Don’t think it can happen? Politics aside, perhaps people should take a trip down memory lane or become acquainted with the fact that the Soviets likely had a nuclear device in Washington DC at the time JFK was President. Point being, the threat from within is more dangerous than the increasing threat from abroad — an American Hiroshima, if you will. Politicians and security officials in the past have also warned that such a threat is real. Countries such as Iran, who have terror cells within the United States, are prepared to retaliate via terrorism within the homeland should the Islamic republic come under direct military attack or a perceived imminent danger. Conclusion: The threat is real.
In the past, Mr. Gingrich has said that if Iran were to obtain nuclear weapons, then not only Israel but also the United States would be at risk, and he has characterized Iran as a country and a culture that fosters terrorism. He has also talked about how much worse a nuclear attack on the United States would be than the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York and Washington.
He tied those warnings particularly close together in his appearance here.
“You think about an Iranian nuclear weapon. You think about the dangers, to Cleveland, or to Columbus, or to Cincinnati, or to New York,” Mr. Gingrich said. “Remember what it felt like on 9/11 when 3,100 Americans were killed. Now imagine an attack where you add two zeros. And it’s 300,000 dead. Maybe a half-million wounded. This is a real danger. This is not science fiction. That’s why I think it’s very important that we have the strongest possible national security.”
Full article: Gingrich Warns of Iranian Nuclear Attack (NY Times)