"President Obama has been unwavering and definitive in declaring he will not deploy U.S. ground troops into combat to fight ISIS militants. Period.President Obama would be a madman not to order soldiers to get nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists, whether they be ISIS or anyone else. That's pretty much a no-brainer. Every person on the planet, from the Ayatollah to that Duck Dynasty dude, would stand behind him if an Islamist terrorist group ever got nukes.
But for the first time since the start of then anti-ISIS offensive dubbed Operation Inherent Resolve, the president volunteered a scenario which he said would change his mind.
“If we discovered that [ISIS] had gotten possession of a nuclear weapon, and we had to run an operation to get it out of their hands, then, yes,” the president told reporters at a news conference in Brisbane, Australia, on Sunday. “I would order it.”
There is no indication that ISIS currently possesses or could easily obtain a nuclear weapon, officials say.
Still, Obama’s declaration of a nuclear weapon in the hands of ISIS is a noteworthy new “red line” – and a very high bar for a U.S. offensive role on the ground." - Devin Dwyer, "Obama 'Would Order' US Troops Into Combat If ISIS Got Nuclear Weapon" ABC News, November 17, 2014.
But ISIS with nukes? That's not going to happen.
The greatest danger of nuclear weapons going missing and ending up in the hands of Islamist militants is not in Iraq and Syria, but in Pakistan. And the chances of that happening are below one percent. Never say never, as they say, but, still, it won't happen under the watch of the greedy generals in Pakistan. The Pakistani military knows its legitimacy will be finished if its ill-gotten nukes are ever stolen by Islamist terrorists. Their survival depends on their nukes staying secure.
Jihadis are too stupid to successfully steal nukes from Pakistan. The only way Pakistan's nukes end up in the hands of a radical terrorist group is if the Mossad or Blackwater or the CIA steal those nukes in a secret operation and hand them over to their chosen terrorists. They will then instruct them to pose with the nukes in propaganda videos, threaten Israel and the West, and shout and scream in the name of Jihad. They will then use this event to scare the bejesus out of the world, blame Pakistan for the nukes falling into the hands of terrorists, and advance their various political aims.
Of course, the chosen terrorists will never use the nukes on anyone because Washington and Tel Aviv will be in direct control of them from behind the scenes throughout the duration of the propaganda show.
But the threat will be there, and much of the world will believe it, at least for the time necessary for the CIA and Mossad to accomplish their goals. And if you think the Mossad and CIA are not diabolical or clever enough to pull off such a crazy trick then just look at their history. They do out of the box shit and make it look normal. Stealing Pakistan's nukes and handing them over to their chosen terrorists who will then use the nuclear platform to threaten Israel and the West will be another propaganda masterstroke for these evil bastards.