Monday, January 11, 2010

Nuclear Weapons and Terrorism

It is important to understand that the powerful types of terrorism that we have seen constantly growing on earth since at least the 1970s is the direct result of nuclear weapons. When they were invented and used there could be no more World Wars without extincting the human race. However, many grievances of all kinds on earth still remained that in the past would have resulted in Big Wars similar to World War I and II. So, terrorism and its increasingly lethal nature is a direct result of the impossibility of big wars happening anymore because of the extinction of all life on earth that would be caused in a climate of nuclear proliferation.

I don't know what the answer to this is. However, it is obvious to me given what is happening that eventually terrorist bombs will ever increase in size and lethality and possibly some terrorist will get a hold of a nuclear weapon.

I think we all need to figure out how to prevent that but also how to address human rights issues that are valid worldwide. As poverty and hunger declines I think you will naturally see terrorism decline as well. However, as poverty and hunger increases I think terrorism and the size of terrorist bombs will increase worldwide as well.

I think terrorism is an insanity, a form of suicide when someone feels there is no hope for another kind of solution possible. However, if this person is crazy it becomes everyone's problem. And even if the person couldn't be classified as crazy we all still need to address poverty and hunger worldwide or see terrorism of all kinds increase worldwide ongoing. When the disparity between the have and have nots stays the same or gets worse I really fear for world civilization.

Though trying to eliminate terrorism is always a good thing, realizing the primary cause is always hunger and poverty is the most useful realization of all.

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