Eastbound on 100 South between 500 East and 600 East there is a faded reminder
of the cold war era: a sign on a pole designating a nuclear fallout shelter.Each time I see it, I remember crawling under my school desk during bomb
drills while the recorded message played: "...had this been a real
emergency, you would have been instructed to proceed the the nearest emergency
fallout shelter, and tune your radio or television set to the Civil Defense
station as indicated by the Civil Defense emblem on your radio or television set
dial. This is only a test."I say let Iran have nuclear weapons.
Encourage them to test them in their Southern desert like say, near the
Nehbanden Wildlife Refuge. Let them experience the fear of retaliation. Let them
witness the results of "downwind" contamination. After 50-60 years maybe
reality will take grip and Iranians will regret ever desiring nuclear
I always dislike when those in power tell someone of an impending conflict"all options are on the table"That is a code word
for "we would use nukes if we deem them necessary"I believe
that we should tell the world, including Iran - "The US will
NEVER use nuclear weapons unless necessary to respond to a nuclear attack or to
stop an impending nuclear attack"Otherwise, it is easy to see
why other nations want Nuclear weapons.
Jay knows what he's talking about. It's not the major powers that are
worrisome anymore. It's India, Pakistan et al or the possibility of
ex-Soviet black market nukes in the hands of the irrational.
Is is now 67 years since any Great Powers have fought a war between themselves.
In all of human history that seems to be record for the longest time without an
armed Great Power conflict . Perhaps nuclear weapons made wars between Great