Our world is poised perilously on the brink of catastrophic nuclear war. This has happened because we have given responsibility for holding the nuclear trigger to a handful of men who, emotionally speaking, are terrified little boys.
British and U.S. intelligence considered obliterating the Middle East’s most valuable resource instead of allowing it to fall into Soviet hands.
The 1950s were a turbulent time on both sides of the Iron Curtain. With the Second World War over and the star role played by crude oil in its outcome, British and U.S. intelligence agencies wasted no time working out scenarios should the Soviets invade the Middle East. In hindsight, especially to younger generations, this might