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If there is one place on Earth I would agree to nuke, it is Darfur. Sorry for shocking incorrectness of thought. I am pessimistic that we will avoid nuclear clouds, or that we can save anyone in Darfur.
by das monde on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 10:01:50 PM EST
Er... Could you explain that? Precisely what is to gained by use of nuclear weapons? Why would their use become inevitable?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Jan 27th, 2006 at 03:17:22 AM EST
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Well... The gain part would be that some worst evil would be destroyed. It is a shame of our civilisation what is happening there. Worse than a bomb, really.

Of course, the opposite part of precedent responsibility should be seriously weighted. It is more reasonable to wait until real rogue nuclear threats can be discerned.

I am pessimistic because I think that people are able to do very stupid things. Pakistan and India got a bomb, Iran would get a bomb, then Saudis and whatever next. Someone will see a "permanent" solution to some ethnic problem (Israel, for example), and go ahead... What do we have to leverage against that?

by das monde on Fri Jan 27th, 2006 at 03:52:24 AM EST
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- to make any sense of your comments.

The world's northernmost desert wind.
by Sirocco (sirocco2005ATgmail.com) on Fri Jan 27th, 2006 at 01:07:02 PM EST
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Me too, I'm afraid.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jan 29th, 2006 at 03:06:24 PM EST
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