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[–] MinorLeakage 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What you say is true, but the last part isn't quite right.

Pakistan, or the "Islamic Republic of Pakistan" as they call it, has been a nuclear power since 1972. It is a Muslim Theocracy, and its name literally translates as "The Land of the Pure". They have never signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty or the Test-Ban Treaty. One of the leaders of their nuclear program, Abdul Qadeer Khan, publicly apologized in 2004 for selling information and technology to countries like Libya, Iran, China and South Africa. He was trading nuclear technology to North Korea in exchange for rocket and missile technology as far back as the 70's and as late as the early 2000's.

I doubt we'll ever see large scale nation-state nuclear war, simply because of the ol' mutually assured destruction. If Pakistan ever tried launching a few, they would be absolutely annihilated by India, and maybe the US and Russia as well. The scary threat back in the 70's and 80's was that Libyan's would set off a nuclear device as some sort of terrorist attack, and there would be no nation to fire back at. I guess that's still the real threat today, just not from Libya.

[–] gazillions 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They've been threatening India constantly. Blowing a hole in Pakistan that covers every square inch of Pakistan seems like a sensible idea to about a billion people.

[–] MinorLeakage 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Seems like a sensible idea to everyone not living in Pakistan. My point was just that his doomsday scenario has already come true.