Well, it looks like India and Pakistan are going to add to the long history of nuclear war… I suppose if I'm to believe ancient Vedic poetry though, this is the second nuclear war India has faced (and this new one is no surprise)… Even though most people assume that nuclear war is limited to the US destroying a couple of Japanese cities, it's been shockingly common since at least on a “small” scale (ie. small nuclear weapons) — Iraq is now the cancer capitol of the world thanks to the US firing about 900,000 depleted Uranium shells into its cities during the gulf war.
India seems to think they'll win the nuclear war with Pakistan. Unfortunately you can't win a war, and certainly not a nuclear war… you can just be the country that gets slightly less fucked up by it. I'm sure the US is happy, it'll at least draw attention away from their continued bombing… Yeah, you might think the war is over (and lost I guess) but tell that to the poor bastards still dying as bombers obliterate their homes. Of course, the US has bases in Pakistan now, which may well draw it into the war, obliterating any hope that the US can ever become a part of the international community.
Sometimes — maybe always — the Bushes should just keep their mouths shut. Regarding John Walker, “He's just despicable — I thought of a unique penalty: Make him leave his hair the way it is and his face as dirty as it is and let him go wandering around this country and see what kind of sympathy he would get.” That type of idiocy might be fine to say when you're boozing it up in the back of a pickup truck, but… well… I suspect this is so fucking obviously wrong that I don't need to go on. It makes it pretty clear the complexity of Bush's understanding of the way life was for people in Afghanistan.
Dense arrows of flame, like a great shower, issued forth upon creation, encompassing the enemy… A thick gloom swiftly settled upon the Pandava hosts. All points of the compass were lost in darkness. Fierce winds began to blow. Clouds roared upward, showering dust and gravel.
Birds coaked madly… the very elements seemed disturbed. The sun seemed to waver in the heavens. The earth shook, scorched by the terrible violent heat of this weapon. Elephants burst into flame and ran to and fro in a frenzy… over a vast area, other animals crumpled to the ground and died. From all points of the compass the arrows of flame rained continuously and fiercely.
Gurkha, flying in his swift and powerful Vimana, hurled against the three cities of the Vrishnis and Andhakas a single projectile charged with all the power of the universe. An incandescent column of smoke and fire, as brilliant as ten thousand suns, rose in all its splendor. It was the unknown weapon, the iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes the entire race of Vrishnis and Andhakas.
The corpses were so burnt they were no longer recognizable. Hair and nails fell out. Pottery broke without cause… Foodstuffs were poisoned. To escape, the warriors threw themselves in streams to wash themselves and their equipment.- From the The Mahabharata
What ever happened to the pave the earth society? I think they're going to get their wish…. Goodbye world, try and hang around at least until ModProm is done, ok? When the world goes up in flames, feel free to come to our place for a cold beer (hey, it's the end of the world, even if you're sXe you can have a drink) and we'll watch the world crumble.
PS. See you at ModProm.