More than ever, the word "nuclear" is on the lips of world leaders around the globe. It seems like everyone is either "going nuclear" or is talking about nuclear weapons. The truth is that the world has been extremely fortunate that nuclear weapons have not been used to destroy an entire city since the end of World War 2. But with tensions escalating dangerously in the Middle East and around the world, how much longer will it be before nuclear weapons are used by someone to wipe out large numbers of people?
In fact, for many terrorist organizations around the globe, the thought of going nuclear is the ultimate dream. A handful of terrorists really can't do that much damage on their own, but one terrorist with a nuke can take out an entire major city in the blink of an eye.
Many jihadists speak openly of nuclear weapons as being the means by which they will take down the United States and Israel. There are many jihadists who would set off a nuke in a major city today if they were able to.
And with nuclear weapons technology spreading to places such as North Korea, Iran and Syria, how much longer do you think it will be before a terrorist organization is able to get their hands on a nuclear weapon?
The truth is that nuclear weapons will almost certainly be used in the last days. Entire cities will probably be destroyed. Whether it is terrorists or governments who use them, the reality is that when they are used it will change the world forever.
Leaders around the globe know how dangerous these weapons are. Many of them understand that once Iran gets their hands on nukes it will be extremely hard to ever put the "nuclear genie" back in the bottle. If radical Islamic terrorists are able to acquire nuclear weapons through Iran (or by any other source), all of our lives are going to change permanently.
The threat of rogue nations and terrorist organizations going nuclear has made a lot of headlines just this past week. Just check out some of them....
*Barack Obama said that the possibility of terrorists getting a nuclear device is the "single biggest threat" to U.S. security as he opened the international nuclear summit that included 46 world leaders from around the globe.
*Hillary Clinton said that she fears al-Qaeda is gathering material for nuclear weapons.
*According to a top Iranian nuclear official, Iran will join the "nuclear club" within a month.
*Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled a new generation of domestically made nucelar centrifuges in a ceremony in Tehran marking national nuclear day.
*It is being reported by international news sources that Iran's bomb-making plutonium facilities are close to completion.
*French President Nicolas Sarkozy is warning global leaders that if the world doesn't act to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear arms, it could be responsible for a war between Israel and the Islamic republic.
*An Iranian who once worked as a spy for the CIA is saying that the only way to avoid a nuclear war with Iran is to attack them now.
*Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is warning Israel against a military strike on Iran, saying that it might lead to a global nuclear war.
*The Turkish Prime Minister is urging other world leaders to start criticizing the Israeli nuclear arsenal.
*Hillary Clinton claims that North Korea now has as many as six nuclear weapons.
We live in very dangerous times. We all take the peace and safety we are enjoying right now for granted. But a time is coming when that will fundamentally change.
Nations that absolutely hate the United States and Israel are arming to the teeth and are developing nuclear weapons. Just one suitcase nuke could decimate an entire city. We often forget about how blessed and how protected we have been, but someday that could all change in the blink of an eye.
Let us pray for peace and hope that somehow nuclear weapons can be kept out of the hands of radicals and lunatics.