View Full Version : Israel's 'Samson Option' of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) Against Attackers

June 17th, 2017, 05:55 AM
The Samson Option is the name that some military analysts and authors have given to Israel's deterrence strategy of massive retaliation with nuclear weapons as a "last resort" against a country whose military has destroyed much of Israel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson_Option

And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left. And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life. - Judges 16:29-30

June 19th, 2017, 06:36 AM