Thursday, 12 August 2010

A Modest Proposal

Pakistan has been flooded. Pakistan has nuclear weapons. The UN wants nuclear disarmament. Why doesn't the UN arrange a purchase of Pakistan's nuclear weapons stockpile in return for increased emergency aid from donor nations and ask the US to transport it to its reprocessing facility (as was done with some Soviet warheads)? India can then reduce its stockpile (unless it fears China as much as Pakistan) and money can be spent by Pakistan and India on their poor instead of their inferiority complexes. Simples.

3 comments:

nick987789 said...

Great idea! But...

In short - possession of nukes (for Pakistan/India at least) is a matter of national prestige. Giving them up for USAID isn't going to cut it with the Generals of either country. Let alone the populations of both countries who have been indoctrinated to view their state's nuclear warheads/delivery systems as national virility symbols.

Thud said...

I don't care what they do as long as they don't do it to us.

James Higham said...

The UN wants nuclear disarmament as long as they arm.