Monday, October 27, 2003


Pentagon wants 'mini-nukes' to fight terrorists.

What possible use is a nuke against terrorists? They've have already shown that they're willing to die, and that they don't give a shit about other people's lives. They will not be deterred, no matter how big a bomb or how disproportionate a response they are threatened with - in fact, the point of terrorism is often to invite a disproportionate response.

But reading down, it's clear that the War on Terror is once again being used as a cloak to mask the NeoCon agenda - this time it's making nuclear weapons easier to use, bringing them out of the Taboo category and onto the battlefield, so that the US can use them to prop up its military supremacy. Unfortunately, as the IAEA notes, this is likely to speed proliferation rather than reduce it.