A predominantly one-topic blog: how is it that the most imminent and lethal implication for humankind - the fact that the doctrine of "Mutually Assured Destruction" will not work with Iran - is not being discussed in our media? Until it is recognized that MAD is dead, the Iranian threat will be treated as a threat only to Israel and not as the global threat which it in fact is.
A blog by Mladen Andrijasevic
In your speech to the UN
General Assembly you quoted
a great scholar of the Middle East, Prof. Bernard Lewis, who put it best. He said that for the
Ayatollahs of Iran, mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent, it’s an
Recently, only Michael Oren in his LA
Times Op- Ed (June 19) and Norman Podhoretz in his WSJ
Op-Ed (July 29) mentioned Lewis.
Since this quote by Bernard Lewis about the death of MAD vis-à-vis
Iran is so essential to the understanding of the magnitude of the Iranian
nuclear threat, why is it not used more extensively to sway world public