Originally Posted by ArtificialGrape
Nuclear weapons and the threat of mutual destruction may have kept us safe during the Cold War, but the rules have changed.
How many years do you think it will be before a radical Islamic group has access to a nuclear weapon?
Do you think the thought of mutual destruction will be the same deterrent for them that it was for the Soviet Union?
One of the things I will always remember from my Foreign Affairs class that my teacher said.....(paraphrasing) "During the Cold War, the deterrent of mutually assured destruction worked because the Soviet Union cared about its children"
I completely agree with this. This very comment is also what scares me about the religious zealots, especially the muslims. The muslim terrorist doesn't give a damn about his or his countries children, therefore, the threat of retaliation is meaningless to him.