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Kashmiris warned to prepare for possible nuclear war
01-22-2013, 07:19 AM
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Kashmiris warned to prepare for possible nuclear war
I find this story from the AP more than a little disturbing.

Quote:SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Officials in Indian-controlled Kashmir are warning residents to build bomb-proof basements, collect two weeks' worth of food and water and be prepared for a possible nuclear war.

Local officials did not answer calls asking why they were suddenly concerned about a nuclear attack in the region, repeatedly fought over by nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan. However, a series of deadly skirmishes along the cease-fire line in recent weeks has heightened tensions between the two countries.

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The nuclear war advisory and its timing surprised many residents in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"This is fueling an atmosphere of fear. Educating people is fine but not this brazen way," said Fayaz Ahmed, a local resident.

As someone that lived through the "duck and cover" days of the 50's I find this chilling. These two nuclear nations share a lengthy border and they have been at odds over control of Kashmir in that border area for decades. Recently the worst fighting in 10 years erupted between them in the region.

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01-22-2013, 08:06 AM
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RE: Kashmiris warned to prepare for possible nuclear war
A nuclear exchange will happen at some point. No way all these countries can't have these weapons and not want to use them. There will always be a nutbag who thinks he's justified in using nuclear weapons and can do it without harm to the entire world.
I just hope the evil day can be put off for many generations but...

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