The nuclear option

Published: June 8, 2012

IMATRA, FINLAND: This is with reference to Kamran Shafi’s article “Really now?” (June 8). Some Pakistanis seem to think that the use of nuclear bombs is a real option but they must say so without thinking about the consequences of such an action. Let us, for a moment, suppose that Pakistan bombs India and India does not reply in kind immediately.

In such a scenario, the UN and many powerful countries like China, the US, Russia and the EU would not like a small and weak country like Pakistan making use of the nuclear option. There will be a unanimous decision by the UN and the big powers to defang Pakistan forever. The UN and the powers will attack and occupy Pakistan, divide it into smaller sectors and before leaving make these sectors independent countries.

People like Munir Akram should think seriously before suggesting that Pakistan make use of its nuclear arsenal.

Hari Karnani

Published in The Express Tribune, June 9th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Sky
    Jun 9, 2012 - 7:12AM

    Well said.

    Love and peace for all humanity.



  • abdullah
    Jun 9, 2012 - 10:59AM

    never ever use nukes fr ur enemies d end u r killing humans fr no reason….


  • andleeb
    Jun 9, 2012 - 3:43PM

    So we spent so much money (and continue to spend more) for nothing?? Was Bhutto wrong to ask us to eat grass?


  • Imran Con
    Jun 9, 2012 - 4:08PM

    yep. He was wrong and everyone but you guys have been laughing.


  • Faisal Taki
    Jun 10, 2012 - 9:50AM

    @andleeb, honey I guess you have been away from nuclear issues for the last 30 years or so, as there is a thing called nuclear deterrence capability. Google it and you would know what Bhutto was aiming for.


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