SDI ‘08Elections Impact – Iran
McCain will strike IranClemons, 08
(Steve, editor of Washington note, huffington report,
On Iran and its nuclear program, McCain has been so flippantly bellicose -- singing "Bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran" to the Beach Boys tune-- that some conservatives have warned that a President McCain would take America to war with Iran.McCain last Sunday said: "There's going to be other wars... I'm sorry to tell you, there's going to be other wars. We will never surrender butthere will be other wars."Presumably, McCain was suggesting his view that a war with Iran was inevitable. When asked by Joe Scarborough about McCain'sstatement, Pat Buchanan replied: "That is straight talk... You get John McCain in the White House, and I do believe we will be at war withIran." Buchanan said, "That's one of the things that makes me very nervous about him," adding, "There's no doubt John McCain is going to be a war president... His whole career is wrapped up in the military, national security. He's in Putin's face, he's threatening the Iranians,we're going to be in Iraq a hundred years."
Strikes cause Syria to retaliate against Israel with smallpoxCorsi ’07
(Jerome,- writer for Wordnet daily, citing Jill Bellamy-Dekker, director of the Public Health Preparednessprogram for the European Homeland Security Association under the French High Committee for Civil Defense “Syria readywith bio-terror if U.S. hits Iran” http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54542)
An American biodefense analyst living in Europe says
if the U.S. invades Iran
to halt its nuclear ambitions,
Syria is ready torespond with
weapons of mass destruction – specifically
Syria is positioned to launch a biological attack on Israel
or Europe should the U.S. attack Iran," Jill Bellamy-Dekker told WND."The Syrians are embedding their biological weapons program into their commercial pharmaceuticals business and their veterinary vaccine-research facilities. The intelligence service oversees Syria's 'bio-farm' program and the Ministry of Defense is well interfaced into the effort."Bellamy-Decker currently directs the Public Health Preparedness program for the European Homeland Security Association under the FrenchHigh Committee for Civil Defense.
She anticipates a variation of smallpox is the biological agent Syria would utilize
The impact outweighs nuke warSinger ’01
In recent years the fear of the apocalypse (or religious hope for it) has been in part a child of the Cold War, but its seeds in Western culture goback to the Black Death and earlier. Recent polls suggest that the majority in the United States that believe man would survive into the futurefor substantially less than a millennium was about 10 percent higher in the Cold War than afterward. However fear of annihilation of thehuman species through nuclear warfare was confused with the admittedly terrifying, but much different matter of destruction of a dominantcivilization. The destruction of a third or more of much of the globe’s population through the disruption from the direct consequences of nuclear blast and fire damage was certainly possible. There was, and still is, what is now known to be a rather small chance that dust raised byan all-out nuclear war would cause a so-called nuclear winter, substantially reducing agricultural yields especially in temperate regions for ayear or more. As noted above mankind as a whole has weathered a number of mind-boggling disasters in the past fifty thousand years even if older cultures or civilizations have sometimes eventually given way to new ones in the process. Moreover the fear that radioactive falloutwould make the globe uninhabitable, publicized by widely seen works such as "On the Beach," was a metaphor for the horror of nuclear warrather than reality. The epidemiological lethal results of well over a hundred atmospheric nuclear tests are barely statistically detectableexcept in immediate fallout plumes. The increase in radiation exposure far from the combatants in