By Donald A. Moskowitz
November 15, 2011
The prospect of a nuclear armed Iran, along with the capability to deliver the nuclear weapons via missile systems, poses a threat to the Middle East and Europe. Iran will be able to strike other Arab countries, Israel and parts of Europe.
Other totalitarian countries with nuclear weapons, like North Korea, China, Russia, and Pakistan, have respect for the capabilities of opposing forces armed with nuclear weapons. They know retaliation will be swift and comprehensive to a nuclear attack.
Unfortunately, Iran is governed by irrational leaders who live in a closed society cut off from reality, and who believe in the use of military force to achieve their aims.
Sanctions and diplomacy have not worked to deter belligerent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. The countdown to prevent Iran from possibly launching nuclear attacks is approaching action time by threatened powers in the Middle East.
Donald A. Moskowitz
Received November 15, 2011 - Published November 15, 2011
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