Third the nuclear nonproliferation treaty will cease

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Unformatted text preview: abilities and restoring oil traffic through the Strait of Hormuz. This is the energy-driven crisis that just won’t go away. US involvement in an Iran war causes extinction Hirsch, prof of physics @ the University of Califorina at San Diego, April 10, 2008 (Seymour Hirsch, “Nuking Iran,” context=viewArticle&code=HIR20060422&articleId=2317, Accessed 6/1/12] SM JH: Iran is likely to respond to any US attack using its considerable missile arsenal against US forces in Iraq and elsewhere in the Persian Gulf. Israel may attempt to stay out of the conflict, it is not clear whether Iran would target Israel in a retaliatory strike but it is certainly possible. If the US attack includes nuclear weapons use against Iranian facilities , as I believe is very likely, rather than deterring Iran it will cause a much more violent response. Iranian military forces and militias are likely to storm into southern Iraq and the US may be forced to use nuclear weapons against them, causing large scale casualties and inflaming the Muslim world. There could be popular upr...
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