dealing with the bloody Book of Revelation and Armageddon.”

There is no doubt, as was later confirmed, the raid happened. But how close did it bring us to World War Three? The question was a wake-up call, the return of the repressed — “the bloody Book of Revelation and Armageddon.” We thought we had left that all behind.

But one could not read the story without war-gaming concatenations of regional nuclear wars that might cascade, through miscalculation or misperception, into global conflagration from such a close call.

It was not inconceivable.

‘How The End Begins’: The Threat Of World War III : NPR

Countdown to Oblivion: North Korea artillery strike – the Start of the First Nuclear War? | Mail Online

This is a little story about how the North Korean artillery bombardment leads to the use of nuclear weapons and further escalation. I think it’s a sign of the times.

If we have to start worrying about nuclear wars, then we have a problem. Sooner or later those worries will come true. Today it’s North Korea, and tomorrow it will be Iran. What happens if Israel uses nuclear weapons? In each case there is the danger that other parties could be drawn into the conflict. The United States could end up getting nuked because of the acts of other countries.

It’s time to prepare for nuclear war against the United States. Nuclear bomb shelters are making a comeback in America, Japan and Israel. Many people see what’s coming and don’t want to get caught without being prepared. You had better do the same.

At the time, people called it the Third World War. Now though, we refer to the ­terrible events of late 2010 in a different way. We call this the First Nuclear War.

It began on November 23, 2010, when North Korean artillery bombarded the small island of Yeonpyeong, which lies in the Yellow Sea, just south of the maritime border between the two Koreas.

More than 60 properties were set ablaze and four people were killed. South Korea’s staunch ally President Barack Obama immediately ­dispatched an aircraft carrier to take part in ­exercises with the South Korean Navy in the Yellow Sea.

Countdown to Oblivion: North Korea artillery strike – the Start of the First Nuclear War? | Mail Online

Who’s Behind N. Korea’s ‘Ultra-Modern’ Uranium Plant? | ChattahBox

With the decline of the American empire, the global financial crisis and a Middle East that is about to blow up, historian Niall Ferguson announced that the “age of upheaval” has begun. Just in case you thought it couldn’t get any worse, now it has. The “start of the end of the world” begins now.

We have now learned that North Korea has built a new modern uranium enrichment plant with 2,000 centrifuges. This plant didn’t even exist in April 2009. How is this even possible given that North Korea can’t even afford to feed its people? There is one likely answer – North Korea had help from another country. That country is most likely Iran. Iran has started spreading its nuclear technology to other countries. North Korea may be the first country, but there are likely to be more. I would look to Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Turkey and Burma as possible targets for nuclear technology proliferation from Iran and now North Korea.

The nuclear genie is out of the bottle, and there is no stopping it. Wars between countries will turn into nuclear wars between countries. As the Bible says, “there will be wars and rumors of wars,” except what the Bible really meant to say was, “there will be nuclear wars and rumors of nuclear wars.”

Although North Korea has been producing nuclear material, since the 1950s, it relied on using plutonium from spent fuel, until recently. But the up-to-date technology and the speedy construction of the uranium enrichment plant raises questions of foreign assistance, considering North Korea can’t even afford to feed its people.

“The scientist, Siegfried S. Hecker, a Stanford professor who previously directed the Los Alamos National Laboratory, said in an interview that he had been “stunned” by the sophistication of the new plant, where he saw “hundreds and hundreds” of centrifuges that had just been installed in a recently gutted building that had housed an aging fuel fabrication center, and that were operated from what he called “an ultra-modern control room.” The North Koreans claimed 2,000 centrifuges were already installed and running, he said.”

Who’s Behind N. Korea’s ‘Ultra-Modern’ Uranium Plant? | ChattahBox News Blog

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North Korea’s uranium plant sends a chilling message to Washington

The second striking element of the discovery is the speed at which the 2,000-centrifuge enrichment plant was built. It was not there just a year ago. That is highly unusual because getting precise high-speed centrifuges to work consistently and lining them up in “cascades” of 300 machines would normally take years.

“There is an anomaly in how rapidly this has been built,” said David Albright, the head of the institute, which yesterday published satellite pictures of the site. “That raises the question of whether this plant was originally put together somewhere else and was moved to Yongbyon, or whether there is a parallel plant elsewhere.”

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