Comments: BREAKING: Top Iranian Torturer and Assassin Had Plan to Nuke America

I assume that the Pentagon is full of people who are paid to write these "scenarios", which top generals take home at night to use as marital aids. Nothing helps a major general get it up for his wife like a good nuclear war first-use scenario.

Posted by saurabh at August 3, 2012 03:16 PM

The last part is funny, and true. Britain exploded a pretty large number of nuclear devices at the Nevada Test Site.

Posted by Aaron Datesman at August 3, 2012 03:32 PM

I don't mind if "they" detonate nuclear bombs here (USA) as long as they have a permit issued by the city, village, state or municipality where "they" do it and "they" are either US citizens or are not illegal aliens. Hey, I'm just trying to be non-partisan. Okay?

Posted by cemmcs at August 3, 2012 11:55 PM

Putting aside the rhetoric for now, I can figure he makes it a status thing. He notes that even if Russians counter-attack, that we are still fearsome is communicated. When they do it it's a provocation, and invitation to war. When we do it, it's "passive" and resolves a dispute.

But to give this guy his due, I'm trying to recall an example of a country deciding not to attack another country, with no regard to the disrespect, simply because it would make attacking them later more difficult (Russia would attack ports for landing).

As far as rhetoric, inside, invade, close enough. Reason by poetry. More filth along those lines, from Niehbur, Obama's favorite theologian, who observed in 1952 that the US is able to exercise "leadership" by relying on Democrats to be the "symbol and instrument of that responsibility" -- namely not shirking from the horrors of war. The duty of the conquered is to congratulate the "stable nations" for their victory, and further to recognize that democracy involves no minds, just "interest and passion." This all coming from a self-professed Christian!

Anyway, that focus on human nature in terms of justifying power also shows up 4,000 years ago in Weni the Elder. After a successful enslavement and slaughter of one of the earliest peoples revolting in history, he thanked the green-skinned nature and rebirth god, a prototypical Christ, for leading him to such a successful life of slaughter and enslavement. Always good to have the religion of the people on your side.

Posted by Lewis at August 4, 2012 11:04 PM