An India/Pakistan Nuclar Exchange of Diversity: Putting the “Die” Back into “Diversity” By James “Dr Strangelove” Reed
It was only a matter of time. After previous wars as something of a warm up, India and Pakistan, armed with hot nukes, and prepared to use them, are getting ready for the Big One:
“India's prime minister warned Friday of a "crushing response" to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir, an attack killed 41 and is now the deadliest in the divided region's volatile history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi placed the blame for Thursday's bombing squarely on neighboring Pakistan, which India accuses of supporting rebels in Kashmir. "Our neighboring country thinks such terror attacks can weaken us, but their plans will not materialize," he said, adding that government forces have been "given total freedom" to deal with the militants. The attack is ratcheting up already hostile tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors, who both administer parts of the disputed territory but each claim it entirely. Pakistan has denied any involvement and warned India against linking it to the attack, but that hasn't stopped India from taking action. India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced Friday that New Delhi was withdrawing the most favored nation trade status given to Pakistan and would take all possible diplomatic steps "to ensure the complete isolation from international community of Pakistan of which incontrovertible evidence is available of having a direct hand in this gruesome terrorist incident."
The U.S. also specifically singled out Pakistan in its statement condemning the attack. "The United States calls on Pakistan to end immediately the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil, whose only goal is to sow chaos, violence, and terror in the region," the statement from the White House press secretary's office said. It said the attack strengthened U.S. resolve to bolster counterterrorism cooperation with India. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since gaining independence from Britain in 1947 and regularly exchange fire along their highly militarized border in Kashmir.”
It is no longer a question of “if,’ but “when.” I am philosophical, indeed, even Biblical, about these things nowadays, because there is only so long before humanities’ phenomenally good luck runs out. The human primate has a thirst for war, destruction and death, and technologists putting ever-more dangerous weapons in the hands of unworthy humanity, is nothing short of a death wish. But, they just had to do it, as money told them so.
The Dr Strangelove reference: