Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Game Three

It might seem that the Iranian revolution is good news, for even with nuclear weapons, an Iran not under the rule of heretical, visionary, Shia-Islamist men of dubious sanity, would not be such a threat. For the question is not nuclear weapons, per se; we've survived more than two generations with plenty of nuclear weapons in the world. The question is rather, whose hands are on the triggers?

Two games playing, and the resolution of either will be world-historical news. But what if instead it goes to "game three"?

What happens if the crazed Iranian regime realizes it is falling, believes its own apocalyptic rhetoric, and resolves not to go down without, say, taking Israel with it?