I've been sounding like the boy who cried "Wolf!" recently about this Nuclear Iran thing, but the fact of the matter is, it's scaring the hell out of me, pure and simple!
We've been bombarded by newspaper headlines about corruption and setbacks within the Government and the Parliament, while avoiding or refusing to see the more immediate dangers facing us as a nation-A workable Nuclear Power Plant, just 300KM's from Kuwait City!
(Yet again!) Think about it; We're a stone's throw away from a potential Nuclear catastrophe. Whatever may happen in the Nuclear Plant at Bushehr WILL affect us in Kuwait, be it a military strike or an industrial accident, or simply operational hazards.
What if the plant seeps out nuclear waste into the Gulf, while we in Kuwait are almost 100% totally dependant on the Gulf for our water supply?
What if the Nuclear plant experiences an accident that may somehow forces it to leak radiation into the atmosphere? Cancer cases in Kuwait would spike almost overnight!
What if Iran, prone to earthquakes, suffers a damaging earthquake that affects the plant? Cracks in the core, or damage to the cooling mechanisms, or whatever would spill out into the open.
Logically, Iran must have instituted a dedicated team of experts and agents, both to defend it's Nuclear program and to protect the general population from any catastrophes, but with less than 300KM's, we in Kuwait would actually be able to see and smell them working!
How would Kuwait's civilian population be evacuated? Where would it be evacuated to? How fast would it react efficiently before order and law completely broke down? How long before Kuwait would be safe to live in again?
We are in no position to re-allocate the country or it's citizens to a safer haven, nor do we have the capability to mitigate the potential nuclear threat by running into the ground to escape the nuclear fallout. And unless the Kuwaiti Government has plans to vacate one of our Oil fields and convert it into an underground city (like in the SciFi movies) there's absolutely no way for Kuwait to outlive a nucear disaster. No one in history did it, not even Hiroshima & Nagasaki, who are till this day, recording high radiation levels, almost 70 years after WWII.
The more affluent of Kuwait would quickly fly to Europe and stay in their homes or apartments until 'a solution' is found, leaving the rest of the masses to drive south to Saudi Arabia, or West to Jordan/Syria/Egypt/Lebanon, and live out the rest of their lives as refugees.