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    • Mark Leaman
    • 07.04.07 | 03:10 (IDT)

    In the mid 1940's the "nuclear club " was one country. In the 1950's it was three. Now the number of "declared" nuclear powers is six with another four or five countries able to become nuclear powers within months. Iran is unique. It's heavy integration with Hezbollah and Hamas and it's ability to have some control within Lebanon mean that for the first time in history the line will become blured between agressive nuclear state and agressive nuclear terror network. When this is combined with an Iranian society imbued with the cult of the suicide bomber, then the need to stop Irans nuclear program becomes obvious. Regime change won't be enough as the Mullahs will manufacture external distractions each whenerver their regime is threatened. A pre-emptive attack is also difficult. For the US is it is difficult for internal and external political reasons and for Israel it is difficult because it is almost the Sampson option....300 targets and the greater need to hit 100's missiles

    from the article: What it means if the button is pushed
    First published 00:00 05.04.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.04.07
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