Will Rogue Fundamentalist Christian Military Leaders Start a Nuclear War in the Middle East?
by Washington’s Blog
May 19, 2012
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that if the U.S. invades the sovereignty of countries like Syria or Iran, it could lead to nuclear war. And see this.
Russia and China have previously stated that an attack on Iran would be considered a direct threat to their national security.
And Iran and Syria have had a mutual defense pact for years. China and Russia might also defend Syria if it is attacked. So an attack on Syria could draw Iran into the war … followed by China and Russia.
Of course, while the Middle Eastern wars are mainly driven by oil (and perhaps protecting the dollar) – and while real conservatives are anti-war- many in the U.S. military view the wars as a literal crusade, and see Islam itself as their mortal enemy.
For example, Wired reported last week:
The U.S. military taught its future leaders that a “total war” against the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims would be necessary to protect America from Islamic terrorists, according to documents obtained by Danger Room. Among the options considered for that conflict: using the lessons of “Hiroshima” to wipe out whole cities at once, targeting the “civilian population wherever necessary.”