Thursday, April 8, 2010

The New Arms Reduction treaty

Today the United States and Russia signed a treaty to reduce their nuclear arms by a large number. Although it is noble cause since between both of them they still will have enough to destroy the world several times over but at least it is start. Although I don’t want to take a happy moment out of all this. But what was the use of these nukes anyway when they were not going to be used. We spent hundred of billions of dollars and then we destroy them. Is this what we call a deterrent? And what about the nukes which are being produced by other nuclear powers like Pakistan and India. Will this new treaty (which by the way has to be ratified by both the U.S. Congress and the Russian Parliament) reduce their future nukes too? The answer is NO.

The fact is that the United States and the Russian Federation will almost never go to war but the war between Pakistan and India is more real than anybody care to acknowledge especially in the West. It is time now to turn the attention of the world to the more dangerous and real specter of a nuclear war between the two neighbors than anywhere else in the world. Unless we solve their problems, this arm reduction treaty will be an isolated joyous event which will not enhance any security of the world.

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