I forget where I heard this, it was in passing on one of the radio talk shows. It was a pointed comment that does not need to be quoted exactly, paraphrasing will do just fine.
In the comparison of the Soviet threat to the Islamofascist threat of today, there are some similarities, to be sure. But there is one area that makes this threat from radical jihadists far more dangerous than the USSR and its faulty ideology.
The Soviets were atheists. They had no hope of an after life, this was the only shot they got. Therefore, they were far less likely to start the big one, because they knew their existences would be cut short, as well. In contrast, the jihadists have a warped belief that there is an after life for them if they take out some infidels, so they are not likely to care if they start the big one. Now that Iran has enriched uranium, this needs to be a concern.
Think about this.