Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Nuclear Middle East

As events in the Middle East dominate today's news cycle, one that has special media attention for the past months (years really) is the perceived Iranian nuclear threat. As the world contemplates what to do in this emerging crisis, one consequence of a nuclear Iran is forgotten. Besides the threat of a nuclear conflict with Israel and even the nuclear arming of terrorist organizations is the proliferation of nuclear weapons to nation-states in the Middle East and the creation of a new 21st century cold war.

Nations such as Saudi Arabia and Jordan have been rumored in pursing nuclear weapons if Iran indeed is allowed to get the "bomb". This would create a crisis in the M.E. and would leave the U.S. in a difficult situation enforcing the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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