A forum for discussions beyond the political horizon. We must create a new agenda or the old ways of empire return from the ancient dusk and their tentacles return to strangle the future.
Those who would resort to nuclear weapons to resolve international problems, basically establish the standard, and thereby open the door to similar "simple" solutions by others. We are not the only nuclear power in the world. Or hadn't you noticed.
One cannot negotiate with the irrational, however by using rational thinking you can certainly out maneuver them.
We made the jihadis what they are, we armed and trained them to fight our battles. We continue to invest in the Middle East because our energy agenda is hostage to the oil companies.
If we spent the money on energy development we spend on arming and "protecting" our OIL INTERESTS in the Middle East. We could have long ago had viable alternatives to Middle East oil.
During the 1967 war, our president tried to urge us to cut our dependence on oil reserves in Western Asia.
Nuclear War will not resolve our ENERGY RESOURCE PROBLEMS - nor will it accomplish anything more that kill many times the 3,000 innocents who died on 9/11.
Despite the fact that you cannot reason with fabulists who worship SKY CREATURES. There is nothing to be gained by murdering thousands of innocents in a nuclear attack. It's worse than irrelevant, it's abhorrent and casual genocide and must be understood as such.