Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Nuclear proliferation

Well, there are seven countries in the world currently that have declared that they have nuclear weapons - India and Pakistan were the last two to do so. Israel follows a policy of nuclear ambiguity - i.e while it is widely believed that Israel has multiple nuclear warheads at its disposal, officially the country refuses to confirm or deny their capabilities. For all practical purposes, it can also be counted as a nuclear power. Not to be outdone, North Korea, Iran and South Korea seemed to have joined the race to get there - going by recent news reports. And given that India managed to conduct Pokhran tests a few years ago in spite of the presence of US spy satellites, it can be expected that it is possible for other countries to do the same.

So I've got a theory of my own - that the A bomb will be dropped on a country either by an enemy state, or a non-state enemy (a terrorist org) within the next 20 years.

For once, I hope I am wrong.

2 Value-adds:

Blogger pigeonhole said...

It was simple and factual till it got to your theory, where you give an explosive twist.

Enemy states or non-state enemy.......how do you come up with these phrases????

September 28, 2004 12:23 PM  
Blogger s0ya said...

Well, check this out....it looks like that's gonna happen

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/click/rss/0.91/public/-/2/hi/asia-pacific/3696092.stm

September 28, 2004 3:36 PM  

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