While the press is preoccupied with the Iran deal, nuclear threats from other sources also build. A German reporter embedded with the Islamic State (ISIS) revealed that the jihadist terror group plans to bring nuclear annihilation across the globe, according to a report in Israel National News.
ISIS intends to get its hands on nuclear weapons, says Jurgen Todenhofer, calling the group a “nuclear tsunami preparing the largest religious cleansing in history.” He writes that “the terrorists plan on killing several hundred million people. The west is drastically underestimating the power of ISIS.”
A nuclear arms race in the Middle East, involving Iran and rival states such as Saudi Arabia, could lead to nuclear proliferation that increases the chance of weapons falling into the hands of ISIS.
“The direct effect of terrorist bombs could not kill hundreds of millions,” states Physicians for Civil Defense president Jane M. Orient, M.D., “although millions could die unnecessarily because of ignorance of the most basic protective measures.” However, hundreds of millions could die from the effects of disrupting the fragile infrastructure needed to support life in an industrialized society.
The U.S. is provoking confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia by continued attempts to overthrow the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, whom Russian president Putin supports. Putin has the Russian military on full combat alert, according to the Moscow Times. Toppling Assad, as President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio among others advocate, would also bring more chaos to the region and strengthen ISIS.
A single nuclear weapon exploded at high altitude over the U.S., possibly delivered by Iran’s orbital missile program, could destroy the electric grid and most electronic equipment by means of an electromagnetic pulse.
While the Pope, the President, and the press are focused on “climate change,” the U.S. is unprepared for even one catastrophe shutting down the supply chain of food, water, and medical supplies. This could include civil disorder, panic over a nuclear explosion, or terrorist sabotage of utilities or transportation.
“Our political discussions should focus on repairing our weaknesses, instead of pretending to be invulnerable,” states Orient.
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