Saturday, 27 December 2008

India-Pak : "HAIR TRIGGER" Nuclear War

Cary G Dean.

By Lord Stirling

War tensions are being racketed up in the Indian subcontinent, between India and Pakistan.

They have fought three major wars since what was once called India in the British Empire obtained its freedom and India and Pakistan split apart.

There is great distrust and hate between Hindu India and Islamic Pakistan.

The real danger comes from the fact that both are now nuclear armed neighboring states with very short warning times.

It has been estimated that the leadership of both India and Pakistan would have as short as two minutes warning once enemy nuclear armed missiles are spotted and confirmed, before first impacts/detonations .

That tends to put things on a.

'Hair Trigger'.

A surprise nuclear attack would be aimed at dramatically reducing the opposing state's ability to strike back with weapons of mass destruction giving the nation striking first a strong advantage.

The response to this is to fire at first warning a full counter battery nuclear attack.

A war could easily escalate from an Indian.

'Limited non-nuclear surgical strike'

Into an all out nuclear war targeting not only enemy military sites but also enemy population centers.

In addition to nuclear weapons, these missiles can carry advanced biological warheads, chemical warheads, advanced conventional weapons, and high explosive conventional warheads.

Global Effects of a regional India-Pakistan War:

A nuclear war involving the use of only 50 Hiroshima-sized weapons could cause a.

"Nuclear Winter"

Over large areas of North America and Eurasia with catastrophic climatic effects for years.

The 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Science'

In 2008 published a study that found a war including a nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan could create a near-global ozone hole with column ozone losses at over 20% globally.

25-45% at mid-latitudes and 50-70% at northern high latitudes persisting for five years with continuing substantial losses for five additional years.

As the world has kept its attention on several other things lately, like the US Presidential election and transition.

The global economic Crash of 2008.

Christmas, etc.

The old trouble spot of the Indian subcontinent has suddenly gone.

'Warm' if not 'Hot'.

If it goes 'Hot'.

The entire planet and all life on our Earth, could be in real trouble.

India-Pakistan Tensions Said On Knife Edge

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