The entire country and large parts of regional ones may be irradiated. US Gulf forces, ships, and facilities will sustain heavy losses.
In January 2012, Boyle spoke publicly about The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence Today . He discussed his book by that title. Nuclear terrorism is unconscionable. America alone used these weapons. It's poised to do so again.
After multiple acts of aggression since 9/11 alone, "(t)oday the world is at a precipice of another world war," said Boyle. Attacking Iran could precipitate it.
Tactical nuclear weapons are fully integrated into US military theaters. Field commanders have full discretion to use them. They're one of many WMDs in their arsenal.
War on Iran was planned years ago. GW Bush once publicly threatened World War III. Boyle said no leader was so irrational since Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo.
Bush warned Russia, not Iran. He told Moscow not to challenge America's agenda. US leaders then and now are over the top. They'll risk WW III by attacking Iran.
At issue is regional and global dominance. It's about replacing independent governments with subservient ones. It risks blowing up the world to control it. What better definition of insanity than that.
"We stand on a nuclear precipice," said Boyle. Its origin "was conceived in the original sins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." Nuclear weapons "have always been criminal!"
Using them against Japan constituted crimes of war and against humanity. Wanton destruction of cities and towns is lawless. No justification warrants it. Saying so compounds the crime.