Thursday, December 15, 2005

Nuking Schlomo

From Newsmax:

Ruling Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani declared Friday that the Muslim world could survive a nuclear exchange with Israel - while accomplishing the goal of obliterating the Jewish state.

"[The] application of an atomic bomb would not leave anything in Israel - but the same thing would just produce damages in the Muslim world," Hashemi-Rafsanjani said, in quotes picked up by the Iran Press Service.

I have to dispute Mr. Ayatollah of Rockenrolla Hashish-ReefaMadness on this one. Has he read accounts of what exactly happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki? I doubt it. Greece translates more books per year than the entire Islamic world put together. Still, it might be wise of him to try reading a book on the subject as opposed to, say, burning it.

Israel is believed to have somewhere in the range of 300-400 nuclear weapons. This is hard to verify for obvious reasons; is Schlomo serious or is he bluffing? And do we really want to find out? Do you, Mr. H-R?

I'm willing to bet that this is more than enough firepower to "just produce damages in the Muslim world." 300-400 nukes - even a fraction of that - will definitely rock the Casbah. And, judging by the way the Muslim world handles ordinary catastrophes - earthquakes, tsunamis, military defeats, sudden outbreaks of democratic voting - this cracka just can't imagine them shrugging off an all-out nuclear exchange. There's a reason why the US and the USSR avoided it, H-R. They wargamed the event, analyzed the projected results, became very quiet and very pale and on the morrow set out for Rekjavik.

And while we're on the subject, H-R, thanks for considering all your fellow Muslims who apparently have nothing better to do than be flash-burned out of existence and onto a nearby wall for all eternity!