The nuclear order that is sought to be established after the fall of the Soviet Union leaves countries such as Iran easy prey.
In the event that the U.S. does decide to go nuclear, there is no power to stop it.
THE possibility of a nuclear strike by the United States against Iran has now entered mainstream political discourse in the U.S. This needs to be seen in the perspective of:
U.S. determination to attack Iran but the virtual impossibility of achieving all its objectives through non-nuclear means;
the predominance, at the highest levels of the Bush administration, of men who believe that problems of a global war and the consequent overstretch can and should be resolved by deploying “mini-nukes” – not retreat, but escalation to a higher level;
the much wider spread of actual nuclear weapons among the key U.S. allies than is ever revealed in the mainstream media; and, most crucially,
the immense nuclear superiority the U.S. has kept gaining since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the consequent doctrine of “usable nukes” it has developed during the Bush presidency.
The thought of using nuclear weapons becomes thinkable because the U.S. has unrivalled capacity to do so, without any fear of retaliation either from its victims, Iran for instance, or Russia with its degraded arsenal and China with its very rudimentary capacity READ MORE