[lit-ideas] Re: The SCUD in a Box Scenario

I thought it was more sarcastic than rhetorical, but I took it seriously
anyway.  It could happen in a Fukuyama or Barnett future.  It would never
happen in a Huntington future.

 

Lawrence

 

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From: lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of David Ritchie
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To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: The SCUD in a Box Scenario

 

I believe the question was rhetorical, but for those of you who wonder how
nukes might be removed from the world... there are people who are trying to
think about this. I have downloaded the book, but haven't yet been in the
right frame of mind to attempt to read it. Thus this is neither an
endorsement of nor an attack on their thoughts.

http://www.gcdd.net/GC.DD=HOME.html


David Ritchie
Portland, Oregon



On Feb 27, 2006, at 6:56 AM, Lawrence Helm wrote:

Omar: Is there a scenario for eliminating the US nuclear weapons ?  
 
Lawrence: When the world is utterly at peace with no more Islamists, no more
rogue states like North Korea or Iran, and a reliable means for checking and
stopping a nation with roguish designs from developing nuclear weapons, the
U.S. would in a Fukuyamian future be willing to get rid of its nuclear
weapons as the last nation who has them.
 
Lawrence
 
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On Behalf Of Omar Kusturica
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 5:11 AM
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: The SCUD in a Box Scenario
 
There are other scary scenarios that come to mind.
These include:
 
-Islamist or other terrorists being able to reach the
nuclear weapons or facilities located within the US
(or elsewhere in the possession of US military), and
use them for their own purposes;
-An accidental nuclear exchange between US and another
nuclear power;
-Precipitious use of nuclear weapons by the US to
retaliate for a terrorist attack;
-Deliberate use of nuclear weapons by the US for
"pre-emptive" or aggressive purposes
-Nuclear war
 
Is there a scenario for eliminating the US nuclear
weapons ? O.K.
 
http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/ArmsControl/Nuclear.asp
 
O.K.
 
 
 
 
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