There will be a nuclear bomb attack somewhere in our lifetime

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    whether is israel vs. iran
    USA vs. iran.
    anybody vs. iran.
    anybody vs. israel.
    etc.

    you know why? Because MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) does not matter to religious fanatics because they work for the afterlife. Dying doesn't matter for them. Sam Jackson once said hold onto your butts, I am inclined to agree.
     
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    Israel `bout to smite Iran's nuclear bomb makin' facility...
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    Israel mulling Iran attack: official
    Fri, Nov 04, 2011 - NUCLEAR THREAT: The official confirmed a report that the Israeli prime minster and defense minister both favor an attack, but that they do not yet have enough support
     
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    And who's lifetime is that? For those alive in 1945 it already happened in their lifetimes.

    I cannot say for certainty that a state would allow any terrorist access to nuclear weapons. "Today's patriot is tomorrow's terrorist" is the saying that comes to mind and most people in power recognizes the inherent problems with relinquishing control of these weapons to someone out of their control.

    However, there is a real possibility of the use of tactical nuclear weapons by states in a surgical scenario like an Israeli strike against underground nuclear targets. But the only way someone will use a nuke is if the other guy does not have one.
     
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    zzzz wrote: But the only way someone will use a nuke is if the other guy does not have one.

    ... and...

    ...most people in power recognizes the inherent problems with relinquishing control of these weapons to someone out of their control.

    Not necessarily so. What better way for a country such as Iran or No. Korea to attack the U.S. than through a third party such as a terrorist organization? The intermediary need not have the knowledge to assemble a bomb, but only the money to buy one. And control can be had by simply selling one at a time with no further sales until the first is used.

    Of course subterfuge can be used to purchase the bomb only to turn around and use it on the seller. But most terrorists are single minded fanatics who can be relied upon to do what the sponsoring state wants.
     
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    I'll bring the marshmallows. You bring the hot dawgz.
     
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    I don't consider Christians to be "religious fanatics" even though we believe and "work for the afterlife". Mortal death doesn't matter to a true believer. Our immortal soul is all that matters.

    That said, I agree that we'll probably see a nuke go off somewhere within the next 20 years or so. Probably somewhere in Israel or Europe. The West doesn't need to use nukes except for total war since modern HE weapons are powerful and accurate enough to take out anything deemed necessary without destroying everything around it.
     
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    Could happen, I suppose.


     
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    It will likely occur because some conservative fruitcake thinks that a nuclear war is "winnable". And be that as it may, the United States is the only country in history to use nuclear weapons against another country..and on a civilian target.

    Lest anyone forget.
     
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    man you are such a partisan hack haha. also, dropping those two bombs was a good idea. so many more civilians and americans would have died otherwise and you know it.
     
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    The problem there is that nuclear material are like fingerprints. The nuclear material has identifiable characteristics dependent upon where the material was manufactured. This can also be identified after an nuclear event or an explosion. If a state let a terrorist get a weapon and that weapon was triggered then the injured party could infer that that state was complicit or actively involved in the attack and thereby invite a nuclear response.
     

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