By FLAN O’BRIEN
Edited by Lasha Darkmoon
Or is it all just ‘fear porn’?
“The encirclement of China and Russia by the US is the most insane action in the history of mankind if only for this reason: it is insane because of the high risk of technical errors and the psychological instability of our leaders.”
— Flan O’Brien
This is an edited version of a recent comment on the Darkmoon site,
with some additions to the text in the interests of clarification.
Various commentators have suggested that “Any nuclear war is unthinkable. It would destroy the participants, and would also damage bystanders. ”
Nuclear war may be unthinkable for rational people but that does not mean it will not occur. The idea that nuclear war is unthinkable rests on a glib assumption that cannot be granted: that human beings are rational and responsible creatures at all times—model citizens, in fact, who would do nothing nothing to endanger the survival of their own countries and the continued existence of the planet.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
In times of extreme tension, political leaders, pushed to the wall and ready to contemplate suicide—like Hitler and his entourage in their Berlin bunker—would be more than willing to take the whole world down with them. If you’re going to die anyway, why not enjoy the satisfaction of destroying your hated enemy too, even if it means the total destruction of the planet?
Mad scientists like Dr Strangelove are not figments of the horror fiction imagination; they actually exist. Mentally deranged leaders with a burning hatred of the Enemy would have no compunction in destroying the entire world if they were driven to desperation and had nothing to lose.
People who claim that nuclear war is “unthinkable” need to think again. Haven’t they heard of the Samson Option? Here is what Israeli Professor Martin Van Creveld said a few years ago. Van Creveld can be seen as a kind of Jewish Dr Strangelove:
“We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets of our air force. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that will happen before Israel goes under.”
You see, my friends, this is known as the “bunker mentality.” So please don’t talk about nuclear war being “unthinkable.” It’s not unthinkable if only for this reason: we’re thinking and discussing it right now!
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Here are my arguments for the feasibililty and high probability of nuclear war at some time in the foreseeable future. Dismissing these valid concerns as “fear porn” simply indicates an ostrich mentality. It’s no more than wishful thinking. You’ll know if it’s “fear porn” when you see the lights go out and the mushroom clouds on the horizon!
“We can destroy America in half an hour.“
— Vladimir Putin
Mistakes and technical failures
Such mistakes have occurred multiple times. The world is indeed in constant danger. If you doubt it, check out True Story: The Man Who Saved the World.
Nowadays, missiles with millimetre precision and hyper-sonic speed mean that for most counties the only viable defence is a preemptive strike. Meaning, get in the first blow. Technically competent countries such as Russia may devise dead-hand mechanisms. In the case of Russia this is a communications centre which I believe is two miles underground.
Given indications that the nuclear destruction of Russia is about to take place by the US and Nato, Russia will launch rockets to Russia’s borders that communicate with hidden mobile nuclear weapons. These will then destroy Russia’s enemies abroad. We are not talking about the destruction of the entire world here, which is an entirely different scenario involving resignation to the idea of mass suicide.
Mass suicide is the last resort. That’s when Dr Strangelove puts his finger on the nuclear button.
2. Insane Policies
At present, the US has elaborated first use policies and small tactical nukes that it believes will not trigger full scale nuclear war. But they could. If you strike at an enemy, the enemy will strike back if it can. So don’t meddle with Russia. Russia has strike-back capabilities.
3. Stupid and mentally defective ageing leaders
Idiotic, narcissistic and ageing leaders with fingers on the nuclear button spring to mind, especially female leaders with excessive testosterone. A perfect example would be Hillary Clinton. Having little to lose because of sickness and age, going down in history as a more macho than macho woman may be appealing to Killary and her numerous psychological clones. Fortunately, Killary is now out of the running for the presidency, and we can breathe a collective sigh of relief that world destruction at the hands of this lunatic and her kind has been put on the back burner — for the time being.
4. Religiously insane leaders with a bunker mentality
Take your pick. They are all around us. Such leaders may have purchased, from North Korea or the former Soviet Union, the wherewithal to cause havoc and wreak destruction on the world.
Would selectively targeted populations for nuclear attack entail the death and injury of many unintended victims? Of course. Widespread collateral damage is inevitable. Witness Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Nuclear armaments are sufficient to destroy the whole Earth several thousand times over. There will be no bystanders. One US Minuteman, of which there are 500 on a hair trigger, each have the destructive force of 60 per cent of all bombs dropped during World War II. Nuclear winter will kill off the rest of life on Earth — all except cockroaches.
In summary, the encirclement of China and Russia by the US is the most insane action in the history of mankind if only for this reason: it is insane because of the high risk of technical errors and the psychological instability of our leaders.