Geopolitical Darwin Awards

Thomas Shaddack shaddack at
Tue Sep 14 17:38:44 PDT 2004

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Major Variola (ret) wrote:

> How about Iran stating that they're messing with UF6, when Israel[1] is 
> a known pre-emptive bomber of Facilities to the East?  That's pretty 
> much tickling the dragon.

Maybe they are playing a different game. They couldn't use the eventually 
produced nukes anyway, without being showered back with the same kind - 
but an entire Middle East crammed full of decently pissed Arabs may be 
well-worth of one lousy sacrificed reactor. A PR campaign with virtually 
guaranteed results is cheap for that price.

> [1] A wholly 0wn3d subsidiary of the US.  Or perhaps vice-versa.

Don't be so harsh on them. "Mutual ownership of controlling stocks" is 
likely to be more accurate description.

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